Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
Health
Workforce
for Alberta

Staff

Our Board

The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan board of directors is the oversight body for the organization. The board is appointed by the Members of the corporation which consist of the Alberta Health Services, Alberta Medical Association, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

  • Ms. Janet Blayone College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA)
  • Dr. Rob Warren Alberta Medical Association (AMA)
  • Dr. Bert Reitsma (RPAP Chair) and Dr. Gavin Parker AMA Section of Rural Medicine (ASRM)
  • Dr. Evan Lundall and Dr. John Gillett Alberta Health Services (AHS)

The RPAP Team

The RPAP team consists of the following staff and contractors:

Office of the Executive Director

  • Bernard Anderson Executive DirectorEmail
  • Collette FeatherstoneAssistant to Executive DirectorEmail
  • Charlotte DeLaet Physician and Allied Health Programs CoordinatorEmail
  • Dean Lack Transition ManagerEmail

Rural Health Professions Development

  • Paul Childs Director of Rural Health Professions DevelopmentEmail

Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultants

  • Lara Harries Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultant - South Zone: East Email
  • Julie Davis Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultant - South Zone: West Email
  • Colleen Lindholm Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultant  - Central Zone: EastEmail
  • Rebekah Seidel Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultant - Central Zone: WestEmail
  • Kim Fleming Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultant - North Zone:  EastEmail
  • Holly Handfield Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultant - North Zone: WestEmail

Corporate Services

  • Tracie Williams Manager, Corporate Services Email

  • Heidi Desmit Program Support Coordinator - Finance Email

Program Support Coordinators

  • Shawna Banman Program Support Coordinator- Southern Alberta Email
  • Donna Bonsteel Program Support Coordinator - Northern Alberta Email

Communications and Marketing

  • Jonathan KochDirector, Communications and MarketingEmail

  • Lucas WarrenCommunications AssociateEmail
  • Bobby JonesCommunications AssociateEmail

Research and Analysis

  • Nils MeunierResearch and Analysis ConsultantEmail 

Medical Students' Initiaitves 

  • Rosemary BurnessMedical Students' Initiatives CoordinatorEmail

RPAP Skills Brokers

  • Dr. Ron GorscheSkills Broker Southern AlbertaEmail
  • VacantSkills Broker Northern Alberta

Other Consultants

  • Rob McGaffinIT Consultant

 

Partners

Other important people related to the RPAP include
Other important people related to the RPAP include

RPAP depends on the support of our friends and partners in healthcare, government and post-secondary to continue meeting the needs of our rural Alberta communities.

  • John Chmelicek Assistant Residency Director, Rural, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
  • Ron Spice Rural Academic Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Fred Janke Director, Rural/Regional Health, Community Engagement, University of Alberta
  • Rattan Dhillon Administrative Assistant, Rural and Regional Health, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Doug Myhre Associate Dean, Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives, University of Calgary
  • Vacant Coordinator, Rural/Regional Medicine, Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives, University of Calgary
  • Barry Brayshaw Director, Physician Locum Services, Alberta Medical Association
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