College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

Board Members

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

 

(Public Member)

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. Kimberley Graham, Vice-Chair

(Registrant Member – District 1) 

Dr. Graham, a CTCMA registrant since 2003, has focused much of her professional practice in the treatment of addiction and mental illness, developing and implementing TCM-based programs for various public and private agencies in BC. She maintains a full-time private practice in North Vancouver, sits on Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s TCM Committee and serves as an appointee to the Ministry of Health’s Special Audit, Medical Services.

She graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver in 2002 at the top of her class. Completing provincial licensing exams in acupuncture and herbology, she undertook pre-med studies in microbiology at Mount Royal University in Calgary and went on to earn the designation of Dr. TCM. Prior to joining the CTCMA Board in 2017, Dr. Graham worked on the Pan-Canadian exam development and Dr.TCM competencies committees and contributed to exam standard, scope of practice and quality assurance working groups.

Well-published in her own right, in 2015 Dr. Graham founded Canada’s first online TCM publication, Medicinal Roots Magazine. Her abiding professional interests are in ethics and quality assurance, wanting to see fellow practitioners excel in these areas. 


 Ms. Joëlle Berry

(Public Member)

Joëlle Berry is a lawyer, well-regarded for her focus on professional regulation and investigation, and on administrative law. She was first appointed to the CTCMA Board in 2017. Her experience in health regulation began in 2012 with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and she is currently Manager, Inquiry and Discipline with the College of Physical Therapists of BC. Ms. Berry has served as an investigator with the BC College of Teachers and was a lawyer with Farris, Vaughan, Wills and Murphy.

Ms. Berry obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from UBC in 1997 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law in 2000.

She has a strong interest in professional regulation and chairs CTCMA’s Discipline Committee, valuing the opportunity that role provides her to use her professional training in the protection of the public.

Ms. Berry recently completed the San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Certificate, Program as delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia. 


 Mr. Guo Ding

(Public Member)

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.


 Dr. Jennifer Gao

(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. Oleh Ilnyckyj 

(Public Member)

Oleh Ilnyckyj has been a CTCMA Board public appointee since 2017. He is a lawyer whose practice focuses on personal injury, product liability, health and regulatory law and dispute resolution. Mr. Ilnyckyj has served as an adviser to the College of Dental Surgeons of BC and as a public member of that college’s board. His product liability work has involved successfully representing multinational pharmaceutical and manufacturing corporations. He served as counsel and prosecutor for the federal Department of Justice and is currently a partner with Miller Thomson LLP in Vancouver.

Mr. Ilnyckyj earned an M. Econ. at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1979 and went on to obtain his law degree from McGill in 1983. He has been admitted to the Bars in Massachusetts, British Columbia and the Yukon.

Mr. Ilnyckyj was a member of the Canadian delegation that monitored the 2004 Presidential Election in Ukraine and was recently named to the Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2020, in insurance law.  


 Ms. Rachel Ling 

(Registrant Member - District 1)

Ms. Ling, a CTCMA registrant since 2016, is passionate about helping people and connecting with the community through her TCM teaching, extensive volunteer work, her practice and her unique grounding in both Chinese and western culture. Because of this knowledge, she is approved by BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training as a subject matter expert for the Private Training Institutions Branch.

After graduation from McGill University in microbiology and immunology, Ms. Ling returned to Vancouver to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and the biosciences. During her university years she engaged in an NGO project in Ghana and received an award for her service. She is a licensed R.TCM.P and both a Dr.TCM candidate and faculty member at Vancouver Beijing College of Chinese Medicine. She works in several clinics serving both English and Chinese-speaking patients. She enjoys collaboration with other health professionals and has served on CTCMA’s Registration, Discipline, and Quality Assurance Committees.

Ms. Ling is a great believer in the value TCM offers to British Columbians and is proud to serve in a role that protects public safety.


 Mr. Edwin Liu

(Public Member)

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.


 Ms. Beverly Osachoff

(Registrant Member - District 2)

Beverly Osachoff is a licensed R. TCMP and has been a CTCMA registrant since 2000. She currently operates a busy rural practice in Grand Forks, BC, serving a diverse community of all ages. She is an active and committed member of the TCM community, having served on the boards of the TCMABC, its transitional board, and then the ATCMA. 

In 2007 Ms. Osachoff obtained her Dr. TCM diploma, completing the 5-year program at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS)  in Nelson, which later became Kootenay Columbia College of Integrated Health Sciences. She also has a B.Sc. in music with a minor in secondary education and she was a junior high school band instructor for a time. 

Her professional interests include trauma care, post operative recovery and rehabilitation, and her thesis work is on PTSD. She is a committed advocate of TCM and considers it a privilege to bring her experience to the public. She looks forward to continuing her active role on the CTCMA Board as we embrace the next few years of growth.


 Mr. Shawn-Poppi Sabhaney

(Registrant Member - District 1)

Mr. Sabhaney has been a CTCMA registrant since 2008 and first joined the College Board in 2018. He works in private practice with a focus on PTSD and trauma, having run an outpatient service for active Canadian Armed Forces personnel and veterans. For more than a decade he also facilitated trauma programs for men, women and youth in recovery.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Behavioural Studies from The King's University in Edmonton in 1996, later obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce in Organizational  Development from the University of Alberta. He graduated from the Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at ITCMCV in 2008 and continues to learn techniques that involve acupuncture and regenerative-based therapy.

Mr. Sabhaney was president of the TCMABC from 2012-2014 and helped facilitate the merger of the QATCMA and TCMABC into the ATCMA. He remained on the new board as the public relations officer and served as board adviser from 2014-2015.

He looks forward to using his knowledge and past association and board experience to help advocate for forward-thinking ethical practices for the TCM community.


 Ms. Jocelyn Stanton

(Public Member)

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.


 Dr. Weidong Yu

(Registrant Member - District 1)

Dr. Yu became a CTCMA registrant in 2000 and was first elected to the Board in 2017. He is an accomplished practitioner, researcher and educator, with dozens of publications in both the Chinese and English medical literature. He has practiced in the US, Belgium, China and Canada and lectures internationally.

Dr. Yu graduated from Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983, studying both traditional Chinese and western medicine and earning a Bachelor of Medicine degree. In 1991 he earned a master’s in public health from the School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

He was invited as a WHO expert in 2015, involved with the development of the international guide of acupuncture clinical practice. As resident physician, Dr. Yu has practiced both TCM and western medicine at Binzhou Medical College Hospital. He also worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the renowned China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. In 2018 Dr. Yu founded and remains chair of the Wellspring Charitable Foundation.

Dr. Yu believes that a strong TCM profession is in the best interest of British Columbians and happily volunteers his time and expertise to that end.