RhPAP Staff

With staff located throughout Alberta RhPAP is:

  1. Helping rural Albertans build strategies to attract and retain health professionals within their communities.
  2. Providing accommodations to family medicine resident physicians and students from both Alberta medical schools as they study and practice medicine in rural Albertacommunities.
  3. Enabling practising rural Alberta physicians to acquire continuing medical education and locum support.
  4. Your voice to the provincial government on issues related to rural health workforce and physician resource planning.

 

RhPAP also 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.

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The RhPAP Team

The RhPAP 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

Rural Community Health Professions Development Consultants

  • Rebekah Seidel Rural Community Development and Engagement CoordinatorEmail
  • Lara Harries Rural Community Consultant - Central South ZoneEmail
  • Julie Davis Rural Community Consultant - South ZoneEmail
  • Colleen Lindholm Rural Community Consultant - Central East ZoneEmail
  • Kim Fleming Rural Community Consultant - North East ZoneEmail
  • Holly Handfield Rural Community Consultant - North West ZoneEmail

Corporate Services

  • David Rumer, CPA, CA Manager AccountingEmail
  • Heidi Desmit Program Support Coordinator, Finance Email

Program Support Coordinators

  • Shawna Banman Rural Housing Coordinator - Southern Alberta Email
  • Donna Bonsteel Rural Housing Coordinator - Northern Alberta Email

Communications and Marketing

  • Jonathan KochDirector, Communications, Marketing & ResearchEmail

  • Lucas WarrenCommunications, Marketing & Research SpecialistEmail
  • Bobby JonesCommunications, Marketing & Research SpecialistEmail

Medical Students' Initiaitves 

  • Rosemary BurnessMedical Students' Initiatives CoordinatorEmail

RhPAP Skills Broker

  • Dr. Ron GorscheSkills Broker, Rural Alberta PhysiciansEmail

Regional Advisors

  • Dr. Jared Van BusselRegional Advisor: Physician Policy Enhancing Rural SkillsEmail
  • Dr. Audree BedardRegional Advisor: Physician Policy Enhancing Rural SkillsEmail

Other Consultants

  • Rob McGaffinIT Consultant

 

Our Partners

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

RhPAP gratefully acknowledges the support of our friends and partners in healthcare, government, and post-secondary to continue meeting the needs of our rural Alberta communities.

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