About Us

Vision

“Inspire growth and leadership with a lasting impact on the ever-dynamic field of health within the Edmonton community.”

 Executive

Nicole Whitaker (Tri-Chair)  works at Alberta Health Services as the Executive Associate to the Vice President, Clinical Support Services. Nicole has been with Capital Health/Alberta Health Services since 2005, and has held various project coordinator and project manager positions; primarily within the Accreditation Department and Quality and Healthcare Improvement portfolio. She has a keen interest in project management and process improvement, and has her Project Management Professional designation through the Project Management Institute.   Nicole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, and will begin her Master’s in Business Administration in January 2018. Prior to her co-chair role, Nicole served as a Member-at-Large, and supported EHL communication work.
 K. Poong Kimberly Poong (Tri-Chair)  graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Public Policy and Management. She has worked in various health care settings including neurosciences, trauma, medical-surgical, community health and liver transplant research. She was also a Nurse Educator for Streetworks at Boyle Street Community Services. Kim has served on both the Alberta Community Council on HIV and the Edmonton Social Planning Council Board of Directors. Currently, Kim is a Program Manager with Alberta Health Services where she provides management and leadership to front line managers and staff of the adult emergency mental health teams at the University of Alberta and Royal Alexandra Hospitals as well as several community addiction and mental health programs. Kim is passionate about quality improvement, data analytics, system transformation and leadership in healthcare. Kim has been a member of EHL Edmonton since 2010 and previously served as the node’s Membership Coordinator.
A. Thaver Alisha Thaver (Past- Chair) is the Manager of Governance Support in the Office of the President and CEO at Covenant Health. Prior to this, she was an Engagement Consultant in the Engagement and Patient Experience Department of Quality and Healthcare Improvement, Alberta Health Services. She is passionate about community engagement and effective governance to improve and transform the health system in a meaningful way.  Alisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from the University of Alberta and has obtained certificates in Adult Education, Facilitation, Public Participation and Governance. She is a Member-at-Large on the Canadian College of Health Leaders Northern Alberta Chapter Executive Board and was previously a Co-Chair for the Edmonton Node of Emerging Health Leaders and is pleased to remain active in the Past-Chair role.
 E. Cheung  Eugene Cheung (Treasurer) works for Alberta Health Services as a laboratory supervisor in the Sturgeon hospital laboratory. Prior to working there, he was supervisor in the Special Chemistry and Endocrinology lab at UAH and has also worked as a technologist in the Transfusion Medicine laboratory. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and a Master of Public Health in Public Health Leadership. Currently he is completing his Certified Health Executive designation through CCHL.  He joined EHL in 2011 and is excited to be part of the executive board in 2014. He is looking forward to the opportunity and thrilled to see what EHL can offer for it’s members this year.
summer Summer Wesolosky (Engagement Coordinator) is the Program Manager Core Services CoACT, AHS.  Her primary focus is overall provincial CoACT department health, governance, service design, reporting, and provincial CoACT tools. She has worked in various diverse portfolios across AHS, including Quality and Healthcare Improvement, Contracting Procurement and Supply Management, CancerControl and IT.  Summer is passionate about promoting a patient-centric, quality focused health system that is innovative and promotes the transformative agenda. In addition to her BSc from the University of Alberta, Summer is currently working towards her PMP designation through the Project Management Institute
 Madiha Mueen (Mentorship Coordinator) is currently a Business Development Associate (Health Sciences) with the TEC Health Accelerator program at TEC Edmonton. In her role, she is responsible for health system engagement to identify the health system’s technology gaps, needs, and strategic priorities and how we can work with local innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of technologies into the system.  She also provides business development support and planning for companies in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors. Previously, she was involved in the project management of primary care interventions at the University of Alberta, and with the Health Technology Assessment and Adoption division of AHS on advancing a culture of innovation in the organization. Madiha holds a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management and a BSc. She is interested in health care innovation, evidence-based decision making, and digital health. She looks forward to continuing to work with the EHL executive to provide future health leaders with unique opportunities for professional growth and development.
A. Yang Alicia Yang (Mentorship Support) is a recent graduate from the Master of Science program in Health Promotion at the University of Alberta. She currently works for Covenant Health as a Patient Relations Intake Coordinator where is the initial point of contact for patient/family/staff. She also supports patient engagement and patient and family centred care projects in her role. Prior to working for Covenant Health Patient Relations, Alicia worked as a research assistant for the Centre for Health Promotion Studies for more than two years. She is very passionate about working with the community to develop new platforms that connects patients, residents and families with healthcare providers and platforms that build value and diversity.
M. Ha Meilai Ha (Mentorship Assistant) currently works for Covenant Health in Acute Care Services at the Misericordia Community Hospital as Project Manager/Coordinator. She has a wealth of experience on multiple provincial initiatives that have impacted the quality and delivery of patient care. Most recently she has worked as Project Manager/Coordinator, managing the provincial planning, implementation and evaluation of the strategic and corporate medication management program across the Covenant Health continuum. Previously she was a Project Manager in Innovation and Business Development with Covenant Health. Her other experience includes 4 years with Alberta Health Services as a Planning Consultant with Quality and Healthcare Improvement and as a Program Consultant with Addictions and Mental Health. Meilai is a Project Management Professional (PMP), has a Bachelor of Science and certificates in change management and process improvement. She has been a member of EHL since 2013, and prior to taking on the Tri-Chair role in 2016, she served as Project Manager (Events). She is excited to be part of the growing community and looks forward the EHL adventures ahead.
faisal Faisal Shafiq (Membership Coordinator) currently works as Senior Project Manager with Alberta Health Services and has been with AHS since 2011. Faisal has held Project Manager Positions with Quality and Healthcare Improvement, Continuing Care, Addiction Mental Health and Information Technology.  He has implemented various provincial initiatives that have impacted the quality and delivery of patient care. Most recently he has worked as Project Manager with EMS, managing the provincial EMS Dispatch CAD implementation Project. In addition he has worked with not-for-profit and UN organizations for more than a decade in various countries. He completed his MA in International Research Bioethics (MIRB) from Monash University in Australia and certificates in change management and process improvement from AHS. He is also a member of the Pediatric Parents’ Advisory Group (P-PAG) – University of Alberta and is excited to be a part of the EHL executive board in 2016.
inna-bw-1-small Inna Morgan (Social Media Coordinator) is a Policy Analyst with Public Health and Compliance at Alberta Health. Inna is dedicated to policy development and process improvement. Prior to her career at Alberta Health, Inna spent six years in marketing and operations at various start-ups and organizations. She is an avid networker with a strong interest in mentorship and leadership cultivation. Inna holds a BAS from McGill University and a MPH from University of Alberta.
 img_3304 Anna Moore (Communications Coordinator) is Strategic Projects Manager in the Health Workforce Planning and Accountability Division at Alberta Health. Anna holds an MPH in Health Policy from University of Alberta. She is Registered Nurse and has practiced in the emergency and urgent care settings, where she developed a passion for developing health policy to improve the health of populations, particularly in the area of health system funding.  She joined EHL in 2014 and is excited to be a part of the executive board in 2016.

