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Meet Our Instructors

INSPIRE, EDUCATE, CHANGE LIVES

Meet Our Instructors

INSPIRE, EDUCATE, CHANGE LIVES

Daryl Lagayan HCA Instruction

Daryl Lagayan

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Daryl began his journey in Healthcare as a volunteer in a  number of different care homes where his respect and passion for working with elders grew very strong.  For the past 5 years he has been working as an LPN providing social related services at a Vancouver care home. Daryl … Read More

MARIZEN LEONCIO

Health Care Assistant Program (HCA) Since completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993, Marizen has acquired over 30 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings. This is complemented by 10+ years as a classroom and clinical instructor, curriculum developer, program coordinator and subject matter expert. She comes from a long line … Read More

Derrick Manila

HCA: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR Derrick is an LPN who started out as a caregiver in the United States. It all began with a newly discovered fondness for the geriatric populace, which led him to his first career in healthcare as a health care assistant in residential care. Upon his arrival to Canada, a guidance counselor convinced … Read More

Abella Ortiz

HCA: Clinical Instructor Abella worked in the Philippines and Middle East as a Register Nurse before immigrating to Canada. Working abroad, she brings to her role experience as a nursing supervisor in various hospitals , a health educator as a clinical instructor, and a strong appreciation of the importance of respect for cultural diversity in … Read More

Sarah Plata

HCA Instructor Sarah started her career in nursing in 2008 as a LPN, and after several years of work in the field decided to further her career by enhancing her skills. She went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Victoria. Since then, she has worked primarily at long term … Read More

Rona Simsuangco

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Rona was a practicing Midwife in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada in 1998. Here she has been a LPN since 2007 working in Acute care in hospital settings, and as a Client Services Supervisor for one of the largest Home Support agencies in BC. In addition to classroom and … Read More

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EMPLOYER TESTIMONIAL

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Through my own personal experience I believe I am able to give to others the level of care, compassion and love that was bestowed upon me during my time of need. Drake Medox College has provided me with the greatest opportunity through their Community Support Worker program, with being able 'pay it forward ' and make a difference in this world. Life is about touching the lives of people around us no matter who they are or where they have come from.

~ TERRY SABO - CSW