Dr. Olivia Bayley moved to Whistler in 2018 with her Canadian husband and three young children. She joined Whistler Medical Clinic in 2019 working part-time, job-sharing with Dr. Truscott. Olivia was raised in the UK (Harpenden, Hertfordshire) but spent many happy holidays in Canada throughout her life. She graduated from the University of Leicester medical school in 2004 and achieved her BSc in International Health from University College London. After graduating she worked as a junior doctor in London, England and completed her GP training in Sussex in 2009. In addition to general practice, Olivia has worked in Malawi, Africa, in an academic role with the UCL Institute of Global Health. She has been part of research into community interventions that help to improve maternal and infant survival. She also helped to design and pilot a community-focused participatory process that is now widely used as a maternal death review tool in East Africa. She is passionate about primary care and feels privileged to be a GP.
NP Pete Brennan graduated from the University of BC nursing school in 2009 and worked for several years in emergency and acute medicine. In 2013, he returned to the University of Victoria to complete his Master’s degree to become a family practice nurse practitioner. He spent several years providing primary and emergency care to Inuit communities in Baffin Island, Nunavut. He played a key role in industry during the COVID pandemic, providing occupational health and primary care at onsite medical clinics. Pete is passionate about lifestyle medicine, and the use of diet and lifestyle to prevent and treat chronic disease.
Pete is an accomplished adventurer having cycled around the world, skied across Baffin island and sea kayaked up to Alaska. Pete called Whistler home for most of his twenties, working as a photographer and outdoor guide whilst enjoying the mountain lifestyle. He is excited to be returning home to provide primary care with Whistler 360 Health.
Dr. Tom DeMarco graduated from University of Toronto medical school in 1983 and then completed a rotating internship at McGill University in 1984. From 1984 to 1996, he worked as a substitute in both family practice and emergency medicine in over 50 rural and remote communities all across Canada. He has been a full-time partner at Whistler Medical Clinic since 1996 before it became Whistler 360 Health. He holds a clinical teaching position with University of BC. His practice covers all elements of general practice with special interests in dermatology, contraception and minor surgery. Multilingual, he cares for patients in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. An avid life-time birdwatcher and cyclist, he has visited over 65 countries with his bicycle and binoculars, and has published dozens of stories related to his travels.
Dr. Joan Gatto graduated and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of BC. Joan has many years of experience in both urban and rural primary care. From 2004 to 2008 she worked in Osoyoos covering the busy Emergency Department at the South Okanagan General Hospital, participating in the Family Medicine Maternity Clinic in Penticton in addition to her office practice. Prior to returning to Primary Care, in March 2023, Joan spent several years at Providence Healthcare caring for acutely ill complex geriatric patients.
Joan is very grateful to Whistler 360 Health Collaborative for the opportunity to provide primary care for Whistler residents.
NP Jo-Anna Gorton was born and raised in the Peace Region of Northern BC. She has a B.A. and BSN from the University of BC and worked as an acute and primary care nurse in Vancouver for many years prior to completing her Nurse Practitioner training through Athabasca University’s in the rural training program. In addition to primary care, Jo-Anna has a strong interest in women's health including over 10 years of work experience as a sexual assault nurse examiner. She has been the Chair of the Howe Sound Women's Centre Board of Directors. She has two small children and you can often find her running after them in the beautiful trails of the Sea to Sky.
M.D., C.C.F.P., FCFP, Diploma In Sport And Exercise Medicine
Dr. Karin Kausky graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988. She completed her Family Practice residency at the University of Western Ontario in 1990 obtaining certification from the Canadian College of Family Physicians. She completed her diploma in Sports Medicine in 2007 and obtained fellowship in the College of Family Physicians (FCFP) in 2020.
Karin has practised full service family practice in Whistler since 1993. She is a medical lead for the Canadian National Ski Cross team, works with Alpine Canada, and was Chief Medical Officer for the Women’s Alpine Events at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Karin is the former chair of the Sea to Sky Division of Family Practice, vice-chair of Whistler 360 Health Collaborative Society, co-lead of the network of rural divisions with RCCBC, and on the board of directors of Doctors of BC.
Dr. Brennan McKnight was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She studied Kinesiology at the University of Victoria before completing her medical degree at the University of BC. After completing her Family Medicine residency in 2011, she spent 2 years practicing rural and remote medicine in dozens of communities in BC as well as northern Saskatchewan. She then worked for 4 years as a full service family physician in Sooke, BC. In 2019 she relocated to Whistler with her husband and 3 small children, and is delighted and proud to be part of Whistler 360 Health.
Dr Nick Collins graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 2013,
having grown up in Manchester, UK. Having completed his junior doctor years
around Newcastle, he worked in Intensive Care in Perth, Western Australia
before returning to the UK to complete his family physician training in the
North of England from 2016-2020. He has interests in healthy ageing,
diabetes, paediatric immunology and eczema.
Dr. Danielle Patterson graduated from the University of Western Australia Medical School in 1999 and commenced her practice of rural medicine in the early 2000s. After working in the bush and a brief stint working in rural Ireland, she moved to BC to enjoy the incredible outdoor lifestyle. She has been practicing longitudinal family medicine in Sea to Sky since 2007 and is bringing up 3 Whistler kids. She has a passion for lifelong learning and is delighted to be part of a growing primary care group within Whistler 360 Health.
Dr. Sarah Truscott graduated from the University of BC School of Medicine in 2012 after completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. She completed her residency in Family Medicine with a focus on Emergency Medicine in Victoria in 2015 and currently practises both family medicine and emergency medicine in Whistler.
Sarah is a Clinical Instructor in the University of BC Department of Family Practice and loves to teach.
Dr. John Harding
Whistler 360 Health respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we work and live is the shared, unceded territory of both the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Lil’wat7úl (Lil’wat) peoples. We respect the longstanding relationships that the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations have to this land as the original caretakers.