Health Technology Assessment Committee

The Health Technology Assessment Committee (HTAC) makes evidence-informed recommendations on which health technologies should be publicly provided in the province. For more information about the BC Health Technology Assessment process, please see this page.

Below the members and the secretariat for HTAC are listed (last updated Oct 10, 2019).

Health Authority Representatives

Elizabeth Brodkin
Executive Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, Fraser Health

James Coyle
Director, Health Systems Evaluations, Interior Health

Angela De Smit
Chief Operating Officer, Northern Interior, Northern Health

Reka Gustafson
Medical Health Officer and Medical Director of Communicable Disease, Vancouver Coastal

Sean Hardiman
Provincial Clinical Director, Cardiac Services BC, Provincial Health Services Authority

Jim Hutchinson, Co-Chair
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Island Health

Berna Marcelino
Provincial Director, Supply Chain, Provincial Health Services Authority 

Ministry Representative

Heather Davidson, Co-chair
Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships and Innovation Division, Ministry of Health

Professional Members

Mark Harrison
Health Economist

Duncan Steele
Ethicist

Arminée Kazanjian
Scientific Advisor

Public Members

Fay Low

Barbara O'Meara

Secretariat

Robert Bacigalupo
Policy Analyst, Research and Innovation Branch, Ministry of Health

Sandie Du
Policy Analyst, Research and Innovation Branch, Ministry of Health

Jemal Mohamed
Senior Health Economist, Research and Innovation Branch, Ministry of Health

Manik Saini
Director, Research and Innovation Branch, Ministry of Health