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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.   In addition, Wendy serves on the Board of Directors of The Centre for Drug Research and Development and Chair’s CDRD’s Finance & Audit Committee.

Contact Wendy at: 604-669-9909 ext. 6  

Susan Ogilvie, Senior Manager, Communications & External Affairs
Susan has been a communications professional for the last 18 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.
Contact Susan at: 604-669-9909 ext. 6  

Ryan Butt, Senior Manager, Events & Outreach
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.
Contact Ryan at: 604-669-9909 ext. 4

Irma Zukic, Manager, Operations
Irma Zukic joined LifeSciences BC in March 2016 and is responsible for managing LSBC’s daily/weekly/monthly operations, handling a range of executive-support duties, operational tasks, as well as management of administration for LifeSciences BC. She is the board of directors liaison and manager of two programs that LifeSciences BC is involved with: The LSBC Sauder MBA Internship Program and the TRIUMF LSBC YES Highschool Fellowship Program. She is one of the main point of contacts among executives, employees, clients and other external program partners.  For more biographical information please visit Irma’s LinkedIn page here
Contact Irma at: 604-669-9909 ext. 1