Mark Blandford

Vice President, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations


Mark Blandford was appointed Vice President, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations at Providence Health Care (PHC) in September 2020.

Mark is a Registered Occupational Therapist who also holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Mark has worked clinically in a wide variety of settings in the UK, Nova Scotia and on Vancouver Island. These include geriatrics, acute medicine, rehabilitation as well as community and ling term care. Mark’s past leadership roles have included Director of Development at the non-profit Beacon Community Services, as well as senior management roles in Island Health Authority’s LTC, Seniors Health and Home & Community Care programs.

In early 2014, Mark was appointed as Deputy Seniors Advocate with the newly created provincial Office of the Seniors Advocate for British Columbia. In 2016, Mark was appointed the Director of Clinical Operations at Victoria General Hospital and subsequently became the Executive Director for Seniors Health and Primary Care for Island Health where he was the operational and strategic lead for the long-term care (LTC) COVID-19 response the 6,000 LTC beds as well as the 900 unit assisted living portfolio. Mark was also the strategic lead for the Island Health seniors care and community care strategy and its Palliative and End of Life program.