Vancouver PCSC Program Team
S. Larry Goldenberg, CM, OBC, MD
Director & Founder
Dr. Goldenberg is the Director and founder of the PCSC Program and a Professor for the Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC. He is a urologic surgeon and clinical scientist with an international reputation for excellence in prostate cancer research and treatment. He has been recognized for his contributions to health care by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.
Celestia S. Higano, MD, FACP
Dr. Higano is an internationally known prostate cancer researcher and former Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, where she practiced for 38 years. She is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urologic Science at University of British Columbia as well as the Medical Director overseeing the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program.
Monita Sundar, MA
Provincial Program Manager
Monita Sundar is the Provincial Program Manager for the PCSC Program. Prior to joining the PCSC program in 2014, Monita worked in Cardiology at VGH for over 19 years in various roles including clinical research coordinator and project consultant. Monita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Gerontology, both from SFU. Monita is passionate about educating older adults to better understand their health condition, and how to implement strategies and programs that will promote better health and quality of life.
Jenna Bentley, BA
Jenna is the Program Coordinator for the PCSC Program. Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and has previous experience working with a variety of non-profit organizations within both the health and legal fields. With the PCSC Program, Jenna is the primary point of contact for patients to enroll in the program and coordinates all of the education sessions and clinics offered. Jenna’s work with the PCSC Program has inspired her to further her education and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Health at Simon Fraser University while remaining with the PCSC Program on a part-time basis.
Ryan Flannigan, MD FRCSC
Dr. Flannigan has recently joined the PCSC Program after having completed a 2-year fellowship in Male Reproduction at Weill Cornell Medicine and Sexual Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering with Dr. John Mulhall, in New York. Dr. Flannigan’s clinical practice focuses on men with male infertility, and sexual dysfunction. He specializes in medical and surgical management of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and low testosterone as well as treatment of infertile men. As the clinical lead for the Sexual Health Module, Dr. Flannigan will be working with the sexual health clinicians to optimize delivery of sexual health care and access to men across the province.
Christine Zarowski, RN
Christine Zarowski, is the primary Sexual Health Clinician to the PCSC Program and has extensive experience as a rehabilitation nurse since 1986. Prior to joining the PCSC Program in June 2013, she worked at the Sexual Health Rehabilitation Service at G.F. Strong for 11 years, where she helped provide education and support to clients and families who experienced changes to sexuality as a result of a disability.
Meghan Lui, RN
Sexual Health Clinician
Meghan is a registered nurse with a background in spinal cord injury, bowel and bladder management, and adult/older adult community health. She is passionate about providing holistic, patient-centred care. Meghan recently joined the PCSC Program as a Sexual Health Clinician to help support patients navigating changes to sexual health and sexuality.
Nicholas Pratap, BSc, CEP
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Nick Pratap is the Exercise Clinical Lead for the PCSC program. Nick completed his BSc in Kinesiology at SFU with a concentration in active health and rehabilitation. He is currently certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Cancer Exercise Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to working with patients in the PCSC Exercise Clinic, Nick is an Exercise Physiologist for Cardiac Rehab at VGH. Nick looks forward to working with the PCSC team and using his knowledge to help patients use exercise as a staple in their treatment.
Joy Egilson, CSEP-CEP, CATA(C)
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Joy is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist with an interest in lifestyle exercise for older adults. She has training and experience in working with men who have prostate cancer, and currently leads an exercise group for men through the Island Prostate Centre in Victoria, BC. Joy is also a certified Athletic Therapist with clinical experience in rehabilitating acute and chronic injury. Joy recently rejoined the PCSC Program and will be seeing patients remotely from Victoria.
Andrea Holmes, RD
Andrea Holmes is a Registered Dietitian for the Vancouver PCSC Program. She brings 20 years of experience working in the area of oncology nutrition. First, with BC Cancer in the Department of Epidemiology as a dietitian with the Canadian Diet and Breast Cancer Study, and for the past 15 years as the oncology dietitian at HealthLink BC. During that time, she developed a strong relationship with the PCSC Program as a guest speaker for the nutrition education sessions, a presenter at professional and public conferences and a co-creator of the PCSC Program nutrition education resources. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys yoga, and walking adventures with her dog, husband and two children.
Nikita Ivanov, MN-NP
Nikita is a Nurse Practitioner practicing at BC Cancer – Vancouver with the Genitourinary Tumor group. In collaboration with his interdisciplinary colleagues, Nikita provides systemic treatment, evaluates treatment response, assesses and manage chronic conditions and symptoms related to the chemotherapy in patients with prostate, testicular, kidney and bladder cancers. Nikita runs monthly education sessions where he provides education on side effects management of androgen deprivation therapy to prostate cancer patients. He is also available for 1-on-1 clinic appointments for patients for more individualized support.
Marcy Dayan BSR, MHA
Marcy Dayan is a registered physiotherapist with expertise in the management and treatment of incontinence, genital and rectal pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic musculoskeletal dysfunction. She has a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and a Master of Health Administration from UBC. She presents an information session for prostate cancer patients who will be having or have had treatment on Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Urinary Incontinence. Marcy also runs a weekly clinic for patients post-treatment where she uses biofeedback to help manage urinary incontinence.
Anna Hudon-Kaide, BSc, MHScPT
Anna Hudon-Kaide is a registered physiotherapist with a passion for helping patients with pelvic health concerns, including bladder and bowel control issues, genital pain, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic musculoskeletal dysfunction. Anna recently joined the PCSC Program to support patients experiencing changes in bladder and bowel function along their prostate cancer journey. Anna holds a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta.
Paul Griggs, MC, RCC
Paul completed his degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia and his Masters of Counselling from the City University of Seattle. As a clinical counsellor, Paul supports men, their partners and family with emotional and therapeutic support from the time of their initial diagnosis onwards. Paul uses evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and likes to incorporate Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR) into his clinical sessions. Before shifting his career into mental health, Paul worked for over 20 years as a business owner and executive coach.
Eugenia Wu, BSc, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator
Eugenia Wu is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the PCSC Program. She studied Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Cardiology research prior to this role. She is coordinating a number of studies for the PCSC Program and also helps with maintaining the clinical database within the program.
Rosalie Ho, MSc
Clinical Research Coordinator
Rosalie Ho is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the PCSC. She graduated from UBC with a Master of Science. Her thesis studied genes essential to forming cell adhesion structures called junctions. Rosalie is currently working towards her CCRP through Humber College. Before joining the PCSC, Rosalie worked in various positions, including regulatory program specialist, research assistant, and COVID lab assistant. Rosalie is passionate about promoting mental wellness and inclusivity through supporting patients compassionately.
Angela Hwang, BSc
Angela has joined the PCSC program as our program administrative assistant. She received her degree in Global Health at the University of British Columbia. Her interest in the health field at a public and community level have developed significantly through working as a research assistant at the public health research centre. Before joining the PCSC team, she also worked as a medical assistant at different clinics around Vancouver, which she found extremely rewarding, as she was able to help provide high-quality health care services to patients.
Daniella Sare, BSc
Clinical Research Assistant
Daniella Sare has recently joined the PCSC Program as our new Research Assistant. Daniella graduated from SFU with a BSc in Health Sciences in the Population and Quantitative concentration. Through her studies and her experience working in a clinical research setting at BC Cancer, she developed an interest in health research and patient engagement and patient oriented care. She provides assistance to the Clinical Research Team and provides a broad scope of administrative and data support within the program.
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