Becky Palmer


As a nurse, I think about our patients and families, and what we ought to be doing as practitioners and leaders to create a system of care that is truly transformed, a system in which everyone feels seen, heard, understood, welcomed and safe. And while I know great strides have been taken towards this, I acknowledge that we still have a way to go.  I humbly position myself as a learner and make a daily commitment to not only learn more but seek to understand and advance truth and reconciliation in all aspects of health care.  I believe it is our shared accountability and responsibility to create a climate for change and cultivate and champion action!”

With over 30 years of nursing experience, and almost 20 years of senior executive experience – including with FNHA, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital – Becky is a dynamic, collaborative, and respected senior executive health care leader in BC.

Becky has a PhD in Nursing from UBC, a Master’s in Nursing and Nurse Midwife from the University of Alberta as well as numerous professional awards and distinctions.

Becky has a passion for strategic compassionate leadership, learning, professional practice/policy, coaching, quality, and systems transformation in academic and health care organizations and systems. She is an internationally recognized professional with extensive experience leading change within complex and transformative systems. She has a proven track record of leading high-performing teams, achieving strategic goals and redesigning systems for optimal outcomes.

BC’s health care sector is facing new and unprecedented challenges as we emerge into a post-COVID world. Providence is moving forward as an organization with a visionary strategic plan

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