As Vice President, Community Services and interim Vice President for VCH-Richmond Community, Yasmin Jetha plays a pivotal role in the planning and transformative changes necessary to achieve VCH's vision for a new, integrated model of primary and community care. She oversees seven Regional Program Leadership Teams - Primary Care; Home Health; Home Support; End of Life; Mental Health & Substance Use; Residential Care; and Medicine. In addition, she provides leadership support for Richmond Community—bringing a wealth of experience in clinical operations and implementation of complex system changes.
Along with a Masters in both Social Work and Health Administration from the University of British Columbia, Yasmin brings more than two decades of experience in senior health care roles with VCH, Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority. Most recently, she was the Regional Program Director of Palliative/End of Life Care and the Director of Home, Community and Palliative Care within Vancouver Community. Prior to this, she was the VCH Regional Executive Director for Mental Health and Substance Use as well as the Director of Mental Health and Addictions for the VCH's Richmond community of care.
She was nominated in 2015 for a BC Premier's Award for her work on a multi-system response to addressing the needs of individuals dealing with mental health and substance use issues, and is actively involved in bringing external stakeholders together to collaborate on transforming the way health care services are provided in a community setting. Yasmin was also recognized by the VCH Board and Senior Executive Team in 2011 with a People First Award for "Leadership by example with vision, dynamic, innovation and client-centered care". She joined the VCH Senior Executive Team in September 2017.