The grass is never greener in the world of government communications jobs. But sometimes the paycheque is. With that mind, we report Michelle Stewart, the communications director at health services and planning, is bailing to become the Vancouver Island Health Authority's chief communications officer - a post where, as an added bonus, she'll be doing media relations for just one health region rather than all six. She's replacing (effective October 20) Lianne Peterson, who left during the summer to become the administrative manager for the University of Victoria's medical sciences division. Meanwhile, the indispensable Max Cleeveley, communications director at environment, did the switchero with his counterpart at forests, Don McDonald, last week.
October 4, 2005