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BCEHS Executive Team

Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the executive vice president of clinical service delivery has executive responsibility for all BCEHS services.

Reporting to the executive vice president, the BCEHS chief operating officer and chief medical officer are the two most senior leaders within BCEHS. The chief operating officer chairs the Senior Leadership Committee, which provides strategic direction across the organization. This committee ensures that all decisions around planning and operations align with the broader mandate of PHSA and BCEHS and with the strategic health sector mandate set by government.

Executive Vice President, Clinical Service Delivery, PHSA

Susan Wannamaker has held diverse executive roles in her almost-40-year career in health care, including clinical background as a nurse, operational experience in running hospitals, leading significant transformation initiatives and 20 years in leadership roles at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Most recently, Wannamaker was president of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Prior to that, 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

Chief Operating Officer, BCEHS

Darlene MacKinnon has more than 15 years of progressive senior leadership roles in a career that has focused on clinical operations, professional practice, quality, and strategic and capital planning. 

Before joining BCEHS as chief operating officer in February 2020, MacKinnon served as vice president and chief, zone operations for Nova Scotia Health Authority. She has also been executive director of Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH), executive clinical lead for RCH's redevelopment project, executive director for Fraser Health's Surgical and Cardiac Networks and chief clinical planning officer with Providence Health Care.

Interim Chief Medical Officer, BCEHS

Dr. Wilson Wan has been the BCEHS medical director for the Fraser Health Authority and, previously, BCEHS’s interim medical director for patient care communications and planning. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Emergency.

He currently represents BCEHS on PHSA cross-program collaborations with Stroke Services BC and Trauma Services BC and is co-chair of the Emergency Services Advisory Committee with the Ministry of Health. Wan is also a clinical assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and continues to work as an emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital.
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