The role of the Scientific Operations Advisory Committee (SOAC) is to review and provide advice to PICNet on its strategic directions and to provide expert advice on best practices for infection prevention and control. The SOAC is comprised of appointed Operational Leads and Scientific Experts. Operational Leads are appointed by each health authority to serve as champions within their own jurisdictions for infection prevention and control. Scientific Experts (in Medical Microbiology, Occupational and Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention and Control) are appointed by the PICNet Management Office to provide expertise in their profession or discipline.
|Capacity||Representative of||Member||Job Title|
|Operations||Interior Health||Janice DeHeer (Chair)||Corporate Director, Infection Prevention and Control|
|First Nations Health Authority||Marlene Hoover||Director of Nursing, Nursing Services|
|Fraser Health||Petra Welsh||Administrative Director, Infection Control|
|Island Health||Wendy Norman||Interim Director, Infection Prevention and Control|
|Ministry of Health||Brian Sagar||Director of Patient Safety|
|Northern Health||Deanna Hembroff||Regional Manager Infection Prevention and Control|
|PHSA||Jocelyn Srigley||Director of Infection Control|
|Vancouver Coastal Health||Nancy Desrosiers||Executive Director Quality, Patient Safety and Infection Control|
|Scientific||Hospital Epidemiologist||Dr. Elisa Lloyd-Smith||Surveillance Epidemiologist, Providence Healthcare|
|Infection Preventionist||Robyn Hunter||Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control, PHSA|
|Infection Preventionist||Kelsey Breault||Infection Control Practitioner, NHA|
|Infectious Diseases||Dr. Jan Hajek||Infectious Diseases Specialist, VCH|
|Medical Microbiologist||Dr. Diane Roscoe||Division Head, Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, VCH|
|Medical Microbiologist||Dr. Benjamin Mack||Medical Microbiologist, FHA|
|Occupational Health and Safety||Dave Keen||Occupational Health Director, FHA|
|Public Health||Dr. Bonnie Henry||Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health|
|Non-Voting Members||PICNet||Dr. Linda Hoang||PICNet Co-Director; Medical Microbiologist, Laboratory Services, BCCDC|
|PICNet||Dr. Elizabeth Bryce||PICNet Co-Director; Regional Medical Director of Infection Control and Medical Microbiology, Vancouver Coastal Health; Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia|
|PICNet||Bruce Gamage||Network Manager|
|PICNet||Joanne Archer||Education and Best Practices Coordinator|
How can you get involved?
PICNet relies on its Community of Practice to participate in committees, provide input on draft documents, respond to surveys, and more. We welcome your input, questions, suggestions… and don’t forget we have a Project Proposal Form if you want suggest a project. PICNet remains a network, and we are here to serve you!