Dawn Nedzelski

Chief Professional Practice & Chief Nursing Officer

As Chief Professional Practice & Chief Nursing Officer Dawn plays a key role in supporting clinical programs to deliver the highest quality health and care to the people we serve.

Dawn has worked as a nurse for over 30 years, and has served Island Health and Island Health’s predecessor organizations extensively in a variety of front line roles, including Emergency, ICU, and Gorge Rehabilitation. Dawn has also served in leadership positions including Clinical Nurse Educator, a variety of manager roles, and most recently as Director, Community Hospitals. As CPP/CNO, Dawn will be supporting ongoing work related to allied health, nursing and professional practice.

This role is a senior leadership position that will provide strategic direction for professional practice for members of the interdisciplinary health team including nursing and allied health. The CPP/CNO plays a key role in developing and establishing programs that allow our clinical and program staff to deliver patient focused care throughout Island Health.

To contact Dawn, please call her assistant, Irena Bryan, at (250) 519-1804 or email her at irena.bryan@viha.ca