Queenie Choo was an immigrant 36 years ago to Canada. Since then, Queenie works very hard to pursue her career and has held many senior leadership positions in varied organizations. She was appointed as the first CEO to commission the first culturally based seniors care home in Edmonton Alberta. With her strong background in continuing care, in 2010 Queenie was appointed as the Executive Director responsible for redesigning the home and community health system at Alberta Health Services.
Demonstrated with effective leadership ability, in 2012 Queenie was appointed as the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S ., the largest non-profit social service organization in BC. Queenie’s role has been based on her ability to blend a rigorous and result oriented approach with a genuine sensitivity to people. She has led the teams to develop many innovative programs in the area of skills and training, employment, business development, settlement, language, family & youth for newcomers as well as seniors care and housing.
Queenie received her master degree in Nursing from the University of Alberta and her Canadian Health Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She has also presented widely both nationally and internationally.
Queenie is the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award recipient for her significant contributions to the community as well as the Excellence in Nursing Administration award. In addition, Queenie is recognized as one of the most influential women in BC, RBC top 25 Canadian Immigrants and nominee for YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in 2016.