Meet the Team
Jennifer A. Gibson, RN, MSN, PhD
Acting Director of Ethics Services
Jennifer Gibson is the acting Director of Ethics at PHC and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. As of Jan 2023, she is also the Executive Director of Quality, Practice, and Safety at Providence Living, which is a faith-based non-profit health care organization established by PHC in 2017 to redefine our collective expectation of seniors’ care in British Columbia.
Prior to joining Ethics Services in 2018, she held a variety of nursing leadership, education, and administrative roles in the Heart Centre at St. Paul's Hospital. The focus of her clinical practice was cardiac and critical care. Skilled in the engagement and mediation of multidisciplinary teams and interested parties, Jennifer brings a passion for values-based care, planning, and decision making. As an educator and a researcher, she has presented at numerous local and national conferences, and has authored and collaborated on a several peer-reviewed published works.
Jennifer earned an MSN and a PhD from the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. Her doctoral dissertation examined health care professionals' experiences supporting patients with heart failure and their family members in end-of-life planning and care. Her research focus included a particular sensitivity to ethical issues in hospital cultures and contexts. Jennifer also holds a Graduate Diploma in Catholic Bioethics from Saint Paul University in Ottawa.
Carrie Smith, MSW, RSW
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Response & Ethics Services Engagement Leader
Carrie Smith is one of PHC's Ethics Services Engagement and Medical Assistance in Dying Response Leaders.
Carrie has been with PHC since 2011 and has practiced as a Social Worker in various roles and has supported teams at Alder Neuropsychiatry Tertiary Care Unit, Violence Prevention and Foundry Central Office.
Carrie has extensive qualifications and expertise in program and curriculum development, education and training, and leadership and group facilitation. She is also a skilled communicator and effectively helps teams navigate conflict and complex and difficult conversations. Carrie lives and leads the Providence Mission through a strength-based approach to leadership and collaboration which promotes constructive partnerships, effective and productive interprofessional team dynamics, and successful engagement. Carrie also holds a Graduate Diploma in Catholic Bioethics from Saint Paul University in Ottawa.
Chelle Van Dyke, MSW, RSW
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Response & Ethics Services Engagement Leader
Chelle Van Dyke, originally from the prairies (Treaty 4 & 6 territories), completed her BA in Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Before pursuing Social Work, she worked for several community organizations in the areas of outreach support, program development and facilitation, and research and policy analysis. She then moved to BC to obtain a Master of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia. From 2019 onward, Chelle has worked for PHC in Acute and Critical Care settings, as well as Access & Flow to support complex discharges. Chelle joined the Ethics Services team in March 2023 in the role of MAiD Response Lead and Ethics Services Engagement Leader. In her free time, Chelle enjoys reading, community organizing, and playing outdoors with her toddler and family.
Rucha Sangole, MHSc, MBBS
Rucha Sangole holds a Master of Health Science in Bioethics from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the HBT Medical College and Dr. RN Cooper General Hospital in India.
Rucha has taken on multiple leadership roles at various organizations and institutions throughout her time at the University of Toronto, including the Mature Students’ Association and Mental Health Student Association. Prior to joining our team, Rucha has been volunteering in the field of clinical ethics and medical research at The Hospital for Sick Children, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She most recently presented at the Empowered Kids Ontario Symposium on the topic of Paediatric and Adolescent Privacy and Confidentiality. Rucha joined the Ethics Services team in August 2023 as a Clinical Ethicist.
Lori Gallins RN, BScN, MA
Lori Gallins is an experienced critical care and emergency nurse who relocated with her family to British Columbia from Saskatchewan in 2021. Since her arrival in BC, she has been working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority as a member of their critical care transport team.
Prior to joining the PHC Ethics team, she held a variety of nursing leadership, education, and administrative roles in Saskatchewan. Most recently, Lori worked with the Saskatchewan Health Authority as a Clinical Ethicist in the Provincial Department of Ethics where she supported northern communities in the areas of clinical, organizational, and research ethics. She is also an experienced educator and has taught a variety of students and professionals in both nursing and health care ethics.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Art in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Skilled in the practical application of health care ethics concepts, Lori brings a fresh perspective on health care planning, mediation, and values-based decision-making. Lori is passionate about patient and family-centered-care and social justice. She strives to cultivate meaningful relationships with others and looks to learn something new from every encounter, with every person.
Quentin Genuis, MD CCFP-EM, MLitt (St. Andrews)
Quentin Genuis is an Emergency Physician. He also holds a Master of Letters from the University of St. Andrews with research focus in Bioethics. He is a published writer in journals of philosophy-of-medicine, bioethics, and medical science. His research and teaching interests include the autonomy debates, end-of-life care, compassion and compassion-fatigue, and humanism in medical practice.
Quentin led a 10-part seminar series titled 'Principles to Practice: An Introduction to Health Care Ethics'. All LearningHub health care employees, physicians, students and volunteers are welcome to take the course online. Click HERE for more information.
Lois Macoy, MSc
Ethics Services Facilitator & MAiD Response Advisor
Lois Macoy joined the PHC Ethics Services team in April 2023 as the Ethics Services Facilitator and MAiD Response Advisor. She completed a Joint Major (BA) in Philosophy and Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Bioethics at the University of Mary. Prior to joining the Ethics Services team at PHC, Lois worked in various leadership, education, and administrative roles for non-profit organizations, most recently in the field of Adult Services, supporting adults with developmental disabilities as well as their families in the Metro Vancouver region. Lois is particularly passionate about end-of-life care and the intersectionality of social justice, virtue, and morals in healthcare.
Mark Miller, C.Ss.R, PhD, MDiv
Visiting Scholar in Ethics
Rev. Dr. Mark Miller joined the Ethics Services team in September 2023 as the third Visiting Scholar in Ethics for St. Mark's College and Providence Health Care. As a Redemptorist priest, Mark brings various talents to our institutions, with many years of experience in teaching ethics, in working in Catholic Health Care ethics, and in leadership in his religious order. He has worked as a clinical bioethicist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, as an ethics consultant, as a lecturer in moral theology, as well as teaching in lay formation programs. Since 1975 he has held a number of leadership roles within the Edmonton Province (later Edmonton-Toronto Province) of the Redemptorists, most recently as Provincial (2009-2019) for the Edmonton-Toronto Province and as Regional Coordinator (2019-23) for the Redemptorist Province of Canada. At Providence Health Care, Rev. Mark will participate in clinical ethics seminars, will offer ethics talks through Ethics engagement sessions, as well as working with the Providence Health Care Mission team to advance Providence’s healing ministry work and support leadership formation.
How can ethics help you?
PHC's 2024 annual Health Ethics Conference will take place in-person at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver BC on April 26 2024! Check back for more details