Name: Marie Vajda (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Administrative Services Manager
Years of Service: 6
Worksite: Penticton Health Centre
Community: South Okanagan
Ancestral Territory: Syilx
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: “Don't stress. Take it one email, one request and one day at a time.” And “sorry—my crystal ball is broken!”
After working in retail supervision and management for 10 years, Marie found herself at a junction when the company she was working for closed.
After going back to school, she found a job as a medical office assistant in a busy North Vancouver office. When her husband’s work took them to Prince George, she found a job as a medical software tester and trainer.
Six years later, in 2017, the Vadja family moved to Penticton, where Marie found a position in administration at the Penticton Health Centre. What started out as a casual role became a permanent position. She was promoted to supervisor, then manager, administrative services.