The Board consists of 12 members. Six are elected from among the CTCMA registrants; six are appointed by the government from the general public. The board is accountable to the public through the Ministry of Health of the government. It proposes and advises the Minister of Health on changes in acupuncture and TCM regulations.
(Chair, Public Member)
Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore trained as a Dentist at Guy's Hospital in London, England, and subsequently undertook education and training at the University of Washington in the specialty of prosthodontics. He has practiced in Vancouver since 1977. For 29 years he developed and led the Dental and Oral Oncology Programs at the BC Cancer Agency from which he retired in 2008. He maintained a private specialty practice until November 2015. He is a member of many dental organizations, in several of which he has performed executive roles.”
(Vice-Chair, Registrant Member - District 1)
Dr. Tan is a TCM physician (Dr.TCM) and instructor possessing excellent knowledge and vast experience in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Dr. Tan began practicing acupuncture in 1975 in China's countryside as a bare-foot Doctor. In 1983, she qualified as a TCM physician at Nanjing University of T.C.M., one of the top universities in the field, and undertook a one-year residency training program for Chinese acupuncture at the Suzhou Hospital of T.C.M. Before coming to Canada, she worked as an assistant professor and TCM physician in the Departments of Acupuncture at the Nanjing University of T.C.M. and the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of T.C.M. She has published a dozen papers relating to TCM. Dr. Tan has been teaching TCM in Canada since 1989, and teaching in Vancouver since 1994 in a private TCM college (International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Over the years, she has taught Acupuncture Meridians & Points theory, Therapeutic Acupuncture, TCM Herbology, TCM Formulas, TCM Internal Medicine, TCM Gynecology, TCM Dermatology, TCM Classics, and TCM Research. She has also been a director and supervisor of the student clinic. Dr. Tan has been in private TCM practice in Canada since 1989, and is currently practicing out of her own clinic. She is currently registered as a Dr. TCM & R. Ac. with the CTCMA (College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC). Dr. Tan worked as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer society, participated in the development of schedule E for the CTCMA and is currently serving on a committee for the CTCMA.
Joelle S. Berry is a lawyer focusing on professional regulation and administrative law. Earlier Ms. Berry was the Director of Compliance and In House Legal Counsel with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. She was previously an investigator with the BC College of Teachers and a lawyer for Farris, Vaughan, Wills and Murphy. Ms. Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Dalhousie University.
Guo Ding is currently a producer and host for Omni BC. Previously, he was a producer host for Channel M; a commentator for Talentvision TV (Vancouver); a senior reporter and editor for Mingpao Daily; and a researcher for Toyo Bunko. Active in his community, he previously served as a board director for S.U.C.C.E.S.S, which provides social and housing services in settlement, employment, parenting, language training, information training in Vancouver, BC. Mr. Ding holds his Bachelor of Arts from Shanghai Normal University and his Master of Arts from Rikkyo University. He was a Doctoral Candidate at Rikkyo University. Mr. Ding has received several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Jack Webster Award for journalism.
(Registrant Member – District 1)
Since my graduation from ICTCM in 2002, much of my practice is in the treatment of addiction and mental Illness, developing and implementing TCM based programs for various public and private agencies in BC. I also work at a sports & rehabilitation clinic in North Vancouver; at Lions Gate Hospital’s Hope Centre; sit on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University TCM Committee, and as an appointee to the Ministry of Health’s Special Audit, Medical Services. I have worked with the CTCMA on many occasions, specifically as a committee member for Jurisprudence exam development; Expert Committee for Dr.TCM competencies and standard setting for exam; Scope of Practice working group; Safety Course review; QAP working group; and various activities relating to the Pan-Canadian examinations; Dr.TCM Clinical examiner; and follow up investigations for record management. Additionally, in 2015 I founded Canada’s first online TCM magazine (Medicinal Roots Magazine), with a readership now close to 3,000.
ILNYCKYJ, Oleh W.
Oleh is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP where he specializes in health and regulatory law, personal injury and dispute resolution. Oleh serves as a public member of the Board of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
(Registrant Member - District 1)
Rachel is passionate about helping people and connecting with the community through her TCM teaching and practices. Her experience comes from backgrounds in both Chinese and Western culture. After Graduating from McGill University studying Microbiology and Immunology, Rachel returned to Vancouver to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. With years of intensive training in both TCM and Western bio-science, she is now a licensed R.TCM.P and an instructor at Vancouver Beijing College of Chinese Medicine.
