New board director for Interior Health
Interior Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia (Pat) Dooley to its Board of Directors effective Aug. 31, 2014.
“We are very fortunate to be joined by a Director with the heart, drive and focus of Pat Dooley,” said Board Chair Norman Embree. “She is incredibly dedicated to her community and passionate about health care.”
Prior to this recent appointment, Dooley was Chair of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and has spearheaded many successful campaigns to raise funds for hospital equipment and patient comfort. She is also Chair of Friends of the Family, an organization which helps children with medical emergencies. She is involved in Rotary clubs in both Nelson and Trail, and is currently Director of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club. In addition, Dooley serves on the Selkirk College Board of Directors.
Originally from Kaslo, she has been a resident of Nelson since 1975.
Dooley is an educational advisor, leadership coach and organizational facilitator. She retired as Superintendent of Schools for School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) in 2010, and worked in a variety of educational leadership roles for B.C. school districts and the Ministry of Education. She was honoured with a Distinguished Service Award from the B.C. School Superintendents’ Association in 2008.
Dooley is one of nine individuals on the Interior Health Board of Directors. The Board oversees operations, works with management to establish overall strategic direction for the organization, and ensures appropriate community consultation. The Board also regularly reviews the organization’s long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization, and evaluates results. Board members are appointed through the provincial government’s Board Resourcing and Development Office which rests within the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services on behalf of all Ministries.
Interior Health is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and providing a wide range of quality health-care services to more than 742,000 people living across B.C.’s vast interior. For more information, visit www.interiorhealth.ca.