About Us

Meet The Team

Riley is a practice consultant for allied health education and the manager for the Simulation Program at Providence Health Care. Riley has been a registered physiotherapist for 12 years and recently completed his PhD in rehabilitation sciences at the University of British Columbia. Riley is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, having been engaged in teaching and educational leadership activities since 2014. As manager for Simulation, Riley will provide the necessary support to facilitate the program’s operations and growth.

Riley enjoys playing beach volleyball in the summer, and skiing in the winter. He also has a Taiwanese Formosan Mountain Dog, which means his free time is often dedicated to keeping her active and healthy.

John Bonilla

John has more than 15 years' experience in AV, networks, electronics, mechanical systems, software/hardware, and more. He has served as his local community’s Director of Audiovisual/Multimedia.

John earned a General Studies Diploma from Capilano College, and has completed BCIT's Electronics Common Core program. He has also taken several courses to advance his knowledge in the field, including the Industrial Audiometric Technician course at BCIT, and the Operating Clinical Simulation Technologist Certificate from Healthy Simulation.

John first moved to Canada when he was 14 years old, and fluently speaks Spanish and English. In his spare time, John enjoys playing soccer, playing the piano, and cooking.

If you have any questions about our simulators, please contact John at jbonilla@providencehealth.bc.ca or (778) 232-3612.

Malavika is the Simulation Coordinator - Administration and the Project Support Coordinator for the Professional Practice Office at Providence Health Care. She has over 7 years of experience having worked in Canada, India, and Japan, in Health Care, Hospitality, and Insurance. Malavika likes to be in a constant journey of learning and enjoys developing new skills.

Malavika moved to Canada in 2018 for her higher studies and now she has a Master of Global Management degree from Royal Roads University. She speaks fluent English, Malayalam, and Hindi and is currently learning French.

She is keen to help build the simulation department and provide all the support the department needs for it to grow bigger.

Susan is our new Simulation Nurse Educator! She is an experienced nurse with over 22 years of experience at the bedside in the ICU at St. Paul's Hospital. She was the ICU Clinical Nurse Educator for 8 years before moving to her new role with the Simulation team. Susan also worked as a nurse mentor and a Critical Care Outreach nurse. Susan is an avid teacher and mentor, she brings with her extensive interprofessional Code Blue simulation experience.

Nursing was a second career choice for Susan. She studied Biology at the University of British Columbia for 3 years before realizing it was not a good fit. While working at a Seniors' Adult Day Centre, clients kept encouraging her to become a nurse. Her response was "I don't have the patience to be a nurse!". She loved "talking" with clients and also loved sciences; she was convinced nursing would be a better fit.

After a 20-year hiatus from volleyball, she is now playing regularly with old and new friends. She also enjoys Friday morning hikes with her friends and her two dogs (Sparky and Scooter).

Dr. Jeanne MacLeod portrait

Dr. Jeanne MacLeod is currently the Medical Director, Co-Lead for PHC Simulation with Dr. Shannon Lockhart. Jeanne presently works in the Emergency Departments of St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph’s hospitals.

Jeanne has a strong interest in using simulation as an educational tool for both undergraduate and post-graduate learners at UBC. In addition, Jeanne has an interest in using simulation for interprofessional training. She has been involved in using simulation to help train staff teams in the initiation of ECMO in the Emergency Department. She is also the Simulation Co-Lead for the BC Emergency Network.

Jeanne immigrated from Scotland at age nine and still loves all things Scottish (except haggis)! She enjoys sailing the beautiful BC coastal waters in the summer and back country skiing in the winter.

Dr. Shannon Lockhart portrait

Dr. Shannon Lockhart is a consultant anesthesiologist with Providence Health Care with interests in simulation and human factors. She has a certificate in Clinical Human Factors from the University of Edinburgh, did her medical training and residency at UBC, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in World Religions at McGill University. She is currently the Simulation Lead for the Department of Anesthesia as well as Medical Co-Lead of the PHC Simulation Program with Dr. Jeanne MacLeod.

Prior to medical school, Shannon also studied business administration and played varsity basketball. She is a mother of two young children which means they are her current hobbies. She also enjoys trail running and camping in the forests of BC.