Maria Harris

Maria Harris joined the Providence Health Care Board in 2019.

Her roots are in Vancouver and, except for three years in Europe, she has lived, studied and worked in Vancouver.  She trained first at UBC and then in England as an economist and worked as a consultant, primarily in the area of benefit-cost analysis with special interest in balancing social, environmental, and economic issues.    Over the past 10 years, Maria served in local government, representing residents of the UBC area and other unincorporated parts of our region on the Boards of Directors of Metro Vancouver and on the Mayors Council for Regional Transportation.

She is the Board Chair for a foundation that funds a supported housing facility for formerly homeless people with mental health and addiction challenges.  From 2005-2017, Maria served as a director on the boards of St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi Colleges on the campus of UBC and she is an active member and volunteer at St. Mark’s Parish.

“Providence inspires me with its remarkable history of meeting the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized members of our community, while at the same time supporting cutting edge research and innovation to address medical, social and spiritual needs of its patients.”