Cecil Villard is a senior executive with thirty-two years experience in operational and policy leadership positions in the health sector on Prince Edward Island. During his time with PEI’s health system, he worked in a number of major care settings.
From 2015 to 2017, Cecil served as a senior advisor to the the Department of Health and Wellness on long-term care, home care, and palliative care. Prior to 2015, he spent a decade as Executive Director with the provincial health authority(s) responsible for community hospitals, long-term care, and home care from 2005 to 2015.
Prior to that, from 2003-2005, Cecil was Executive Director of Mental Health and Addictions. This was preceded by a decade as Executive Director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 1994 to 2003.
In the early part of his career, Cecil had significant operational responsibilities in the area of mental health. From 1990 to 1994 he served as the Administrator of Hillsborough Hospital and as the Provincial Director of Mental Health. Prior to that, he was Director of Residential Services.
In addition to his professional responsibilities with the health sector, Cecil has served on a number of national boards and associations. Most recently, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Homecare Association. He has also served as a director of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and the Atlantic Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and was President of the PEI Hospice Palliative Care Association.