Government of Yukon

January 11, 2013

Health and Social Services deputy minister selected

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that Patricia Meade will be the new deputy minister of Health and Social Services.

"Ms. Meade brings extensive experience to the position," Pasloski said. "She has served as a senior administrator and deputy minister in other jurisdictions. We look forward to her joining the senior management ranks of the Yukon public service."

Meade's career includes more than 25 years of experience in senior positions in other governments. In the Northwest Territories she was a public administrator for regional health authorities and a former deputy minister of Health and Social Services. In Alberta, Meade served as deputy minister of Health and Wellness, and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

During her time in Alberta and Northwest Territories, Meade demonstrated an innovative approach to policy and program development, and implementation.

Since 2011, Meade has worked as the chief executive officer of the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability, which focuses on finding practical ways to improve Canada's health care system.

Patricia Meade succeeds Stuart J. Whitley, who retired in October 2012 and served as the deputy minister of Health and Social Services since 2007.



Catharine Read
Public Service Commissioner

News Release #13-008