Lynda Cranston, President and CEO
Lynda Cranston came to the PHSA with a significant background in health care. Prior to joining PHSA, Mrs. Cranston was President and CEO of the Fraser Health Authority, which was created by the amalgamation of the former South Fraser, Fraser Valley and the Simon Fraser Health Regions. Mrs. Cranston had been the CEO of the Simon Fraser Health Region. Mrs. Cranston was the first CEO of the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) until her return to British Columbia in 2001. Prior to CBS, Mrs. Cranston held various CEO positions in BC. Mrs. Cranston is the recipient of a number of awards, and has been named as one of the top 100 women in Canada three times. In 2007, she was inducted into The Women’s Executive Network (WXN)™ Top 100 Hall of Fame.
John Andruschak, Vice President, Lower Mainland Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
In 2009, John Andruschak was appointed to lead the consolidation of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine services in the Lower Mainland. In addition to this ongoing initiative, John is also responsible for the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office and the Provincial Infection Control Network (PICNet). Prior to this role, John was Vice President, Corporate & Clinical Services at PHSA. His extensive health care experience spans 28 years, including previous roles as the Provincial Director of the BC Perinatal Health Program and Director of Health Services in Fraser Health.
Thomas Chan, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Chan is responsible for heading up the PHSA’s strategic finance support functions. Before joining the PHSA, Mr. Chan spent 13 years with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). During that time, he held progressively more responsible positions culminating in the role of Vice-President and CFO. Mr. Chan was responsible for the cost effective operation of a full range of services within the Finance and Corporate Services Division.
Arden Krystal, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Arden Krystal holds executive leadership responsibility for all nine of PHSA’s agencies, as well as the Chief Nursing Office, Population Health, the Surgical Patient Registry and the Redevelopment Project at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. Ms. Krystal is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Nursing and holds a Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She has a broad range of experience as a healthcare professional and has served in a variety of leadership roles during the course of her career. Prior to joining PHSA in April 2012, she held the position of Vice President, Clinical Operations at Fraser Health.
Linda Lupini, Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms Lupini was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in February 2013 and is responsible for the overall strategic planning, management and delivery of Human Resource Services. Ms. Lupini brings over 20 years of experience to the role, including 15 years with QLT, a biotechnology company, where she managed all aspects of Human Resources and Facilities Management, and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, a leading international software firm. Her broad experience encompasses all aspects of human resources management and organizational development. Ms. Lupini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is currently working on a Masters in Organizational Psychology from the University of London (Birkbeck).
Michael MacDougall, Executive Vice President, PHSA and
President, Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC)
Michael MacDougall joined PHSA in March 2012, bringing extensive experience in the health and public sectors to this leadership role. Previously, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for the BC Ministry of Health, serving as Executive lead for EHSC, Finance and Corporate Services, Population and Public Health, and the Planning and Innovation Divisions. Mr. MacDougall is now responsible for overseeing the operations of EHSC as it continues its transfer into PHSA, as well as for the consolidation of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology services in the Lower Mainland, the Provincial Infection Control Network and the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office.
Jennifer MacKenzie, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Transformation Support and Innovation
Jennifer brings more than a decade of clinical and administrative experience to the PHSA. She is responsible for strategic planning, organizational performance management and supporting health care improvement initiatives with project management, change management and system and process improvement expertise. Ms. MacKenzie has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Masters of Business Administration.
Georgene Miller, Vice President, Quality, Safety & Outcome Improvement
Georgene Miller brings more than 25 years of health care leadership to her role as Vice President, Quality, Safety & Outcome Improvement. With a diverse background in clinical practice, health care administration, strategic planning and education, Ms. Miller has worked provincially and nationally on a variety of patient safety initiatives. Prior to taking on the role of Vice President, she was Corporate Director Strategic Services, Medical Affairs, Quality, Safety & Risk Management for PHSA.
Carl Roy, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
As Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Carl Roy has responsibility for corporate services, including Finance, Communications, IMITS, Legal & Risk Management, Research, Performance Measurement & Reporting, and the Provincial Language Service. Prior to that, Carl Roy’s portfolio included the Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC) and its services, the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) and BC Bedline. Mr. Roy has over 30 years of health care leadership, which includes serving as President & CEO of Providence Health Care (PHC) from 2001 - 2006.
Darwin Sauer, Chief Communications Officer
With more than 20 years of communications and marketing experience, Darwin Sauer is responsible for managing and driving all PHSA communications services including strategic planning, internal communications, online, marketing, media relations, issues management, social media and stakeholder relations. Mr. Sauer joined PHSA in August 2011 after holding senior communications positions with four different governments including the BC Ministry of Health and Alberta Health and Wellness.