Alberta College of Pharmacy - Council

Wachowich, Jane

Jane Wachowich is a corporate and commercial lawyer, former businesswomen and child advocate. She recently established a youth centre in YYC which gives kids in very low-income communities access to activities, food and opportunities needed to thrive and succeed in life.


Jane has committee and/or board experience with Trinity Place Foundation, CC4MS, the Glencoe Club, the Red Cross Tiffany Circle and YCC. She has the National Women in Law Leadership Award (2020) and holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and in Law from the UofA.

Pfeiffer, Irene

Irene Pfiffer has extensive experience on boards of directors, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Health Quality Council of Alberta and STARS Air Ambulance. Prior to her participation on boards, Ms. Pfeiffer was employed in the oil industry at the senior management level in human resources, workplace diversity/employment equity and change management.


Ms. Pfeiffer is a former executive in residence for the Banff Centre and was named one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people by Venture magazine. She also received the Paul Harris Rotary Award in recognition of her community participation. Ms. Pfeiffer holds an honorary degree from SAIT, is a member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal.

Maligec, Christine

With over 15 years of insurance and risk management experience, Christine Maligec is able to bridge her understanding across multiple industries and disciplines to look at risk from a holistic perspective.


In 2014, Christine started an informal, grassroots ERM networking group in Edmonton. In addition, she supports the Conference Board of Canada’s Strategic Risk Council by sitting on its executive council. As well as writing several articles for its membership periodical, presenting at conferences and facilitating round table discussions on risk.


As an active Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) member, Christine has been involved with her local RIMS chapter for almost a decade and is currently the President of the Northern Alberta chapter.Christine is also working with her board to host the RIMS Canada Conference in September 2019; the second largest risk management conference in the world.

Manz, Deborah

Deborah Manz, a U of A MBA grad, brings a background in executive and strategic leadership with organizations including the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (CEO), the Better Business Bureau of Edmonton/ Northern Alberta (President) and WCB Alberta (VP). Her commitment to community service includes volunteer and board positions with the UofA Senate, UofA Alumni Council, Mental, Health Foundation, SACE, Habitat (Edm) and Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. Deb is also credentialled (C.Dir.) in board governance.

West, Jason

Jason West is the President of Newman Theological College in Edmonton. He has Chaired the board of a non-profit newspaper and is Past-President of a national Academic association. He is currently a member of the Board at St. Joseph's College at University of Alberta.

Jason has published widely in philosophy and has taught at several universities in Canada, including courses in medical ethics. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.

Wyton, Carmen

Carmen Wyton is the Chief Executive Officer of BILD Alberta providing governance leadership and direction to the amalgamation of two provincial building industry organizations. She is the founder of the Women's Health Coalition (Alberta), and current Chair of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (Alberta). She has served in board advisory roles including Chair of the Premiers Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. She has more than 20 years experience in the private and public sectors of health and disabilities.

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