Nov 5, 2018

Laura Wessman – Health Services Administrator, Prince George for Northern Health Authority

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search welcomes Laura Wessman to Northern Health Authority (NHA), one of Canada’s most innovative health care organizations, as the new Prince George Health Service Administrator, a senior leadership position with NHA where she will build both local and regional operational capacity through interprofessional/cross functional team development and the delivery of quality health services.

Laura is returning to BC from an extended term in Manitoba where, as Chief Operating Officer of the Churchill Health Centre Division of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, she was responsible for Manitoba’s most northern hospital and integrated health services. Prior to that, Laura was the Senior Vice President Operations at Forbes Medi-Tech, a Vancouver based biotech company with a focus on cardiovascular disease, international research and development, production and distribution.

Laura holds undergraduate degrees in Science (biochemistry) and Applied Science (chemical engineering) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh.

PFM Executive Search has a long working relationship with Northern Health and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading executive search firms. The company recently celebrated its 26th year and is known for its ability to work with a wide variety of private, public and not-for-profit organizations in identifying and recruiting senior leaders. 

Its Health Care Practice is substantial, working with Boards and Selection Committees where diverse slates of qualified candidates are brought through an open, fair and transparent proactive search process. PFM Executive Search also collaborates with its Panorama Search Partner offices and Co-Chairs the Global Health Care Practice Group.