Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability

Change in Leadership for IHSTS

After six years of excellent service as Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS), Marc Pelletier will be retiring from the organization effective March 30, 2023.   

As Chair of the Board of Directors at IHSTS, I want to thank Marc for his excellent and inspired work, particularly in forging new partnerships and models of care around Type 2 Diabetes.  He has also been a keen supporter and valuable mentor to the team at the BC Centre for Palliative Care.

We congratulate Marc’s successor in the CEO role, Kathleen Chouinor. effective March 15th, 2023. Kathleen comes with over three decades of experience in health care leadership roles. Working within BC health authorities, Kathleen focused on primary care, chronic disease management, home health and long-term care. She also has government-side expertise, including 3 years at the Ministry of Health as strategic advisor for Community Care. 

Congratulations to both Marc and Kathleen for their new ventures.

George Abbott, Chair

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The Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS) gathers, develops and shares evidence about British Columbia’s health care system to inform decisions that impact health care quality, cost and sustainability.


Our vision is to establish a robust, vibrant health and caring system in British Columbia that engages in transformative thinking and learning. If you would like to help strengthen BC’s healthcare system through effective enquiry processes that ignite insights and generate solutions, contact us to find out how.


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