Program Committee

We’re very pleased that the following talented people have agreed to contribute their time and insights to Care Anywhere

Dr. Karen Lam, PhD. Chair of the Program Committee.
Karen is an Adjunct Professor in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and brings 20 years of experience in biomedical research, innovation, and business development. She has worked across academic, non-profit, healthcare and industry settings, notably as Chief Business Officer at the PROOF Centre of Excellence, Leader of Innovation and Business Development at Vancouver Coastal Health, and as co-founder and CEO of Pawsperity Biotechnologies Inc.

Geof Auchinleck, BASc.
Geof is CEO of Claris Healthcare and has over 40 years of experience in the medical device field. He is very active in the Vancouver medical device community. He has served on the board of the Medical Device Development Centre for more than 30 years, with 22 as chair. He is also an independent Director of several medical device start-ups. Geof holds 23 US patents for a range of medical devices and technologies and was part of the Vancouver-based team that built and tested the world’s first robot specifically designed to assist in surgeryDr.

Alexandra Greenhill, MD. 
Dr. Greenhill is a physician leader and tech entrepreneur with a 15+ year track record of massive $100m+ healthcare innovations. Alexandra has spent her entire career using innovation and technology to improve the lives of physicians and patients. After decades of leadership roles in the healthcare system and led various award-winning companies, she now leads Careteam Technologies, advises health and IT ventures and is an advocate for advancing the role of women in STEM and changing the world of healthcare. She is co-editor of Wylie 2023 book on “AI in Clinical Medicine”

Adriana Cowan, BASc, Care Anywhere Trainee Liaison.
Adriana is a MASc student in School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC with supervisor Professor John Madden. Her thesis project is titled “Twisted and coiled actuator driven devices for controlling edema and improving venous return.”