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The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. quarterly newsletter

Fall 2010


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair

Jillian Chisholm, LPN

Vice-Chair

Kathy Nduwayo, LPN

District 1 (Lower Mainland)

Barb Eagle, LPN
Kathy Nduwayo, LPN

District 2 (Coast/Island)

Janet Vereecken, LPN
Sylvia Neden, LPN

Distict 3 (Cariboo/Peace River)

Muriel Overton, LPN

District 4 (Okanagan)

Jillian Chisholm, LPN
Sharon Henderson, LPN

District 5 (Kootenays)

Scott Monteith, LPN

Public Members*

Dr. Sylvia Skratek
Thomas Wharton
Dr. Marvin E. Lamoureux
Margaret Spina

*Appointed by the Minister of Health Services

STAFF

Interim Registrar and Executive Director

Patricia McDonald

THE COLLEGE CONNECTION

The College Connection is a quarterly newsletter published by the CLPNBC on behalf of its Board of Directors.

Editor

Shelly Windover

Your comments and contributions to the newsletter are welcome. Please email them to the CLPNBC at

info@clpnbc.org

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