In his role as Vice President of Health Professions & Practice, Sean Chilton leads the provincial program of Health Professions, Strategy and Practice (HPSP) and Midwifery Services.
Sean is a visionary leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. He has created sustainable, positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders inside and outside of the health sector and is a well-respected leader in AHS.
Sean graduated from the Royal Oldham School of Nursing as a registered nurse. He was working as a nurse in ICU when he responded to a recruitment ad from Alberta in the early 1990s. Within six months he was in Grande Prairie working in Emergency and Day Surgery at the QEII Hospital.
In the 21 years he was based in Grande Prairie, Sean worked as a nurse, program leader, regional manager, director, corporate business officer and vice-president before moving to Edmonton for a short period of time as Senior Vice President for Regional Hospitals. His clinical and corporate leadership experiences cover a variety of areas, in rural and urban settings, including: clinical operations, medical affairs, quality improvement and patient safety, privacy, emergency response, primary care, and public health programs. For the last five years, Sean served as Chief Zone Officer for South Zone and during that time sought to create an energetic team and re-engage and re-establish positive working relationships with communities, including the local indigenous populations.
Sean is an active person, enjoying cycling, hiking, running and spending his time outdoors and on the water. He particularly enjoys camping and relaxing around the fire.