Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice

Meet Our Team

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Sherri Wright, Executive Director

Ms. Sherri Wright was employed by the Yukon government for over 30 years.  She has extensive experience in senior management positions in the public sector with particular experience in the analysis, evaluation, development and management of publicly funded programs in the health sector.  20 of those 30 years with government were with the Department of Health and Social Services and the last 8 years of her career she was Assistant Deputy Minister for Health Services in Yukon. 

Sherri has extensive experience in negotiation, mediation, intergovernmental relations, managing and facilitating health system change and the establishment of governance structure to support operations.  Ms. Wright was a co sponsor of Yukon's 10 Year Mental Wellness Strategy which was created in partnership with Yukon First Nations and endorsed by Yukon Chiefs.  


Tanya Kutenics, Physician Resources & Recruitment

Born and raised in Terrace, BC, Tanya Kutenics resides with her family at Lakelse Lake.  Living here in the north her entire life, and loving to explore, she has a vast amount of passion and knowledge of the area and the various communities within the Division. 

With her background in Family Practice Management, Tanya brings a host of resources and work experience to the team.  One of her greatest career accomplishments was working as Project Manager for the founding and development of the HG Health Centre in Terrace in 2017, where she still provides Administrative and Medical Billing services.


Bryanne Haskins, Project Coordinator

Bryanne was born and raised in Hazelton, and then later moved to Smithers with her family.  After completing her Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Certificate in Disability Management, Bryanne returned to the Pacific Northwest to work with the Divisions.  Bryanne lives in Smithers, but enjoys traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Bryanne has been the PCN Project Coordinator supporting the PCN development and planning processes for the last year and a half.  Bryanne also supports other projects as needed. 


Katie Blaxland, Project Manager

Katie is new to the PNW team and will be working in a project lead capacity.  At the moment, she is involved in relationship building with PNW partners and physician members.  She has previous Divisions experience as well as a degree in Anthropology and Project Management.  She will be working on projects through Shared Care, Cultural Safety education and Virtual Care opportunities.  Katie is originally from Valemount, BC, but has lived in many places within BC.  She is an avid skier and will often be found at Shames Mountain with her family in the winter months.


Gynette Paulitschke, Administrative Assistant 

Gynette grew up here in the Pacific Northwest in the Kitwanga and Terrace area.  Gynette has a diverse work experience in the healthcare field.  She has worked in many positions including Pharmacy Assistant, Medical Reception, Transcription, Medical Records Technician, Medical Secretary, and is now our new Administrative Assistant.  She graduated from a Health Records Diploma program and has also held a diploma in Commercial Aviation, where she worked for approximately 10 years as a Pilot and Flight Dispatcher.  Gynette enjoys summertime activities such as camping, kayaking, and quadding, and loves spending time with her family.