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Dr. Chris Hacker, Acting Registrar

Chris leads the staff team at the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, which regulates the conduct and competence of the 10,000 dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants in this province. Chris practised as a general dentist in Vancouver for more than 30 years before joining the College as a complaint investigator in 2011. He continued practising part time until 2017, when he was appointed deputy registrar, becoming acting registrar earlier this year. In this role, Chris directs the operations of the College in support of its mandate of public protection.

During his practising years, Chris was a founding member of the Study Club Alliance of BC and a member of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, the Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Registrar's Office (

Board/committee liaison, governance, policy development, sedation program, practitioner health and wellness, and directed education program

Dr. Chris Hacker – Acting Registrar

Joyce Johner – General Counsel

Nancy Crosby – Manager of CEO's Office
Mario Escalante – Administrative Assistant, Registration
Ruby Ma – Program Coordinator, Sedation
Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore – Dental Policy Advisor

Dr. Cathy McGregor – Health and Directed Education, Program Head
Dr. David Baird – Directed Education Monitor
Melissa Norman – Administrative Assistant, Health and Directed Education Program
Moninder Sahota – Monitoring and Compliance Officer
Dr. Brian Wong – Directed Education Monitor


​Registration and Human Resources (

Initial registration, annual renewal, criminal record checks, letters of standing,
human resources

Róisín O'Neill  Director of Registration and Human Resources
Leslie Riva  Senior Manager, CDA Certification and Quality Assurance

Evelyn Chen – Registration and Human Resources Coordinator
Chloe Lo – Dentist Registration Coordinator
Marife Sonico – Administrative Assistant, Registration
Socorro Wardle Certification Assistant

Complaints (

Early resolution and practice advice, and complaint investigation

        Dr. Meredith Moores – Acting Director of Professional Practice 

Dr. Phil Barer Complaint Investigator
Dr. Sigrid Coil  Complaint Investigator
Dr. Garry Lunn Complaint Investigator 
Dr. Alex Penner  Complaint Investigator
Dr. Kelly Wright Complaint Investigator 
Dr. Garry Sutton  Early Resolution and Practice Advice

Julie Boyce  Complaint Paralegal
Rachel Gallo  Complaint Paralegal
Kelly Cornell  Complaint Officer 
Merhnaz Moniriasl  Complaint Officer
Lilian Leung  Complaint Officer
Michelle Singh – Complaint and Inquiry Committee Officer

Jennifer Chung – Administrative Assistant
Meena Kanbi – Administrative Assistant
Agnes Pham – Administrative Assistant

​Continuing Education (

Quality Assurance program, continuing education submissions

Leslie Riva  Senior Manager, CDA Certification and Quality Assurance

​Communications (

Events, publications, media inquiries, speaking opportunities, website

Anita Wilks  Director of Communications

Bethany Benoit-Kelly  Communications Specialist
Jocelyn Chee  Communication and Event Assistant
Leanne Le Fevre  Communications Coordinator 

​Finance and Administration (

Accounts payable and receivable, annual budget, financial reporting, operations, IT

Dan Zeng  Director of Finance and Administration

Karen England – Operations Administrative Assistant
Flora Lee – Accounting Officer
Noreen Proch – Receptionist
James Spencer – Data and Information Integrator