She was first elected in 2009, and previously served as Minister of Social Development, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry, Research and Innovation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health with a focus on Health Innovation. She has also served as vice chair of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Moira is a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician. Prior to being elected, she was Head of Nuclear Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Abbottsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Clinic. She was also the Co-Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation 2020 Task Force. She previously worked at BC Women’s Hospital where she was co-medical director of the Breast Health Program. She was also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Radiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
She is the past chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC Yukon Chapter, and has served on the Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance and the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation Board.
Moira has three grown children and lives in Vancouver with her husband Dr. Sam Lichtenstein.