The Board of Directors provides leadership for carrying out the College’s mission to serve and protect the public interest by regulating and advancing safe, ethical, and quality traditional Chinese medicine practice in British Columbia. The Board is accountable to the public through the Ministry of Health.These three Boa
rd members, elected from among College registrants, will provide valuable insight and depth to the work of the College, alongside the six public Board members and three other registrant members continuing with their terms.
Dr. Jennifer Gao will be familiar to most of you. She has been a CTCMA registrant since 2005 and brings to the Board more than 20 years of clinical practice experience in both China and Canada. She has been a TCM educator for well over a decade, teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Tzu Chi International College of TCM in Vancouver. We are appreciative of Dr. Gao’s decision to stand for re-election and happily add that she has been re-elected as Vice Chair for the 2023-2025 term.
Ms. Peggy Yu is new to the Board and comes to us as a registered acupuncturist and clinical counsellor. She has particular interests in providing services to outpatient substance abuse programs and working with law enforcement in the victim services field. She is a strategic thinker comfortable in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She has lectured locally on TCM jurisprudence and looks forward to supporting the College through the lens of public interest.
Mr. Martin Ma, our second first-time Board Member, brings more than 14 years of clinical experience as a registered acupuncturist, and served as well on the board of a professional TCM association. With administration skills, and a background with an educational institution, Mr. Ma has also worked on technology front. He looks forward to putting his background to use with the Board, and to furthering his commitment to serving the public interest.
We are further pleased to advise that public Board member Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore has been re-elected as Board Chair. 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 success in this specialty stems from his talent and leadership. 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.
Finally, we’d like to thank outgoing Board members Dr. Kimberley Anne Schneberk and Dr. Weidong Yu for their dedicated service. These outgoing Board members have contributed a great deal over the course of their respective terms and their service has been invaluable.
The official results of the election may be viewed here.
For further information on the CTCMA Board, click here.