Associate Vice-President, Finance & Operational Excellence
Elana co-leads the financial management of the university together with the Comptroller and the Treasurer. She and her team support UBC by providing leadership, vision, strategy, and direction for the university’s Operational Excellence and Financial Operations functions, as well as co-leading the new Integrated Service Centre (ISC) with the Chief Information Officer, which is being developed as part of the Integrated Renewal Program.
Elana is an experienced financial leader with expertise gained from roles across the public and private sectors, having previously held positions as the Chief Financial Officer with BC Clinical and Support Services; as the VP, Finance, with the Imaging and Workflow Solutions business of healthcare company McKesson; as Chief Financial Officer with the non-profit Healthcare Benefit Trust; and VP, Trust Administration, with funerary organization the Alderwoods Group.
As the university’s AVP Finance & Operational Excellence, she works closely with the university community to advance UBC’s financial services and continuous improvement initiatives.
Elana is an MBA alumna of UBC, as well as holding a Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU and CPA/CGA designation. She is passionate about giving back to the community, and has served on Boards with the Dunbar Community Centre Association, Aunt Leah’s Place, and the Real Estate Council of BC where she chaired the Finance and Audit Committee. She currently sits on the Board of the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association and the Finance and Audit Committee of Providence Living.