Leanne Appleton is the executive director for Burnaby Hospital and the community of Burnaby.

Career snapshot

Leanne comes to Burnaby Health Services and Burnaby Hospital with over 30 years of health care leadership experience in various roles in the B.C. health system. Most recently, Leanne held the position of provincial executive director, BC Transplant and Specialized Chronic Disease Services at the Provincial Health Services Authority.

As a senior leader, Leanne has held several clinical operational director roles within Vancouver Coastal Health with a focus on surgery, trauma, critical care, medicine and outpatient services and led large scale transformative projects including the Lion’s Gate Hospital Redevelopment Project. 

Formal education

Leanne holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta.

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