Ann Thomas, CPHI(C)

Ann graduated from BCIT in 1988. She started her career as an EHO in Fort St. John, BC and the NWT. In 1993, she returned to northern BC as Chief Environmental Officer. In 2000, Ann accepted a promotion with the BC Ministry of Health and headed south. Since 2003 she has held the position of Regional Manager of Health Protection and Environmental Services for the Island Health Authority.

Ann has participated in various CIPHI activities and committees over the years including Editor for the “BC Page” newsletter, Member of the Board of Certification (BOC), and BOC representative on the BCIT Environmental Health Advisory Committee. Ann was the Chair of the BOC from 2002-2010 and in 2012 received the Alex Cross Award for her contributions to the improvement of the BOC standards for public health inspectors in Canada.

Ann considers her involvement with CIPHI to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her career and is looking forward to another opportunity to support the profession as a member of the National Executive Council. In January 2015 Ann was appointed to the position of CIPHI President.