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 March 26, 2021).

Health Authority Representatives

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

Dermot Kelly
Vice President, Quality, Access and Flow, Fraser Health

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

Jessica Otte
Health Technology Assessment Physician Liaison, Island Health

Rachael Ritchie
Director of Innovation, Vancouver Coastal Health

Kimberly Stevenson
Senior Lead, Surgical Strategy, Interior Health

Ministry Representative

Ian Rongve, Co-chair
Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Innovation Division

Professional Members

Mark Harrison
Health Economist

Duncan Steele
Ethicist

Arminée Kazanjian
Scientific Advisor

Public Members

Maria Hewitt
Patient Advisor

Fay Low
Patient Advisor

Secretariat

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

Selva Bayat
Policy Analyst, Research and Technology Branch, Ministry of Health

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

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

Victoria Schuckel
Executive Director, Partnerships & Innovation Division, Ministry of Health