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The Board is the governing, policy-making body of CDSBC. The CDSBC Board is made up of certified dental assistants (CDAs), dental therapists, dentists, and public members. ​The registrant/CDA members are elected and public members are appointed by the provincial government.

The Board meets four times a year, and h​olds an annual general meeting. Board workshops on various timely issues may also be held two to three times a year, and Board members serve on other CDSBC committees and working groups.

View the details for the next board meeting.

Board Highlights and Board minutes from previous meetings can be found in the CDSBC Library under the "Board and Governance" heading.

Meet the Board ​

Board ​Chair

Mr. Carl Roy
Public Board Member (Appointed until December 31, 2022)
Carl brings more than four decades of experience in the health sector, and has worked with multiple regulatory bodies throughout his career. Until recently, he was the President & CEO of the Provincial Health Services Authority. He has a strong governance background and demonstrated success in improving board performance. This is his second term as Board Chair.

Elected Board Members

Dr. Alexander Hird
Dentist Board Member (Term end June 30, 2023)
Alexander has served on CDSBC committees since 2007, most recently as chair of the Registration Committee and member of the Quality Assurance Committee. He has been a general dentist since 2003, working in private, hospital and public health environments. He also holds a graduate degree in health economics, policy and management.
Ms. Cathy Larson
Certified Dental Assistant Board Member
(Term end June 30, 2021)
Cathy has been a practising CDA for over 40 years and is an instructor at Vancouver Community College's certified dental assisting program. Cathy serves on the Quality Assurance and Discipline committees.
Dr. Maico (Mike) Melo
Dentist Board Member (Term end June 30, 2021)
Mike is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Victoria and Duncan. Mike received his dental degree from UBC in 2003, and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgical training at the Washington Hospital Center in 2007. He is the vice-chair of the Sedation and General Anaesthetic Services Committee.
Ms. Sabina Reitzik
Certified Dental Assistant Board Member
(Term end June 30, 2023)
Sabina has been a practising CDA for over 15 years and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professoror at UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Ms. Kim Trottier
Dental Therapist Board Member (Term end June 30, 2023)
Kim is the first dental therapist to join the CDSBC Board. Graduating from Dental Therapy in 2001, Kim works with the First Nations Health Authority and delivers care to Indigenous people living in remote areas of the province. Prior to her work in B.C., she worked as a dental therapist in Saskatchewan and served on the Saskatchewan Dental Therapist Council.
Dr. Richard Wilczek
Dentist Board Member (Term end June 30, 2021)
Richard earned his dental degree from UBC in 1981 and has been a dentist for over 36 years. He has a private practice in Prince George, and provides residential dental care to patients in Jubilee Lodge and at the Prince George Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic located in the Native Friendship Centre.

Public Board Members

Dr. Heather Davidson, PhD
Public Board Member (Appointed until December 31, 2022)
Heather is an Assistant Deputy Minister for the BC Ministry of Health with responsibility for research, innovation, knowledge management, legislation and intergovernmental relations. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Adult Development and Aging and has worked as a psychologist and researcher in geriatric medicine.
Ms. Dianne Doyle
Public Board Member (Appointed until December 31, 2022)
Dianne has a long history as an executive within the BC health system, most recently having spent 11 years as CEO of Providence Health Care in Vancouver. She is a former nurse and has served on a number of provincial and national boards related to health, research and professional development.
Ms. Barb Hambly
Public Board Member (Appointed until December 31, 2022)
Barb is a senior leader in the corporate health services field. She has held executive positions in finance, human resources and public affairs.
Ms. Shirley Ross
Public Board Member (Appointed until December 31, 2022)
Shirley brings experience in communications, education and advocacy. She has acted as global health project director for Oxfam Canada, community developer and community health nurse for the Vancouver Health Board, and general duty nurse in various acute care hospitals across B.C., Alberta and Manitoba.
Dr. Lynn Stevenson, PhD
Public Board Member (Appointed until December 31, 2022)
Lynn is a former Associate Deputy Minister of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and serves on a number of boards in the health and academic sector. She is a registered nurse and has a PhD with a research focus on organizational change, practice and leadership.