Meet the Team

Leadership

Dr. Dermot Kelleher

Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FMedSci

Vice-President, Health
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine

Professor Dermot Kelleher serves as Vice-President Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. From 2012 to 2015, he was Vice President (Health) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London and concurrently Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore. From 2004 to 2012 he was Head of the School of Medicine and Vice-Provost for Medical Affairs at Trinity College, Dublin, where he led the development of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Molecular Medicine Ireland as well as the Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Centre. Prior to this, he was a Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science at Trinity College Dublin following clinical and research training in gastroenterology in Ireland and San Diego.

Professor Kelleher’s research interests have focused on immunology of the gastrointestinal tract. He has successfully obtained funding from a wide range of sources including the Wellcome Trust, Health Research Board and Enterprise Ireland, European Union 4th and 5th Frameworks, and while in the US, from the National Institute of Health. He has been a co-founder of Opsona Therapeutics, Cellix Limited and Deerac Fluidics which merged with the US-based company Labcyte. He has been a Non-Executive Director at ICON PLC from 2008 until 2019.

Professor Kelleher is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, London and has served as President of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine.

Anne Martin-Matthews, O.C., Ph.D., FCAHS

Associate Vice-President, Health
Professor, Department of Sociology

604-822-7333
amm@mail.ubc.ca

As Associate Vice-President Health, Anne Martin-Matthews is responsible for providing academic leadership and development, and administrative management and delivery related to the strategic initiatives of UBC Health.

A Professor of Sociology, she was seconded to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as Acting Vice-President Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics (2017-2018). From 2004-2011, she was Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aging. There, she championed the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging, the Mobility in Aging strategic initiative, and established CIHR’s Summer Programme in Aging. Anne’s research focuses on aging and old age, social care and health, and home care for older adults. She has been Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal on Aging and President, Research Committee on Aging, International Sociological Association. At UBC she has held administrative roles as Associate Dean, Research and Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Arts.

With a PhD in Sociology from McMaster University, Anne holds honourary degrees from Newcastle University (UK) and her alma mater, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has received Killam and national awards for her excellence in student mentoring. Anne serves on the Board of Directors of AGEWELL: Canada’s Technology and Aging Network, and in advisory roles for Finland’s Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of her research contributions in aging.

Team (listed alphabetically)

John Cheng

John Cheng

Web and Educational Technologies Manager

604–827–5671
jchengp@mail.ubc.ca

John manages the design, development, implementation and strategic direction of learning and web technologies at UBC Health that support collaborative health education initiatives, including the integrated curriculum.  He has comprehensive experience in instructional design and digital media technologies, enabling UBC Health to scale online learning to maximize engagement across a multidisciplinary set of learners. He has expertise in learner and user-centred design processes, allowing for flexible, engaging technology-driven learning programs developed for a variety of contexts. John has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Management Information Systems) from Simon Fraser University and a Certificate in New Media and Web Development from BCIT.  John is currently completing a Masters of Educational Technology at UBC.

Veronica Grant

Veronica Grant

Administrative Assistant

604–827–5698
ubchealth.admin@ubc.ca

Veronica provides executive administrative support to the Associate Vice-President, Health. She supports the coordination of various UBC Health committees and working groups, including the UBC Health Executive and the UBC Health Council. She also works closely with the Administrator to assist with the day-to-day operations of the office. Drawing on her experience working at a number of units across UBC, Veronica brings a high level of organization, attention to detail, and initiative to all aspects of her role.

Cathy Kline

Cathy Kline

Research Coordinator, Patient and Community Partnership For Education

604–822–8002
cckline@mail.ubc.ca

Cathy joined UBC in 2003. She manages research and development initiatives that promote patient and public involvement in health professional education and has helped to build a network of over 150 patient educators and 80 community organizations at UBC. Her work involves collaborations with faculty, students, patients, community organizations, and international scholars in research and program development to integrate patient expertise and experience into mainstream educational practice. Her current research interests are in studying the outcomes of patient engagement in health professional education, particularly the long-term impacts on professional identity, health care communication and decision making. Her background is in qualitative research, program planning and evaluation. She has a BA (Psychology) from Simon Fraser University and MA (Health Education) from Dalhousie University.

