Director, Health Education & Program Services
British Columbia Lung Association
As trained nurse, originally from the Philippines, Kelly Ablog-Morrant has overseen patient and professional education programs for the BC Lung Association for more than 30 years. She manages the Association’s annual calendar of public lung health education forums, maintains the Association’s province-wide patient support group network, and ensures that provincial lung health community members have access to training on best practices in chronic lung disease diagnosis, care and management.
Kelly is also a dedicated patient advocate, sitting on range of medical advisory committees aimed at improving patient access to much-needed medication, pulmonary rehabilitation and support.
In September 2012, Kelly was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her three-decade-long commitment to promoting lung health in BC communities.
“It is a wonderful feeling to know the work you do is appreciated,” said Kelly. “The BC Lung Association has been my home and the focus of my life for almost 40 years, and I feel very lucky indeed.”
photo: Kelly receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Scott McDonald, CEO of the British Columbia Lung Association.