Management

Wendy Hurlburt, President & CEO

Wendy, is a senior executive who brings more than 20 years of global finance, operations and compliance leadership experience in healthcare and technology sectors, has held leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Lexmark International. Wendy has a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, MBA from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Executive Education, University of British Columbia.  For more career information please visit Wendy’s LinkedIn page here.

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William Burrows, Director, Operations and Programs

William joined LifeSciences BC in March 2020, to direct and manage Covid-19 initiatives and collaborations with government, suppliers and industry. Subsequent to this, his role has evolved to include the oversight of operations and programs for the Association. Prior to this, he was VP of Operations & Programs at Green Space and Love Child Organics and Senior Manager, Customer & Logistics Services at Johnsons & Johnsons. For more biographical information please visit William’s LinkedIn page here

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Ryan Butt, Director, Partnerships and Events

Ryan joined LifeSciences BC in May 2017 and is responsible for all event management and outreach to our life science community in BC. He brings over 16 years of event planning experience with a focus on high quality and innovative events. Previously, Ryan has managed events for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, SOS Children’s Village BC, Canadian Cancer Society and the House of Commons. For more biographical information, please visit Ryan’s LinkedIn page here.
 
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Susan Ogilvie, Senior Manager, Communications & External Affairs

Susan has been a communications professional for the last 20 years, both as a long-term employee and as a consultant. Her recent career experience includes: Provincial Press Secretary for the Green Party of B.C., Project Manager with Castlemain Group, Canada Safeway, Manager, Public Affairs, Media Attaché for the City of Sochi during the 2010 Winter Olympics, and with the BC Pharmacy Association as Director, Communications. For more career information please visit Susan’s LinkedIn page here.
 
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Peter McLoughlin , Manager, Partnerships & Membership

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Staff

Talent – Job Board Support:

Sue Callaghan, Events & Project Coordinator

Sue Callaghan joined LifeSciences BC in October 2019 and is managing LSBC’s job board and in partnership with BioTalent Canada is promoting their wage subsidy programs and talent initiatives. She brings over 20 years experience working in the life sciences sector. Previously she has been a recruiter for Select Medical Connections, a product manager at Siemens Medical Canada and a nuclear medicine technologist at Ottawa Civic Hospital. For more biographical information, please visit Sue’s LinkedIn page here

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