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Mr. Boyd is a senior management consultant with an extensive
background in hospital administration, health management consulting,
and health authority restructuring. He was the Project Coordinator
for the restructuring of health authorities in British Columbia in
2001, and has been actively involved in developing a new
accountability framework for these Health Authorities and the
Ministry of Health Services. He has also assumed a leadership role
in the restructuring of hospitals and regional authorities, and has
undertaken a number of financial and operational assessments of
health service providers.
Mr. Boyd has also worked with governments of a number of
countries in reviewing their health systems and developing strategic
plans in support of enhancing their health services. He also led a
team in commissioning a new hospital in Belize.
Mr. Boyd's management experience includes serving as the Senior
Vice-President at Vancouver General Hospital, the interim Chief
Executive Officer of the Vancouver Richmond Health Board and the
North Shore Health Region, and the President of the Prince George
Regional Hospital. He has also been an Assistant Deputy Minister at
the Ministry of Health Services in British Columbia.
Mr. Boyd has a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors
Vince Collins spent 30 years as a senior
public service manager. From 1988 to 1996 he served as the
Province's Deputy Minister of Transportation and Highways. During
1996 and 1997 he served as the Chair of the Workers Compensation
Board. From 1997 to 2001 he served the Government of Canada as a
Chief Federal Negotiator under the BC Treaty Negotiation Process.
During this same period, he performed a number of private consulting
assignments in both the public and private sectors.
He rejoined the public service of BC in June 2001 as Deputy
Minister of the BC Public Service Agency, as well as the country's
first Merit Commissioner. During his career he has been accountable
for managing some of the largest organization changes in BC,
including the first ever privatization of highway maintenance in
1988 and the restructuring of the provincial public service over the
past two years.
Mr. Collins left the public service in September 2003, and is now
an independent consultant.
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Arlene Gladstone began her career as a medical social worker in
Saskatoon, then worked as a family counselor in London, Ontario and
as a play therapist in Burnaby. She served as a staff member of the
Berger Commission on Family and Children's law in the early 1970's
and worked at the Vancouver YWCA from 1979 to 1983, initially as
counselor and then as Director of Support Services and Hotel/
Residence. She was the Executive Director of Family Services of the
North Shore, in North and West Vancouver, from 1984 to 2000.
In 1968 Ms Gladstone was the volunteer co-founder of the Block
Parent Program in Canada, an initiative of the National Council of
Jewish Women. Also as a volunteer, she served as a member of the
Vancouver Police Board from 1992 to 1997, as a public member of the
Practice Review and Licensing Committee of the B.C. Institute of
Chartered Accountants, and as a member of the Reference Drug Review
Panel for the Province of British Columbia in 2002-2003.
She is currently a director of Family Service Canada, Vice Chair
of Vancouver Opera Association and a consultant on board and donor
relations to not-for-profit cultural and social service