Linda Dempster provides strategic leadership for pandemic preparedness and response and infection prevention and control.
Linda's portfolio also includes innovation, planning and transformation, research, professional practice and antimicrobial stewardship.
Linda has over 30 years of experience in a variety of health care settings. She was the winner of the CRNBC Award of Distinction in Nursing in 2014. Most recently she led the Professional Practice Department within Alberta Health Services, with responsibility for provincial staffing services as well as all aspects of professional practice such as specialty education, student placement, new graduate transition, collaborative practice to name a few.
Prior to that Linda led the Quality and Patient Safety portfolio for Vancouver Coastal Health which included leading the accreditation, infection prevention and control, community engagement, performance improvement and human factors engineering processes across the organization.
Linda is a registered nurse and holds a Master’s degree in leadership.