Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors - Council

Austin, Alethea

Alethea Austin is the co-founder and CEO of Achieve Wellness Spa's which provide multidisciplinary luxury wellness to it's guests.

Alethea has experience with sitting on the Subdivision and Appeals board of Woodbuffalo, the Leading Spas of Canada and as a member of the Alberta Community and Social Services Panel.

Alethea is a registered Physical Therapist in Alberta since 2004. She holds degrees in both Psychology and Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba.

Pelton, Patricia

Patricia Pelton is a Senior Leadership Consultant with extensive experience working in the public, not for profit and private sectors. Patricia has been a director on a number of boards, including the World Alliance of YMCA’s, YMCA Canada, SEARCH Canada, and numerous others. She was the CEO of the Northern Lights Health Region and most recently, was acting CEO of the Health Quality Council of Alberta.

Patricia brings perspective from the north, both rural and large urban areas. She is strongly community minded and is an avid volunteer locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. She has a history of strong operational and governance leadership. Patricia has sound strategic acumen and a legacy of meeting or exceeding strategic, fiscal and operational targets. She communicates well with those from all walks of life. Patricia cares deeply about building health and community whether at an individual, community, national or international level. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan and has completed multiple managerial and governance courses.

Runka Owens, Ashley

Ashley Runka Owens is a Manager of Digital Engagement with United Way of Calgary and Area where she works to support a resilient and caring community for all.

Ashley has been honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for Temple B'Nai Tikvah since 2020.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from The University of British Columbia.

Competencies required for members of the council of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors include innovativeness and effective verbal communication. Ashley Runka Owens was directly recruited and appointed based on meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.