David Diamond was appointed the Chair of the Board for HealthCareCAN on June 12, 2017.
Mr. Diamond joined the Eastern Regional Health Authority as President and Chief Executive Officer on November 10, 2014. He has approximately 27 years of experience in the health care system and has worked in both Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta.
He came to Eastern Health from the Alberta Health Services where he served from 2008 to 2014 in various roles including Chief External Relations Officer, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Senior Vice President of Regional Hospitals, and Regional Liaison assisting with the transition from regional authorities to Alberta Health Services. Previous to joining Alberta Health Services, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Suburban and Rural Communities for Capital Health, Edmonton from 2006 to 2008.
Mr. Diamond was also the founding Chief Executive Office at Central Health in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, one of the four regional health authorities (RHAs) formed in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2005, and the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Human Resources with the Central West Health Authority from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Diamond began his career at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in 1987 as Assistant Director of Human Resources following which he was appointed Director of Human Resources.
He holds a Master in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL. Mr. Diamond also has a professional affiliation with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.