REACH Management Team
REACH Centre is administered by Department Managers, Directors, and Coordinators and helmed by our Executive Director, who acts as the link to our our Board of Directors. Each department contributes to REACH in different ways, but together, we address the social determinants of health and ensure everyone has access to health care, whatever their needs.
Nicole LeMire - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nicole is a senior professional with over 25 years experience in management and consulting. With a Master’s Degree in Economics and recent certificates in International Development and in Program Evaluation, she has worked as a consultant at national and international levels, mostly assisting with the creation of strategic plans based on institutional diagnostic. Also, coached staff and management to improve their organizational capacities, including monitoring and evaluation, human resources, and administrative system. Held the position of Project Manager for Vancouver Coastal Health and dual position of Health Care Team Leader and Operations Manager at REACH Community Health Centre for over 3 years. Occupied several management positions for Vocational Community Colleges for over 8 years. Excellent positive and effective leadership and communication skills coupled with strong analytical abilities.
Maria Botero - Dental Manager
Maria worked as a dentist in Colombia for 15 years, specializing in Pediatric Dentistry and Maxillary Orthopedics. She has worked at Reach for the last 18 years. She is committed to family and work, and enjoys making puzzles.
Patricia Dabiri - Multicultural Family Centre Manager
Bio to come soon
Afshin Jaberi - Pharmacy Manager
Afshin completed his Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences and his Post-Graduate Clinical Residency at UBC. He came to REACH as a resident in 1996 and has remained here since as a Clinical Pharmacist and the Pharmacy Manager. During that time he has been a Clinical Instructor for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. He was instrumental in the development of the International Transgender Endocrine Guidelines of BC. Currently, he is actively involved federally in the prospects of a National Universal Pharmacare Program. In his spare time, Afshin loves to spend time with his children, play sports and work on his classic sports cars.
Wendy Redhead - operations manager, Medical
Wendy joined REACH in 2018 with ten years international experience in healthcare administration and compliance. Outside work, Wendy is keen knitter and an avid armchair sports fan.