Dr. Yu was appointed to the position of president of BCPMA in November 2022. Prior to this he held the position of government liaison. He has exciting plans and hopes for the association including working towards starting a podiatry department at a local university, writing a book on the history of podiatry in BC and reinstating in person evening educational lectures for podiatrists across BC.
Dr. Green has a long history of service and dedication to the BC Podiatric Medical Association. He was elected to the position of president in April 2013 and stayed in the roll as president until November 2022. During his tenure as president Dr. Green helped podiatrists in BC navigate their transition to becoming part of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, negotiated a podiatry contract with WorkSafe BC to provide podiatric coverage to injured workers, organized annual scientific seminars pre-covid, arranged and organized monthly webinars during the covid pandemic and helped his colleagues and public navigate podiatry pre and post covid. He is an incredible asset to the association and we are lucky to have him continue to serve as past-president where he remains active, providing his guidance and wisdom to the rest of the board.
Dr. Riar stepped into the roll of treasurer for BC Podiatric Medical Association in November 2022. Prior to this he served as a member-at-large. Dr. Riar is excited about the opportunity to serve both his colleagues and the public with his position on the BCPMA board of directors. He has a long history of community service in the podiatry field including previously working with the College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC.
Dr. Ray Bolen has served on the BCPMA board of directors since the early 2010s. For many years he served tirelessly as treasurer, and moved onto the roll of member-at-large in November 2022. During his tenure as treasurer Dr. Ray Bolen was responsible for the finances of the association and had a special passion for helping podiatrists travel to rural communities in BC to provide much needed podiatric care. He continues this passion and work today in his role as a member-at-large. He has been a power-house on the board for over a decade and we are lucky to have him on our team!
Dr. Brown joined the BCPMA board of directors in November 2022. He is passionate about serving both his colleagues and the public in his role as member-at-large. While new to the board Dr. Brown has many exciting ideas and is working with the rest of the executive to bring those ideas into fruition. We are grateful to have Dr. Brown representing podiatrists from the Okanagan Valley on our executive.