19-Feb-2015 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
900 Canada Place Way
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5


BC Lower Mainland Chapter
Annual Breakfast with the CEOs

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
(Pacific Time)
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Registration
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Session
Place: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel,
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC

Your questions to the CEOs:   please feel free to submit questions to the CEOs at the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DTJF86M
These will be passed on to the moderator for consideration – not all questions will be able to be addressed but the moderator will do their best to cover the majority of topics.

Join us for our Annual Breakfast with the Provinces Health Authority CEO’s. This is a unique opportunity to have a ‘fireside chat’ with the CEO’s and understand their perspective how current and future leaders can partner in advancing the vision for sustainable Health Care in BC.

CEO Panel:  Dianne Doyle, President and CEO of Providence Health Care; Dr. Brendan Carr, President and CEO of Island Health; Michael Marchbank, President and CEO of Fraser Health


Dianne Doyle Dr. Brendan Carr Michael Marchbank

Event Fees:
Registration fee
includes breakfast

Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
Season Pass

Dianne Doyle, President and CEO of Providence Health Care

Dianne Doyle was appointed as President and CEO in 2006. She brings more than 25 years of senior executive experience in health care. Dianne is respected as a values-driven leader committed to fostering and strengthening her organization’s culture as the key factor for improved innovation, staff engagement, patient/resident outcomes and organizational excellence. She is recognized as a champion of Catholic health care provincially and nationally. Dianne is a fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders; Treasurer of the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations, and Chair of Board of Canadian Advanced Medical Services International. She is the past member of numerous boards including Catholic Health Association of Canada, Denominational Health Association, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, EXTRA Advisory Council, Royal Roads University Centre for Health Leadership and Research Advisory Board, and BC Health Care Leaders Association. In 2007 and 2008, the Women’s Executive Network named Dianne as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Public Sector.

 Dr. Brendan Carr, President and CEO of Island Health

Dr. Brendan Carr was named as President and CEO for Island Health on August 6, 2013.

Dr. Carr joined Island Health in March 2012 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining the health authority, he served as Vice President of Medicine with the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax and as an Assistant Professor with Dalhousie University.

Dr. Carr holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is a Certified Physician Executive (CCPE), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) and has completed a research fellowship with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. He is a skilled Emergency Department physician and continues to take an occasional shift in Emergency.

Active in education and health services research, Dr. Carr is an advocate for transformation in health care.

Michael Marchbank, President and CEO of Fraser Health

Michael Marchbank joined Fraser Health in January of 2015. Prior to this appointment Michael held the position of President and CEO, HEABC. He has an extensive breadth of knowledge and experience gained through increasingly senior positions in health care. This includes Chief Operating Officer for the Provincial Health Services Authority which he assumed after serving as the Executive Vice-President of PHSA. Prior to the consolidation and establishment of the six provincial health authorities, Michael held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer, and subsequently served as President and CEO of the Fraser Valley Health Region. From 1992 to 1997, Michael was Vice-President, Corporate Services for Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

Michael has held a number of appointments in a wide range of health-related institutes, commissions and advisory committees including the BC Forensic Commission, the Child and Family Research Institute, the Women’s Health Research Institute and the Physician Strategic Services Advisory Committee. He has co-chaired, with the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, the provincial Clinical Care Management Committee, a major standardized care initiative in BC. In 2001/2002, Michael was appointed by the Ministry of Health to the Canadian Nurse Advisory Committee to review nursing issues in Canada.

MODERATOR:   RJ (Bob) Smith

Robert (Bob) Smith has recently stepped down from his role as Adjunct Professor, Sauder School of Business and Director of Education of the Centre for Health Care Management. He is presently a Managing Principle Consultant with INSITE Consultancy, Inc.  He is the former President and CEO of the Fraser Health Authority, delivering health

services to 1.4 million people in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas of British Columbia. He has also served as President and CEO of the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia, President and CEO of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC, Deputy Director of the BC Cancer Agency, and Executive Director of the

Arthritis Society in BC. In addition he served as Vice President of the Stentor Innovation Centre where the team specialized in developing telecommunications applications for health services.

Bob has served in numerous health leadership roles provincially and nationally, including Chair of the Canadian Hospital Association, Chair of the BC Health Association, Director of the Association of Canadian Academic Health Organizations, and Director of the Health Administrators Association of BC.


Full Details

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.5 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

  Due to catering commitments, cancellations will be billed the full amount if not received before February 17, 2015 . As this event is expected to be well attended – plan to register early.

Due to space limitations we cannot guarantee admission to on site walk-ins.  No-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.