Gene Patterson
Acting Executive Director
/ Director of Operations

Gene (BScOT, UofA) is excited to join the team at the Abbotsford Division. He brings 27 years of healthcare experience ranging from clinical, entrepreneur, and managerial roles across private and public sectors involving project and change management, quality improvement and program planning. Having a passion for innovative and technology inspired solutions, he looks to challenge the status quo through collaboration and teamwork in facilitating meaningful change and improvement. 

When not at the office, Gene enjoys country life, the outdoors, working in his shop on various hobby interest projects and travelling. Gene lives in Mission with his wife of 28 years and their two children, when they are home from university!

Meghann Hernández
Outreach and
Communications Manager

With a post-secondary background in Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, and Chilean Studies, Meghann is passionate about connection and loves learning from, about and alongside others. Her work at the Abbotsford Division allows her to seek connection and partnership with Abbotsford’s many organizations and residents while ensuring clear, necessary health care messaging makes its way into the community. Passionate about equity and inclusivity, she is grateful for the opportunity to support primary care specialists in their drive for bringing optimal care to everyone in Abbotsford.

Meghann lives in Abbotsford with her partner, Álvaro, and whichever combination of adult children and rescued animals are currently living at home.

Kylie Kruger
Office Manager

Kylie is an administrative and customer service professional with over 12 years of experience in the concert and events industry with an emphasis on client experience, onboarding, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Kylie is excited to join the team at Abbotsford Division of Family Practice after working most recently with Canucks Sports & Entertainment. Enthusiastic and personable, her passion is to contribute, support, and make a difference.

Outside the office, Kylie loves to travel, bake, and spend time with her family and friends. She is an avid dog lover and can often be found playing with the family dog, Chanel.

Jasmine Sekhon
Practice Support Manager

Jasmine joins the Division team as the Practice Support Manager. She brings strong experience in program and community resources development within the non-profit sector for social services. Bringing a quality- and process-driven mindset, Jasmine is excited to have the opportunity to support and strengthen the patient medical homes of Division membership in this new role.

Jasmine also leads the work for the Division’s Long-Term Care Initiative, Shared Care projects and internal communications. Outside of work, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her family and dog, and exploring local hikes.

Cindy Walker
Recruitment, Retention,
and Events Manager

Cindy is a community-driven professional excelling in customer service, networking, and event planning. She has held highly accountable development roles within the health and social services non-profit sector, including JDRF Canada and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.

Cindy has recently moved back to her hometown of Abbotsford after working and living throughout the lower mainland and Alberta over the two decades. Finding it great to be home again among friends and family, she is eager to rediscover all the best life on the West Coast has to offer. A true thalassophile, Cindy is happiest with sand beneath her feet and the ocean in front of her. If she can’t be at the sea, spa visits and shopping are chosen relaxation therapies, along with walking – lots of walking. lifelong volunteer, Cindy is already jumping in feet first with the Abbotsford Canucks and looks forward to finding more fun and challenging opportunities to establish new roots and give back to our community.  

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