Founders 

VANESSA BRCIC

MANJIT (JEET) CHAND

Manjit was the driving force behind the development and implementation of the pilot Basics for Health program and is a co-founder of Basics for Health Society.  She has been working in social and health services – locally and internationally – for over 20 years with a particular focus on volunteer management, cross-cultural and anti-oppression training, community development and adult education.  Jeet believes a better, more equitable, world is possible and is proud to be working with Basics for Health Society towards that goal.

Sarah Dobson

Sarah has a Masters degree in community health research from the Université de Montréal and has spent the last decade in research management and grant development in universities across Canada. She is also a researcher with an interest in health services, health professions education, and health inequities. Her current research focuses on understanding the role that health professionals play as advocates. This work has been published and presented nationally and internationally. She sits on the health advocacy curriculum development committee in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and has contributed to national medical education projects including the Future of Medical Education in Canada - Postgraduate Project and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's CanMEDS 2015 initiative.