John O’Fee, a lawyer, TRU instructor and former civic politician, has been appointed to Interior Health’s board of directors.
“John has demonstrated over the years that he has the strategic vision and dedication to help support the work of the board of Interior Health,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “We welcome him, and look forward to the input he provides to guide the Interior’s health system into the future.”
O’Fee teaches in the Schools of busienss, economics and law at TRU
Well known around the city, O’Fee has served Kamloops and the region as a school trustee and board chair, city councillor, regional district director and chair of the Thompson Nicola Hospital District. Other service includes a term as a director of the BC Municipal Finance Authority, president of the Kamloops Airport Authority Society as well as president of the TRU Foundation. He currently serves on the Health Professions Review Board, and recently left his role as a director of the finance and audit committee of the Provincial Health Services Authority to join the board of Interior Health.
Based on his skills and expertise, O’Fee joins the hospital board’s finance and audit and strategic priorities committees.
“I am excited about this opportunity to learn more about health care and influence a system that plays such a vital role in each of our lives,” said O’Fee.
The Interior Health board of directors oversees operations, works with management to establish overall strategic direction for the organization, and ensures appropriate community consultation. The board also regularly reviews the organization's long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization, and evaluates results.