Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC
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NNPBC is a not for profit society registered in the province of British Columbia in September, 2018

NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies

RPN Council Candidates

Please note, given that all candidates are acclaimed to their seats, voting will not be required for the RPN Council.


RPN Vancouver Councillor Candidates

Neeta Nagra(acclaimed)read bio

RPN Northern Councillor Candidates

Candace Yaciw(acclaimed)read bio

RPN Councillors at Large Candidates

Karineh Farahmand(acclaimed)read bio
Tess Kroeker(acclaimed)read bio

RPN Indigenous Councillor Candidates

No candidate


RPN Interior Councillor Candidates

No candidate


RPN Island Councillor Candidates

No candidate

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NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies


RPN Vancouver Councillor Candidate

Neeta Nagra

Neeta Nagra RPN, completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing in 2009. She has worked as a frontline nurse in various different positions including at BC Children’s Hospital, Surrey Memorial, and Peach Arch Hospital. Neeta completed her Master of Mental Health Nursing from the University of Newcastle in 2013. Neeta has worked in a varitey of leadership positions including as a nursing instructor, nursing supervisor, and currently works as Collaborative Practice Leader for PHSA Professional Practice. Additionally, Neeta has completed her requirements for her Doctor of Education (EdD) and will graduate in October 2019. Neeta has a passion for mental health along with advocating and advancing the nursing profession.
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NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies


RPN Northern Councillor Candidate

Candace Yaciw

Hello NNPBC Members; my name is Candace Yaciw I am a RPN residing in Northern BC employed by Northern Health. I represent rural communities as a CPL Consultant for Elders Services, in the NE. I have worked in Elders Services and Palliative Care for 19 years as a registered care-aide, LPN, and now as a RPN giving me a well rounded perspective surrounding the challenges of working with our aging population. I look forward to the opportunity to give all nurses a meaningful voice in British Columbia together we can support nurses in remote communities by; increasing our capacity, ongoing education, promoting professional growth, and embracing change in all areas of our practice. I believe that this is a dynamic collaboration of nurses working together to; promote new membership, leadership, and strategic future planning. If elected I will energetically represent the interests and concerns identified by nurses and advocate for nurses in Northern BC, thank-you.
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NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies


RPN Councillors at Large Candidate

Karineh Farahmand

Karineh Farahmand works at the Hope Centre, Lions Gate Hospital in community mental health services. She has served previously on the Association of Registered Psychiatric of BC Board of Directors and has also served on the RPN Council of NNPBC for the past year. Karineh is delighted to be able to serve in the role for another two years and looks forward to continuing to advance the profession through her work and advocacy.
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NNPBC 2019 AGM: Candidate Biographies


RPN Councillors at Large Candidate

Tess Kroeker

Tess Kroeker is an is an Instructor and Chair for KPU’s Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Program. Before joining KPU he was an Executive Leader with the Correctional Service of Canada and Forensic Psychiatric Services for 14 years. As a current Doctor of Social Sciences student, Tess’ domain of inquiry is to explore Stigma as a barrier in health and social services for people who use drugs. Tess has been involved over the years with the Nursing Community Assessment Service and is currently one of the leadership team establishing an anti-stigma network in light of the opiate overdose crisis.