Our leadership team directs and guides Doctors of BC staff, working alongside the Board of Directors to support the strategic direction of the association. They are responsible for:

  • Providing excellence in services that add value to BC’s doctors, residents, and medical students 
  • Creating and maintaining a supportive organization, 
  • Ensuring that Doctors of BC is a great place to work, and
  • Ensuring the organization is fiscally sound

To connect with members of our leadership team, e-mail us at communications@doctorsofbc.ca or call 1 800 665 2262.

Leadership Team

  • Allan Seckel, CEO

Allan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Doctors of BC in October 2011. He began his career as a lawyer at Russell & DuMoulin, and was a partner of the merged firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. In 2003, he started working for the provincial government as Deputy Attorney General, and later became the Deputy Minister to Premier Gordon Campbell and Head of the BC Public Service. In addition to a commerce and economics degree from SFU, Allan holds a Bachelor of Law from UVIC and a Master of Laws from Cambridge University. Allan serves on a number of boards, including Covenant House Vancouver and the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.

  • Marisa Adair, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
  • Jim Aikman, Executive Director of Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Dr Sam Bugis, Executive Director of Physician and External Affairs
  • Dr Andrew Clarke, Executive Director of the Physician Health Program
  • Amanda Corcoran, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Cathy Cordell, General Counsel
  • Peter Denny, Chief Infrastructure Officer
  • Dr Brenda Hefford, Executive Director of Community Practice, Quality & Integration
  • Rob Hulyk, Director of Physician Advocacy
  • Sinden Luciuk, Executive Director of Members' Products and Services
  • Tod MacPherson, Director of Negotiations
  • Paul Straszak, Chief Negotiator and Executive Director of Negotiations
  • Sarah Vergis, Chief Financial Officer
  • Deborah Viccars, Director of Policy