Ask an ACGNN/GENI Specialist

If you have a question about the Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network, please contact Marcia Carr.

If you have a question about the information on this site or would like to talk to a Clinical Nurse Specialist or an ACGNN or GENI expert, please choose from the non-retired names below:

Marcia Carr, RN, BN, MS, GNC(c), NCA

Marcia Carr, RN, BN, MS, GNC(c), NCA

Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant for ACGNN.ca

Cell: 604-613-3713
Pager: 604-450-6185
Fax: 604-412-6170

Adjunct Professor:

  • SFU, Gerontology Research Center;
  • University of Victoria, School of Nursing;
  • University of British Columbia, School of Nursing

Assistant Clinical Professor: McMaster University, School of Nursing

  brimar_carr@dccnet.com

  604-434-4211 local 3446

Helen Chow, RN, BSN, MSN, GNC(c)

Helen Chow, RN, BSN, MSN, GNC(c)

Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Langley Health Services/Langley Memorial Hospital

Specialties: managing challenging responsive behaviours, chronic disease management, Brief Action Planning certification

  helen.chow@fraserhealth.ca

  604-585-5666 local 2284

Mary Kjorven, RN, BsN, MSN, GNC(c), PhD

Mary Kjorven, RN, BsN, MSN, GNC(c), PhD

NCA. Regional Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Continence Advisor

Interior Health, Clinical Instructor UBC Dept of Medicine, Associate Member, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UBC

PhD candidate

UBC Okanagan Board Chair, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

Specialties: Research, specifically delirium, risk, post-structural methodology, discourse analysis and autoethnography; nursing regulation and bowel and bladder health.

Cell: 250-826-0671

  Mary.Kjorven@interiorhealth.ca

  250-862-4300 ext 2113

Patricia Roy, RPN, RN, BSN, MN, GNC(c)

Patricia Roy, RPN, RN, BSN, MN, GNC(c)

Frail Elderly/Older Adult Clinical Network

Abbotsford/Mission Community Service Area

Specialties: Developing care plan with interprofessional team in managing challenging responsive behaviours and chronic disease management.

  patricia.roy@fraserhealth.ca

  604-614-9594

Susan Brown, RN, BSN, MSN, GNC (c)

Susan Brown, RN, BSN, MSN, GNC (c)

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Residential Care and Assisted Living
Gerontology
Fraser Health Authority

Specialties: Certified in Brief Action Planning through the Center of Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation (www.centrecmi.ca) previously motivational interviewing, chronic disease management, palliative approaches to care, home health and care transitions across acute, community and residential care, certified P.I.E.C.E.S ™ resource person-supporting care teams in managing responsive behavior.

  susanp.brown@fraserhealth.ca

  604-614-8596

Sherri Kensall, RN, MSN, C Neph (c), CDE, GNC (c)

Sherri Kensall, RN, MSN, C Neph (c), CDE, GNC (c)

Certified Diabetes Educator

CNA Certification in Nephrology and Gerontology

Specialties: Chronic disease management including expertise in diabetes care and the journey of chronic renal failure from initial diagnosis to end of life care including decision making related to treatment options.

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medicine Network
Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Health Service Area
Fraser Health

  Sherri.Kensall@fraserhealth.ca

  604-613-5448

Connie Davis, RN, MSN

Connie Davis, RN, MSN

Gerontological Nurse Practioner, Board Certified

  cld@conniedavis.ca

  604-991-4563

Maylene Fong, RN, MSN

Maylene Fong, RN, MSN

Clinical Practice Leader, Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority – Vancouver Community
#200 520 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver BC V5Z 4H5

  maylene.fong@vch.ca

  604-708-5285

Valerie MacDonald, RN BSN MSN ONC

Valerie MacDonald, RN BSN MSN ONC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgery/Orthopaedics, Fraser Health

CEO, VMAC Consulting
Ambassador, International Collaboration Orthopaedic Nurses
Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia School of Nursing

  vmdpdg@gmail.com

  604-307-7932

We are grateful for the vision, mentoring, teaching and care provided by these ACGNN contributors:

RETIRED - Janice Brown, RN, BN, NCA, GNC(c)

RETIRED - Janice Brown, RN, BN, NCA, GNC(c)

Retired - Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Peace Arch Hospital

RETIRED - Phyllis Hunt, RN, MSN, NCA

RETIRED - Phyllis Hunt, RN, MSN, NCA

Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Continence Advisor

RETIRED - Pam Ottem

RETIRED - Pam Ottem

RETIRED - Donna Ross, RN, BSN, MA, GNC(c), NCA

RETIRED - Donna Ross, RN, BSN, MA, GNC(c), NCA

Clinical Nurse Specialist

RETIRED - Maureen Shaw, RN, MN

RETIRED - Maureen Shaw, RN, MN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology

RETIRED - Sandra Whytock, RN, MSN, GNC(c), NCA

RETIRED - Sandra Whytock, RN, MSN, GNC(c), NCA

Clinical Nurse Specialist