The Health Cities Team

Our team includes a small group of highly skilled professionals with extensive backgrounds in healthcare and business.

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Reg Joseph

CEO

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Lisa Laferriere

Director, Business Operations

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Ron Sulatycky

Senior Advisor, Health Analytics & Diagnostics Cluster

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Cassandra Rasko

Manager, Stakeholder Engagement

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Dani Boily

Manager, Marketing and Events

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Justin Pitt

Coordinator, Business Operations

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Rebecca Keichinger

Executive Assistant

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Amber Parkinson

Administrative Assistant

The Health Cities Board

Our Board provides governance and strategic oversight and is accountable for all actions and activities related to Health Cities.

To contact any of our board members, please email board@healthcities.ca

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Jason Pincock

Board Chair
CEO, DynaLIFEDx

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Randy Yatscoff

Vice Chair

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Mel Wong

Director

Dianne Balon

Dianne Balon

Director

Vice President of Government,

Alberta Blue Cross

Jim Saunderson

Jim Saunderson

Director

The Health Cities Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides strategic direction and leadership to the Health Cities Board to drive the future of innovation in our region’s health sector.

The Steering Committee members are a dedicated group of individuals from organizations across our health innovation ecosystem. Read the Steering Committee Terms of Reference

Jason Pincock

Board Chair
CEO, DynaLIFEDx

Andy Ridge

Assistant Deputy Minister – Health Standards, Quality & Performance, Alberta Health

Brenda Hemmelgarn (Dr.)

Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Deborah James, PhD

Associate Vice-President, Innovation, University of Alberta

Nima Najand

 Associate Director, Business Development, Innovate Calgary

David Edmonds

Industry Chair, A100 & The Accelerate Fund II & III

Mark Joffe (Dr.)

VP & Medical Director for Northern Alberta, Alberta Health Services

Tim Murphy

VP – Health, Alberta Innovates

Andrew MacIsaac

CEO, Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation & Assistant Dean, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta

Robert Raucher

VP Western Canada, MEDEC

Christy Holtby

Vice President, Philanthropy, Alberta Cancer Foundation

Pierre Lemire

CEO, Kent Imaging

Justin Riemer

Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Region, Western Economic Diversification Canada / Government of Canada

Robb Stoddard

President & CEO, BioAlberta

Marc Leduc

Senior Provincial Director, Health Innovation & Evidence – AHS

Chris McCabe (Dr.)

Executive Director & CEO, Institute of Health Economics (IHE)

Paul Lebane

Assistant Deputy Minister – Economic Policy & Strategy

Ian Lewis

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

The Health Cities Industry Advisory Committee

The Industry Advisory Committee is to provide insight and leadership to the Health Cities Board (and thereby management).

Jason Pincock

Board Chair
CEO, DynaLIFEDx

Robert Burrell

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculties of Engineering and Medicine & Dentistry

Jim Rikley

President, Associated Health Systems Inc.

Joel Rikley

Vice President – Partner, Associated Health Systems, Inc.

Guy Plamondon

Director (and founding partner), priMED Medical Products Inc.

Murray Ellis

CEO, Classic Health

Jennifer Bisson 

CEO , Mountain Integrated Medical Devices

Christopher Micetich

President and CEO, Brass Dome Ventures, Ltd.

Badeia Jawhari 

Manager, Healthcare Technology Strategy and Architecture, Deloitte