Vice President - Acute Services
Susan Brown is currently Vice President – Acute Services at the Interior Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada. This role oversees all tertiary and acute hospitals in Interior Health as well as: renal, cardiac and tertiary mental health programs, the Professional Practice Office and operational aspects of the Southern Medical Program of The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine.
Interior Health serves a large geographic area covering almost 215-thousand square kilometres and includes cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, as well as a multitude of rural and remote communities.
Susan’s career in health-care operations spans three decades in both Canada and the United Kingdom. She is a Certified Health Executive and holds a Master of Health Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She currently the Co-Chair of the Provincial Standing Committee on Health Services and Population Health and is a recognized leader in Health Care in British Columbia.
Workplace Health & BC Workplace Health Call Centre
Dave Keen is a Workplace Health and Safety professional celebrated 20 years in healthcare OH&S in April 2014. A recognized leader with demonstrated corporate level accountability for large public sector, multi-union organizations. Presently Executive Director of Workplace Health for Fraser Health Authority and the BC Workplace Health Call Centre. Fraser Health is British Columbia's largest Health Authority, serving over 33% of the province's population with over 25,000 employees and 2700 physicians.
The Executive Director position is responsible for providing leadership in including occupational health, safety, disability management, ergonomics, exposure prevention, violence prevention and CISM. As well, leading the provincial Workplace Health Call Centre - incident/injury and occ health/exposure reporting for all of BC's healthcare workers (110,000 employees).
Dave is an internationally published researcher. Demonstrated leadership abilities and competencies. Highest Gallup Q12 scores in organization for 3 consecutive surveys. Dedicated hockey dad (semi-retired) and advocate of a healthy work and life approach
Specialties: Experienced in conceptualizing, developing and implementing strategy; ability to develop confidence and build solid relationships and credibility; initiation and management of change in complex environments; motivational leader; management of organization, department, project and individual accountabilities; planning and problem solving; strong communication and interpersonal skills. Strong evaluation and research skills.
Executive Director - Protective Services - Centres of Expertise
Bob Stenhouse is the Executive Director for Protective Services, Centers of Expertise, with Alberta Health Services. AHS is the largest Health Authority in the country employing over 110,000 people and providing health care services throughout the province.
Bob’s passion for protecting people began in 1982 with a career in the RCMP. Serving in British Columbia – with a large portion in the Lower Mainland, Ottawa and Alberta, Bob’s career was primarily within specialized units involved in undercover, homicide undercover, organized crime, drug enforcement and criminal intelligence. Retiring as a Staff Sergeant, Bob took a keen interest in leadership development, workplace conflict mediation and communication, and life wellness. After working as a life and leadership coach, Bob then began a successful investigative consulting career that provided opportunity to conduct investigations for a variety of clients, including the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Bob began his career in Health Care Security with AHS in 2008 and was provided opportunity to initiate and develop a specialized Corporate Investigations Unit for internal health care investigations as well as a training and development unit for frontline officers. Bob began his role as the Executive Director of the Centers of Expertise in 2011. Bob’s passion to cultivate and sustain a dynamic and healthy work environment, influence positive change, and encourage the professionalism, personal / professional growth and increased credibility of the health care security industry, guides his vision and work daily.
Bob earned a Master’s degree in 2007, an Executive Certificate in Change Management and Leadership from Cornell University in 2011, and an Advanced Leadership Certificate from Alberta Health Services in 2014. Bob is an avid outdoor and four season mountain recreationist.
David LaRose, MSCJ, CHPA, CPP
International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety
David LaRose is the Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Management for Lakeland Regional Health. He previously held positions of Director Security / Education and Training with Memorial Hermann Health System and Assistant Director Training and Crime Prevention with Hospital Shared Services. David has served as Criminal Justice Chairperson and Director of the Police Academy for Northeastern Junior College, also serving as a Colorado police officer for 22-years. David additionally served on the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board for the State of Colorado.
David is the 2015 President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Executive Board of Directors. He currently sits on the ASIS Healthcare Committee and the ISC Education Committee. David has also served on the Healthcare Education and Membership Councils for both the IAHSS and ASIS.
David has 30 years police, security and safety experience. He is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) with IAHSS, and Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International. He holds a Master degree in Criminal Justice Administrative Management and Bachelor degree in Criminology. David often lectures on healthcare security, patient safety, and workplace violence in healthcare…in addition to numerous educational/training topics.