Associate Vice-President, Finance & Integrated Services
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 Financial Operations and Payroll functions, as well as co-leading the Integrated Service Centre (ISC) with the Chief Information Officer.
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 & Integrated Services, 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, the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, the Real Estate Council of BC, where she chaired the Finance and Audit Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee of Providence Living. Elana currently sits on the Audit and Finance Committee of the Centre for Digital Media.