Dean Screpnek is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Standards, Quality and Performance Division in the Government of Alberta's Department of Health. His division provides leadership and direction for healthcare system planning activities, is responsible to develop and establish a health system wide approach to Quality (and Standards) with a focus on improving patient health outcomes and reducing variability, and leads the development and establishment of the provincial approach to wait times and waiting list management with a view to improving access. His division also drives the progression and delivery of health economics with a focus on financial modeling and provides leadership to the corporate Analytics and Performance Branch to deliver key programs of work.
Prior to joining Health, Dean served as the Assistant Deputy Minister in the Public Service Commission accountable for the Labour and Employment file for the Government of Alberta. He also served as the Assistant Deputy Minister in Service Alberta's Shared Services Division providing strategic leadership on enterprise services for Government. Dean also has extensive Corporate Services executive leadership experience within the City of Edmonton, the City of St. Albert and Parkland County municipal governments.
Dean has over 23 years of public service experience, has served on many boards, finance and audit committees, and was the President of the Government Finance Officers Association of Alberta, a Chapter of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
In Dean's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three teenage children. He also enjoys soaking in the outdoors, playing and coaching hockey, and whenever possible, the occasional round of golf.