Vice President, Communications and Partnerships
As Vice President of Communications and Partnerships, Jamie serves as a key strategist working closely with senior Island Health leadership and partners to identify communications and engagement opportunities and risks, and provide strategic direction on all matters which impact organizational reputation within the health sector and in the public sphere. He also advises the executive team and Board of Directors on the advancement of strategic partnerships at the organization-level and with communities and community organizations to promote health and wellness.
In safeguarding continuity of health services, Jamie leads the health emergency management program at Island Health working in close collaboration with Health Emergency Management BC, ensuring the health authority is positioned and prepared to mitigate, prepare for and effectively respond to and recover from the impacts of emergency events. In addition, he leads health authority programming and strategic relationships with hospital and health care foundations, auxiliaries and volunteers.
As executive lead for the Board of Director’s Governance Committee, Jamie supports and guides the Board of Directors in best practice governance and fiduciary responsibilities.
Prior to joining Island Health as Vice President in 2017, Jamie served as Vice President of Communications & Public Engagement at Interior Health, as well as Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the President & CEO. He also previously worked in the Legislative Assembly, including 10 years as chief of staff to cabinet ministers — including successive Ministers of Health.
Jamie holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health Specialization) from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria.
To contact Jamie, please call his assistant.