PHSA’s executive team is a group of experienced and innovative leaders in management and administration, health care, education and research.
Carl Roy was appointed President & CEO in January 2014, bringing more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private health care sectors to the role. He is known for his commitment to innovative change, people-focused management and passion for solving challenges. Having joined PHSA in 2010 as Senior Vice President, Mr. Roy served as Executive Officer for the Emergency and Health Services Commission (now BC Emergency Health Services). In this role, he successfully led the integration of the BC Ambulance Service into the health sector. In 2012, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, providing leadership across PHSA that centred on performance enhancement and service integration. Prior to joining PHSA, Mr. Roy served as CEO for Providence Health Care in Vancouver, President of the Caritas Health Group in Edmonton, and President & CEO of Sudbury General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury, Ontario, as well as several health care companies.
Thomas Chan is responsible for heading up PHSA’s strategic finance support functions. Before joining 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.
has 25 years of experience in communications, media, public affairs and government relations leadership both within government, where he worked as Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications, in the Office of the Premier, as well as in the private sector, most recently as Vice President, Government Relations for TELUS. Mr. Cunningham’s experience includes communications and issues management responsibilities for key health care reforms in our province, strategic direction planning and coordination across ministries within government. He has led successful business development initiatives and built and led cross-functional teams. Mr. Cunningham is a director on the board of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Salvation Army Greater Vancouver Advisory Board, and a past-director of the Vancouver Board of Trade and the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.
Dr. Nick Foster brings a unique mix of clinical and operational experience to the role. He has served most recently as Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of the BC Cancer Agency, and prior to that, as Chief Operating Officer for the BC Centre for Disease Control. Dr. Foster
's career started as a family practitioner in New Zealand before moving into hospital management. Dr. Foster
moved to Canada in 2004 and joined Vancouver Coastal Health before coming to PHSA. This portfolio includes the Clinical & Systems Transformation Project, Lower Mainland Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office, Provincial Infection Control Network of BC and Lower Mainland Consolidated Service Integration.
Carla Gregor has worked in health care for 30 years, with 18 years of senior health care leadership experience in the public and non-profit sector in Alberta and BC. Prior to joining PHSA, Ms. Gregor was the President & CEO of the Good Samaritan Society and a Vice President at Providence Health Care. She has provided leadership across the continuum of care including acute care, rehab, and residential care, and in areas related to quality improvement and health information management. Ms. Gregor has a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta.
Oliver Grüter-Andrew brings more than 20 years' experience in IT strategy, governance and service management, in both the public and private sectors. In his most recent role as Chief Information Officer at the University of British Columbia, he led the transformation of the information technology function and worked with senior leaders to establish a roadmap for the evolution of the university's major information systems. He has also led large cross-functional teams and multi-year, international transformation initiatives involving changes in staff culture, process and technology. As Partner with Western Management Consultants, he developed an initial IT sharing model and business case for Health Shared Services BC, and also held IT leadership roles at Accenture. PHSA is responsible for this shared service and leads IMIT services for PHSA, Vancouver Coastal and Providence Health Care. IMITS also supports provincial health care IT initiatives on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
Colleen Hart brings 25 years of health care leadership at the strategic and operational levels, across the continuum of care. She held several vice president roles with Fraser Health, leading diverse portfolios including patient experience, clinical capacity optimization and clinical operations and professional practice. Ms. Hart has a nursing background with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Health Science (Health Administration) from the University of Toronto. Her clinical experience was primarily in medicine and care of the older adult. This portfolio includes BC Provincial Renal Agency, BC Transplant, Cardiac Services BC, Stroke Services BC, BC Centre for Disease Control and Trans Care BC.
Executive Vice President, Patient & Employee Experience
As Executive Vice President, Patient and Employee Experience, Arden Krystal has responsibility for a newly configured portfolio, combining her long-standing clinical experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement. This portfolio includes human resources; management, leadership & organizational development; quality, safety & outcome improvement; chief nursing office & professional practice; and strategic change & improvement. Integrating these important support teams will help enable rapid change, and better link the capacity and experience of providers to the patient experience. Previously, Ms. Krystal was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for PHSA’s agencies and services. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing and holds a Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, a Masters of Health Administration from UBC and has certification from the Harvard Business School Managing Health Care Delivery program. Prior to joining PHSA in April 2012, she held the position of Vice President, Clinical Operations at Fraser Health.
Linda Lupini was appointed Executive Vice President, PHSA and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) in April 2014. In this role, Ms. Lupini has executive responsibility for all BCEHS services. Her portfolio also includes scheduling and timekeeping solutions, and performance measurement and reporting. She was formerly Chief Human Resources Officer for PHSA, 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 biotechnology company QLT, where she managed all aspects of human resources and facilities management, and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, a leading international software firm. She 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).
Sandra MacKay has over 25 years of legal and management experience working as counsel within corporations in a variety of sectors including biotechnology, engineering, mining and petrochemical. She has provided general counsel and guidance to her clients on a broad range of subject matters including corporate governance, employment and human rights law, regulatory compliance and fiduciary duties. Ms. MacKay has extensive corporate-commercial transactional experience at all stages from conception through negotiation, diligence and drafting, to transaction completion. She most recently practiced as general counsel and served as an executive officer of a Vancouver-based dual-listed public mining company. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 1983 from the University of British Columbia and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1984.
Dr. Malcolm Moore is a medical oncologist and researcher involved in drug development work for cancer therapy. He was head of the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto for eight years before moving to Vancouver. Dr. Moore has been a principal investigator for many studies in gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancer, contributing to the development of several agents that have subsequently been approved for clinical use in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. He has been a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Program Committee, an executive member of the North American gastrointestinal (GI) intergroup and chair of the National Cancer Institute of Canada GI committee. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and has given more than 200 invited lectures worldwide. He trained to be a Chartered Accountant prior to entering medicine and held a number of finance-related positions during his academic career.