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We are IH: Sarah Wozniak

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Sarah Wozniak (she/her) Job Title: Benefit Advisor Lead Years of Service: Less than a year Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "You cannot control everything that happens to…

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We are IH: Chioma Akinkugbe

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Chioma Akinkugbe Job Title: Clinical Informatics Analyst Years of Service: 2 Worksite: Kelowna Community Health Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "God is love."  Chioma's kind demeanour and bright…

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We are IH: Allison New

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Allison New Job Title: Community Integrated Care Coordinator Years of Service: 22 Worksite: Shuswap Home Health Services Community: Salmon Arm Ancestral Territory: Secwepemcúl’ecw (Secwépemc) Favourite Quote:  "Stay true to yourself and the values you hold most…

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We are IH: Marlis Gauvin

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Marlis Gauvin Job Title: Director, Medical Program Transformation Years of Service: 14 total (5+9 with a gap in between) Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish…

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We are IH: Sarah LaFleur

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Sarah LaFleur (prev. Donnelly) Job Title: Coordinator, Clinical Student Placement Years of Service: 2.5 Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "Too often we…

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We are IH: Lisa Zetes-Zanatta

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Lisa Zetes-Zanatta Job Title: Executive Director Clinical Operations, Rural Acute and Community, Thompson and Cariboo Regions Years of Service: 18 Worksite: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Corporate Office Community: Kamloops Ancestral Territory: Secwepemc (She-whep -m) /…

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How to be an ally

More than 50 years ago, police raided the Stonewall Inn, and demanded sex verification checks on trans women. A spontaneous protest broke out that helped to spread the conversation about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, and Two-Spirit people (L​GBTQIA2S+) issues and the battle for acceptance and inclusion. It was also the…

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We are IH: Rachel Thibault

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Rachel Thibault Job Title: Admin - Primary Care Supervisor, Manager Support for Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Years of Service: 18 Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) /…

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