Board of Directors – Vancouver Coastal Regional Director Recruitment

Press Release

May 10, 2023

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is currently recruiting a Vancouver Island Regional Appointee Board member. The FNHA provides health and wellness programs and services to First Nations province-wide. The nine-member Board collectively works for and make decisions for the benefit of all British Columbia (BC) First Nations, regardless of residence; however, the Board is structured in a manner to make space for regional experience and perspective. The nine-member Board includes five Board members selected from nominations of First Nations in the five Regions (Fraser Salish, Interior, North, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island) and four Board members chosen at large.

Qualified First Nations individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


The key governance functions of the FNHA Board of Directors include:

  • Approve the Society’s strategic vision;
  • Prepare a multi-year health plan, as required under the Framework Agreement;
  • Approve and monitor the Society’s financial/corporate and operational plans;
  • Set and maintain organization and operational (health) performance goals for the Society;
  • Provide for an objective evaluation of the performance of Directors;
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the Society’s governance practices; and
  • Provide for merit-based evaluation of the FNHA CEO.


FNHA Board members require a broad range of skills and experience.

The competencies currently being sought and prioritized include:

  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure;
  • Clinical experience and expertise; and/or
  • Quality and patient safety management.

Successful candidates must complete a criminal record check and must be a resident of BC.

A Regional Panel consisting of one representative from each Sub-Region will review applications based on Board qualifications and competencies as well as the Consensus Paper and Resolution of 2012-01. The Members will then interview potential candidates and make a recommendation to the Members as a whole.

The following may not be appointed as a Director:

  1. A FNHA Member;
  2. A First Nations Official;
  3. An elected federal, provincial or municipal official;
  4. A First Nations Health Director;
  5. An employee of or contractor with the Society; or
  6. Any person who has been in any of the categories (1) to (5) above for a minimum period of six months prior to their appointment.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and three letters of reference to:

Laurie Bevan|
501-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

Deadline for applications is June 9, 2023 at 12 noon.


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