Member — Jurisdictional (Western Provinces)
Mitch assumed the role of Assistant Deputy Minister, Pharmaceutical Services Division on August 11, 2017.
Prior to his current assignment as Assistant Deputy Minister, Mitch was the Executive Director of the Division's PharmaCare Information, Policy and Evaluation Branch where he was responsible for guiding the development, evaluation and research of pharmaceutical policies that support equitable and sustainable patient access to effective drug therapy. A key accomplishment was the drafting of BC’s Pharmaceutical Services Act, a comprehensive legislative framework for the one-billion dollar BC PharmaCare program.
Mitch joined the Public Service in 2001 as a Ministry of Health Communications Officer and has been with the Pharmaceutical Services Division since 2004, progressively taking on increasing responsibilities.
Mitch obtained a Bachelor of Journalism and Communication at the University of Regina. He worked as a print journalist and editor at several daily and community newspapers during a 14-year career in that field. He obtained a Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership in 2008.