Brenda Lee Doyle was appointed acting Deputy Minister in the fall of 2016. She joined the Yukon government’s Department of Health and Social Services on January 11, 2016 as Assistant Deputy Minister of Social Services.
Brenda Lee Doyle
A/Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services
Government of Yukon
She lives in Whitehorse with her husband and teenage daughter. Previous to moving to the Yukon, Brenda Lee lived for 12 years in St. Albert, Alberta.
Originally from a large family of 12 in Prince Edward Island, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts majoring in Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
She has a diverse background in social services and has worked in four jurisdictions (Ontario, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and Alberta) prior to coming to Yukon.
Her previous positions included Psychometrician, Community Mental Health Psychologist, Director of Psychology at a large psychiatric hospital, PEI Director of Child, Youth and Family Services, Acting Director/Client Services Manager for BC Public Guardian and Trustee for Attorney General, Alberta Provincial Director of Office of Public Guardian, Assistant Deputy Minister of Community Supports for Seniors and Assistant Deputy Minister of Disabilities for Human Services.
She has led numerous system and program transformations over the last 28 years focused on better outcomes for clients and citizens. She loves working with people to see them reach their potential. She is passionate about learning more about First Nations people and that was one of the compelling reasons for moving to the Yukon.