Join us in welcoming Megan Shields as the College’s new deputy registrar.
As a member of the executive leadership team, Megan will work closely with the Registrar/CEO to ensure registration, quality assurance and practice programs are aligned with the strategic directions and mandate of the organization. She will also assume the role of overseeing the complaints program and assisting the public and registrants engaged in the complaints process.
We chatted with Megan about what inspires her in her new role.
What inspired you to take on the role of Deputy Registrar Officer at the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)?
I am very humbled to be joining the team at COTBC. The Deputy Registrar role offered an irresistible opportunity to work with leaders in our profession on impactful and progressive initiatives that support safe, ethical, and effective practice across the province. Being part of the leadership team to make advancements in regulation for occupational therapy is intrinsically motivating for me. I am very grateful to be able to learn from both Kathy Corbett and Carin Plischke during this transition time at COTBC.
What do you feel that you bring to this role?
Over the course of my career thus far, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of practice settings in the public and private sectors, for both physical and mental health. Having a varied clinical skillset is advantageous in my role as Deputy Registrar to advance standards of practice and quality assurance. I look forward to bringing a strong work ethic and core values of excellence and fairness to the exciting and challenging work ahead.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?
I am originally from Ontario but have called BC home for the last ten years. My family and I moved from Vancouver to Victoria for the start of my role as Deputy Registrar, which has been an exciting change. We are very happy with our decision to re-locate to the island! We are keen to instill a love for the outdoors for our two daughters, and looking forward to many adventures of skiing, hiking and camping ahead. A few bucket list items include skiing at Mount Cain, hiking the Nootka trail, and exploring Strathcona Provincial Park.