Cole Stanley

Cole Stanley, Collaborative Medical Lead

Dr. Cole Stanley is Medical Lead for Continuous Quality Improvement for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Community. He is a family physician at both Raven Song Community Health Centre (VCH) and the John Ruedy Clinic in Vancouver. His practice includes general family medicine, HIV primary care, hepatitis C treatment, and addictions care including prescribing of opioid agonist therapies. He completed medical school at The University of Toronto in 2011 and Family Medicine Residency at McGill (Montreal) in 2013. He went on to complete a three month Enhanced Skills Program in HIV Primary Care at the University of British Columbia, and has been practising in Vancouver since then. He is now completing training in Quality Improvement for his new QI role at VCH and his work on the BOOST Collaborative.

Laura Beamish

Laura Beamish, Collaborative Co-Lead

Laura is a Quality Improvement Coordinator with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Her role involves working with healthcare professionals across the province to improve healthcare systems through innovative, practical solutions. Laura will be responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the BOOST Collaborative and will be one of your main contacts throughout this Quality Improvement journey. Laura completed her Masters in Neuroscience at the National Centre for Audiology at the University of Western Ontario and will be starting her Masters of Health Administration this fall.

Danielle Cousineau

Danielle Cousineau, Collaborative Co-Lead

Danielle is quality Improvement Consultant with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and is supporting the BOOST Collaborative with her clinical expertise and experience working as a registered nurse in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Prior to her work at the BC-CfE, Danielle was a Clinical Practice Lead at Vancouver Costal Health. Danielle completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of British Columbia and is currently a Masters of Public Health Candidate at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.

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Angie Semple, Collaborative Admin Support

Angie is a Program Assistant at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and supports Dr. Rolando Barrios with the STOP HIV/AIDS program. Angie will be supporting with all of the fine details of the BOOST Collaborative and will be an important contact throughout this Quality Improvement journey. Angie holds a degree in physical geography (environment and sustainability) from the University of British Columbia, and is currently completing the Technical Writing program at BCIT. After graduating in 2013, Angie worked for an environmental engineering company before moving on to work with Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC-CfE.

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Jano Klimas, Expert Faculty

Dr Jan Klimas, M.Sc., Ph.D. completed his doctoral training in Slovakia where he studied quality of social interaction, personality characteristics and personal changes in drug users across a range of settings. His debut Cochrane systematic review laid foundations for his current research on implementing psychosocial interventions in opioid agonist treatment in Ireland, U.S. and Canada. He recently examined training of healthcare providers in the care of people with substance use disorders and related harms – a project awarded by the Early-career Fellowship award from the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM).

Since his undergraduate programme, Jan has been actively involved in community organisations, first as an Outreach Drugs Worker and later on as Assistant Project Manager in a needle exchange project. He further utilised the knowledge and expertise gained from this work in a community unemployment service (Hungary), in community drugs initiative for young drug users (Ireland) and in a stabilisation day programme for people contemplating a reduction in their use of drugs (Dublin). Jano’s professional and research interests lie broadly in the areas of education research, systematic reviews and qualitative methodologies (http://ucd-ie.academia.edu/janklimas).