About our Founder

Our Mission

To provide excellence in health services and solutions while enhancing safety and contributing positively to local communities.

Kristi Hines RN, BScN, OHN

Founder and CEO
Hines Health Services Inc.

About the Founder

Kristi Hines is an award-winning entrepreneur and leader, known for her exemplary track record in providing emergency medical services, occupational health and medical recruitment and placement services to businesses, organizations and government agencies throughout Canada. Her dedication to the profession of occupational health and specialized, solution-based medical services is evident through her practice, mentorship and innovation.

In 2012, Kristi founded Hines Health Services (HHS) out of her passion to provide optimal occupational health nursing services with a customer- oriented approach. Under her leadership, HHS has continued to diversify services to offer medical staffing and dedicated Emergency Medical Services, built a national network of affiliate locations across Canada, and employs a multidisciplinary team of over 75 professionals. HHS has established relationships with all levels of government and has municipal, provincial and federal government contracts.

A Registered Nurse, Kristi has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Alberta (collaborative program with Keyano College) and an Occupational Health Nurse Graduate Specialty Diploma (with Distinguished Honours) from St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario.

Kristi is continually recognized as a leader in the business community and was the recipient of the 2019 ACC Alberta Business Awards of Distinction for Woman Entrepreneurship. In 2018, HHS was the recipient of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce’s Gold Award for Professional Services. In 2017, HHS was the recipient of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award and Kristi was also recognized as a Women of Inspiration by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude Canada, an award that recognizes women throughout the Wood Buffalo region who inspire others, break new ground and help create change.

Kristi’s love for her community and her drive to make it a great place to live, work and play is demonstrated through her community service. Kristi is First Vice Chair of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, Director of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism, Past Chair of Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and Past President of Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association. Kristi enjoys mentoring nursing students and offers practicum placements at HHS to Keyano College and the University of Alberta nursing students. Kristi was appointed to the Government of Alberta’s Supporting Working Parents Advisory Group, which looks at the latest research, data and economic analysis to consider short and long-term initiatives to ensure parents, particularly women, can take part in Alberta’s economic recovery.

In recognition of Kristi’s contribution to her community and Alberta, she received the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee award.  Most recently, Kristi has been named in the 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, presented by WXN.