Senior Executive Team
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Responsible for day-to-day operations and management

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Chris Mazurkewich, President and CEO

Chris Mazurkewich was appointed as President and CEO of Interior Health (IH) in October 2015.

Chris rejoined IH after spending four years at Alberta Health Services, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the provincial agency. In this role, he worked in close partnership with the Chief Medical Officer overseeing the clinical operations of the Alberta health service delivery system, including about 100 hospitals, community and residential care programs, and support services. Prior to his move to Alberta Health Services, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Strategic & Corporate Services, for Interior Health from its inception in 2002 until 2009.

Through his previous leadership roles, Chris has had the opportunity to manage most elements of the health system, engage with a broad range of stakeholders, and participate extensively in provincial committees. In partnership with clinical colleagues, he has always been committed to understanding the needs of patients, clients, and residents; and ensuring quality services are available to meet those needs.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Administration (Health) from Central Michigan University, and a Chartered Accountant designation. 


Susan Brown, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Hospitals and Communities

Susan Brown joined Interior Health in September 2011 as the Vice President of Tertiary Services. In July 2012, she moved into an expanded role as VP of Acute Services, overseeing all tertiary and acute hospitals throughout Interior Health (IH), as well as: renal, cardiac, and tertiary mental health programs; the Professional Practice Office; and operational aspects of the Southern Medical Program (SMP).

In 2015, Susan assumed the role of VP & Chief Operating Officer, Hospitals and Communities. In this role, she brings leadership to acute, home and community services, as well as allied health and patient transport, with the goal of enhancing integration, accountability, and transparency for operations across these service delivery streams.

Prior to joining IH, Susan worked with Fraser Health Authority as the Executive Director, Medicine Program for Fraser Health’s 12 hospitals. In addition, she oversaw health-care operations within the Peace Arch Hospital and White Rock Community. Her career in health-care operations has spanned 32 years in both Canada and the United Kingdom.

Susan is a Certified Health Executive and holds a Master of Health Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


Dr. Mike Ertel, VP Medicine and Quality


Dr. Ertel was appointed Vice President Medicine & Quality in May 2017. In this role, he is accountable for ensuring the processes which govern the delivery of medical care provided by Interior Health meet our high standards for quality and safety. Working in collaboration with the Hospitals & Communities portfolio, he is also tasked with enhancing the integration, transparency, and accountability for operational and strategic performance.

Dr. Ertel is a practicing emergency physician at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and has been a highly respected member of the Interior Health medical community for more than 20 years. As a highly regarded speaker in Emergency Medicine, he brings energy, passion, and a track record for engaging and leading physicians.

Prior to his VP appointment, Dr. Ertel was the Executive Medical Director for IH Central and South Okanagan. He has also served as the Chief of Staff at KGH, the KGH Emergency Department Head, and the IH Medical Director for Emergency Services.

Dr. Ertel has extensive clinical and leadership experience, spanning tertiary care through to rural family practice, in addition to being involved in clinical research. He is a founding member of the IH Research Ethics Board and has teaching experience with the UBC Southern Medical Program. 

Outside of work, Dr. Ertel enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, running, biking, skiing, and playing hockey. In his spare time, he serves as one of the team doctors for the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club and he has been a ski doc at Big White for more than 10 years.


Dr. Trevor Corneil, VP Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer

Dr. Trevor Corneil is the Vice President of Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer. In this role, he provides leadership in the areas of public health, health promotion and prevention, health protection, and Interior Health’s Aboriginal Health strategy.

Trevor was most recently the Chief Medical Health Officer and provided leadership in the areas of health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention.

Trevor joined Interior Health as a Medical Health Officer and Community Medical Director in 2011. Prior to this, he was a Medical Director for Vancouver Coastal Health community services and eventually appointed Acting Executive Medical Director during which time he developed and administered various models of public health and primary care. In particular, he focused on the accessibility of marginalized and vulnerable populations to primary and secondary care of their acute and chronic illnesses.

Trevor completed both his undergraduate and medical studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1995. He then moved to Vancouver where he undertook a residency in Family Medicine with a special interest in inner-city medicine at the University of British Columbia in 1997. Following several years of practice in Vancouver’s downtown south and eastside, he returned to UBC completing a Master’s degree in Epidemiology in 2003 and a second residency in Public Health and Preventative Medicine in 2006.


Mal Griffin, VP Human Resources

Mal Griffin is the VP Human Resources and is focused on our people – the valued employees and medical staff across IH. He provides leadership in the areas of human resources operations, labour relations, learning and development, workplace health and safety and recruitment, and is focused on strengthening partnerships with post-secondary institutions.

