December 7, 2023
EDMONTON — Athana Mentzelopoulos has been named President and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS), effective December 11th.
Athana has two decades of public sector leadership experience. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Medical Association. Previously, she had served as Deputy Minister in various portfolios in both the Alberta and B.C. governments, and as EMS Provisional Lead and Advisor to the Official Administrator within AHS.
“On behalf of Alberta Health Services, I welcome Athana to the organization. She has a long history of public service leadership here in Canada. I look forward to working with her to support staff through the healthcare system refocus efforts underway, while keeping to AHS’ mandate of delivering high quality health services to all Albertans,” says Dr. Lyle Oberg, AHS Executive Board Chair.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.