Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act
Doug Dawson retired from the University of Alberta in 2017 where he had worked for 30 years and, as an Associate Vice President, was responsible for a $55 million budget leading a diverse team of more than 300 full-time unionized, and part-time student staff. Doug worked extensively in strategic planning, public consultation, budget and policy development, and risk mitigation. He served as a Public Member to the Hearing Tribunal Roster for Alberta Health from 2018 to 2020. Doug is an avid supporter of the Arts and volunteers in the community. He has two grown daughters who are active in the community and is married to long-time literary and arts advocate Laurie Greenwood.
Naz Mellick is a lawyer who works with Pro Bono law firms to assist low income Albertans with their legal issues. Naz has served on the Complaint Review Committee for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is presently a Board member for Islamic Family and Social Services Association in Edmonton. Naz was called to the Alberta Bar in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws form the University of Alberta.
Ms. Anita Warnick graduated from University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy), and has a Certificate of Hospital Residency Program. She currently practices in Alberta Health Services as a clinical pharmacist and is experienced in Palliative Care; Geriatric Medicine and Orthopedics. Ms. Warnick completed a six year term as member and Chair of the Hearing Tribunal Committee for Alberta College of Pharmacists and was previously Chair of the Competency Committee for the Alberta College of Pharmacists.
Kwaku Adu is a lawyer who works with Brownlee LLP to litigate / resolve disputes in the areas of insurance, personal injury, commercial and professional negligence claims.
Kwaku Adu previously served as a board member at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law Faculty Board. He is passionate about assisting at-risk children / youth in care.
Kwaku holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from the University of Regina and JD Law Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Glen Buick, formerly Canadian Ambassador to Chile, and then ADM in Alberta Culture, is a member of the Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board and the Edmonton Assessment Review Board. He is a former ‘Lay Bencher’ (Board member) of the Law Society of Alberta and remains a public adjudicator for the LSA. Glen has served on the boards of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, CKUA, and the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, and (as Ministerial representative) on the boards of Access Alberta and the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts. He has a B.A. from Queen’s University, attended the National Defence College, and follows the regular Administrative Law courses provided by the Law Society. He received the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Sarita Dighe-Bramwell holds a Bachelor of Science Specialization in Psychology Degree from the University of Alberta. She has nearly 20 years experience working for the Ministry of Children’s Services as an Investigator/Assessor and Case Manager, as well as various management roles including policy and practice development, program coordination, and supporting systemic level improvements. Sarita is currently a consultant providing services to build organizational capacity.
Kevin Kelly is a lawyer who works with people and businesses to resolve disputes. Kevin has board experience as Chair and adjudicator with several tribunals. He is a Chartered Arbitrator with extensive dispute resolution training. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Cardiff Law School.
Vince has recent HPA College experience as an Investigator/Mediator with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons for 2 years in 2019-2020.
Vince was a former Public Member under the HPA from 2003-06 for five Colleges.
Vince was a Registrar and Director with three Alberta Administrative Tribunals.
Vince previously completed the Mediation Certificate Program.
Vince was awarded a Community Volunteer of the Year, a Board member of a non-profit lntercultural Daycare, and currently coaches Special Olympic sports programs.
I am an Albertan, born in Grande Prairie and spent most of my adult life in Edmonton. I obtained my nursing education at the University of Alberta receiving a masters degree in 1988. In 2005, I received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta and in 2006, an Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta. During my nursing career, I have had the opportunity to care for patients as a bedside nurse, nurse educator and nurse manager. I have taught nursing education courses for both student nurses and registered nurses at the University of Alberta and Athabasca University. In 1990, I set up a small health care consulting business and have completed a variety of contracts including project management, health promotion and program evaluations. From 1995 until 2001, I was in a senior management position in a health region in Alberta responsible for all health services. I have served on non-profit community boards including Candora, A Centre for Women and have sat on the Children and Family Services Appeal Panel and the Public Health Appeal Board.
Patricia Hull is an accomplished healthcare manager, quality specialist and educator with more than 20+ years’ diverse experience in public, non-profit and private sector health organizations and higher education institutions. She holds an Ed.D. degree in Higher Education (Administration) and Master’s degrees In Teaching and in Human Nutrition. Her professional designations include CHE, CPHR, PMP and RPR. Patricia has also worked with a wide variety of government and community-based boards and advisory committees since 2000. She has seven c
Matthew is a lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP. Matthew regularly advising both public and private companies in a variety of areas of law including mergers/acquisitions, general corporate governance, stock exchange listings and other matters. In addition to his practice, he has acted as a director for not-for-profit groups, and has acted as corporate secretary for both private and public companies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance (2012) and a Law Degree (2015) both from the University of Saskatchewan.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include risk management, governance and critical thinking. Matthew Bennett was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Darwin Durnie has provided leadership in the public and private sector for 40 years. He is a senior strategist in emergency management and is considered a thought leader in water management, critical infrastructure and asset management. He was recognized in 2015 with the President’s Award from the American Public Works Association for their top award.