Mal was appointed to the role of VP Human Resources in March 2016 and prior to that was the VP and Chief Information Officer.  Mal joined Interior Health in 1997 and moved to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2005.  As CIO, Mal and his team led Interior Health through one of the organization’s broadest and comprehensive clinical and business information systems changes. In 2010, Mal also took on responsibility for the Laboratory Service Portfolio as Regional Director and continued in this role until 2012 when he was assigned the responsibility to oversee Interior Health’s service relationship with Health Shared Services and its service collaboration with the Northern Health Authority.

Mal has more than 25 years of health-care experience including leadership and management of diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, staffing services, and clinical and business information management and technology. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Fredericton, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.


Donna Lommer, VP Support Services and Chief Financial Officer

As VP Support Services and Chief Financial Officer, Donna Lommer provides core support and leadership in the areas of finance, capital planning, and staffing services.

Donna  joined IH 25 years ago and has demonstrated progressive growth within the organization through her many years of experience in the financial area, including capital projects.

In 2005, she moved from Financial Services to take a position as Program Administrator for Residential and Palliative Care for the Okanagan Health Service Area where she oversaw the development of many new residential beds, the standardization of services, and numerous other changes within the seniors and palliative care area for the Okanagan. 

In the spring of 2009, Donna was asked to take on the role of Corporate Director of Strategic Alignment where she led the organization through a very challenging budget management process. In the spring of 2010, she became IH's VP of Residential Services and Chief Financial Officer.

Donna holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified General Accountant.


Vacant, VP Communications and Public Engagement






Norma Malanowich, VP Clinical Support Services & Chief Information Officer

As VP Clinical Support Services and Chief Information Officer, Norma Malanowich is responsible for the delivery of our diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and pharmacy services, as well as information and technology services across Interior Health. She provides strategic leadership in these areas with a keen focus on driving quality and productivity improvements.
 
Norma’s portfolio also includes clinical informatics, health emergency management, health information management, health systems evaluation, health-care technology management, privacy and security, and technology architecture.
 
Norma joined Interior Health’s IMIT department in 2000 and has held progressive leadership positions within the organization. In 2005 she assumed the role of Regional Director, Pharmacy Services. In 2008, Norma moved into the role of Chief Project Officer. During her tenure she oversaw the construction and opening of the Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital; the Clinical Academic Campus, Dr. Walter Anderson Building and Centennial Building at Kelowna General Hospital; and most recently, the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital. 
 
Norma has more than 17 years of health-care IT experience. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria.

Anne-Marie Visockas, VP, Health Systems Planning, Mental Health & Substance Use, and Residential Services
 
Anne-Marie Visockas joined Interior Health as Vice President – Health Systems Planning, Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU), and Residential Services in February 2017. Her portfolio also includes Strategic Information Management, an area which helps to inform planning, service delivery, and management of health-care services for Interior Health. In this role, Anne-Marie provides operational leadership for our clinical programs and services in MHSU and residential care, while also providing oversight for the organization-wide planning functions in  alignment with Ministry of Health direction.
 
Previously, Anne-Marie was the Senior Program Officer for Financial Planning with Alberta Health Services (AHS) where she was responsible for leading the Financial Planning team, including development of the AHS $14 billion budget and alignment with organizational strategic planning and directions. She also worked for Interior Health from 2003 – 2011 serving in leadership roles in our information support, information management, and research departments.
 
Anne-Marie specializes in health services research and has extensive experience using linked health administrative databases for research into chronic health conditions and service utilization, along with use of health authority data to support analytics and performance management and reporting. She completed a PhD in Management and Policy Sciences specializing in Health Economics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Centre and has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at CHSPR in Vancouver.
 
Anne-Marie’s significant experience in translating her extensive academic background into practical application, combined with her doctoral and post-doctoral work on primary and community care, is an asset to IH as we continue our journey to shift the focus of health care from acute to community settings.
 

Dr. Glenn Fedor, Chair of HAMAC (Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee)

Dr. Fedor is a family physician from Williams Lake, where he has practiced since 1981. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Alberta in 1978. He has been a member of HAMAC since 2004, spending the last 6 years as Chair of the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Medical Advisory Committee.
 
Glenn was a founding member of the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice where he was recently Board Chair. He has an interest in Mental Health and is the Co-Chair of the Cariboo Action Team, which is leading change for the Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use Collaborative.
 
In the past at Cariboo Memorial Hospital he has served as Chief of Medical Staff, Chair of the Hospital Quality Assurance Committee and is the current President of the Williams Lake Medical Society. He also participates with Family Practice residents as a Clinical Instructor through the University of British Columbia.
 
In his younger days, Glenn was a hockey trainer and soccer coach for youth teams. He enjoys golf, skiing and travelling with his family.
 
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