Rachel prides herself for being actively involved in her community. She helped in fundraising for the BC Children's Hospital through the Grind for Kids initiative, and volunteered her time in the Community Center Wellness Clinic to assist local seniors. Rachel also volunteered at the Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Chest institute, and engaged in a NGO project in Ghana during her university years. She received an award for her service from a former Member of Parliament.
During Edwin’s 35 year career, he has served a large number of not-for-profit clients including a number of Colleges, Professional Associations and Unions. Edwin Liu is a Principal at Smythe CPA, serving both privately held and not-for-profit clients. Previously he was a Principal with a national firm of CPAs , and a manager with a Big Four Accounting firm, as well as with a mid sized national firm of CA’s. Edwin has also worked in various financial reporting and controllership roles with both private and public companies.
Edwin is active in his community, and has served on the board, finance and other committees for various organizations including the College of Physical Therapists of BC, the CPA Institute of BC, Kajaks Track and Field Club, and the BC Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is currently a member of the Public Practice Committee of CPA, BC and the Track and Field coordinator for the BC Senior Games Society.
Beverly Gail OSACHOFF
(Registrant Member - District 2)
Beverly Osachoff is a TCM Practitioner with a rural practice in the south central BC town of Grand Forks. Her clinic serves a diverse community that includes active people of all ages, requiring a multifaceted approach to daily practice.
Ms. Osachoff has always been an active member of our TCM community. She was Valedictorian of her class at The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences where she obtained her Dr.TCM diploma, and she served on the boards of the TCMABC, the Transitional Board, and the ATCMA. In previous careers, Beverly was a junior high school band instructor and industrial packaging machinery salesperson. All this experience has helped her develop a unique skill set that will be valuable as we embrace the next few years of change and growth.
Shawn Poppi Suresh Hans SABHANEY
(Registrant Member - District 1)
One of the greatest feelings is to help a patient that has not been able to find relief from their symptoms from prior treatments or therapies. - Poppi Sabhaney
Earlier in his life Poppi graduated from the King's University with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Behavioural Studies, and a Bachelors of Commerce in Organizational Development from the University of Alberta. He then graduated from the Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the ITCMCV in 2008 and has been a practicing Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA for ten years. He continues to learn all techniques that involve any type of acupuncture and all regenerative based therapies.
Poppi has focused his private practice towards PTSD and trauma; and was a proud healthcare provider to the Canadian Armed Forces until earlier this year, helping to create and running an outpatient service for active service personnel and veterans with co-morbid conditions. He also consulted, created and facilitated trauma programs for men, Women and youth in recovery for over a decade and now has a busy practice serving the local community of Ocean Park.
Poppi was the last past president of the TCMABC, serving from 2012-2014, and helped the esteemed colleagues of the QATCMA and TCMABC merge into the long awaited super association: the ATCMA. He stayed on the new board as the Public relations officer for 2013-2014, and ATCMA board adviser from 2014-2015.
Poppi believes that as other medical professions develop and grow beside us, he looks forward to using his knowledge and past association board experience to help advocate competency, ethical practices and forward thinking industry practices for the TCM community.
With over 15 years of experience in public affairs, health care policy, strategic planning, and stakeholder and media relations, Jocelyn Stanton has worked on many high profile public sector projects in BC involving multiple stakeholders at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Stanton was senior advisor and, later, Chief of Staff to three Ministers of Health. More recently, Ms. Stanton was a public relations advisor with Island Health specializing in the areas of public health, mental health and substance use, and primary care.
Ms. Stanton currently serves as a public representative on the Board of the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC), and on CRNBC’s Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee. Since 2011, she has served on CRNBC’s Registration Committee and is currently Vice Chair. Active in her community, since 2015 she has been Board Chair of the non-profit Queenswood Montessori Society (St Christopher’s Montessori School).
Ms. Stanton holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.
(Registrant Member - District 1)
Dr.Weidong Yu graduated from Shandong university of TCM is in1983. Practiced TCM in China, Europe, US and BC, Canada in past 33 years. He was invited as WHO expert on international guide of acupuncture clinical practice in 2015. He loves BC,Canada as well as TCM profession. He believes a stronger TCM profession is to the best interest of British Columbians. He is willing to volunteer his time and expertise for the betterness of public health through TCM.