As vice president of Western Canada, Georgina MacDonald provides strategic leadership and oversight for CIHI’s presence, products and services in the 4 western provinces and the 3 territories. In this role, she fosters strategic relationships with partners and clients to understand their evolving health information needs and to provide insight and direction on the solutions required to meet the challenges of health care delivery in the western provinces and the territories.
Prior to joining CIHI in October 2014, Ms. MacDonald served on the executive leadership team at the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) as the vice president, Planning and Improvement. She has been responsible for strategy development, performance monitoring, advanced analytics and process improvement. Ms. MacDonald has an extensive background in health care planning, data analyses to support decision-making and stakeholder engagement, and a passionate belief in a values-based corporate culture. Before joining CIHI, she also held senior roles in the Saskatchewan and British Columbia ministries.
She earned her undergraduate degree in business from St. Francis Xavier University and master’s degrees in arts from the University of Waterloo and in health administration from Dalhousie University.