Colleen Ward

Director of Operations, EHN West

Colleen brings more than 25 years administrative experience in community health care services in British Columbia to her role as Director of Operations at Edgewood Treatment Center. Prior to joining Edgewood in 2006, Colleen had already developed an impressive administrative background in the mental health field. She was Day Services Director of Milieu Family Services on the Lower Mainland and worked together with the Ministry of Children and Families on the de-institutionalization of adults with developmental disabilities.

With a strong capacity for implementing systems and procedures that support and assist health care professionals in the delivery of their expertise and services, Colleen has developed areas of specialization that include: facility legislation, accreditation procedure (CARF), Human Resources Employment law, as well as Policy and Procedure Development.

Colleen lives in Nanaimo with her husband and two sons and is a doting, surrogate mum to Fergie, Edgewood’s Therapy Dog-in-Training.