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Patient Care Quality Review Board - Vancouver Island

Member Biographies


Pauline Blais

Pauline Blais is a retired human resources executive. She is a former Director of Human Resources for the City of Guelph, Ontario. Previously Ms. Blais was Director of Human Resources for Homewood Health Centre and Manager of Staffing and Development for McMaster University. Active in her community, Ms. Blais served as a Director for United Way and is a former President of the Youth Services Bureau. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature from University of Montreal, and a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education in Counselling from University of Ottawa. Ms. Blais is a Certified Human Resources Professional.

David J. Bowering

Dr. David Bowering was most recently Chief Medical Health Officer and Medical Health Officer for the Northwest Health Service Delivery Areas of the Northern Health Authority. Active in his community, he has served as Chair of the Health Officers’ Council of British Columbia, Director of the British Columbia Public Health Association, and more. Dr. Bowering holds his Medical Degree and Master of Health Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Vivienne K. Chin

Vivienne Chin is a criminal justice professional with over 25 years of experience in the security and justice sectors. Currently, she is an International Criminal Justice Consultant with Dandurand, Chin and Associates. In her community, Ms.Chin has served as the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Fraser Valley Coalition of Women Member of the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Correctional Service Canada, and the British Columbia Coalition for Safer Communities, and Chair of the Abbotsford Hospice Society. She holds her Bachelor of Science in Economics: International Relations from the University of London’s School of Economics.

Romayne Elizabeth Gallagher

Romayne Gallagher is the head of the division of residential care for Providence Health Care. She is also the Physician Program Director for the Palliative Care and Residential Care Programs at Providence Health Care. She has 17 years of experience as a consultant in palliative care. As well, Dr. Gallagher is currently a Clinical Professor in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of BC. Prior to joining Providence Health Care, she was the founding director of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of BC from 1997 to 2003. During her tenure, Dr. Gallagher established the first public forum on death and dying which ran for 5 years and was replicated by others in North America and Europe. Dr. Gallagher is active in her community and served as the Co-Chair of the Public Information and Awareness Working Group of the National Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Coalition. She frequently speaks at continuing medical education conferences. In the past, Dr. Gallagher established the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program. She completed her Doctor of Medicine and her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology both from the University of BC.

Eileen (Lorraine) Grant

Lorraine Grant is the Returning Officer for the Cariboo-Prince George Electoral District for Elections Canada and an Independent Bookkeeper. Her current community work includes being the Past Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society, British Columbia and Yukon Division, the Past President of the Prince George Community Foundation, and a life member of the Auxiliary to the University Hospital of Northern BC. She has held positions of volunteer leadership in local, provincial and national healthcare related organizations including serving on the board of the College of Registered Nurses for 9 years.

Roy Michael Kahle

Roy Kahle recently retired as a civil trial lawyer after 26 years of practice in Kamloops. In addition, for the last 13 years, he worked on contract to the Federal Government, adjudicating Indian Residential School claims. His prior career encompasses 11 years as a high school teacher and service in the Canadian Armed Forces. He has held prior appointments on the boards of the B.C. Lottery Corporation and the B.C. College of Teachers. Mr. Kahle obtained his law degree from the University of Victoria where he concurrently served, as an elected member, on the University Board of Governors and Senate. In addition to the law degree, Mr. Kahle also has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a M. Ed. from S.F.U. His community involvement encompasses many years with the Thompson Rivers University Sports Task Force and the provision of pro-bono legal services with the Salvation Army.

John Anthony David Miller

John Miller has recently retired after working as a Family Physician in Victoria since 1975. His previous experience includes working for Mount Saint Mary Hospital as a Medical Director. Active within his profession, Mr. Miller served as a Board Representative for the Victoria Medical Society. He has also served on a number of committees for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Mr. Miller holds both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia.


Sharon Elaine Salloum

Dr. Sharon Salloum is currently a Family Physician. She has been associated with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine since 1998, and is a Faculty Lead of Accreditation. Previously she served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Prior to the University of British Columbia, Dr. Salloum worked for Harvest Drive Medical Center as a Family Physician; the University of Toronto as an Adjunct Professor; and Maple Medical Centre as a Family Physician. Active within her profession, she has previously served at York Region as a Coordinator of Physician Services and as a Committee Member at York Central Hospital’s Health Records and Ethics Committees. Dr. Salloum has a special interest in teaching medical students and physicians about the importance of communication skills in the practice of Medicine. She holds her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. Dr. Salloum holds her Diploma in Speech Pathology and Audiology and her Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Family Practice Residency. In addition, she holds her Doctor of Medicine  from McMaster University.