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Board member candidates


​​2​​019 BCCNP election​​​

​Oct. 21 – Nov. 15 at 4:30 ​p.m.

The first election for the BCCNP board is in progress for terms beginning in January 2020 for three years.

Electronic ballots were emailed to eligible BCCNP registrants on Oct. 21. There are two board positions to be filled: one ​registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) posi​tion and one nurse practitioner (NP) position. 

All BCCNP registrants (LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs, except employed student registrants) in good standing can vote for both positions in this election. You do not need to be an NP or RPN to vote in this election. If you haven't received a ballot, email election@bccnp.caLearn more about voting»​​​

 NP candidates

Brenda Eraut

Education credentials:  ​MScN- NP(F), BScN​

Residence: Coquitlam, B.C.

Current employer: Nurse Practitioner with the Regional Palliative Care Program, Fraser Health​

Years in practice: 32 years

Regulatory experience: –  

Other governance experience: –

Read Brenda Eraut's full candidate bio and statement»​

Laura M Housden

Education credentials: PhD, MN-NP(F), BSN​

Residence: Port Moody, B.C.  

Current employer:  Director of Nurse Practitioner Program, Fraser Health Authority

Years in practice: 18 years

Regulatory experience: –

Other governance experience: 

  • Director of Officials - BC Summer Swimming Association for Port Moody Aquarium (Current appointment)​

Read Laura M Housden's full candidate bio and statement»

Ranjit Lehal

Education credentials:  ​MScN-NP(F), BScN

Residence: Burnaby, B.C.

Current employer:  Fa​mily Nurse Practit​ioner, Burnaby New Canadian Clinic, Fraser Health Authority​

Years in practice:  29 years

Regulatory experience: –  ​

Other governance experience: –​

Read Ranjit Lehal's full candidate bio and statement»

 RPN candidates

Dorothy Jennings

Education credentials:  ​Dip Psychiatric Nursing, BSc - MBA Program in Health Care Administration ​

Residence: Victoria, B.C.  

Current employer:  Retired in 2012. Actively engaged as a non-practising RPN in professional nursing regulation.​

Years in practice:  41 years practising, 7 years non-practising

Regulatory experience:   

  • Committee Member - BCCNP Governance Committee (Current Appointment)  
  • Committee Member - BCCNP Discipline Committee (Current Appointment)
  • Board Member (Ministerial Appointment) – College of Dental Surgeons of BC (2016 to 2019) 
  • Committee Member – College of Dental Surgeons of BC Governance Committee (2016 to 2019) 
  • Chair - One Nursing Regulator Transition Steering Committee (2016 to 2019) 
  • Board Chair, Board Member, Committee Chair, Committee Member – CRPNBC (previously RPNABC) (various roles from 1971 – 2017)​

Other governance experience: 

  • Committee Member, Board Member - Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Canada (2015-2016)​

Sonia Parmar

Education credentials:  ​BSPN, Advanced Certificate in Health Leadership (in progress)​

Residence:  Vancouver, B.C.​     

Current employer:  Nurse 4, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services- Inpatient Assessment Unit (IAU), Ministry Of Children and Family Development​

Years in practice:  6 years

Regulatory experience:  –

Other governance experience: –

Read Sonia Parmar's full candidate bio a​​nd statement»​​​​​​​​

Sanjin Ramovic

Education credentials:  ​BSPN, BA Psychology, Masters Counselling Psychology​

Residence: Surrey, B.C.

Current employer:  Client Care Coordinator, Fraser Health Authority​

Years in practice: 6.5 years

Regulatory experience:   

  • Committee Member - BCCNP Inquiry Committee (Current Appointment)
  • Committee Vice Chair - BCCNP Professional Practice and Standards Committee (Current Appointment)
  • Board Member - CRPNBC (2017-2018)
  • Committee Member - CRPNBC Professional Practice and Standards Committee, Finance Committee (2017-2018)
  • Committee Member - CRPNBC Committee to review RPN Standards of Practice (2018)​

Other governance experience:

  • Member — Parent Advisory Committee at Mountainview Elementary School
  • Elected Student Member — Douglas College Board of Directors (2012-2013)
David Reid

Education credentials:  Dip Psychiatric Nursing, MA Leadership-Health​

Residence: Nanaimo, B.C. 

Current employer:  

  • RPN, Island Health, Oceanside-Parksville Mental Health & Substance Use
  • Regional Diploma Psychiatric Nursing Instructor, Stenberg College​

Years in practice:  22 years

Regulatory experience:   

  • Committee Member - BCCNP Registration Committee (Current Appointment)
  • Board Member - CRPNBC (2016 to 2018)​​

Other governance experience:

  • ​Board Member - Vancouver Island Crisis (line) Society (Current appointment)​​​

Read David Reid's full candidate bio ​and statement»

Laura Terepocki

Education credentials:  ​Dip Psychiatric Nursing, MA Leadership, (enrolled – to finish 2021)

Residence: Maple Ridge, B.C.  

Current employer:  Client Care Coordinator, Cottonwood/ Connolly/ Cypress Lodges, Fraser Health Authority

Years in practice:  15 years

Regulatory experience: 

  • Working Group Member - CRPNBC Working Group to create RPN Scope of Practice (2009) 

Other governance experience:

  • Committee Member - Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHS), Disaster Management committee (Current appointment) 
  • Participant, Tertiary Screening Committee meetings (Current appointment)
  • Accreditation Team Participant – Cottonwood (2018)
  • Committee Member – JOHS Committee Fraser Regional Correction Centre (2005 – 2010)
Read Laura Terepocki's full candidate bio and statement»