Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Hardip Kolar


Hi, my name is Hardip Kolar, I graduated from the Thompson Rivers University Respiratory Therapy program in 2007. Post graduation I started working at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC, and have been here since. Currently I am in the role of Respiratory Clinical Resource Therapist where I am involved with helping front line staff care for the sickest patients in the province. I am passionate about providing best practice to patients through new and innovative technology and research. I want to give a shout to all the hard-working RT’s that have fought and are continuing to fight Covid-19 on the frontlines! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, and playing ball hockey, soccer, and basketball. I have been volunteering with the BCSRT for the past few years and look forward to continuing to help promote our profession.

Amar Kaila


Hi, my name is Amar! I have been working as a Respiratory Therapist at Surrey Memorial Hospital for over 3 years. I completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2018 and plan on continuing my education in the future.  Working at SMH brings new and exciting challenges daily which have increased my passion for respiratory therapy, especially in the NICU. In my spare time, I like to stay active and play soccer, ball hockey and basketball. In the summer I explore different hikes around BC and in the winter, I spend time on the slopes snowboarding. I have a passion for traveling. I visited Guatemala, Colombia and Peru and I plan on exploring Europe in the near future! I look forward to working on the board of directors!

Nisha Jaswal


I currently work and play in Kamloops, BC. I love yoga, crafting and spending time with friends & family. Before graduating from the RT program at TRU, I completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Biology. Healthcare was always on my radar for a profession and choosing Respiratory Therapy as my career has been so rewarding. Best patient care, promotion of our profession and continually growing as a therapist are all incredibly important to me. I love getting involved and I want to be part of building a strong connection in the RT community in BC. I truly believe I can make a difference as the Director of Student Relations by engaging our future team members graduating from TRU!

Vicky Parhar


Hi there, my name is Vicky. I have been working as a Respiratory Therapist at SMH for over 2 years now. I previously obtained a degree in biology from SFU before I entered and completed the RT program at TRU. Being a RT at the SMH has been such a great experience so far and has really increased my passion for respiratory therapy. Taking a position where I work specifically in the NICU has exposed me to so many different learning experiences and opportunities. Also being able to help neonates has been by far the most rewarding aspect of my young career as a RT. A little bit about myself is that I absolutely love to play soccer and watch movies! I look forward to working on the board of directors and continue to promote our great profession!

Shayla Sallis


I graduated from the TRU Respiratory Therapy program in 2014, and I began my career at Royal Columbian Hospital before transferring to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. I have worked in many aspects of the respiratory therapy field, mainly in acute care, but also in Pulmonary Function and Community Therapist roles in both Kamloops and Revelstoke. I am passionate about promoting best patient care within my practice, as well as promoting our profession to our colleagues and to the public! I enjoy travelling and seeing new places, my trips including Iceland, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In my downtime you can find me hiking or camping with my people and my dog, or enjoying a warm afternoon on a patio somewhere.

Bryanne-Leigh Brosseuk


Hi, my name is Bryanne-Leigh Brosseuk, I graduated from the Thompson Rivers University Respiratory Therapy program in 2015 and have been working primarily as a Respiratory Therapist at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. I have had the opportunity to work in acute care as well as the community since graduation and in 2020, I had the amazing opportunity of working in the NWT as a locum RRT which was an wonderful experience. I am currently in the role of Clinical Site Coordinator at Royal Columbian Hospital where I work closely with SRT’s as they complete their clinical rotation.

Rachel Tillack

2nd/preclinical year Rep

Hello, I am an sRT in my third year of the dual credential Respiratory Therapy and bachelors in Health Science degree program at Thompson Rivers University. Since beginning this program in 2019, I have found myself to constantly be amazed by the respiratory therapy profession. This program has not only taught me about many aspects of becoming a respiratory therapist but also about myself. In addition, this program has given me opportunities to help others, which is a true passion of mine. When not studying for school, I love spending time in the outdoors hiking or camping with my friends, family and dog. I am very excited to be entering my clinical year in 2022 and cannot wait to see what the future holds.


Amanda Kuipes

1st year Rep

After graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in biology, I spent the next two years traveling. While exploring the world, I decided I wanted to help people. From there, I moved back to British Columbia, where I upgraded courses. Finally, I moved to Kamloops to begin my first year in the Respiratory Therapy program at Thompson Rivers University. I started volunteering with the BCSRT right away as I am passionate about promoting the profession of respiratory therapy. Outside of school, I love to spend my free time skiing, running, and watching movies with my cat.