Dr. Krista Jangaard is the IWK Health Centre’s President & CEO. She first joined the IWK in 1996 in the division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and assumed the role of Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 12 years later. In 2010 she became head of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division.

Krista completed her medical training at Dalhousie University and holds a Master’s of Health Administration. She was awarded the Glenn Moore Memorial Award and the Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations Award for Academic Excellence.

Krista is an associate professor at Dalhousie University in the department of pediatrics and the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Krista brings her expertise to the board in support of YMCA health and wellness strategic initiatives with a focus in particular on children and youth.