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Teresa Bissenden

Director, Patient & Public Engagement
Vancouver, BC

Teresa joined the council in February 2018. She is excited to work with and learn from the many different patient partners and health care partners across the province. Teresa comes to the Council with experience in engagement, change management and community development. Prior to joining the Council, Teresa worked for Vancouver Coastal Health in their Transformation Office trying to create wide-scale change. She is excited to use her background in restorative justice and community development to listen to patients’ and families’ experiences and ensure their voices are heard.

Teresa holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. She is a passionate learner, always wanting to explore more and ever curious to understand the “why.”  On her days off, Teresa can be found exploring the trails of North Vancouver with her husband, toddler and dog!