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murrayMurray Ramsden – Board Chair

Murray Ramsden recently retired after ten years of service as CEO of the Interior Health Authority in British Columbia. Prior to this, Mr. Ramsden served five years as CEO of the Okanagan Similkameen Health Region and five years as COO of Kelowna General Hospital.

Mr. Ramsden is the former Vice Chair of the Health Council of Canada and is a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada. Previously, he was a Director on the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, a Director on the Canadian Association of Community Care, a Director on the Canadian Health Network, and a Director for the BC Risk Management Society, to name a few.

Mr. Ramsden is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and Health Care Leaders’ Association of British Colombia. He holds his degree in Business Administration (Honours) from Wilfred Laurier University.

warrenDr. Warren Bell – Director

Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Dr. Warren Bell has been a family physician for 37 years, having graduated from McGill University in 1974, and completed a residency there in 1976. For over three decades he has been concerned about and involved in issues of social development and the environment, as well as the peace and anti-nuclear movement, global health and development (with an emphasis on the role of multinationals — especially drug companies — and patents), and the integration of healing modalities of all kinds. He has written and spoken in many settings on these and related issues, and participated in a number of projects both locally and nationally. For ten years he wrote a weekly newspaper column entitled “Global Health”. He has recently written several pieces for the on-line Vancouver Observer.

He is a past president of Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), and past founding president of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). He is a past president of the Association of Complementary and Integrative Physicians of B.C (ACIPBC). He is currently president of Wetland Alliance: The Ecological Response (WA:TER).

He lives in a small town in south-central B.C. with practice integrating conventional and alternative or complementary remedies. He was for 5 years president of the medical staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital.


staceyTookeyStacey Tookey – Director

Three time Emmy-nominated Choreographer Stacey Tookey is a talented Canadian born director, choreographer and dancer, who has worked with legendary musical artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble. She performed as a member of R.A.W. (Mia Michaels’ cutting edge dance company), Parsons Dance Project based in NY, Ballet British Columbia and the Houston Grand Opera’s Carmen. She also earned the coveted role as an assistant choreographer for Broadway’s A Few Good Men Dancin’ and was an original cast member for the entire five year run of Celine Dion’s record- breaking show A New Day at Caesars Palace. Tookey worked as Resident Choreographer and Guest Judge on CTV’s hit So You Think You Can Dance–Canada, before being hired for the U.S. version of the show, where her passionate pieces have currently earned her third consecutive Emmy nomination.

Tookey served as Director on the sold-out 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour. She choreographed the video for Atlantic Records recording artist Christina Perri’s chart-topping hit Jar of Hearts and Vienne’s She Breaks music video. Stacey is thrilled to have choreographed full length works for Los Angeles Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet 2012 season as well as the workshop for the musical entitled DANCER featuring some of the elite dancers of the National Ballet of Canada. She is proud to be the creator, director, producer and Choreographer for the dance drama web series soon to be released, Chasing 8s. Stacey is proud to announce that her Dance Company STILL MOTION will be making its debut at the Nate Holden Theater in Los Angeles in November 2012.


ericFranceDr. Eric France, MD MSPH – Director

Dr. France is the Chief of Population Care and Prevention Services for the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region. The department oversees efforts to improve the health of members through chronic disease management, prevention programs and worksite health management, and builds tools such as registries and reminder systems to aid in this work. The department is the catalyst that enables KP to be Colorado’s superior provider of proactive care across the life span. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive care for 540,000, with 1,000 physicians, 24 facilities and 8 hospital partners along the Colorado front range.

Dr. France is a graduate of McGill Medical School, and completed residencies in pediatrics and preventive medicine in Colorado. He is an associate clinical professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Colorado and teaches residents regularly.

He spends his free time with his wife and two children, ages 16 and 19, and in the mountains of Colorado skiing, biking, hiking, fishing and hunting.

Ray Racette 2010Ray Racette – 

Ray Racette joined the Canadian College of Health Leaders as President and CEO in February, 2008.  He has over 30 years of senior health leadership experience, primarily in acute care at the CEO level, and has had extensive volunteer involvement with a variety of community organizations. Prior to joining the College he served 10 years as President and CEO of Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg.

Ray has a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University, a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Health Executive with the College.



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