Courtney Bhullar MScN NP(F)
Courtney graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2018. She then moved to Vancouver where she began working at BC Cancer .She works mainly in systemic treatment, more specifically, she is involved in the care of patients across the lung cancer trajectory. Recently she also has become involved in the Vancouver Rapid Access Clinic, a clinic where patients’ with symptomatic lung cancer have the opportunity to consultation with a radiation oncologist and same day radiation therapy. Courtney’s experiences in oncology have cultivated her passion for providing patient centred cancer care.
Nikki Blosser, BSc. Pharm, ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Nikki graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Pharmacy in 2010 and then moved to Calgary to complete an Accredited Canadian Residency Program with a focus in oncology. For the past eight years she has been working as a clinical pharmacist in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Nikki continues to precept Cancer Care pharmacy residents in their BMT rotations. She obtained her Advanced Prescribing Authority (APA) in 2013 and helped implement the pharmacist-led therapeutic drug monitoring role in the BMT clinic. She is currently serving as the interim Clinical Research Pharmacist in the Hematology/Oncology/Transplant Program at Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Lisa Chao, RN, BSN, CON(c)
Lisa is the Clinical Resource Nurse at the Cancer Care Clinic of the Richmond Hospital. Lisa has been a chemotherapy nurse for 15 years and the clinical lead at Richmond Hospital for 6 years. In addition to patient care coordination, Lisa plays an active role in staff and patient education and drug access navigation. Prior to finding her passion in oncology nursing, Lisa has an extensive background in medicine and critical care.
Michelle Forman, RN, CON(c)
Michelle has been working in the outpatient oncology clinic at Burnaby Hospital since 1995, and prior to that had worked in various areas throughout the hospital. Her current role includes administering chemotherapy, patient teaching and management of disease symptoms and treatment side effects Michelle is passionate about oncology nursing and feels that her knowledge and experience play an integral role in helping to provide for the physical and emotional patient care needs. Michelle has also enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in many projects aiming to enhance the cancer patients experience as well as educating fellow oncology nurses.
Julie Groundwater, RN
Julie is a Registered Nurse with 29 years of front line clinical experience. She started her career in Orthopaedics, and completed her specialty education to work in Critical and Cardiac Care. In March of 2008, she joined the Oncology team at Lions Gate Hospital administering systemic chemotherapy. In August of 2017, she accepted the position of the Symptom Management Nurse/drug access navigator in the Outpatient Chemotherapy Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital. Julie finds her role very rewarding helping patients navigate through their cancer treatments with patient teaching, symptom management support and assisting them in accessing new and innovative treatments as they become available in Canada.
Dr. Trevor D Hamilton, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Surgical Oncologist & General Surgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, UBC Complex General Surgical Oncology Subspecialty Program
Vancouver General Hospital/BC Cancer
Kimberly Kuik is the Pharmacy Professional Practice Leader at BC Cancer – Victoria. Kimberly graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and completed a hospital residency with Alberta Health Services. Since joining BC Cancer in 1998, Kimberly has been a member of the Research Ethics Board and served as the Provincial Breast Tumour Group pharmacist for many of those years. As the pharmacy leader, she is responsible for the pharmacy operations at her centre which include sterile product preparation, ambulatory oncology pharmacy activities, implementing new treatment options and support for clinical trials. She participated in the Oral Chemotherapy task force at BC Cancer and has special interest in developing follow-up protocols for patients on treatment at home.
Jen Rosychuk, RN, BSc
Jen Rosychuk is the Systemic Therapy Clinical Nurse Leader at with the Vancouver Center BC Cancer Agency. After spending 2 years delivering drug therapies to patients, she made a transition to leading the nursing team in the Systemic Therapy Ambulatory Care Unit. In her role, Jen has been involved with change projects to enhance patient care. Jen has found that her background and passion in immunology and system improvement has led to many nursing project opportunities. You can find her in the garden, on the seawall or sampling Vancouver’s food scene.
Dr. Jeff Morley, B.A, M.A, PhD.
From 1990 – 2013 I served as police officer in the RCMP where I worked in a variety of roles from uniform and plainclothes through to human resources, conflict resolution, change management and health services. I have worked in municipal and provincial detachments, as well on national initiatives. I have spoken across Canada on trauma issues in policing including to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of police. I have conducted many training sessions nationally on conflict resolution, trauma, CISM, resilience, and psychologically healthy workplaces. In 2012 I was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for my work in the area of trauma and resilience in policing.Since 2004 I have also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where I have taught Group Counselling, Advanced Group Counselling, Career Counselling, and Trauma Counselling.On a personal note, I have been married for over 20 years, with a daughter, and house full of pets.
Anita Valcourt MSN, NP (F)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Patient Experience and Inter-Professional Practice
BC Cancer Agency
Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre
Anita graduated from the Athabasca University Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2018.
She began working at the BC Cancer Agency in the primary care survivorship program. The role covers all the basics of primary care with the focus that the majority of her patients are survivors of cancer.
Prior to working in primary care Anita spent 17 years as a RN in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit at VGH. And prior to that a number of years travel nursing in the middle east indulging her passion for adventure and travel. She continues to find adventure and travel with her husband and kids.