Darwin is also a community leader and was recognized in 2012 with a Diamond Jubilee award for his contributions. He is a Registered Engineer Technologist from SAIT.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include risk management, governance and critical thinking. Darwin Kenneth Durnie was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Mr. Engen is a fifth-generation landowner in Lacombe County and was the Reeve of the County from 2004-2010. As an elected municipal official for 9 years, he has directed and chaired numerous commissions, review boards, and public hearings. In October 2010, Mr. Engen was appointed as a Board Member of the ERCB and reappointed as a part time Hearing Commissioner of the AER in 2013. He has also worked with several community organizations in senior level positions. Mr. Engen has a diverse background in leadership roles with Lacombe County, the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties, Hockey Alberta, Hockey Canada, Real Estate Council of Alberta, and his local community. He is recognized for his leadership skills and his ability to build collaborative relationships with government agencies and the community.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include governance, risk management, administrative law and effective verbal communication. Terry Engen was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Shelly Flint is a business executive who works with organizations to consider opportunities for improving their financial and business performance. Shelly led the board committee of Cowboys Casino and has also worked with various board committees as a member of management. Shelly is an accountant holding a CMA-CPA designation, a Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a diploma in computer systems from Red Deer College. Shelly has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in Risk, Finance, Technology and Operations.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include critical thinking, risk management and effective verbal communication. Shelly Flint was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Sarah Gingrich is a lawyer with a practice in capital markets, M&A and corporate governance. She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a MA from Wilfrid Laurier, a LLB from Dalhousie and an ICD.D. Ms. Gingrich is a partner at Fasken LLP where she Co-Lead’s the Firm’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She is a volunteer with Empower Business Skills Training and a mentor through the Canadian Bar Association and the Schulich School of Law. She has extensive pro bono involvement with numerous not-for-profits, is a board member of the Calgary Foothills Soccer Club and a 2022 High Hopes Challenger for Kids Cancer Care.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include legal/regulatory understanding, governance and critical thinking. Sarah Gingrich was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Lyle Guard is a commercial lawyer who has worked primarily in the construction and energy sectors for over 20 years. Lyle has both corporate and not for profit board experience and has served as in-house counsel for over ten years. Lyle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Trinity Western University and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include risk management, governance and critical thinking. Lyle Guard was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Andrea James is a Calgary based lawyer and entrepreneur. As the founder of Jamesco LLP, Andrea provides corporate law and tax law advice to clients carrying on business in Canada and the United States. Andrea has a masters degree in tax law from Osgoode Hall Law School, and has law degrees from the University of Calgary and the University of Houston. When she isn't at work or volunteering in her community, Andrea enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include governance, risk management and legal/regulatory understanding. Andrea James was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
With over 35 years of experience in the transportation safety industry, Don brings considerable regulatory experience, many valuable contacts and strategic management experience to the Public Member, board position.
Notable is his past involvement as Executive Director with the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) and as a committee member at Mount Royal University for their Strategic Management continuing education program.
He has also been a volunteer with the Calgary Stampede Promotions Committee for 18 years.
Competencies required for members of Tribunal Roster of Public Members under the Health Professions Act include governance, risk management and legal/regulatory understanding. Don Wilson was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Ms. Jossa holds a Master of Social Policy and Administration from Carleton University as well as a Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice. She has enjoyed a career in public service and has extensive experience in the management of health and social service programs, and has been a Registered Social Worker in Alberta since 2000. Ms. Jossa has served on a number of Boards and Commissions including the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation, the Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the Calgary Distress Centre.
Catherine (Kate) Freeman is an Edmontonian who is a community volunteer at the University of Alberta and her church, as well as a wife, mother, avid traveler and learner. Kate has volunteer board experience with the Senate of the University of Alberta, Pearson College, St. John's Anglican Church, Edmonton Public Library, and The Friends of Rutherford House.
Kate completed her Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) in 2015.
Kate holds an MBA and a BA(Hons) from Queen's University.
Andrew Otway operates a consulting business supporting the not-for-profit sector through governance and policy development and best practices. His focus is the health charity sector.
A graduate of the University of Alberta, he later received an MBA through Athabasca University.
Previous board experience includes the Mental Health Review Panel, the Women and Children Health Research Institute, UofA, and the Inner City Health Oversight Committee for AHS. He currently volunteers as the Chair of the Fort Edmonton Foundation.
Ugochukwu Ukpabi, KC, is principal at YYC Lawyers in Calgary. Previously, he was partner at Lacourciere LLP. He worked in the commercial litigation group of a Tier 1 national law firm, Gowlings WLG and was compliance counsel of a major Alberta utility, ENMAX. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nigeria, a doctorate in international trade law from Osgoode Hall Law School and was a Grotius fellow at the University of Michigan Law School.
Chukwuemeka Ezike-Dennis is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in legal practice and business management. He volunteers with Mothers and Mentors Canada, a not-for-profit dedicated to youth empowerment in Alberta. He is proficient in implementing governance processes and regulatory compliance. Emeka holds a Chattered Director designation from Degroot School of Business, Mcmaster University. He also holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Law from University of Benin, Nigeria, and University of South Africa respectively.