Chief innovation officer
As a member of the executive team, Conny Avila leads the strategy to enhance the Covenant family’s position as a key leader in supporting the Alberta government's vision for healthcare transformation and the organization’s ability to provide the highest quality, most effective and efficient care and services to Albertans.
A proud member of the Covenant team since 2014, Conny has been instrumental in developing our innovation strategy and was appointed to this new role in April 2021. Conny also serves as the lead for external relations, where she builds strong relationships with government, Alberta Health Services, Christian ministries, industry partners and other key stakeholders to foster and enhance awareness and public trust in Covenant.
Conny is a mission-inspired leader who has been accountable in previous roles at Covenant for overseeing our board of directors and senior leadership effectiveness as well as leading several major strategic projects. Conny brings extensive experience to this role. She has also served in roles with Alberta Health Services, the Alberta government and private industry. She holds a master of science in business administration and is certified in Lean 6 Sigma methodologies, change management and project management.
Conny immigrated to Canada from Germany in 2008 and is the proud mother of two children. Motivated by helping those in need, she loves to make a difference through strong advocacy for system change at community, point-of-service, system design and government policy levels. She enjoys challenging the status quo through team and coalition building, creative thinking, strategic action and a focus on innovation to support Covenant’s rich legacy of service.