Kim West appointed as Chair of Medavie Board of Directors
February 23, 2022
Halifax, NS, February 23, 2022 – Medavie is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim West as Chair of the Medavie Board of Directors. In this role, Kim will provide ongoing stewardship and guidance as Medavie continues its mission to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.
“For the past nine years, Kim has been an invaluable member of our Board, lending her depth of experience and strategic vision to guide our brand and community impact,” said Bernard Lord, Chief Executive Officer, Medavie. “Throughout her career, she has built an exceptional track record of advising Canadian and international organizations and I am honoured to have her accept the position of Chair and lead our Medavie Board in the years ahead.”
In addition to supporting Medavie and our mission to improve the wellbeing of Canadians, Kim is the President of Royer Thompson Human Resources Management. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of NATIONAL Public Relations, Institute of Research on Public Policy and IWK Health Centre. As well, she is past Chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Canadian Public Relations Society-NS Chapter, and the past Vice Chair of St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors. Kim is also Honorary Consul to Sweden, a member of the International Women's Forum and the Institute of Corporate Directors and has earned her ICD.D designation through the Rotman School of Management - Institute of Corporate Directors Director Education Program.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to Chair the Board of Medavie and continue to support our mission, vision and values,” said West. “We have an incredibly talented team dedicated to meeting the growing health care demand across Canada. I am looking forward to building on the organization’s success as we focus on providing better access to health care through partnerships and innovative solutions.”
Outgoing Chair, Michael Decter welcomed West to her new role.
“We have been fortunate to work alongside Kim as a key member of our Board for so many years, especially given her ongoing leadership to guide our presence and impact in the community,” said Decter. “I want to welcome her as incoming Chair of the Board of Medavie. It’s been my pleasure to serve in the position for the past eight years and I have every confidence the organization will continue to achieve great things while bringing about further transformation in health care service and delivery in Canada.”
Medavie is a national health solutions partner that integrates benefits management, health management and health care delivery. Together, with our team of more than 7,200 professionals, we are committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians.
As a not-for-profit organization, Medavie oversees Medavie Blue Cross, a premier all-in-one benefits carrier and public health program administrator, and Medavie Health Services, a national primary health care solutions organization and the largest contracted provider of emergency management services in Canada.
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