Carrie Krekoski

Carrie Krekoski

Practice Education Manager

604–822–7359
carrie.krekoski@ubc.ca

As Practice Education Manager, Carrie supports the strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of integrated practice education initiatives. She works in close collaboration with the UBC Health team, faculty leads from various health disciplines, and community partners internal and external to UBC. In addition to her work at UBC Health, Carrie is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. She teaches in content areas related to professionalism, communications, behavioural change and patient/client-centred care. Carrie brings experience in healthcare regulation and team-based practice. She holds a Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from UBC. She enhances her educational practice with doctoral studies in educational leadership and policy.

Susana Leon

Susana Leon

Administrator

604–822–3737
susleon@mail.ubc.ca

Susana brings extensive experience in university administration to her role at UBC Health, with a particular focus on budget planning and organizational change. As the Administrator, Susana is responsible for the fiscal health and allocation of resources to sustainably support the priorities and initiatives of UBC Health. She provides leadership in the strategic direction and management of all administrative matters including budget planning, financial operations, human resources, process improvements and change initiatives. Susana has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Certificate in University Management from the University of Manitoba. A believer in lifelong learning, she enhances her working experience with courses on organizational leadership, business analysis and world languages.

Jen Macdonald

Jen Macdonald

Assistant Coordinator, Patient and Community Partnership For Education

604–822–8002
jen.macdonald@ubc.ca

Jen Macdonald provides coordination for the UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Program and the Patient & Community Voices workshop series through Patient & Community Partnership for Education in the Office of UBC Health. She works with students and community organizations to promote patient-centered care in the education of health professionals at UBC. Jen has a Masters of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor of Psychology degree. 

Caroline Voisine

Caroline Voisine

Project Coordinator

604-822-7393
caroline.voisine@ubc.ca

Caroline Voisine manages specific projects that support, enhance and evaluate UBC Health’s educational programs and collaborative initiatives. She has extensive experience in cross-discipline and cross-cultural stakeholder engagement, and has demonstrated abilities to coordinate evaluation, quality improvement and strategic planning projects. Prior to this role, Caroline served for 7 years as Executive Officer for the Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group. Caroline has a Licenciatura in Translation and Interpreting from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a Master of Education in International Cooperation in Education and Training from Université Paris-Descartes. She also completed a Certificate in Intercultural Studies at UBC. 

Angela Wagner

Angela Wagner

Education Program Coordinator

604–827–3342
angela.wagner@ubc.ca

Angela’s energy is directed towards coordination of the planning and execution of academic programming focused on collaborative health education. This work includes supporting the delivery of the Integrated Curriculum and enriched clinical interprofessional (IPE) learning experiences for health professional and human service students. Angela shares her expertise facilitating IPE on campus with a focus on Cultivating Resilience. Prior to her role, Angela served as supervisor for the UBC School of Kinesiology Outreach programs for 2 years. Angela has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Western University, achieved Honours with Distinction in Business: Sport and Event Marketing Postgraduate Certificate, and completed a Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate from Queen’s University. She is a candidate for the Project Management Certificate at UBC.

Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood

Acting Strategic Lead, Health Systems
Curriculum Manager

604–822–8693
viwood@mail.ubc.ca

Victoria Wood supports collaborative efforts to enhance team-based models of care across BC and provides leadership in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of integrated interprofessional learning at UBC. She has extensive experience supporting curriculum development across the continuum of learning, including university-based education and professional development for practicing professionals. She is adept at capturing the expertise of health professionals from a wide range of disciplines and customizing learning to meet the unique needs of different contexts. Victoria has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and a Master of Arts in International Relations. She is in the process of completing her EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy at UBC.