Leadership Team



Patrick is a mission-driven leader, committed to transforming the health system through innovative approaches to supporting seniors in a caring community where they can thrive. The Covenant family has grown under Patrick’s leadership to play a vital role as a key partner in Alberta. Pursuing his passion for service and excellence and a bold vision for Alberta, Patrick is focused on working in partnership with patients, residents and their families and working collaboratively with Government, health partners and community to create communities of health and healing. His leadership is rooted in our mission of compassionate, quality care that attends to the whole person—body, mind and soul—and responds to those most vulnerable in society. He is immensely proud of the Covenant Care and Covenant Living team’s unwavering commitment to creating enriching places to live and work, respecting dignity and individual choice, encouraging a spirit of creativity and nurturing each person’s potential. Patrick has served in health care executive leadership roles in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and holds an MBA from Queens University and a bachelor of administration from the University of Regina.

President / Senior Operating Officer

Sheli Murphy, a seasoned leader from within the Covenant family, assumed the role of President and Senior Operating Officer of Covenant Care and Covenant Living in July 2021.

In her previous position, Sheli provided leadership to 11 Covenant Health rural health facilities in Alberta located in four of the five Alberta Health Services zones. As well, she served as the executive lead for professional practice, clinical research, research and libraries.

Sheli has held leadership roles in Catholic health care for over 20 years. She has served as acting president of Caritas Health Group, vice-president for the Misericordia Community Hospital and concurrently chief nursing officer with Caritas Health Group leading academics and research. Sheli has extensive clinical experience as a registered nurse in pediatrics and emergency care and has been an educator, research assistant and frontline manager.

Sheli’s education includes a master’s of science in nursing and business administration healthcare management, and a PhD in business administration specializing in leadership and administration with a focus on social return on investment.

As President and Senior Operating Officer, Sheli will oversee the continued execution of Covenant Care and Covenant Living’s plans, further aligning our mission, vision, and values within the Covenant family.