Anita Wilks heads the engagement and communications function at the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP). She led the public relations and communications portfolios on the amalgamation project to create BCCOHP. Anita was formerly the Director of Strategy and Engagement at the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC), where she was on the project team that created and implemented the Minister-directed action plan in response to an external review by Harry Cayton. Anita’s team is responsible for all regulatory and strategic communications at BCCOHP, as well as issues management and user experience. She has 25 years’ experience as a communications professional, including a decade in public affairs and corporate communications at Canada’s largest community credit union.