The Board consists of 12 members. Six are elected from among CTCMA registrants and six are members of the public appointed by the government. The Board is accountable to the public through the BC Ministry of Health. It receives its authority from the Health Professions Act and is responsible for leading and guiding the College in its capacity as regulator, setting strategy for the College to ensure the public receives ethical, competent traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture care.
Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore, Chair
Now retired from more than 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Stevenson-Moore is a recognized leader in the area of oral oncology and was first appointed to the CTCMA Board in 2017. Much of BC’s progress and treatment successes in this specialty stems from his talent and leadership.
He trained as a dentist at Guy’s Hospital at the University of London. He graduated in 1971, was awarded his licentiate a year later and subsequently undertook education and training at the University of Washington in the specialty of prosthodontics.
Dr. Stevenson-Moore has authored numerous papers and articles, contributed to textbooks, served on the review boards of dental and medical journals, and undertaken hospital and faculty appointments including at both the BC Cancer Agency and UBC.
Dr. Stevenson-Moore remains active in organized dentistry at the provincial, national and international levels and is the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Dental Association. His role with the CTCMA Board provides him with the opportunity to better appreciate the regulatory challenges faced by a profession other than dentistry and to develop inter-disciplinary collaboration with other healthcare providers in BC.
Dr. Jennifer Gao, Vice Chair
(Registrant Member – District 1)
Dr. Jennifer Gao, a CTCMA registrant since 2005, brings to the profession more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice in both China and Canada. She comes from a long line of TCM doctors and, inheriting that passion, has been a TCM educator for 12 of those years, teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Tzu Chi International College of TCM in Vancouver.
Dr. Gao obtained her bachelor’s degree from China’s Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Her areas of focus include digestive, respiratory, gynaecological and skin issues, emotional conditions, and pain management. She takes a multi-dimensional approach to diagnosis, believing in the connection between emotional and physical health, and is passionate about the value of patient education. Her broad professional knowledge in both clinical practice and in teaching has given her a deservedly solid reputation.
Dr. Gao is committed to providing a high standard of TCM practice in the interest of British Columbians.
Mr. Guo Ding
Mr. Guo Ding has been an appointee to the CTCMA Board since 2017. He is currently a producer and host for Omni BC’s Mandarin News and is recognized as one of the most reputable current affairs commentators in the Chinese community. He was previously a producer and host for Channel M, commentator for Talentvision TV, senior reporter and editor for Mingpao Daily, international commentator for CBC Radio and a researcher for Tokyo’s Toyo Bunko, one of the world’s largest Asian studies libraries.
Mr. Ding obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Shanghai Normal University and a subsequent Master of Arts from Rikkyo University in Japan where he also pursued his doctoral candidacy.
Active in the community, he has served as a board director for S.U.C.C.E.S.S, Vancouver’s social and settlement services provider, and was an advisor to Royal Roads University’s Communications program.
The author of several books concerning modern history, politics, immigration and international affairs, he has received several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Jack Webster Award for journalism.
(Registrant Member – District 1)
Mr. Li has been a TCM practitioner and registrant of the College for close to 20 years. His interest in TCM stems from a long family history of practitioners, gained in particular at the knee of his grandfather whose array of dried plants and herbs piqued a young boy’s curiosity and interest in how these materials could help heal people. Today he is a proud general practitioner of TCM in the Lower Mainland.
He began his TCM education at the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, discovering during that time that the translated TCM texts do not necessarily convey the principles associated with traditional Chinese medicine. He later switched to the TCM program at Langara College and has witnessed the growth of the profession since the 1980s.
Mr. Li’s career path prior to becoming a TCM practitioner included working as compliance principal with a major investment firm, providing him with a solid grounding in administration. This added expertise will certainly be a benefit during his term on the CTCMA Board.
As a new Board Member, Mr. Li is keen to see the public perception of TCM as a regulated profession continue to grow as a core component of healthcare in BC.
Mr. Edwin Liu
Mr. Liu has been a very active member of the CTCMA Board since his appointment in 2017. Having been a principal with several mid-sized and national accounting firms, he is currently a principal at Smythe CPA, providing accounting, assurance and taxation services. Over a more than 35-year career he has served in external financial reporting and controllership roles for major motion picture studios, real estate and construction companies, not-for-profit organizations and owner-managed businesses.
He received his B. Comm from UBC in 1980 and earned his Chartered Accountant (BC) accreditation in 1985.
Mr. Liu has served on the finance and other committees for various not-for-profit organizations including the College of Physical Therapists of BC, the CPA Institute of BC, Richmond’s Kajaks Track and Field Club, and the BC Institute of Chartered Accountants. He currently serves on the Practice Review Committee of the CPA Institute of BC and as the track and field coordinator for the BC Senior Games Society.
