BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Kate Harris

Quality Leader

Email: kharris@bcpsqc.ca
Office: 778.931.1252
Penticton, BC

Kate joined the Council in January 2018. She has worked in evaluation, project development, and research in many levels of government and non-profit organizations across Canada, and is excited to pull her varied experience together as she joins the incredible and diverse team at the Council.

Most recently, Kate has spent the past six years working in health care and quality improvement in BC. In 2012, she began her work with Island Health and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. In 2015, she moved to Penticton to support the projects of the Divisions of Family Practice and the Shared Care Initiative of the South Okanagan Similkameen. She fell in love with the people and places of the Interior when she relocated, and is currently based out of Penticton, where she tries to spend much of her time outdoors climbing, paddling or skiing.

Before completing her Masters in Public Administration at the University of Victoria, Kate completed a Combined Honours of International Development at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kate has a special interest in the intersection of public participation in policy change, and in developing ways of empowering people to design and influence the systems that support them.