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Meet Heidi Mannis


Heidi is a recognized strategic and operational professional with extensive experience in health care and community services.

Her career spans more than 30 years with the public sector, non-profit societies and private ownership, as both employee and consultant.


​Heidi served most recently as a director of programs for a non-profit society supporting people connected to the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. Prior to that, she was chief executive officer for an organization operating two public care homes, a day program, and caregiver support services. She has also been a pediatric hospital manager for dentistry and surgical services. Heidi was site administrator for a seniors campus operating a public care home and private pay independent living apartments. As a director of community programs, Heidi's portfolio included oversight of the first-of-its-kind family respite centre and Meals on Wheels.

During health regionalization in the 1990s, a period of significant reforms, Heidi worked in planning, policy and utilization with regional and municipal Continuing Care services. She also contributed to a variety of health, service, and governance plans while working in rural and semi-urban areas of BC.
Heidi’s early work was with street-involved youth; adults who had developmental disabilities; an international youth organization; and people of all ages as a community centre program coordinator.

​Heidi has mentored new organization leaders, as well as other leaders, as a Certified Health Executive.

​Heidi is a member of an advisory council for The Salvation Army Buchanan Lodge and has also been asked to mentor organization leaders as well as developing leaders as a Certified Health Executive.

In Heidi’s consulting practice, her engagements have included interim executive leadership, organization review, and mentorship; accreditation support; capacity building and subsequent successful high-profile development proposals; senior leader performance planning; a communications plan developed using appreciative inquiry; service plans and other formalized documentation; vision and mission activities; and production of a provincial assisted living operator manual.

Appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Heidi teaches a course in the Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care Program.

Heidi’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Recreation and a Master of Health Administration, both completed at the University of British Columbia.

Heidi Mannis Consulting welcomes opportunities to guide stabilization, growth, and sustainability.

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