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.
Dr. Nick Foster
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, Provincial Infection Control Network of BC and Lower Mainland Consolidated Service Integration.
Dave is a senior leader with 20 years' experience spanning both public and private sectors. He has a proven track record of leading the delivery of complex capital initiatives and has had leadership responsibility for more than $1.5 billion of health care projects. Dave was the chief project officer responsible for the BC Children's and Women's hospitals redevelopment with PHSA, and prior to that was the chief project officer responsible for Fraser Health's Surrey Memorial redevelopment and expansion and Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.
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 Renal Agency, BC Transplant, Cardiac Services BC, Stroke Services BC, BC Centre for Disease Control, Indigenous Health and Trans Care BC.
John is a highly-experienced health human resources executive, having served most recently as
vice president, people & clinical services for Interior 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.
Theresa McCurry has been in the communications field for more than 25 years, primarily in health care.
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.
Lynn Pelletier was appointed vice president, Mental Health and Substance Use Services in June 2015. In this role, she has executive responsibility for all adult mental health and substance use services, contracted services and provincial planning. Her portfolio includes the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Regional Forensic Clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions, Heartwood Centre for Women and Correctional Health Services. Lynn was formerly a management consultant and has held senior leadership positions at Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University and Women's College Hospital. She has undergraduate degrees in science and education and a Master’s degree in Health Administration.
Ron Quirk is a leader in health care technology, with more than 25 years in progressively senior roles including as executive director of several portfolios within the PHSA Information Management and Information Technology Services team and as acting Chief Information Officer. He brings extensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of clinical systems and business environments within PHSA, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. Ron has also worked extensively on evolving provincial eHealth initiatives such as the Provincial Lab Information System and Provincial Diagnostic Imaging Viewer.
Susan Wannamaker has held diverse executive roles in her 35-year career in health care, including clinical background as a nurse, operational experience in running hospitals and leading significant transformation initiatives. Most recently, she was senior vice president at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario, responsible for all hospital operations and ensuring operational readiness for a new hospital expansion. Prior to moving to Joseph Brant, Susan spent 20 years in leadership roles at Vancouver Coastal Health.