South Island Division of Family Practice

Meet Our Staff

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LESLIE KEENAN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Leslie's role gives her a bird’s eye view of the Division as a whole – member needs, partner needs, Board strategy, staff skills and resources available to support all of these. She has experienced this role over a number of years and has concluded it’s best described as a listener, an analyzer, a planner, a connector and an evaluator (with a big heart). Working with a talented team leaves Leslie free to connect with other organizational leaders to help us fulfill our mission and partner on like-minded initiatives.

E: executive.director@sidfp.com

C: (778) 584-0723 | Tuesday-Friday

BECCA ZWICKER - OFFICE MANAGER 

Becca's works directly with the Board of Directors, oversees member services, and focuses on financial management. 

When not at work you can find her hiking local trails, cuddling with her two dogs, or spending time with friends and family. 

E: becca.zwicker@sidfp.com

P: (250) 658-3303 | Monday-Friday

                  
                            

CRISTA PEACEY - DIVISION COORDINATOR

Crista joined the South Island Division of Family Practice in August 2022, as the Division Coordinator.

Crista comes to us with a diversified background from working in Acute, Clinical, Community and LTC. She oversees Member communications, CME events, supports a variety of committees, and works alongside the team collaboratively with document development and resources.

When not at work you can find her travelling, cuddling her two cats and engrossed in her many hobbies.  

E: crista.peacey@sidfp.com

P: (250) 658-3303 | Monday-Friday

TANIS WYNN - IN-PRACTICE CONSULTANT

Tanis joined the Division in February 2022.  As an In-Practice Consultant, Tanis’ role is to assess medical system clinics to identify any larger system issues impacting Family Practice, and to support  opportunities to improve best practices. Tanis will work alongside you and your clinic staff to develop new strategies and will assist with practice transitions. Tanis acts as a contact for newly recruited Family Physicians and participates in the Resident Engagement Working Group.  She also provides professional development and facilitation to MOAs.

Tanis’ background as a Practice Manager and consultant allows for fluent conversations regarding your practice needs and supports. Contact her at:

E: tanis.wynn@sidfp.com

P: 1-236-304-1312  | Monday-Friday

                 
             
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ASPASIA ZABARAS - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK DIRECTOR

Sia is the Director of the South Island Primary Care Network (PCN) – Western Communities and Saanich Peninsula. She oversees the implementation of the two PCN Service Plans approved in 2018. Working with the collaborative partners of the PCN, as leader of the program, her day consists of staffing, budget development and management, supporting governance and decision making, model development, supporting FPs in issue and change management in team-based care, project management, evaluation, and reporting. Sia is here to be present, and listen and learn and foster relationships and innovations needed to build access to culturally safe primary care as defined by people living in the communities.

E: aspasia.zabaras@sidfp.com | Monday - Thursday 

JENEEN HUNT - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK MANAGER

Jeneen started with the South Island Division of Family Practice in December 2021 as the Primary Care Network Manager. Her role consists of working closely with the Primary Care Network Director to ensure that both PCN’s (Western Communities and Saanich Peninsula) are professionally run on a day-to-day basis that incorporates good governance and supports Practices to achieve their objectives. She is honoured to be working with her team, stakeholders and health professionals to work towards providing better primary care for all.

E: jeneen.hunt@sidfp.com | Monday-Friday

                
               
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KELLY AUCOIN - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK CHANGE MANAGER

Kelly brings with her an extensive background working for a wide variety of community development organizations, from non-profits to municipal and federal government, with experience managing initiatives with community wide impact. She truly understands and believes in the value of working as part of multi-disciplinary team and uses a strength-based approach to motivate, lead, and foster relationships. Kelly previously supported military members and families of the military and believes that a community connected across agencies, supported by leaders and one that prioritizes inclusivity, possesses the building blocks for a healthy community. She is delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside health care professionals and all stakeholders to enhance the delivery of primary care through her role.

E: kelly.aucoin@sidfp.com | Monday-Friday

MERLYN MALESCHUK - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK CHANGE MANAGER

Merlyn joined the South Island Division in May 2022 as the PCN Change Manger for the Saanich Peninsula. Merlyn has worked in primary care for many years and has a passion for quality improvement. Merlyn considers himself a problem solver, change maker, and systems thinker. The foundation of all his work is relationship building. Merlyn believes that maintaining and sustaining longitudinal relationships is a key catalyst to driving significant, positive change. Merlyn is delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals and all stakeholders to enhance the delivery of primary care. 

E: merlyn.maleschuk@sidfp.com | Monday-Friday

     
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TINA DICKSON - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Tina Dickson is the Administrative Coordinator with the South Island Division, PCN Team. Her role with the PCN is to provide administrative support to PCN Committees and work with the team to provide open, honest communication with all the Stakeholders and the public while providing better access to Primary Care.

E: tina.dickson@sidfp.com  | Monday-Friday

P: (250) 658-3303

PARDEEP VIRK - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

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KIM BROWN - ATTACHMENT/PROJECT COORDINATOR

Kim is the Project/Attachment Coordinator with the South Island Division of Family Practice. Her role within the PCN is to build relationships and understand the world of providers' and patients' needs while navigating the PCN system. Kim facilitates the attachment of patients in need to family physicians and nurse practitioners; and develops, designs and manages the attachment mechanism within the Primary Care Network. She believes that the Division should represent all of its members, their unique experiences, values and perspectives.  

E: kim.brown@sidfp.com

E: attachment@sidfp.com  | Monday-Friday

CATHY GIRARD - PRIMARY CARE NETWORK ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Cathy started with the Division in 2021 to provide administrative support to the Primary Care Network team on an as-needed basis.  She is very approachable and happy to assist in any way she can.

E: cathy.girard@sidfp.com

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JULIE LAMBERT - COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR

Julie’s role as Communications Advisor is to create, clarify and communicate information that it is accessible, timely and relevant for members of the PCN and the public. She is an editor and writer with extensive experience in literacy and healthcare communications.  

E: communications@sidfp.com | Tuesday-Thursday