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Dr. Chris Hacker, Registrar/CEO

Dr. Chris Hacker is the registrar and CEO of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC — the regulatory college that oversees BC’s 10,000 certified dental assistants, dental therapists, and dentists.

Under Chris’s leadership, CDSBC has undergone a transformation to become a modern regulator in service of patients and the public. He has delivered on a series of key changes to improve CDSBC’s performance and deliver on its vision of public protection, regulatory excellence, and optimal health. During the pandemic, he championed the development of guidance for all oral health professionals to deliver safe care to British Columbians.

Chris has direct experience providing healthcare that improves the quality of his patients’ lives, thanks to 35 years as a practising dentist. His open communications style and his treatment of his patients as partners in their oral health care helped him to build trusting and long-lasting relationships – skills that serve him well in regulatory leadership.

Chris serves on the executive of the BC Health Regulators, which brings together all of BC’s health regulatory colleges. At the national level, he is a member of the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation, and serves as an examiner for the National Dental Examining Board, which establishes the standard for competence for dentists in Canada.

​​Registrar's Office

Board/committee liaison, governance, strategic objectives, reporting

Dr. Chris Hacker – Registrar/CEO

Nancy Crosby – Manager, Board and Committee Relations

Mary Yu ​ Executive Assistant to the Registrar/CEO

​Finance, HR, IT and Operations

Accounts payable and receivable, human resources, operations, IT

Dan Zeng – Director, Finance, HR, IT and Operations

Karen England – Administrative Assistant, Operations
Maryam Ghassemi - Accounts Receivable Coordinator​
Nadine Hassan – Receptionist
Nancy Huynh – Document Imaging Clerk
Flora Lee – Accounting Officer
James Spencer – Data Integration and Project Management Officer​

​Human Resources

Evelyn Chen – Human Resources Generalist


Legal services, corporations, FOI & privacy, governance, discipline, Health Professions Review Board

​Joyce Johner​General Counsel & Deputy Registrar
Shelley Ball Legal Counsel
Farica Lyte – Legal Administrative Assistant

Rachel Gallo – Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer​

​Policy, Projects and Performance

Policy development, project management, performance and data

Róisín O'Neill Director, Policy, Projects and Performance
Renée Mok – Policy Management Lead (on leave)
​​Stephanie Nicholls Data Management and Performance Insights Lead​
Danielle Van Pelt - Project Coordinator

Professional Regulation

Complaint investigation and resolution, monitoring, compliance

Karen Mok – Director, Professional Regulation

Dr. Christopher Chung Complaint Investigator
Dr. Sigrid Coil Complaint Investigator
Dr. Janice Garret Complaint Investigator
Dr. Garry Lunn Complaint Investigator
Dr. Paul Newitt – Complaint Investigator
Dr. Alex Penner Complaint Investigator
Dr. Garry Sutton – Complaint Investigator
Dr. Kelly Wright Complaint Investigator

​​Intake and Inquiry

Michelle Singh Manager, Intake and Inquiry

Christina Chan – Administrative Assistant, Complaints
Biraj Joshi – Administrative Assistant, Complaints
Crystal Li – Administrative Assistant, Complaints
Emma Prophet – Administrative Assistant​, Inquiry Committee

Early Resolution and Complaint Investigation

Julie Boyce Manager, Early Resolution and Complaint Investigation

Victoria HoldenRegulatory Compliance Officer
Deborah Rhodes – Regulatory Compliance Officer

Meena Kanbi – Complaint Officer
Lilian Leung Complaint Officer ​(on leave)
Janice Nair – Complaint Officer
Agnes Pham – Complaint Officer
Noreen Proch – Complaint Officer

​Monitoring and Compliance

Moninder Sahota – Manager, Monitoring and Compliance

Dr. David Baird – Directed Education Monitor
Dr. Brian Wong – Directed Education Monitor

Melissa Eunson – Monitoring and Compliance Officer
Kelly Nagra - Administrative Assistant, Monitoring & Compliance​​

​Professional Practice

Quality assurance, sedation program, practice inquiries and advice

Ruby Ma – Program Manager, Sedation, GA and Non-Hospital Dental Facilities

Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore – Dental Policy Advisor​
Hazel Suh - Administrative Assistant, Sedation
Jennifer Yeung - Administrative Assistant, Sedation​


Initial registration, annual renewal, continuing education, criminal record checks, letters of standing

Leslie Riva Director, Registration

Melody Edgett – Continuing Education and Registration Assistant
Cathy Li – ​Administrative Assistant, Registration
Chloe Lo – Registration Lead
Socorro Wardle – Certification Assistant

​Strategy and Engagement

Communications, publications, media inquiries, newsletters, website, events/speaking

Anita Wilks – Director, Strategy and Engagement

Bethany Benoit-Kelly Senior Manager, Communications​ (on leave)

Cynthia Ho – Communications Coordinator
Melissa Mungall ​Communications Specialist