I am a specialist in health planning and administration, evaluation and continuous quality improvement. With a solid background in medicine and planning, I bring together key specialized clinical and strategic planning skills, including program design, program management, research and evaluation, change management, physician, staff & community engagement, communications, facilitation, and partnership building. I have a solid experience working in population health promotion, as well as community and acute care settings. As Executive Director, Population Health I am responsible for the regional Population Health and represents VCH at provincial population health tables (www.vch.ca/pophealth).
I have demonstrated an ability to engage a variety of stakeholders in public consultation processes and participatory system design. I have also proven expertise in community-based strategies, such as community-capacity building with vulnerable and at-risk groups, and specializes in working in intercultural and interdisciplinary settings. My contribution enhances the sustainability of quality improvement initiatives by building strategic alliances with key stakeholders, related organizations and funding agencies. I have strong management, research and networking skills, allowing me to develop successful, broadly supported programs. I have experienced working with physicians and clinical staff in primary care, community and acute settings, as well as community partners.
My educational background includes clinical training in medical school (Faculty of Medicine, UNAM), a baccalaureate in Geography (University of British Columbia) and a Masters in Science Planning (School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC). I am certified in LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt and Cornell University’s High Performance Leadership.