May 26, 2023

Get to know: Elyse Kourlis


Meet Elyse Kourlis, Project Officer, Diagnostic & Outpatient Services

Q: What is your coffee order?

A: Small Latte, one sugar.

Q: Tell us about your journey at Northern Health?

A: I began in Revenue Services as a Patient Liaison Officer in 2014 and shortly after moved to a billing role. After a number of years in the billing team, I was given the opportunity to take on some project work that was happening in conjunction with Financial Accounts and the Decision Support Unit. From there, I took on a number of process improvement reviews and projects both within Finance and the wider organisation. I spent seven years in Revenue, before moving into Outpatients and am now part of the project team bringing Radiology services inhouse.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: Every day is a new challenge and I get to work with an amazing bunch of people.

Q: Tell us about a goal that you have set for yourself and worked towards achieving it?

A: The biggest goal I have set for myself was to move overseas on my own, in a country where I didn’t know anyone, for 12 months. In 2019, I finally decided to take the plunge and started to put the plans in motion to move to Canada. The hardest part really was taking the first step and making the decision to apply for my visa. Once I had committed to the process, I was all in. I like to be organised and so I prepared lists (to-do, to-pack, to-throw and many, many other), to help keep me on track with what I needed to do and when. This is how I generally tackle any goal (personal or work) – preparation and organisation. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hit around four months into my adventure, and I had to come home, but I still managed to get there.

Q: Beach or mountain?

A: Beach always (even though my photo is of me at the top of a mountain).