New Chair Appointed for Mental Health Review Board
Following a merit-based recruitment process, Luningning Alcuitas-Imperial has been appointed chair of the Mental Health Review Board (MHRB).
Ning Alcuitas-Imperial is a seasoned lawyer and an executive in the provincial administrative justice system, with progressive and extensive experience in quasi-judicial decision-making. She has expertise in providing strategic leadership managing operations in a complex and dynamic environment and conceptualizing and executing strategic initiatives in collaboration with others to meet high standards of performance, quality adjudication and public service.
Ning Alcuitas-Imperial earned her BA and her JD at the University of Manitoba. After articling at the Public Interest Law Centre in Winnipeg, she was called to the Bar in 1994 in Manitoba. After moving to B.C., she successfully completed the transfer examinations and was called to the Bar in 1995. She has worked in the worker’s compensation system in a variety of roles, including as vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) since 2003. She also served as a member of the Civil Resolution Tribunal and the Health Professions Review Board.
She migrated to Canada from the Philippines with her parents in the 1960’s, and brings to the position, her lived experience as a woman of colour. She is active in local arts organizations. Alcuitas-Imperial will continue in her capacity as vice chair for WCAT part-time.