Lea Bryden will be leaving Capital Health

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7:37am


With equal measure regret and joy I write to let you know that Lea Bryden, our Vice-President of Citizen Engagement & Accountability, will be leaving Capital Health effective March 31st. 

The regret comes from the loss of a trusted and seasoned advisor who has been at my side for many years; from the hole that will be left in our organization without Lea’s bold approach to creating change and the voice of engagement, integrity and public service that will be missed at the LET table. 

My joy comes from knowing Lea has a strong desire to advance her career and lead in other organizations as she and her husband take advantage of his work that is based out of Toronto, and an upcoming empty nest. 

In keeping with the fiscal imperative to downsize our organization, I will not be replacing this position.  For the interim period, the directors of marketing and communication and citizen engagement and the patient engagement co-leader will report to me.  The executive assistant position is also being eliminated and we will be working with People Services to ensure that others benefit from Joanne Smith’s talents and experience.

It is my personal pledge that Capital Health will continue on the path to be being a world-leading example of citizen and patient engagement building on the strong foundation Lea and her team have created for us.

Whether it has been Lea’s drive to create an open and transparent communications environment, her work to shift our culture of leadership through development of My Leadership or her passionate commitment to engage patients and citizens in the work of Capital Health, her legacy touches all corners of our organization. 

Please join me in saluting Lea’s leadership and wishing her a next chapter in her career that is as impactful as that which she has had at Capital Health.

Chris Power
President & CEO
February 28, 2012