Tracey Barbrick is the Associate Deputy Minister for the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Tracey's government career began in 2001 at Nova Scotia Environment, where she led the monitoring and compliance branch and helped to shape department policy. She was a key member of the senior transition team that oversaw a major organizational change at the former Department of Environment and Labour, renewing its mandate and focus on environmental sustainability. In 2010, Tracey joined the Department of Health and Wellness, where she has provided leadership in the areas of legislative policy, intergovernmental affairs and project management. Most recently, Tracey was an instrumental part in ensuring that the new Nova Scotia health delivery system has strong governance design, clear roles and accountabilities, with a focus on quality health services. Tracey believes that working together, communities, health care professionals and government can create a sustainable health care system that focuses not just on caring for Nova Scotians when they are sick, but helping them stay well.