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Linda West, MBA, PhD - President

Actyl Group Inc. is a highly regarded recruitment agency in Canada and across the globe.

Linda West is a Senior Organizational Development Manager. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Linda develops and delivers human resource strategy and policy with an in-depth knowledge of regulatory bodies and legislation related to human resource management.

Linda’s pro-active leadership style, combined with excellent skills in cross-functional team building and quality performance have created long lasting legacies.

Recently, in a six month period in an RHA with a staff of 9,000 people, Linda increased the total number of nurses working in a RHA by 69 Canadian nurses, while recruiting over 80 Philippine nurses.

Academic and Professional
  • Actyl Group, President (2007-present)
  • Regina Qu Appelle Health Region, Vice President Human Resources (2007-2008)
  • University of Manitoba (2000-2007)
    Instructor-Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Business Administration
  • University of Manitoba (2000-2007)
    Instructor-Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Business Administration
  • Winnipeg River Health District, Pinawa, MB (1995-1997)
    Executive Director
  • James Bay General Hospital, Moosonee, ON (1992-1995)
    Executive Director (Reporting to the Board)
  • Parry Sound District General Hospital, Parry Sound, ON (1978-1992)
    Registered Nurse, Resource Coordinator
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Health Administration – Washington University (Notarized by the State of Pennsylvania)
  • Master of Business Administration – Specialization in Health Care – University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Science – Laurentian University
  • Certified Health Care Executive – Canadian College of Health Service Executives
Awards, Community Leadership, and Lectures by Invitation
  • Women of Distinction – Health Care – YMCA/YWCA
  • Province of Manitoba, Recipient of the Order of Sports Excellence
  • Canadian Institute for Health Institutions, active member
  • Canadian Club, active member
  • Women in the Lead, active member
  • Successfully promoted an Aboriginal woman to the position of Director of an 18-bed hospital in Attawapiskat, Ontario. Fourteen years later she is still in the same position with numerous accomplishments.
  • Successfully led a group of 50 people (mostly students) to New Orleans for Habitat for Humanity, as Faculty Advisor for the University of Manitoba.
  • Canadian College of Health Service Executives, past Certified Health Executive
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, past member
  • Rotary Club, Board Member and past International Director
  • Lecture: “How Overseas Recruitment can Fix Labour Shortages” Frontier Centre for Public Policy – Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary (2008)
  • Lecture: “Current Issues and Trends in Nursing, Decision making on the Front Lines” (2006)
    College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, Thompson District Annual General Meeting
  • Lecture: Saving Medicare – Strategies and Solutions (2005)
    Canadian Independent Medical Clinics Association Conference
  • Lecture: The Scientist and the Media Symposium (2005)
    Presented at Friends of the Canadian Institutes, Quality information for health and safety
  • Lecture: Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (2005)
    Presented Trans-fats
  • Lecture: Conference on the Role of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (2004)
    Co-Chair for Public Forum – The skinny on dietary fat
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