Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

Sarah Sandusky - Chapter Coordinator, Merritt

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Sarah has experienced health care in three countries, three provinces, and three health authorities within BC. She has lived in the Interior Health region for over six years and worked with the Rural and Remote Division since 2019, gaining a certificate in Quality and Safety from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and a Core Health Indigenous Cultural Safety certificate from San’yas. Her approach to program design is: If it addresses the needs of a person who is the most vulnerable, it inherently becomes accessible for all.

Sarah is dedicated to community wellness, whether developing a harm reduction proposal for a municipal grant, providing guidance on strategies that impact pain management programs as a board member of Pain BC, participating on regional and national health advisory committees as a patient partner, deploying as an ESS responder, initiating a seed exchange at a community garden, or other volunteer initiatives.

Over the previous two decades, Sarah served as a fundraising and communications strategist with non-profit organizations focused on homelessness, addiction, mental illness, health, education, and human rights. She held leadership positions at the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation in Vancouver, Street League (UK), BC Civil Liberties Association, and Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth in Toronto.