Focusing on Transparency and Growth
Our volunteer Board of Directors develops Pain BC’s long-term plans, reviews the significant issues that affect us, and evaluates our results. They bring multiple perspectives—many are people living with pain, some are health care providers, and all are passionate supporters of the cause. Members of the Board lead strategic working groups such as Fundraising, Education, and Governance Committees and ensure broader community engagement in our work.
Job Title: AScT, RTMgr, Manager, Special Projects, Arthon Industries Ltd., Board Vice-Chair
Keith has lived with significant chronic pain for more than 30 years following a near fatal motor vehicle accident . Because of his lived experiences, Keith understands the complexities of chronic pain and is an advocate for people living with pain, helping them navigate the health care system. Professionally, Keith is a civil engineer technologist and registered technology manager and is currently the Manager, Special Projects and the Health and Safety Manager for Arthon Industries Ltd., a heavy civil construction company in Kelowna.
Job Title: Board Chair. Q.C., Lawyer
Bio coming soon.
Job Title: CPA, Board Treasurer
Sara Maseko is a Chartered Professional Accountant practicing in Vancouver, BC. She began her career working in public practice for 12 years, building a knowledge base in private enterprise services, primarily focused on taxation and financial accounting. In her student days, she realized an affinity towards not-for-profit audits as a means of finding the “softer side” of auditing. Today you’ll find Sara working for herself as a freelance consultant, wearing a number of different hats, ranging from business finance management to corporate and personal tax preparation.
Members at Large
Job Title: Freelance Editor, Neuroscience/Pharmacology
Phoebe Scotland has been on the Pain BC Board of Directors since May of 2012. Her passions in relation to Pain BC are establishment of the Pain BC Research Committee and representing the perspectives of rural and remote British Columbians. Her background includes seven years as a pain researcher, including publishing research on placebo effects, the spinal mechanisms of chronic pain, and hormonal contributions to pain. Phoebe currently works in publishing, as an editor of academic journal articles in neuroscience and pharmacology.
Job Title: Integrated Strategic Planning, B.C. Public Service Agency
After a second episode of devastating chronic pain, Rebecca resolved to seek change in how people in pain experience the health care system. In her professional life she is the Director of Program and Policy Evaluation for the Ministry of Health. She has worked in both private and public sector with focus on planning, performance, and evaluation of results. She brings this skill set to her role as the Chair of Pain BC's Governance and Nominating Committee.
Job Title: MBA, President, Westwind Leadership
Glenn is a seasoned leader with over 25 years success in leadership-focused consulting and a variety of management roles including health care. His passion and work centre around coaching leaders to build thriving cultures and winning organizations. Glenn has family and close friends who suffer with chronic pain and he is dedicated to doing everything possible to help.
Job Title: R. Psych, Behavioural Health Care
Wesley Buch is a registered psychologist who practices in the area of clinical and rehabilitation psychology. Wesley’s career began in the Back Education & Evaluation Program of WorkSafe BC. He consulted to the Complex Chronic Diseases Program, BC Women’s Hospital, 2012-2013, the BC Medical Association’s Practice Support Program for Chronic Pain, 2013-2014 and then joined the Board of Directors of Pain BC.
Job Title: GP, Sea to Sky Corridor
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Philippa Carrie
Job Title: Chiropractor, Cedar Coast Chiropractic
Philippa Carrie brings her experience of working as a chiropractor in Victoria for the last nine years to the Pain BC board. In her practice, she regularly works with people in chronic pain and helps patients navigate a complex medical system while advocating on their behalf. She works with a non-drug, conservative treatment method that patients often turn to when faced with chronic pain and she understands the importance of having caring, qualified health practitioners working together to manage a patient’s condition.
Job Title: MCIP, RPP, President and CEO, Thompson Rivers University Community Trust
Bio coming soon.
Job Title: RN, BTech, MA, CIC, Education and Practice Coordinator, Provincial Infection Control Network
Joanne has worked in health care since 1977 in wide variety of roles and settings. She completed her undergraduate degree is in nursing and her masters degree in disability management. During her career, Joanne has had a birds eye view of the impact chronic pain has on people. She is excited and honored to be on the board of Pain BC as she recognises how much room for improvement exists for pain management both for health care providers and individuals who live with chronic pain.
Dr. Aaron MacInnes
Job Title: Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist
Dr. Aaron MacInnes is a pain management specialist and anesthesiologist whose practice is based at the Pain Management Clinic in Surrey. His clinical work and research is focused to help those living with chronic pain to better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. More recently, Aaron has taken on the role of Division Head of Pain Medicine for the Fraser Health Authority.