This award is presented to a leader in the healthcare system who demonstrates exemplary, sustained commitment to mentoring, and inspiring healthcare leadership.
The call for nominations for this award closed on November 30. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to submit Section B of the nomination form by February 1.
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2019 Recipient: David Thompson, CHE
David has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in the B.C. health system. He has held many leadership roles both with Fraser Health and Providence Health Care including Residential Care, Health Information Systems and Quality Improvement. He is passionate about developing others through mentorship, and continually goes above and beyond the responsibilities of his position in order to do so. David is leaving a true legacy with the countless young talent he has mentored.
"David’s mentorship philosophy is to help individuals realize their innate potential no matter at what stage they are" stated Jessica Doonan, RN BSN MHA(c), current mentee of David Thompson. "A mentor that is gifted with the ability to see the strengths and potentials of their mentees and to develop that within them is deserving of acknowledgment".
David is actively involved with the College. He recently held the position of British Columbia Director on the College Board from 2012 to 2018 and has participated in various other committees.
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Please see our past recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.
2014, Robert Devitt CHE
2013, Barbara Hall CHE
2012, K. Dwight Nelson CHE
2011, John King CHE
2015, Ron Noble FCCHL FACHE
2016, Wolfgang Klassen CHE
2017, Katherine Chubbs CHE
2018, Andrew Neuner CHE