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The Central Island Division of Family Practice Board, 2020-2021

Dr. Mark Morris, Board Chair 

Dr. Morris, a dedicated family physician based in Parksville BC, brings a unique blend of expertise to his practice. With a solid foundation in biochemistry, earning a BSc from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000, he then pursued a medical degree (MD) from the University of Manitoba in 2005. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Morris worked as a personal trainer, showcasing his commitment to holistic health.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Morris has been actively involved in healthcare leadership, serving as a board member of the Division of Family Practice intermittently since 2009. His passion for community well-being extends beyond the clinic, and as a devoted husband and father of two teenagers, Dr. Morris understands the importance of fostering a healthy lifestyle for families. With a wealth of experience and a genuine commitment to patient care, Dr. Morris is a trusted medical professional making a positive impact in the community.

Dr. Arno Kitshoff, Board Vice-chair 

Dr. Kitshoff is a South African-born family physician who has been working in Canada and Port Alberni since 2012. He is passionate about rural health and the great outdoors. Arno is married with three young daughters and enjoys mountain and gravel biking and spending time with his family.

In 2014, Arno was one of the founding members of the Port Alberni Division of Family Practice, and in 2022, he graduated from the University of Victoria with an MBA in sustainable innovation. With a rural medicine background, a dedication towards sustainability and a passion for healthcare, Arno is well equipped to serve CIDP in a fresh and innovative way to help address local needs and ensure long-term governance sustainability.'

Dr. Gina Bell, Director

Dr. Jim Dimmick, Director

James (Jim) Dimmick, MD, FRCP, retired. Former Pediatric and Perinatal Pathologist, BC Children's and Women's Health Centre; Professor and Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC; Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre.
Married with 2 sons and 5 wonderful grandbeasts. Resident of Oceanside for 20 years. Board member, Oceanside Hospice Society.  Avid cyclists and Nordic skier.
My medical specialty and academic pursuits were very much removed from primary care. Arriving in Oceanside and searching for a family physician was a daunting task even 20 years ago. That experience drove me to learn more about the specialty and become an advocate for primary care in our community.

Mr. David James, Board Treasurer

David spent his 38-year career as a federal civil servant, working in regional development in Ottawa, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.  During that time, he gained experience working with the private sector, universities, nonprofit organizations and different levels of government administering a variety of programs. In doing so, he gained experience in financial management, audits, program design and delivery and communications. David moved to Qualicum Beach in 2008 and has been active in a number of volunteer activities in the community, including the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society, all ten years of the Beach Day event, and the Town of Qualicum Beach Advisory Planning Commission.

Ms. Del Kristalovich, Director

From 1969 on, Del worked in various positions in medical clinics, university medical education programs and finally (after the birth of her first child) as an office assistant to a Vancouver obstetrician and surgeon.

In 1998, Del became a business owner, founding a company that provided support services for medical and legal offices. Del moved to Qualicum Beach in 2011 and remained working remotely to manage the company until 2015, when she retired fully.

Throughout her working career, Del has always been involved in various community services in areas ranging from director positions on community associations to working with municipal groups on steering committees and advisory panels. She has continued her education as well through various programs at the postgraduate level, with several related to board work. Del has been on various boards throughout the last four decades, much of that time spent in executive positions. Del continues to volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations in the Oceanside area.

Dr. Kristine Woodley, Director