The board of Fraser Health has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Victoria Lee as president and chief executive officer for Fraser Health.
“Dr. Lee has an extensive background with Fraser Health and we are excited she will be able to step into the role, where she will be able to continue to drive the positive progress championed by the organization,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “She is well known for her compassionate, focused approach in her prior role as Fraser Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer, and I feel confident in her leadership going forward.”
In announcing the appointment to staff and physicians, Fraser Health’s board chair Jim Sinclair says Dr. Lee is a leader, an experienced administrator, physician, and researcher. She brings with her a deep understanding of the health care system and the needs of the people within it – both those receiving care and those providing it.
“Victoria is an advocate for wellness, a supporter of healthy workplaces and a well-versed authority on the social determinants of health. This is the type of person we need to continue to take Fraser Health forward. She is a natural innovator and I am excited by today’s announcement,” Sinclair said.
Dr. Lee currently serves as Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer and vice president, population health. Prior to joining Fraser Health, Dr. Lee worked in consultative roles with national and international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank in the areas of comparative health systems, health policy, health financing, and ecohealth. She also worked as a physician in rural communities in Chile and Brazil.
Dr. Lee will start her new role on October 6, 2018.
Michael Marchbank is retiring on October 5, 2018 after being president and CEO for Fraser Health for 4 years.