Dr. Stephen Brown
Dr. Stephen Brown is 1 of 2 members representing British Columbia on CIHI’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as deputy minister at the B.C. Ministry of Health, Dr. Brown was deputy minister of the Ministry of Children and Family Development from March 2011 to June 2013. Before that, he had held the position of chief administrative officer (CAO) at the Ministry of Health Services since July 2008. Dr. Brown was responsible for the Health System Planning Division, Primary Health Care, Labour Relations, Legislation and Professional Regulation and Corporate Policy, Research and Library Services branches. Prior to his appointment as CAO, he was the assistant deputy minister of the Medical Services Division (formerly Medical and Pharmaceutical Services Division) at the Ministry of Health Services from April 2002 to February 2009. In his role, Dr. Brown led B.C.’s physician negotiations for the ministry and was responsible for the strategic portfolios of the Medical Services Plan, Primary Health Care and Physician Human Resource Management. Effective September 2007, he was appointed a member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Health Leadership and Research at Royal Roads University. Dr. Brown came to the Ministry of Health from the government of Alberta’s Ministry of Children’s Services, where he was the executive manager for that province’s Child Welfare Act review. Previous to this role, he was chief executive officer of the Ma’mowe Capital Region Child and Family Services Authority. He has a PhD focusing on the management of strategic change in the public service and holds master’s degrees in business administration and organizational psychology.