To fill the open 2019/2020 Board positions, the Board of Directors appointed a Nominating Committee to identify qualified and interested candidates. Through newsletter, email and conversation, the committee sought candidates that we feel will serve our members well during the two-year term. These candidates will be presented for confirmation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 7th, 2019.
I began my journey in change management in 2000 as part of a newly formed team at Fraser Health Authority. The team supported senior leaders in implementing change in a complex environment applying strategy consulting and an integrated project management and change management approach. I was Prosci certified in 2012 and achieved my CCMP in 2017. I am currently an independent consultant and continue to work with clients in developing and implementing change initiatives.
I currently lead the Change Advisory and Recognition teams in People + Culture at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). My team supports building change capabilities and providing change advisory and support to large scale initiatives contributing to the transformation of health care delivery for exceptional care and making a great workplace.
I have over ten years experience in change management and have led several large-scale, multi-stakeholder initiatives including two major reorganizations for one of the fastest growing health authorities in BC, and was change lead preparing BC Cancer for the largest change in its history – moving from a paper-based to an electronic health record. I endeavor to build change management capacity with the project teams I support through training, workshops and coaching.
I have been involved in a number of change management roles over several years. Most recently, in my company, Project Rescuers, I help organizations get projects back on track using my 4-step process to diagnose the root cause, develop an intervention plan using change management tools and process, test the solution and implement the new way forward enterprise-wide. I have implemented change management solutions in industries such as healthcare and tech as well as Indigenous-focused organizations.
I believe change management is an integral component to introducing change into organizations. I enjoy being part of the promotion of change management activities at the organizational level and helping to shape the delivery of the change management focused activities for members of the Vancouver chapter.
I was on the board in the Victoria ACMP chapter and enjoyed helping develop a community of practice to promote the profession accomplished through activities such as setting up events, meeting other change practitioners and enhancing skill and knowledge in the area of change management. I have also established the Victoria-Vancouver satellite change management group in Victoria which is growing.