About our Founder

Our Mission

To provide excellence in Occupational Health Services, enhance employee safety and enable employers to provide a safe place to work, while contributing positively to local communities

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Kristi Hines RN, BScN, OHN

Founder and Director
Hines Health Services Inc.

About the Founder

Kristi Hines is a business leader in occupational health, workplace safety and emergency medical services.  She is widely known across Canada for being at the forefront of occupational health and safety, medical testing and assessment.  Her dedication to the profession of occupational health nursing is evident through her practice, mentorship, innovation and leadership.

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 220 medical 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 Past President of Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association, a Director of Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation, Chair of Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee.  Kristi enjoys mentoring nursing students and offers practicum placements at HHS to Keyano College and the University of Alberta nursing students.  Most recently, 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.