Four New Members of the Board of Directors - Alberta’s Provincially Integrated Laboratory Organization

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • May 24, 2018
Full time Board/Committee Members

Job Description

Here is an opportunity to make a broad, sweeping contribution of vision and governance to better healthcare outcomes in Alberta. 

As one of four new members joining the founding Board of Directors, you will take part in the creation of Canada’s largest integrated laboratory services provider.  Wholly-owned by Alberta Health Services, but independently governed, this start-up organization will set itself exacting goals in client service, efficiency and research.  Given its size and scope, it fully intends to establish new global benchmarks in diagnostic support.    

Given the ambitious mandate of this billion dollar, Province-wide lab organization, the Board’s focus will go beyond financial stewardship, risk management and planning.  Working with the founding President & CEO, you and your Board colleagues will also oversee a strategy that incorporates a new laboratory hub in Edmonton, implementation of an integrated lab information system and a dramatic increase in revenue-producing research and consulting projects.  The expectation is that the Board’s Directors will bring innovative perspectives, common sense and principled thinking to all of their deliberations, decision-making and planning.  In short, the Board will add healthcare value for 4 million Albertans.  

What expertise and experience does the Board seek in its new cadre of Directors?  Collectively, the new Directors should have a mix of credentials in healthcare, government affairs, stakeholder relations, organizational change management, accounting/finance and technology.  They will also be proponents of best board practices including clear communication and willing collaboration. 

Directors will be appointed by the AHS Board, as stipulated by the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) and will be paid a remuneration fee (currently under review) for attendance at Board and Committee meetings. Appointment terms will be for a period of 2-3 years, with a maximum of 2 renewals.  Final candidates will be required to undergo a comprehensive background check, including security screening and verification of credentials. Closing Date: June 11, 2018.

To apply for the position of Board Director, please submit your resume and cover letter to, or directly to Faye Laviolette at

Job Category

Board/Committee Members