Ainsley Young is the Executive Director of Operations, at SWITCH BC. Ainsley joined SWITCH BC in January 2022 from Island Health where she most recently served as Interim Executive Director, Quality, Safety & Improvement. Prior to her role as Interim ED, Ainsley was the Director of Patient Safety at Island Health where she was responsible for the health authority’s patient safety strategy and safety reporting process, and for helping to develop and promote a strong culture of safety, rooted in principles of psychological safety and wellbeing across Vancouver Island. As Director, Ainsley worked closely with care teams, patients, and families, always with a goal of preventing future safety events and improving care experiences.
Ainsley’s core value to be of service to others and her passion for building compassionate and resilient safety cultures and systems are what drew her to SWITCH BC. With over ten years of progressive leadership experience within healthcare, Ainsley has provided leadership in a number of areas, including policy and strategic framework development, education and curriculum design, and quality improvement coaching.
Ainsley holds a Master of Health Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
When Ainsley isn’t working, she enjoys testing out her green thumb, retrieving sticks for her dog (one day her pup will return them!), spending time with family and friends, and watching lots of great television.