Mandy Manak MD, ABAM, ISAM, CSAM, MRO
Dr. Manak is the Medical Director of the Interior Chemical Dependency Office, located in Kamloops, BC; her area of expertise is in dual diagnosis chronic pain and addiction, treating patients in an integrated manner with respect to mental health, addiction, and pain. She is a medical consultant at Phoenix Detox Centre, as well as with the Sexual Assault Forensic Team at Royal Inland Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, board certified with the American Board of Addiction Medicine, exam certified with the International Society of Addiction Medicine and a certificant of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. She is a certified review officer with the American Association of Review Officers and previously served as an MRO for Driver Check.
As an expert in occupational addiction medicine, she provides independent medical evaluations and medical monitoring services to substance dependent patients in safety sensitive positions through Interior Medical Monitoring. Along with her clinical work, she is a current member of the Prescription Review Committee with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and a past member of the Methadone Maintenance Panel. Since 2015, she has represented British Columbia on the Board of Directors with the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. As a recognized expert on the subject of buprenorphine/naloxone, she is a frequent presenter at workshops, seminars and conferences, at a local, national, and international level on topics related to substance use disorders as well as concurrent pain and addiction disorders.
George Budd Pharm. D, B.Sc. (Pharm), R.PEBC, R.Ph
George P. Budd, a practicing pharmacist since 1992, obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from Idaho State University. He has experience in many different practice settings within the profession such as hospital pharmacy residency, community pharmacy and pharmacy manager. Former Senior Investigator for the College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC), and currently a Professional Conduct Review Consultant/Policy Liaison with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC).
Dr. Budd is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and is currently a public representative to the Methadone Panel at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.
Additionally, he has been a representative on national and provincial advisory committees such as CCSA National Dialogue on Prescription Drug Misuse, Opioid Substitution Treatment Psychosocial Service Framework and many others.
Dr. Budd is dedicated to establishing best practices in the area of addiction medicine and has worked closely with addiction physicians and other disciplines with a strong belief that collaboration is key to achieving desired health outcomes.
Debbie Rustand RN
Debbie is the Detox Supervisor at the Phoenix Centre in Kamloops, BC. She has been with the Phoenix Centre for the past 9 years, initially as a staff nurse followed by her current leadership role of Detox Supervisor. Debbie’s clinical competency spans from addictions and mental health, adult acute care, neurology and geriatrics. She received her Diploma in nursing at the Vancouver General Hospital in 1988. Debbie is a both a tobacco cessation educator and a Take Home Naloxone prescriber and trainer. Debbie is passionate about nursing and committed to a nursing culture of excellence, the value of professionalism and collaborative practice with client centered care.
Rob Tanguay BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPC, CISAM, CCSAM
Dr. Tanguay completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge and he attended medical school at the University of Calgary where he continued on to complete his residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Tanguay completed fellowships in Addictions Medicine with the department of psychiatry, certified with the International Society for Addiction’s Medicine (ISAM), and Pain Medicine with the department of anesthesia, making him one of the few Pain and Addiction Specialists and Psychiatrist. He is currently the Medical Lead of the Transitional Pain Program at Caleo Health’s Spinal Program. He initiated the first publicly funded Opioid Taper Program for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain at the Opioid Dependency Program in Calgary. He is an authority in opioid prescribing, the effects of opioids on functioning, opioid tapering in chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), opioid addiction, and medical marijuana. His interests focus on: evidence-based pharmacological and psychological treatments of CNCP; the interaction of psychiatric co-morbidity on CNPC; identifying and treating personality diatheses in CNPC and addition patients; psychological understandings of CNPC and addiction patients; evaluation of impairment secondary to pain, addictions, or psychiatric disorders; and work place disability. Dr. Tanguay has been invited to be a keynote, plenary, and panel speaker at national and international conferences, as well as for local events, and is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary for the Department of Psychiatry.
Annabel Mead MBBS, FAChAM, DABAM
Dr. Mead is an addiction physician with expertise in concurrent psychiatric disorders and chronic pain management. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine, a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and UBC Assistant Professor.
Dr. Mead currently practices as a consultant at the St Paul’s, Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. She provides longitudinal addiction care to the residents of New Dawn Recovery House, and is past Lead Physician of Heartwood Centre for Women.
Dr. Mead is the Director of the BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship training program.
Monty Ghosh MD, MBT, MSc., DM-EMDM, FRCPC, ISAM(Certification)
Dr. Ghosh completed his medical school at the University of Calgary and Internal Medicine training at the University of Alberta. He splits his time between Edmonton at The University of Alberta Hospital and Calgary where he works with Calgary’s most vulnerable populations at The Alex and The Opioid Dependency Program. He has particular passion for working with individuals who live with homelessness, a history of corrections, immigrants, and First Nations populations.
He also has a passion for addiction research and education and enjoys traveling on his free time.
Dr. Ghosh has been a CSAM board representative as IT Liaison since 2018.
Kim Orwaard-Wong MN, NP(Family)
Kim received her undergraduate from the University of Alberta in 2003 and went on to complete a Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from the University of Victoria. She practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Vernon, BC focusing on vulnerable populations living with mental health and addiction. Most recently, she works at the Surgical Optimization Clinic working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary orthopedic and anaesthesia team optimizing patients for elective hip and knee joint surgery. She has obtained her full methadone and suboxone exemption and is currently working with anaesthesia to introduce a pre-operative OAT protocol for surgical patients.
Morris Markentin MD, FCFP
Dr. Markentin received his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in 1996 and completed his family medicine residency at the U of S in 1998. He received his Fellowship from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 2009. He also has received certifications from the Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership and the Physician Manager Institute of the Canadian Medical Association.
He is the Medical Manager of the Provincial Methadone Program of the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons, was a board member of the CFPC from 2007-2011 and was the president of the Saskatchewan chapter of the CFPC from 2009-2011. Dr. Markentin received the Saskatchewan Medical Association Physician of the Year award in 2013.
Dr. Markentin teaches medical students on clinical rotations and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the U of S.
Dr. Markentin has been a member of CSAM since 2012. He is on the Membership Committee and the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Addiction. Dr. Markentin has been the Saskatchewan Regional Director on the CSAM Board since 2014.