RCCbc welcomes new staff

We’re excited to introduce you to three new staff members! As RCCbc continues to nurture along several rural health projects and initiatives, we’ve been fortunate to recruit amazing people with a wide breadth of experience in managing large and complex projects.

Karen Osiowy is the new Coordinator, Quality Improvement and Knowledge Translation working at our Interior Node in Penticton, BC. She will be stewarding ongoing quality improvement projects for RCCbc and will also lead initiatives that support the unique partnership between Interior Health Research and RCCbc. Karen and her family relocated to Penticton this past May and are avid outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy trail running, hiking, biking, and being on the local beaches.

Tom Skinner is supporting the Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks as Project Coordinator while Paul Kendal is away on parental leave. He will be working with rural RSON pillar leaders and RSON community coordinators to operationalize the networks throughout the Interior and in northern BC. Tom spends most of his spare time on a bike, camping and exploring the province with his wife.

Tatiana Ticona is a Project Coordinator for the new Rural Obstetrical and Maternity Sustainability Program (ROAM-SP) and will be laying the foundation for rural maternity care providers from across the province to build sustainable, closer-to-home care for rural BC mothers. Tatiana recently relocated to Vancouver from France. Before that, she spent several years living in different countries working for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). An avid traveler, she enjoys walks in nature and watching alternative films.