Dr. Connie Ruffo (Chair)
A resident of White Rock-South Surrey for more than 25 years, Connie is a family doctor who has a passion for doctor wellness and supporting doctor education initiatives on keeping healthy.
Dr. Debra Harper (Vice-Chair)
Dr. Harper is a family physician who has enjoyed working in the White Rock-South Surrey medical community for several years. A UBC graduate, Debra enjoys the challenges and the rewards that the combination of hospital work, office-based practice, and medical committee work provides.
She has four children who have all graduated from the French immersion program at Earl Marriott Secondary. Debra enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, and pottery.
Dr. Kasandra Harriman (Secretary)
Kasandra is a family doctor with a special interest in maternity and newborn care. She practices at the Peace Arch Maternity Clinic and as a locum physician in White Rock. She moved to South Surrey in 2013, where she lives with her husband Matt and sons Ethan and Aiden. She joined the Division board to get more involved in the community. Kasandra enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Tahmeena Ali (Treasurer)
Dr. Ali joined the White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice in October 2012 initially as a locum physician and now enjoys her own full-service family practice in addition to the occasional OR assist at Peace Arch hospital and inpatient work. As well, she serves as Yale Road Centre's medical director and cares for patients on the Acquired Brain Injury Unit.
Her current professional passions are improving advanced care planning for patients and their families and mentoring medical students and family medicine residents.
During her family time, she loves biking, stand-up paddle boarding, and skiing with her three kids. During her alone time, she is usually devouring a book, sewing a quilt, or working on a draft of her novel.
Dr. Robert Cheyne
A UBC graduate, Dr. Cheyne has been a full-service family practice physician in White Rock-South Surrey for many years. He has recently transitioned to working as a hospitalist at Peace Arch Hospital and continues to enjoy his role as medical director at one of the community’s residential care facilities.
Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Cheyne enjoys skiing and hockey.
Dr. Rogan Thavarajah
Dr. Rogan Thavarajah graduated from the University of Leicester in England and went on to work abroad for several years. He worked for Medicins sans Frontiere in Sudan, did volunteer work in Sri Lanka, and worked in Australia for two years.
He subsequently spent five years doing pediatrics training in England before completing his family practice training. Dr. Thavarajah moved to B.C. in 2016 once he started working in family practice. He currently works at Hilltop Medical Clinic.
Dr. Sanjay Singh
Dr. Singh is a family physician who works and lives in the White Rock - South Surrey community. He has a special interest in chronic disease management and office based procedures. Outside of practice, Dr. Singh enjoys sports, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
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