BC Cancer’s Prevention Program has a team of Cancer Prevention Specialists (CP Specialists) who build partnerships and collaborate on public health initiatives, supporting awareness and action in British Columbia regarding lifestyle factors for cancer prevention.
Please contact Kathy Pym at 604-877-6227 for further information.
Breann holds a Masters
degree in Population and Public health and has over eleven years
experience in the health sector, both locally and internationally. As a
Community Developer with Vancouver Coastal Health, Breann's work focused on
improving the health and well being of her community through capacity building,
partnership development, facilitating access to information and services, and
creating supportive environments. Breann has also worked in health human
resource planning, global tobacco control, HIV/AIDS control and prevention, and
health promotion. Teaching has become a growing interest for Breann and she is
currently teaching a public health course to naturopath students.
Halla completed her Masters degree in Health Administration at UBC and has 15+ years experience in organizational strategy and program development in the BC healthcare system. Her Masters thesis investigated childhood screening for dysfunction and disease, which led her to focus her career on disease prevention. For 5 years Halla was the Strategic Director at the Vancouver Division of Family Practice, which allowed her to work closely with the Ministry of Health, General Practice Services Committee and Doctors of BC, to improve the patient and doctor experience in BC's healthcare system. Her portfolio included community development to streamline patient access to physician care, health literature and hospital services, to improve overall population health. Most recently, she is focussing on the integration of knowledge translation and health literacy into disease prevention program development at BC Cancer.
Cheryl Colby has been a health and fitness professional for over 20 years, and has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree. Cheryl has served as the Director of Personal Training at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club as well as Jericho Tennis Club, and was one of the original trainers for Lifeworks Health Systems, one of Canada’s leading corporate health and wellness companies. As a personal trainer and health and fitness coordinator, Cheryl has experience with a variety of populations, including children, seniors of all ages, rehabilitation, pre/post natal, athletic training (including tennis and golf), boot camp, special needs and weight loss.
Cheryl believes that everyone deserves a healthy lifestyle, and with her passion for health and people, delivers a positive, energetic approach to her work.