Dr. R. Lynn Stevenson, Ph.D., is a senior health care executive with extensive leadership experience in health care operations, quality and safety, human resources and research. Lynn is an RN by profession and has a PhD with a research focus on organizational change, practice and leadership. Lynn is a former Associate Deputy Minister in the British Columbia Ministry of Health. In this role she provided leadership to the Health Services portfolio including Medical Beneficiary and Pharmaceuticals, Health Service policy, quality assurance, Population and Public Health, Planning and Innovation divisions and Health Sector performance, information, analytics and reporting.
Prior to this appointment Lynn held senior executive positions in Island Health, Fraser Health and British Columbia Cancer Agency. She has board experience as the past co-chair of the British Columbia Academic Health Council, a member of the Royal Roads University School of Leadership Studies Advisory Council and the University of Victoria Human and Social Development Advisory Committee.
She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a CFHI EXTRA Fellow, Certified corporate director (ICD-D) and holds Adjunct Professor positions in the schools of nursing at the universities of British Columbia and Victoria. Lynn is recognized for her leadership abilities and has received awards from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the University of Victoria and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.