Michael McMillan - President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael McMillan assumed President & CEO responsibilities at HEABC on August 15, 2016. Michael brings extensive health care operational experience and knowledge of the BC health care system to his leadership role at HEABC, gained through increasingly senior health care administration roles.
Most recently, Michael was Chief Operating Officer, Northern Interior Heath Service Delivery Area (NIHSDA) for Northern Health, where he was responsible for the delivery of high-quality health care services in Northern Health’s most populous health service delivery area, including the city of Prince George, and the region’s largest hospital, the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC), as well as pharmacy services for all of Northern Health.
Michael is also active in leadership roles at the provincial level as co-chair of the BC Health Technology Assessment Committee and a member of the BC Ministry of Health Standing Committee of Co-chairs.
Michael has a B.Sc. in pharmaceutical sciences and an MBA, both from the University of BC.
Tony Collins - Vice-President, Knowledge Management & Compensation Services
Tony Collins, Vice-President responsible for the team that provides knowledge management, research, non-contract compensation and education services to HEABC members. Tony has more than 25 years of experience in human resource management as well as representing health sector employers in collective bargaining and third party proceedings. He has acted as the lead negotiator for the Facilities and Community collective agreements as well as various agreements with the BC Medical Association. He also represented the BC Government in negotiations with the Facilities Bargaining Association following the Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act. Prior to joining HEABC, he was responsible for labour relations and occupational health and safety at a BC-based high tech manufacturing company. Tony has had numerous speaking engagements on labour relations and human resources. He is a member of the BC chapter of the Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA), the BC Industrial Relations Association (BCIRA), and the Health Care Leaders' Association of BC (BCHCLA).
Audra Fediurek - Executive Director, Health Match BC
Audra Fediurek assumed her role as the Executive Director of Health Match BC in January 2018. In this role Audra provides leadership, direction and management for HMBC and its programs, including the development of strategic and innovative policies and programs to support recruitment and retention practices, in addition to identifying and pursing opportunities to promote the activities of HEABC/Health Match BC at the local, regional, national and international level.
Audra joined HEABC with over 10 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the recruitment and mobilization of healthcare professionals. Her proven track record for developing business and marketing strategies, delivering results and building relationships are a great fit for HMBC.
Audra graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oxford in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University. She also holds a certificate in Lean Six Sigma from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR).
Lyn Kocher - Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director, Corporate Services
Lyn Kocher is CFO/Executive Director responsible for leading the team that provides finance, administration, human resources and information technology services at HEABC. She has over 20 years experience in finance and accounting, mainly in the public sector. Prior to joining HEABC in 1992, Lyn worked in the private sector in both the oil and gas and real estate development fields. She is a Certified General Accountant and has also attained certification in Advanced Trustee Management Standards in Pension Fund Leadership. Lyn is a Trustee on the Municipal Pension Plan Board and was part of the team that negotiated joint trusteeship of the plan in 2001. She has served on the Inter Plan Audit Committee of the four BC Public Sector Pension Plans for over 10 years and is a Past Vice Chair of this Committee.
Jennifer Perry - Interim Executive Director, Legal Services & Strategic Labour Relations
Jen was hired by HEABC as a Labour Consultant in 2005 and has been promoted to increasingly senior roles over her 14 years with our organization. Most recently, Jen served as Director, LS&SLR, and is one of the lead negotiators in bargaining with the Resident Doctors of BC. Prior to joing HEABC in 2005, Jen worked in private practice for a leading national law firm and obtained her law degree from the University of New Brunswick. Jen has extensive experience representing health employers at arbitrations and at the Labour Relations Board, and has been counsel on several key decisions within the health sector.
Matt Prescott - Executive Director, Physician Services
Matt Prescott leads HEABC’s Physician Services team in taking a coordinated approach to the negotiation of provincial (Physician Master Agreement) and local physician contracts. After joining HEABC in 2008 as Consultant, Labour Relations, Matt’s advocacy skills and passion for representing employers in grievance arbitrations and other disputes enabled him to work in a number of increasingly senior positions within the organization, including serving as Executive Director, Legal Services & Strategic Labour Relations. His leadership on complex labour relations strategies, industry-wide health sector labour disputes and collective bargaining have provided him with an extensive knowledge base and experience which he brings to his current role as Executive Director, Physician Services.
Matt graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and began his career in the Labour & Employment group at Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, where he represented public and private sector employers before both provincial and federal courts, various human rights tribunals and labour relations boards.
Roy Thorpe-Doward - Director, Communications
Roy joined HEABC in 2013 and leads HEABC`s Communications Team, which is responsible for member communications, government, media and public relations, as well as internal staff communications. Roy is a graduate of the University of King`s College (Halifax, NS) Journalism Program and has 15 years’ experience working in increasingly senior public sector communications roles, including with Alberta Health Services, Edmonton International Airport and Fraser Health. Roy started his career as a community newspaper report and editor in Golden, BC and is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society.