Kathy MacNeil

Kathy MacNeil

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kathy MacNeil is driven by her passion to improve the health and care of patients, staff, medical staff and communities. She fosters a culture of quality, safety and patient- centered care through creating an environment at Island Health where staff, physicians and learners can bring their best to their work and feel supported in doing so in service to patients, families and communities.

As an experienced health-care executive with over 35 years of progressive leadership experience, Kathy started her career in health care as a physiotherapist and stays grounded in her purpose to enable people and systems to achieve their highest level of function.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health Specialization) from Royal Roads University. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and the ICD.D. Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Kathy serves on the Board of the Health Employers Association of British Columbia and the United Way of Greater Victoria. She is also Co-Chair of the Canada Health Leadership Network (CHLNet).


To contact Kathy, please call her Executive Assistant.

Lisa James

Mailing Address

Island Health
1952 Bay St
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 1J8

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