Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team, headed by CEO Fiona Dalton, is responsible for operational management at Providence.

Fiona Dalton

Fiona Dalton became President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Care on April 23, 2018. She brings more than 23 years of health care experience to Providence.

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Mark Blandford

Mark Blandford was appointed Vice President, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations at Providence Health Care in August 2020.

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Dr. Ronald Carere

Dr. Ronald Carere became acting Vice President, Medical Affairs in May of 2010 and Vice President proper in February 2011.

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Christopher E. De Bono

Christopher E. De Bono joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2016 and is currently the Vice President of Mission, Organizational Development & Ethics at Providence.

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Leanne Heppell

Leanne Heppell was appointed as Chief Operating Officer Acute Care & Chief of Professional Practice & Nursing in April 2015.

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Shaf Hussain

Shaf Hussain was appointed Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement in 2011.

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Dave Ingram

Dave Ingram was appointed Vice President, Major Capital Projects at Providence, on March 16, 2021.

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Harmony Johnson

Harmony Johnson was appointed Interim Vice-President, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation at Providence, effective May 1, 2021.

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Dr. Darryl Knight

Dr. Darryl Knight became Vice-President, Research and Academic Affairs at Providence Health Care in 2019.

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Dr. Janet Kow

Dr. Janet Kow joined the Senior Leadership Team in August 2020 and is currently the Interim Vice President for Pandemic Response at Providence.

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Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2012 and is currently the Chief Strategy Officer & Vice President, Governance at Providence. 

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Brian Simmers

Brian Simmers joined the Senior Leadership Team in February 2019 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, People & Health Informatics. 

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