Rowena Rizzotti’s 35 years of health-care leadership include serving as COO of B.C.’s Northern Health Authority, co-founding Surrey’s Health and Technology District and co-founding the first Legion Veterans Village in B.C. Rizzotti sits on the Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Innovation and Commercialization and was Surrey’s Business Woman of the Year in 2018.
HOMETOWN: Castlegar, B.C.
GOAL FOR 2022: Spend more time with my granddaughters.
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Crisis breeds innovation.”
BIGGEST LESSON: Hardship can build strengths that you cannot buy, so try to look at it as a gift.