Endorsed Candidates

These candidates for the Pacific Blue Cross Board of Directors are endorsed by:

  • CUPE 1816 (representing employees of PBC)
  • CUPE BC
  • BC Federation of Labour

Let's elect all three of them to ensure that PBC remains a strong, not-for-profit health insurance provider.

You can vote online right now at: pbc.simplyvoting.com

Jaime Matten 

Jaime Matten’s entire career has focused on supporting progressive organizations in British Columbia, from small volunteer coalitions to complex labour federations. She is dedicated to strengthening the programs and services that make our province better. As the Executive Director for the BC Federation of Labour, she works with unions in every corner of the province and every sector of the economy to advance the rights of working people to fair wages, safer workplaces, good benefits, and economic security. She knows that workers around the province rely on extended health benefits from Pacific Blue Cross every day. Jaime wants to see the provision of critical services through a non-profit model continue to be PBC’s focus. She looks forward to being on a Board of Directors that continues to put people front and centre in their decision making. 

Dr. Chuanyi (Johnny) Nie 

Johnny Nie is an Emergency Physician at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. His professional interests include resuscitation simulation, teaching, and quality improvement, and he has research background in immunology and virology. At Royal Inland Hospital he is a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. Johnny speaks Japanese, Mandarin, and English. Johnny has thorough knowledge of good governance and a deep passion for making a healthier community through access to a broad array of health services. Working in the emergency room at one of the busiest hospitals in the province, he regularly sees the impact that good extended health benefits can have on the health and well-being of everybody. Johnny will strengthen Pacific Blue Cross to ensure that all members can continue to benefit from its services for many years to come. 

Dr. Patricia Gerber 

Dr. Gerber is currently the Director of Degree Programs for Pharmacists at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she co-led the design, development, and implementation of three key programs that have significantly impacted the pharmacy profession: the entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy degree program that launched in 2015 and the Flexible PharmD degree program which launched in 2018. Most recently, she led the design and development of the Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership program that launched in 2024, the first of such programs in Canada. Dr. Gerber has published in several clinical and academic journals, has been an invited speaker in national and international conferences, and continues to serve in several national and international scholarly roles. Her excellence in teaching has seen her nominated for the Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award every year between 2020 and 2023. She has been a member of the Pacific Blue Cross Board of Directors since 2019. She is committed to ensuring that Pacific Blue Cross continues to be a source of reliable, high quality benefits supporting workers and residents in British Columbia.