Chief Provincial Diagnostics Officer
Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC
Craig Ivany built a successful career in health services that has spanned 34 years. Recognized as a collaborative leader, he has worked with teams to deliver health system transformation in many dynamic environments including start-ups, turnarounds, stabilization, consolidations, and mergers. His depth of experience in system integration includes regional, provincial, and national roles, both in the public and private sectors.
In 2020, he joined Provincial Health Services Authority as Chief Provincial Diagnostic Officer where he is currently leading the implementation of a province wide laboratory medicine service delivery model in collaboration with medical and operational leaders, and stakeholders across British Columbia, including representatives from regional health authorities, unions, Ministry of Health, and the University of British Columbia.
Previous engagements include significant contributions to the Alberta health system as Senior Provincial Director, Health Innovation Partnerships with Alberta Health Services and as the inaugural President & Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Public Laboratories. Prior to his experience in Alberta, he led Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association through its formative stages as Chief Executive Officer.
Craig started his health services career in hospital administration in Newfoundland, moving on to become Executive Director of Canadian Blood Services’ operational portfolio. After 17 years in the public and not-for-profit sectors, he moved to the private sector and worked in the medical laboratory industry in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario.
He earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. In 2020 he was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. As a long-time member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, he holds a Certified Health Executive designation and in 2016 completed the ICD.D program with the Institute of Corporate Directors.