We Are IH: Kelowna psychiatric nurse strives for excellence

September 8, 2022

Name: Tanya Chmilar (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Years of Service: 25
Worksite: Community Health Services Centre
Community: Kelowna
Ancestral TerritorySyilx Okanagan
Advice to live by: Have fun and do your best. Maintain a work-life balance.

Tanya Chmilar lives her motto every day — both at work and in her personal life: Have fun and do your best. After earning her Psychiatric Nursing Diploma in 1985, and her General Nursing Diploma in 1988, Tanya worked in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook psychiatric inpatient units. She moved to Vancouver to complete her BScN from the University of British Columbia (UBC), then worked in emergency and short stay psychiatry at St. Paul’s Hospital and UBC.

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