Anne Sutherland Boal


Anne Sutherland Boal, RN, BA, MHSA

Anne Sutherland Boal is a health-care professional with 40 years’ experience in progressively senior roles, working in three Canadian provinces and in China. She has held a number of positions in academic health-care settings including staff nurse, patient care coordinator, director of nursing, vice-president of nursing and programs and chief operating officer. Anne first joined CNA in 2010 as chief operating officer and moved into the CEO role in December 2013.

Throughout her career, Anne has been successful in carrying out innovative programs and effecting change. At the B.C. health ministry, where she was chief nurse executive and an assistant deputy minister, Anne oversaw the implementation of the nurse practitioner role and the use of the baccalaureate degree as the entry-to-practice requirement for nurses. As chief operating officer at Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Acute, Anne led the establishment of a collaborative practice model that more fully uses the skills and abilities of RNs, LPNs and care aides.

Anne obtained her nursing diploma from Foothills Hospital school of nursing (University of Calgary). She also holds a bachelor of arts degree (Brock University) and a master’s degree in health services administration (University of Alberta).