Sandra Stabel  (Member-at-large) works as a Clinical Improvement Facilitator for the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network. She has spent her entire career working in Primary Care. Originally completing a Bachelor if Science in Kinesiology, she spent 10 years working as an Exercise Specialist with patients living with chronic health conditions. Over the past four years, Sandra has emerged herself in the world of Quality Improvement. She helps family medical practices in the south side of Edmonton improve clinical processes, access and patient centered care. In June 2018, she will complete her Masters of Business Administration and has big aspirations to use creativity and innovation to transform our health system.

   Jennifer Moore (Member-at-large) graduated from Grant MacEwan College with a nursing diploma in 2007, and went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta in 2013.  In her 10 years as a Registered Nurse she has held various positions in urban health care settings including a large tertiary care Emergency Department; paediatrics oncology, cardiology & medicine; as well as private clinic in oral surgery.  Jennifer’s leadership roles have included time as a Bed Utilization Manager, Clinical Safety Leader, and a member of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Competence Committee. Currently, Jennifer holds a Care Manager position with specialized Mental Health Teams at the Stollery & University of Alberta Hospital Emergency Departments.  She has a strong interest in quality and process improvement, and is passionate about mentorship of her teams and peers on healthcare related issues, in addition to taking a special interest in educating herself in the area of leadership.  Jennifer has been a member of EHL since 2015 and looks forward to working with the Executive team on upcoming events and initiatives.

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