Is there anything more important to Canadians than health care?

For almost 20 years, Leslie Beard has been deeply involved with our country’s health systems. First, as a member of the executive team operating Canada’s largest health system, and then, in 2005, with clients through her company LBcommunications.

Leslie has first-hand experience at finding the right opportunities that build relationships and increase understanding of how health organizations operate and the services they deliver. She knows how to manage difficult issues that often have potentially serious consequences and find solutions that meet different stakeholders’ needs.

Her work has included co-chair of a change management working group for Alberta Health Services during the merger of the province’s addiction and mental health services, facilitating province-wide conversations on behalf of the Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate and offering strategic communications counsel to the Alberta Primary Care Initiative.