Dr. Kira McClellan President (Hospitalist/Family Medicine)
Born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland, I completed both my B.Sc. (Biology) and MD at Memorial University before packing a U-Haul, my Great Dane, and my significant other (in no particular order) and travelling against prevailing winds to Thunder Bay, ON for a residency in Rural Family Medicine. In search of the best Nordic skiing the country could offer, I arrived in Vernon in 2003. I maintained locum status in the area until 2008 when I helped to start a new Family Medicine clinic in Armstrong, BC. Currently, I proudly work as a family practitioner in Armstrong, a hospitalist at VJH, and I provide care at Options for Sexual Health. I also hold a clinical instructor appointment with UBC. The Facility Engagement initiative is an exciting new venture for me. Seeing our local medical staff come together for this valuable work is both energizing and refreshing.
The elusive life/work balance is always front and centre in my sights. I balance my professional life with Nordic skiing, cycling, backcountry skiing, and the occasional blast back into a climbing harness, all the while trying not to get injured and spending as much time as possible with my family.
Dr. Jason Doyle Secreatry-Treasurer (Lab Medicine)
Anna Flasch Project Manager
Born in Saskatchewan, Anna moved to Kelowna as a small child. She moved with her husband to Calgary, Alberta, to finish her post-secondary education in Business Management, majoring in marketing. Anna is a highly skilled marketing and communication specialist with a diverse background in supporting business development for a variety of private and not-for-profit sector organizations. A professional with a service-oriented, innovative and progressive approach, she enables organizations to achieve positive results while maximizing profits and growth. Examples of her depth and breadth of experience include, but isn’t limited to, project managing the construction and start-up of a 40 million-dollar, 5-star senior’s residence, the start-up of the first rural hospice in Canada and working on Mayoralty, MP, and MLA campaigns. She is most proud of her family, including her husband, son, daughter and son-in-law and the newest addition to the family, her grand-baby. Please contact Anna with any questions or feedback.
Maja Keast Administrative Assistant
Maja is proud to have worked for more than 20 years at Vernon Jubilee Hospital which is also the hospital that she was actually born in. Her extensive administrative experience includes both private and public sector careers, but her passion remains in medical administration. She has worked on more than 10 acute care units at Vernon Jubilee Hospital as a unit coordinator as well as held community positions in the Home Oxygen, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab, and Mental Health programs. She subsequently managed Interior Health’s new corporate credentialing and privileging department. Her team initiated the first successful electronic implementation of IH’s annual privileging process which became the gold standard for privileging and credentialing in BC. In her leisure hours, Maja enjoys glam-camping, her husband’s gourmet cooking, and checking off bucket list items such as completing the Panama Canal transit via a cruise ship. Contact Maja at firstname.lastname@example.org