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NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies

LPN Council Candidates

Please note, given that the candidate is acclaimed to the seat, voting will not be required for the LPN Council.

LPN Director at Large Candidate

Sarah Lechthaler(acclaimed)read bio

NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies

LPN Director at Large Candidate

Sarah Lechthaler

Sarah Lechthaler is a Licensed Practical Nurse who works within a diverse group of teams to support the creation and sustainability of a culture of positive change in Geriatric Healthcare and Healthcare Education. Sarah knows that with a consistent positive attitude, determination, knowledge and skill the enhancement and sustainability of person-centered care approaches can be achieved across all levels of Healthcare professionals.

Committed to lifelong learning and challenging herself, and the status quo, Sarah believes that participating on several systemic levels provides a more holistic foundation in which enhanced processes may develop from.

Sarah has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2010. Within one year, she was working in the role of Director of Clinical Care in a unionized Long-Term Care setting. During the 4 years as DOCC, Sarah participated in the creation of Accreditation and Quality Review reports and attended PIECES training.

In 2014, Sarah joined Selkirk College as a Faculty member of the Health Care Assistant program. Within two years, she was leading the team and participating in the initial Review of the BC Care Aid & Community Support Worker Registry. She's been revising the program over the past few years while drawing on knowledge gained during the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (complete Fall 2019) and looks forward to leading the preparation for the next Review in 2021.

Sarah is a Certified Gentle Persuasive Approach Coach who delivers this material to students in Selkirk College Health Programs as well as staff in LTC settings. She earned a Certificate in the Selkirk College Advanced Gerontology program in 2015 and participates in Shared Care Initiatives in an effort to enhance the care provided to vulnerable adults in the West Kootenay region. Her attendance at bi-annual HCA Articulation Committee & BC Public HCA Educator Committee meetings, since 2016, have assisted her in establishing a stronger understanding of Post-secondary Education systems. Sarah has recently been awarded a seat on Selkirk College's Education Council and several selection Committees which further supports her efforts in learning more about the systems surrounding her work.