Meet Our Experts

Irene Sheppard 

Director, Home Health

Currently Irene holds operational responsibility for home health (professional services) delivery in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley and Newton, plus the Day Programs for Older Adults.  She is also Home Health’s lead for the Integrated Health Networks, and the transformation of Home Health.  Irene has been with Fraser Health since 1999 and has held a number of administrative portfolios ranging from acute community & tertiary to community-based services (i.e. Home Health and/or Seniors-related).  Her ambition is for knowledge which generates productive and positive action and she is happiest when she is working with a team of people to make a better future possible today.
In her first career Irene was a physiotherapist, her second was as a management consultant & entrepreneur, and she considers her time with Fraser Health in its multiple iterations to be her third career, but not necessarily her last.  
In addition to devoting her best effort and time each weekday to Fraser Health, Irene loves to spend time with her husband, family & friends, pull weeds in the garden (dreaming of having the time to someday make it a show garden), hike the mountain trails in this beautiful region, and savour the gifts each new day brings.

Areas of Expertise

Services for seniors