We Are IH is a new recognition campaign to spotlight our people in a real way – through pictures and stories that allow their authenticity to shine through! Each month, four Interior Health employees or medical staff will be featured through our News@IH website and our weekly In the Loop Roundup email newsletter.
Motivated by her desire to help, Carla chose a career that she knew could create impactful change in the lives of others. As a Social Worker for over 10 years, Royal Inland Hospital has been lucky to have Carla as part of the team for the past 6 years, primarily in Kidney Care Clinic and Transplant programs.
Carla’s role has expanded as an active member of many committees: National Conservative Care, Management Committee, BC Pre-Emptive Transplant Committee & Polycystic Kidney Disease Committee. The proudest moment in her career was being invited as a member of the Ethics Committee. Congrats Carla, well deserved! In addition, she has been trained as a facilitator for the Serious Illness Conversation; and at her local hospital, she has developed and taken the lead for the Palliative Response Team during COVID-19 and is a member of the Morgue Process Committee and Ethics Committee.
Born and raised in Kamloops / Secwepemc (She-whep-m), Carla has always been inspired by people in her life, photography, and art. To this day, her favourite hobby outside of work is capturing images with her camera and creating art. As an avid learner, Carla is always educating herself and providing insight and learning resourceful ways to make a change.
Her love of caring for people extended past her career as a Social Worker as she took on the role of a volunteer firefighter to serve and protect her community. As motivated as Carla is, she also knows how to work hard and play hard. She enjoys looking forward to the weekend spending quality time with loved ones and creating art.
Nominate a colleague or join in yourself with the We Are IH submission form.
Check back each Friday for the next We Are IH feature.
For more information contact EmployeeExperience@InteriorHealth.ca.
Carla’s nomination of Annelise Beach & Jenni Culbert keeps the We Are IH loop going:
Annelise Beach is always helping out where she can, eager to learn, and a strong member of the Social Work team.
Jenni Culbert is the fearless leader of Social Work who encourages the development and personal growth of each member of the Social Work team.