In Part 2 of our series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), we engage with healthcare thought leader Beverley Pomeroy – a Queer Researcher and award-winning Patient Public Engagement Specialist – to explore Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI+) in the context of gender and sexuality and how our health system serves and employs members of our community who identify as Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex, Asexual (2SLGBTQIA+). Follow along as we continue our series on EDI, one of the most important topics in Canada, around the world, and in healthcare.
Beverley Pomeroy is a Queer Researcher, an Award-Winning Patient Public Engagement Specialist, and an uninvited settler-person on the shared, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw territory also known as Gabriola Island, British Columbia. Beverley has a particular interest in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI+) and has co-developed a Trauma & Resiliency Informed Practice program for Research and Evaluation, Patient Public Engagement and Quality Improvement; a strength-based approach to Patient Public Experience.
Beverley’s unique combination of education, professional experience and lived experience has exposed them to progressively senior leadership opportunities in a variety of health care and research environments; from community laboratory services to patient safety, and quality improvement. Beverley landed in patient-oriented research after her daughter, Sophia, passed away in 2017 from a rare, complex, chronic disease at the age of 16. They sit on the board of BC Patient Safety Quality Council Oversight & Advisory, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Evidence Alliance, and Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy. Beverley is also the co-principle investigator on a number of projects across the country including Beyond the Binary, and The Intersection of Trauma and Grief.
BC Patient Safety Quality Council Quality Trailblazer Award Winner 2021
YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Award Winner 2011 (Innovation and Technology)
Vancouver’s Top 40 Under Forty Winner 2009
Stevie Award Top Canadian Entrepreneur Finalist 2009
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