Mark Blandford

Mark Blandford was appointed as the President and CEO of Providence Living in December 2022, in addition, he holds a role as Vice President, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations at Providence Health Care (PHC).

Mark is a Registered Occupational Therapist with Master’s Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Mark has worked clinically in various settings in the UK, Nova Scotia and Vancouver Island. These include geriatrics, acute medicine, rehabilitation, community, and long-term care. Mark’s past leadership roles have included Director of Development at the non-profit Beacon Community Services and senior management roles in Island Health Authority’s LTC, Seniors Health and Home & Community Care programs.

In early 2014, Mark was appointed as Deputy Seniors Advocate with the newly created provincial Office of the Seniors Advocate for British Columbia. In 2016, Mark was appointed the Director of Clinical Operations at Victoria General Hospital and subsequently became the Executive Director for Seniors Health and Primary Care for Island Health, where he was the operational and strategic lead for the long-term care (LTC) COVID-19 response the 6,000 LTC beds as well as the 900 unit assisted living portfolio. Mark was also the strategic lead for the Island Health seniors care and community care strategy and its Palliative and End of Life program.

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