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Monday, January 23, 2012

Opportunity: Weeneebayko Area Health Authority – President and CEO

Responsible for a regional population of 11,500 predominately Cree First Nations individuals, the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) represents the qualities and characteristics of the Cree culture as it relates to health care in this region - geographically, medically & spiritually. 

Through partnerships with a number of educational institutions and surrounding health authorities, WAHA has developed leading edge health facilities and practices including excellence in TeleHealth.  As representatives of the peoples of the Mushkegowuk Territory, the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority are dedicated to continually enhancing the provision of health care services and promoting healthy lifestyles through traditional and modern practices.

Covering the western side of the James Bay coastal region, WAHA was created through the historic Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement, a first of its kind Agreement that integrated federal and provincial health services under a First Nations community-controlled organization.  WAHA oversees a number of primary and secondary care facilities that serve the communities of Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moosonee & Moose Factory (Moose Cree First Nation and MoCreebec).  

WAHA is seeking an experienced and engaging senior administrative health professional for the role of President and CEO who thrives on strategy development, negotiations, and collaboration.  

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will lead and implement WAHA’s Strategic Plan while continually driving the mission and vision of WAHA, ensuring communities and patients receive the highest quality care possible.  She/he will liaise, influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to: First Nations communities, educational institutions and government health departments.  They will possess a proven track record in the delivery of leading-edge client focused health delivery models. 

For more information, please click here or if you have any questions or wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Brock Higgins at (613) 680-0077 or via email at brock@higginsinc.com.

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