Board Members

Dr. Chris Rauscher worked as a hospital and community pharmacist and then went on to medical training with Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine qualifications. His main clinical practice has been in the community with the frail elderly with multiple chronic health conditions. He has always worked in three streams: clinical, multi-disciplinary team development and systems development. In the early 2000s, he started to work with the Ministry of Health and the Health Authorities on developing systems for chronic disease management. This encompassed policy and systems framework development and guidelines and training module development through the BC Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee and the Doctors of BC, working on a research to practice information translation approach. He has led a number of projects related to chronic disease management and self-management support as well as medication management, mainly directed at family physicians. These projects have included implementation and outcomes evaluation. Leveraging his experience in developing chronic disease management health systems, Chris was a member of a Canadian team that supported the development of such systems in Kazakhstan in 2015, with the team including members from CCMI.

    January 14, 2021

    Dr. Chris Rauscher

    Dr. Chris Rauscher worked as a hospital and community pharmacist and then went on to medical training with Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine qualifications. His main […]
    June 3, 2019

    Alifa Khan

    Alifa is a passionate patient advocate who embraces the core principles of patient and family involvement in all aspects of the patient experience. She currently engages […]
    September 28, 2017

    Mary Ellen Benzik

    September 28, 2017

    Betty-Ann Busse

    Betty Ann has over 40 years leadership and executive experience across the health care services continuum in three provinces in Canada. Betty Ann has always had […]
    September 28, 2017

    Shawn Smith

    Shawn Smith is a Master Trainer and a facilitator for Chronic Disease Self-Management programs in Washington and California. Shawn has expertise in self-managing his condition of […]
    September 28, 2017

    Patsy Beattie-Hugan

    June 20, 2017

    Brian Austin

    Brian Austin is the Associate Director of the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and on the executive leadership team of its parent organization, the Group […]