A local community member has been appointed to the College of Optometrists of BC as a public member.
Joyce Kenoras was appointed by the Ministry of Health to a one-year term.
Enthusiastic about the appointment, Kenoras says she was asked by former Interior Health chair Norm Embree to consider sitting on that board about one year ago. Endorsed by MLA Greg Kyllo, Kenoras says there was a delay in receiving the documents she needed to complete, and she missed the deadline. But her application was kept on-hand by the Ministry of Health, which contacted her recently about her new appointment.
The board is the college’s governing body comprised of three members appointed by the Ministry of Health and six volunteer members elected by college members to serve the public interest.
“It will be a learning opportunity and to be considered is quite an honour,” Kenoras says. “I think what I am really proud of is I had to meet certain criteria to be eligible and I did. It speaks to my credibility and professionalism.”
Kenoras has a business degree and has had a seat on numerous boards including Adams Lake Indian Band and First Nations Trust.