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 was named Island Health’s President and CEO in February of 2018 after serving as Executive Vice President, Quality Safety and Experience since 2015.
Kathy engages patients and families as partners in health and care alongside volunteers, employees and physicians to achieve superior clinical quality and service excellence, and fosters a patient and family centred culture that promotes learning and collaboration.
As an experienced health-care executive with 30 years of progressive leadership experience, Kathy came to Island Health from the former Capital Health Region in Nova Scotia where she served as the Vice-President of People. She holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health Specialization) from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and an active member of the Vancouver Island Chapter of CCHL.
Kathy serves of the Board of the Health Employers Association of British Columbia and the United Way of Greater Victoria.
To contact Kathy please call her Executive Assistant, Lisa James at 250.370.8692 or e-mail: CEOExecutiveAssistant@viha.ca.