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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Cassie Robertson


Hi! My name is Cassie. I graduated in 2016 from Thompson Rivers University and started my career in the NICU at BC Women’s Hospital where I have been ever since. I have a passion for working with babies and really love the NICU. Currently, I am the Clinical Site Coordinator for the SRTs that come through BCWH for their Neonatal and Pediatric rotation, which I really enjoy doing! Through out the years, I have been an active member in the BCSRT.

Joanne Terry


Joanne is a Respiratory Therapist with many years experience working in almost every environment an RT can work.  Joanne has enjoyed her various roles in acute care working in ICU and Emergency department to pediatric asthma clinics and newborn education clinics for parents. Her role as an educator ignited her passion to teach and help patients and loved ones self manage their diseases so it was a natural shift to community care. She has worked the last 15 years in the community for Fraser Health and now Island Health where she is currently implementing RT’s in the community. She is excited to be working on the Board of Directors of the BCSRT for the Community. She is hoping to improve the depth of this role across the province and provide increase exposure for this growing area of RT practice.


2nd/preclinical year Rep

Hello everyone, I’m Ana. I’m a second-year diploma student, and this will be my second term serving as your BCSRT student representative! Before TRU, I completed my BSc. in Biology at UBCO. I relocated from Kelowna to Kamloops for the RT program and am currently on an adventure, eating my way through all the restaurants in this city. I’m enthusiastic about continuing my role and organizing fun events throughout this academic year. When I’m not studying, you’ll likely find me reading a good book, hitting the gym, or on the hunt for the best RT memes on Instagram. Anticipating another fantastic year.


1st year Rep

Hello everyone, I’m Yousef. I’m a first-year RT student and I am originally from Manitoba where I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science focused in Botany and Mandarin Chinese. I love to work and study just as much as seeing friends and socializing. Enjoy the time we are living in together. Take a picture, catch up with an old bestie, and taking time for yourself are just as important. I have a keen eye for advocacy and opening the floor for everyone to be heard. Very happy to be a part of the BCSRT as the first year representative for Thompson Rivers University.