Spotlight on New Staff: Rhys Mahannah

January 31, 2019 | News


We would like to welcome Rhys Mahannah to the SafeCare BC team, as Program Manager.

Before joining SafeCare BC, Rhys worked with UBC’s Island Medical Program, which delivers UBC’s MD Undergraduate program in partnership with the University of Victoria. He also has a Master’s in English Literature.

Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare?
The mission and the people. I’ve always had great respect for those dedicated to helping others, and I was inspired to be part of a passionate, talented team committed to ensuring the health and safety of continuing care workers.

Q: What excites you about your role?
As Program Manager, my goal is to evaluate the effectiveness of SafeCare BC’s initiatives and, through analysis and evaluation, make those initiatives even better. Better initiatives mean healthier, happier, safer continuing care workers.

Q: What was your first, or most unusual job?
My first job was at a garden nursery, during my high school and early university days. I’ll never be that tanned again.

Q: If given a chance, who would you be for a day?
Just me, but the list of people I’d like to meet is endless.

Q: When not at work, what do you like doing in your spare time?
I enjoy reading, writing, cycling, playing soccer, and cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.

Q: What book are you currently reading?
A biography of Leonardo da Vinci.

Q: What did you want to be growing up?
Indiana Jones – a bookworm and professor who travels the world, makes incredible discoveries, and thwarts evil. And a marine biologist, specifically a deep-water researcher who explores the still-undiscovered mysteries of the sea.

Q: What is one thing we don’t know about you?
I’ve only been to one concert in my life – a Duran Duran reunion tour in the mid-2000s. It was excellent, but that goes without saying.