Martin Chia-Lung Ma
(Registrant Member - District 1)
Mr. Ma was elected to the Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. He brings more than 14 years of experience as a Registered Acupuncturist. His previous board experience includes three years on the board of a professional TCM organization.
Mr. Ma has also worked in technology and with a management company. His skills in administration and background with an educational institution with be of great use in board work.
He looks forward to furthering his commitment to serving the public interest.
Ms. Jocelyn Stanton
Ms. Stanton brings to the CTCMA Board more than 20 years of experience in public affairs, healthcare policy, strategic planning, and stakeholder and media relations. Appointed in 2017, she has a keen interest in health regulation in the public interest and brings a seasoned perspective to her role. She has worked on many high-profile public sector projects in BC involving stakeholders at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. She has been Chief of Staff to three BC Ministers of Health and a public relations advisor with Island Health specializing in the areas of public and mental health, substance use and primary care.
Ms. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.
She previously served as a public representative on the Board of the College of Registered Nurses of BC (now BCCNP) and currently serves on their Registration Committee and Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee. Ms. Stanton also serves on the Board of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC as a public representative.
Active in her community, she is a board member with BC Healthy Communities, a non-profit that supports municipalities across BC with health and wellness initiatives in their communities.
She is very passionate about governance, mental health, accessibility and services to support children with disabilities and their families, believing that communities benefit when everyone has the chance to achieve their full potential. She particularly enjoys learning from her two young children.
Mr. Weichong Joshua Tan
Weichong Joshua Tan was appointed by the Ministry of Health to the CTCMA Board in September 2021. He brings to the Board a unique combination of legal experience as well as a strong belief in community service.
Mr. Tan is a lawyer practising through Tangram Legal Counsel, with expertise in administrative law, immigration law, and intercultural conflict management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in Political Science and East Asian Studies from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts in History from Simon Fraser University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia.
Working extensively with immigrant communities and non-profit organizations, Mr. Tan’s community service includes pro bono work at a legal clinic in Vancouver's Chinatown. Fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, he has served abroad as an interpreter for a Canadian medical mission, extending his volunteerism beyond the local community.
Mr. Tan finds the work of building relationships and community very rewarding. He is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute in a role that involves the protection of the public interest.
Jason Daniel Jeffrey TUTT
(Registrant Member - District 1)
Elected to the Board in 2021, Mr. Tutt has been a CTCMA registrant since 2015. He is trained and certified in advanced dry needling/IMS and specializes in scar and adhesion release in Port Moody.
He has already served the College very capably with five years on CTCMA’s Patient Relations Committee and three years on the Registration Committee. He looks forward to the additional opportunity of collaborating on policy and regulatory matters with fellow Board Members.
Mr. Tutt has also contributed to the work of ACTMA, serving as both President and Insurance Committee Chair. In this latter capacity he worked hard to secure ICBC and WorkSafeBC coverage for the TCM profession.
As an incoming Board Member, Mr. Tutt is eager to help registrants adapt to rapid advances in technology and practice environments, including identifying aspects of practice that registrants may be able to delegate to non-registrants. He is particularly dedicated to ensuring that the identity and traditions associated with TCM/A are maintained as the process of modernizing healthcare regulation in BC continues
Mr. Tutt has always believed that the TCM profession can only benefit from collaboration with other colleges, and that maintaining a high level of transparency between our College and its registrants will ultimately serve our shared mandate of public safety.
(Registrant Member - District 2)
Ganglin Yin has been a CTCMA registrant since year 2000. Not only a skilled and sought-after practitioner, Dr. Yin is also a well-known educator with four books on acupuncture and herbology to his credit, including Advanced Modern Chinese Acupuncture Therapy published in 1999.
Dr. Yin is a registered acupuncturist and Dr.TCM, maintaining his clinical practice at Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology in Victoria where he is a principal. He obtained his training at the Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUTCM), becoming Associate Professor of Acupuncture at HUTCM from 1985 to 1992.
From 1993 to 1996, he became chief doctor in HUTCM’s Chinese Acupuncture-Massage Specialist Group and clinic, in Russia. Moving to British Columbia in 1997, Dr. Yin served for two years as professor and academic dean of Victoria’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2000, his reputation took him to the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he served as faculty dean.
With over 20 years of clinical practice and teaching experience around the world, Dr. Yin is committed to serving the public interest and we are fortunate that he has chosen to settle here in BC. His working experience and skills will be of great value to the CTCMA Board, serving our mandate of public safety.
Ms. Peggy YU
(Registrant Member - District 1)
Ms. Yu was elected to the Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. Ms. Yu is both a Registered Acupuncturist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
Her extensive past work experience includes providing services to federally funded family programs and provincially funded outpatient substance abuse programs, as well as working with law enforcement in victim services.
Ms. Yu has also lectured on TCM jurisprudence at the College. Known as a skilled communicator and strategic thinker Ms. Yu looks forward to supporting the College through the lens of public interest.
She is familiar with Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.