Clinical Mentorship Call

Trans Care BC’s new clinical support initiative features weekly, lunch-hour meetings for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, registered clinical counsellors, and registered health care professionals.

These dial-in meetings will provide an opportunity for sharing of information and resources, clinical discussion and professional networking. Rotating mentors from a variety of disciplines will be in attendance. 

Trans Care BC’s Clinical Mentorship Call is held every Thursday from 12:10 -1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). If you would like to be involved, please email trans.edu@phsa.ca to be included on our distribution list. Meeting minutes will be made available to all members.

Get to know our mentors

Click on a session date and name to learn more about our clinical mentors.

 

Mia Mosters

‎Mia Mosters RSLP is a registered speech-language pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing BC as well as Speech and Hearing Canada (SAC) and  the BC association for speech-language pathologists and audiologists (BCASLPA). Mia obtained her Masters of Speech Pathology from UBC as well as her diploma in Logopaedics from Germany. Mia is fluent in English and German.  She has 16 years experience working with adults in acute care hospital settings, in and out patient rehabilitation and voice therapy. Mia runs her own private practice which includes voice therapy, gender affirming voice therapy and neurological communication disorders. Mia has a passion for working with people in various settings and helping them achieve their goals for optimal communication.



Sherri Zelazny

Sherri is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, Ithaca NY and her graduate degree from New York University, New York, NY.


Sherri began her career as a general speech pathologist in Laconia, NH where she worked for 15 years. She went on to pursue advanced clinical expertise in voice and laryngeal airway management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics. While at the University of Wisconsin, Sherri worked as a member of a dynamic team of Speech-Language Pathologists and Laryngologists. She has presented nationally on a variety of voice and laryngeal airway topics.


Her areas of special interest include voice evaluation and treatment, paradoxical vocal fold motion, voice therapy for Parkinson Disease, Gender Affirming Voice Training, and community education. Sherri has been an instructor in the PHSA Changing Keys program since 2015.


Sherri holds the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals BC Advanced Competency for Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Voice and is an LSVT® Certified Clinician.


‎Eva M. Moore, MD, MSPH, FAAP (she/her) is an Adolescent Medicine Pediatrician at BC Children’s Hospital, and Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director, Adolescent Medicine Subspecialty Residency and Clinical Fellowship Training Program in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at University of British Columbia. At BCCH, she cares for adolescents with complex physical and mental health symptoms in an inpatient, outpatient and community capacity.  Dr. Moore has worked with young people with gender diversity for over 20 years. She welcomes young people with gender diversity and LGBTQ2SI identities in her professional practice and works with them and their families to support their identity as part of their healthy adolescent growth and development. 

Ray Croy (she/they) is a registered nurse working in Vancouver Coastal Health's Gender Surgery Program operating out of Vancouver General Hospital. Previous to joining the Gender Surgery Program she worked as the Surgical Coordinator for Trans Care BC and as a clinic nurse at VCH's Trans Specialty Clinic.  They have certified practice in STI management and contraceptive management and previously completed surgical readiness assessments under the support and supervision of Dr. Marria Townsend at Trans Care BC. Ray is experienced in coordinating and delivering post-operative care for patients who have had gender-affirming surgery. Ray is passionate about the nursing role in gender-affirming care within our health care system and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. 

 

Jamie Tourond (she/her) is a family nurse practitioner (NP-F) in Abbotsford, BC. Prior to her NP-F role she worked as a critical care RN for 10 years. She graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2015 with a Master of Science in Nursing with a special focus on First Nation Health. Since becoming an NP-F she works at the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre and Sumas First Nation Reserve serving a diverse population. 

 

Her desire to increase access to quality gender-affirming care quickly grew when the needs in her community were evident. Since 2017 she has been providing weekly trans care clinics with an amazing multidisciplinary team at the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre. She is a hormone and surgical readiness assessor, and provides ongoing care for many trans youth and adults in Abbotsford. She thoroughly enjoys this work and is often saying it is the most rewarding part of her career. 

After completing her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2013 at UBC, Nicole pursued additional training at the University of Ottawa.  She completed a Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology in June 2014.  She also added a Health Care Education Scholars Program Diploma from the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education to her list of accomplishments.

 

She has joined the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Clinical Assistant Professor, and the medical staff at BC Women's Hospital, BC Children's Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.  Her adult general obstetrics and gynecology referral practice is based at the Diamond Health Care Centre.

Dr. Karina Zeidler is a family physician in Vancouver. She started caring for transgender and gender diverse patients in 2012 as a resident volunteering at the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre. She has been in practice since 2014 and the majority of the patients in her practice are transgender or gender diverse, spanning the ages of 4 to 68. In addition to providing primary care, she is also involved in all aspects of gender affirming care including hormone initiation and management, surgical planning, and pre and post operative care. She is a member of the BC Trans Care Group and regularly attends conferences and educational workshops related to gender health. 

Dr. Kelly Mattheis (he/him) is a General Practitioner working in Vancouver Coastal Health’s Trans Specialty Care program operating out of Three Bridges Community Health Centre in downtown Vancouver.  Dr. Mattheis has been caring for trans and gender diverse people since 2006 and has been an approved surgical assessor in BC since 2013.  He also holds a medical leadership role within VCH as the Medical Coordinator for Trans Specialty Care since 2016.   Dr. Mattheis is passionate about educating providers to increase the capacity for access to gender affirming care within our health care system. 

Ingrid Cosio has been a family physician in Prince George, BC, since 2005 when she completed her residency training. She has been providing specialized gender affirming care to patients for over 10 years. Since August 2015, Ingrid has worked along side a small team of providers at the Northern Gender Clinic to provide multidisciplinary care to gender diverse people in Northern BC. She enjoys working with Trans Care BC and local resources/groups to improve access to care for gender-diverse Northerners. Ingrid is also actively involved in the training of family practice residents in the UBC Prince George Family Medicine Residency Program.

Jamie Tourond (she/her) is a family nurse practitioner (NP-F) in Abbotsford, BC. Prior to her NP-F role she worked as a critical care RN for 10 years. She graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2015 with a Master of Science in Nursing with a special focus on First Nation Health. Since becoming an NP-F she works at the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre and Sumas First Nation Reserve serving a diverse population. 

 

Her desire to increase access to quality gender-affirming care quickly grew when the needs in her community were evident. Since 2017 she has been providing weekly trans care clinics with an amazing multidisciplinary team at the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre. She is a hormone and surgical readiness assessor, and provides ongoing care for many trans youth and adults in Abbotsford. She thoroughly enjoys this work and is often saying it is the most rewarding part of her career. 

Dr. Dan Metzger is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Metzger and his colleagues at BCCH and in the community have been seeing and treating trans and gender-questioning youth since 1998.

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