Board

Board Executive

Sara Maseko

Sara Maseko

Interim-Co-Chair, CPA, CA

Sara Maseko is a Chartered Professional Accountant practicing in Burnaby, BC. She began her career working in public practice, where she spent many of her articling days focused on not-for-profit clients and their audits. Today, you'll find Sara working as the Controller for Skybox Labs and serving the interactive media community as a board member of DigiBC. Sara has seen the toll that ongoing pain issues have had on family and friends and is proud to advocate for them through her participation with Pain BC.

Joanne Archer

Joanne Archer

Interim Co-Chair, BTech, MA

Joanne has worked in health care since 1977 in wide variety of roles and settings. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing and her masters degree in disability management. During her career, Joanne has had a bird's-eye view of the impact chronic pain has on people. She is excited and honored to be on the board of Pain BC as she recognises how much room for improvement exists for pain management both for health care providers and individuals who live with chronic pain.

James Leung

James Leung

Secretary Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, Director of Finance, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, CPA (CGA), FCCA (UK)

James is Director of Finance at the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia in Victoria, BC. He has worked in a variety of industries ranging from technology, aviation, and not-for-profit organizations. His career has allowed him to work in three countries and serve on several not-for-profit boards. He has seen firsthand the impact chronic pain can have on a person’s enjoyment of life and on their family. He is honoured to champion Pain BC’s mission and values.

Shona McGlashan

Shona McGlashan

Vice-Chair, FCG

Shona is a senior governance professional with over 25 years’ experience leading governance, diversity and inclusion, workplace mental health, and public affairs functions on both sides of the Atlantic. Shona has lived with chronic pain for half her life and is delighted to be able to help advance Pain BC’s mission. She is also a parent of teenagers, voracious reader, Gaelic learner, pursuer of mindfulness, and active every day.

Members at Large

Dr. Philippa Carrie

Dr. Philippa Carrie

Chiropractor, Cedar Coast Chiropractic

Philippa brings her experience of working as a chiropractor in Victoria to the Pain BC board. Outside of clinical practice, Philippa is also active in the chiropractic community through education and advocacy with the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board and the British Columbia Chiropractic Association, as well as local youth and community outreach programs in Victoria. She is continuing her education with a Masters degree in Interprofessional Pain Management through Western University. Philippa has seen the effects of chronic pain both at a personal level through family members and in a clinical setting through her patients. She is honoured to be a part of the Pain BC board, helping to advance the mission of the organization. 

Sarah Sandusky

Sarah Sandusky

Merritt Chapter Coordinator, Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

Sarah is dedicated to community wellness. She collaborates with local physicians in Merritt BC to drive innovation in access to sustainable health care. She serves on an advisory committee at CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health) where her perspectives contribute to a knowledge base that will inform health care decision makers in Canada. After two decades of working with non-profit organizations focused on homelessness, addiction, education, health, and human rights across Canada and abroad, Sarah brings strategic leadership, fundraising, and communications expertise to the Pain BC Board of Directors. She has experienced the impact of chronic pain both personally and professionally.

Dr. Kshitij Chawla

Dr. Kshitij Chawla

MD, FRCPC (Physiatry), FRCPC (Pain Medicine)

Dr. Chawla is a physiatrist and pain medicine specialist. He is the co-founder of Canadian Pain & Regenerative Institute and holds cross appointments in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Department of Anesthesia for the Pain Clinic at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Surrey Memorial Hospital, and the Transitional Pain Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital. He teaches as faculty at the University of British Columbia at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor and is a member of the Pain Medicine Subspecialty Committee at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He joined the Board of Directors at Pain BC to advocate for people living with chronic pain and facilitate systems level change for pain services.

Aparna Kurl

Aparna Kurl

Director of Tourism, Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada

Aparna Kurl holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seattle University. She has worked for the Minister of National Revenue and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. She served first as an executive and legislative assistant, and later took on the role of senior policy advisor. After leaving the Minister’s office, Aparna joined the Federal Public Service and worked in a variety of federal departments including Industry Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. Aparna spent most of her Public Service career at the Privy Council Office where she served in the Machinery of Government Secretariat and as Executive Advisor, Engagement, Outreach and Communications, to the Clerk of the Privy Council. She joined Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as the Director of Tourism in mid 2021. 

Joanne Jung

Joanne Jung

Pharmacy Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson

As a pharmacy benefits consultant at Willis Towers Watson and practicing clinical pharmacist with Fraser Health, Joanne brings a unique combination of drug plan expertise and hands-on experience working with people with chronic pain in many different clinical areas. She has partnered with a wide range of organizations in both the private and public sectors across Canada to design and implement forward-thinking health benefit management strategies. Prior to her current role, she led pharmacy services at a non-profit insurer, Pacific Blue Cross. Joanne holds a BSc (Pharmacy) from the University of British Columbia and also completed a hospital residency at St. Paul’s Hospital.