Chief Data and Risk Executive, Executive Director, Innovation Business and Services Development Branch
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Government of Canada
Advancements in technology and analytics are dramatically reshaping risk management in the private and public sectors. Regulators have an opportunity to marry innovation with risk management to more effectively meet organizational goals and optimize our use of resources.
Learn from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency how to leverage analytics and tools that support decision making to enhance risk management.
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Alyssa is a strategy and risk leader with significant experience in the health sector and other areas of government as it relates to corporate strategy, risk management, compliance and analytics.
Alyssa joined the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in October 2016 to lead its new Integrated Risk Management Directorate. She has helped to promote the effective application and implementation of risk management practices across and within all levels of risk managed by the CFIA. Alyssa has also played an integral role in CFIA communication and awareness building activities to promote a more risk-informed culture. In March 2018, Alyssa was designated as the Chief Risk Executive for the CFIA in recognition of her ground-breaking efforts in risk analytics and her successful spearheading of many risk-related change initiatives.
Alyssa worked previously at eHealth Saskatchewan from 2013 to fall 2016. As the Vice-President of Strategy, Quality and Risk Management, Alyssa oversaw enterprise risk management (including Privacy, Security and Patient Safety), corporate strategic services, legal and policy, information governance, analytics, and the delivery of Health Registry services, including Vital Statistics and Health Coverage. She also launched the open government initiative with the City of Regina.
Alyssa has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a major in Public Policy from the University of Regina and is a certified Information Privacy Professional. Alyssa is passionate about helping others. She served as a long-standing Board Member for Sofia House in Regina, a second stage housing program for victims of domestic violence.