PCLA Board of Directors

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Robert Horsfall

Robert Horsfall, retired Simon Fraser University professor, is a founding member of PCLA since its inception in 1988. He served on the board of the B.C. Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association as well as the Riverview Hospital Volunteer Association. Horsfall’s experience also extends to working with the Fraser Correctional Resource Society and with First Nations communities.

Horsfall enjoys travel to exotic locales and hiking around the Lower Mainland.

Mark Johns

Mark Johns took over the position of executive director on June 27, 2014. He has over 35 years of front line, middle and senior management experience in hospital and community-based health care.

He has extensive experience with the Provincial Health Services Authority in a variety of leadership positions focussing on clinical planning, facilities project management. Previous to that, he was with B.C. Mental Health and Addiction Services as director of clinical services.

Mark has a Masters of Health Science from the University of Toronto and has held registrations in Nursing, Radiation Therapy, General Imaging, Laboratory and Project Management. His experience in the mental health field included planning and supporting high quality, effective and integrated mental health delivery models.

Vinay Nand

Vinay comes to us with over 11 years of experience including healthcare business management, project management, public relations, and scientific research.  Vinay completed his Master of Business Administration as well as his Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Microbiology with a minor in Kinesiology degrees at Simon Fraser University. He also earned his certification in Project Management, and Strategic Leadership at the University of British Columbia. Vinay has been with the Provincial Health Services Authority since 2009 as a Strategic Planner/Project Manager in the Strategic Planning and Transformation department and recently he has transitioned into an Senior Manager position within Lower Mainland Laboratory services.

In his free time Vinay enjoys going on trips, photography and is an avid hockey fan! 

Rosanne Rothenberg

Rosanne Rothenberg has more than 43 years experience as a registered psychiatric nurse. She has worked as a mental health clinician, administrator and consultant in a variety of settings that have included but not limited to, hospital, community, corrections and forensic settings. She worked in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut as a mental health consultant. An outcome of this work included the implementation of a mental health service delivery model that was later adopted throughout the Territory of Nunavut.

Rothenberg has been an active volunteer member for many years on a variety of professional boards, committees and community organizations. She also held board and executive office positions with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia. In 2007 at the CRPNBC Annual General Meeting, she was honoured for Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing and presented with an award of Merit in Leadership.

In 2006, Rothenberg completed a Baccalaureate degree in Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) which also offered an experience in Thailand as part of her course studies. In 2012 she completed graduate studies acquiring a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

She is an avid world traveler whose mission is to visit every part of the world before hanging up her travelling shoes and stowing her luggage for the last time. Rothenberg has been a board member with the Pioneer Community Living Association since 2008 and is currently the president.

Yvonne Savard

Yvonne Savard has been a practicing psychiatric nurse for over 25 years. Following completion of her BScN in 1995, she was actively recruited to develop, promote, evaluate and maintain the psychiatric nurse clinician position in the Emergency Department at Langley Memorial Hospital. Yvonne’s commitment to and passion for the psychiatric nursing profession has continued to grow through her practice in various psychiatric settings, including locked ICU units, forensic services, emergency mental health, and community services.

Savard currently works as the year II facilitator, nursing instructor at the faculty of Health Sciences in the Psychiatric Nursing program at Douglas College. Working collaboratively with students in the community alongside clinical staff, she ensures to advocate for solid education and competent care. Yvonne is not afraid to address issues of concern around practice with peers and others and remains true to her profession.

Yvonne continues to enhance her teaching and psychiatric nursing skills and enjoys her auxiliary position with the Ministry of Children and Family working at the In-Patient Assessment Unit. Additionally, she continues to teach in the Substance Use Certificate program through the Justice Institute of British Columbia as well as providing community partners with ongoing educational opportunities.

In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys family life with her adult children, spouses and her 5 year-old grandson whom she adores. Additionally Yvonne remains active in her annual travels abroad as well as joining various recreational opportunities offered through her local community.

Barb Walsh

Barb has been a practicing registered psychiatric nurse/registered nurse for nearly 25 years. Her clinical experience includes practice involving
children and adolescents, chronic pain management, emergency psychiatricservices and community mental health. Her graduate education focused on educational leadership.

She has taught in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at Douglas College for 12 years. In her spare time, she enjoys
outdoor activities and culinary travel.

Jessie Reid

Jessie earned her RN at Cariboo College in Kamloops (now known as Thompson Rivers University) and then her Master in Business Administration at the University of Saskatchewan.  She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Jessie owns and operates J. Reid Enterprises ltd. through which she provides independent consultation services in health care and health education.  The company is also involved in other business ventures. Jessie worked in the acute care system for 25 years, over 10 of which was as the Vice President of a community hospital. 

Since 2001 with the establishment of her company, her work has focused in the area of mental health and substance use.  She is currently employed by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services as the Executive Director for Project Development and is on contract with Sentry Correctional Health Services as the Discharge Planning Lead.

In her spare time, she likes read, spend time at Cultus Lake and travel. 



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