Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has a talented team of directors, managers, coordinators and assistants who are available to provide services, offer assistance or direct you to the most appropriate person or organization.


Dr. Robert McMaster
VP Research, Vancouver Coastal Health

Executive Director, VCH Research Institute

Lillian Manusha
Assistant to Executive Director

Faydra Aldridge
Director, Stakeholder Relations & Strategic Initiatives

604.875.4111 x 21691

Clinical Trials

Stephania Manusha
Director, Clinical Trials Administration

Amanda Chisholm
Project Manager, BC Health Research Connection Project

604.875.4111 x 22781

Janine Johnston
Privacy Advisor, Research

604.875.4111 x 21698

Wylo Kayle
Coordinator, Research Approvals


Sasha Pavlovich
Clinical Research Quality Assurance Specialist

604.875.4111 x 21695

Jason Sim
Coordinator, Clinical Trials Administration

604.875.4111 x 22780

Clinical Research Unit

Michelle Storms, BScN RN CCRP
Director, Clinical Research Unit

Lynn Cunada, RN BSN
Research Assistant, Clinical Research Unit

604.875.4111 ext 69697


Vivian Sum
Senior Communications Manager

604.875.4111 x 22782

Ashley Racette
Communications Specialist

604.875.4111 x 22783

Marc Saunders
Clinical Research and Community Outreach Coordinator


Eric Liow
Research Facilitator, Richmond and Coastal



Karen Donaldson
Manager, Facilities & Administration

Norma Cooper
Assistant to Manager, Facilities & Administration

604.875.4111 × 21693

Zahra Karim



Joyce Wong
Finance Manager

604.875.4111 x 21699

Minsoo Kang
Financial Analyst


Nicole McLean
Interim Finance Assistant

604.875.4111 x 21694

IT Services (Provided by UBC MEDIT)

For operational support:
For network failure emergencies call: 1-877-266-0666

For assistance in planning your IT development:

Alex Etesami

Website access and troubleshooting:

Vivian Sum
Senior Communications Manager

604.875.4111 x 22782

Research Facilitation

Krisztina Vasarhelyi
Research Facilitator, Vancouver Community

604.875.4111 x 64710
Room 409 – 2775 Heather Street, Vancouver
Room 200 – 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Eric Liow
Research Facilitator, Richmond and Coastal

Room 3301, 7000 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Research Grant Development

Elizabeth Cheu
Manager, Research Grant Development

UBC Office of Research Services at VCH Research Institute

Susan O’Neil
Manager, Research Awards

604.875.4111 x 21692

Kristin Rasmussen
Grants Officer