Karen Omelchuk is a senior leader with over 20 years experience in the health care industry. She is the Network Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at Interior Health, a regional health authority in British Columbia, where she leads the collaborative strategic planning, monitoring and quality oversight of mental health and substance use services. This includes developing organization-wide plans to enhance the integration of care in local communities and ensuring services are designed and delivered to meet the health needs of individuals and populations.
With a strong background in health research, knowledge translation, strategy, quality improvement and planning, Karen has led major planning and change initiatives on rural health, chronic pain, and the palliative approach. She has also held senior operational administrative roles in Mental Health and Substance Abuse as well as Long-Term Care.
Karen received her MBA from the University of Calgary and recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Gerontology. She is a Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement EXTRA Fellow and a Certified Health Executive (CHE).