Christine Power began her health-care career as a frontline nurse. In the 30 years since, she has served in leadership roles in Halifax and at Trillium Health Centre in Ontario, always maintaining the passion and compassion that led her to health care.
In 2006, Ms. Power became President and CEO of Capital District Health Authority in Halifax. She is a member of the board of the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations, the steering committee of Canadian Stroke Strategies, and the National Task Force for Academic Health Sciences Centres.
Ms. Power holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University. She is also a certified health executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, and holds a Fellowship in Management for executive nurses from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
In 2003, she received the Award for Excellence and Innovation from the Canadian College of Health Services Executives, and in 2007, she received an Award of Excellence from the Halifax Progress Club. In 2007 and 2008, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the public sector.