Before being appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer – Clinical Operations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), Brenda Huband most recently served as Senior Vice President – Calgary Zone for AHS. She held joint accountability for overall health service delivery in Calgary and surrounding areas, including provincial oversight for Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS); Inter and Intra Provincial Repatriations known as RAAPID; the Southern Alberta Renal Program (SARP); and health service delivery in Alberta provincial correctional facilities.
Born and raised in Alberta, Brenda earned her bachelor of science in Nursing (with distinction) at the University of Alberta and her master of science in Administration (Health Services) at Central Michigan University. She began her career as a registered nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. This was followed by varied experience in the Alberta health system, including rural and urban health settings focusing on acute care, continuing care, aboriginal health, seniors’ health, public health and administration. Brenda also holds the designation of Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Recent career highlights include oversight of the construction, opening and operationalizing of the South Health Campus, and a leadership role in emergency and disaster management during the southern Alberta flooding in June 2013.
Brenda lives in Calgary with her husband. They have one grown son.
Rick Trimp joined Alberta Health Services (AHS) in 2012, taking on the position of Senior Vice President, Population and Public Health. He currently serves as the organization’s interim Chief Executive Officer for Population Health and Provincewide Services.
He has spent his 27-year career in health care finding ways to help others provide excellent care to their patients.
Rick began his health career in physical therapy in the U.S. Navy and later joined the Garfield County Public Hospital District in Washington State as its Chief Executive Officer and District Superintendent.
In 1993, Rick moved to the Northwest Territories (NWT) where he held a wide range of health portfolio positions and, in 2006, moved to Saskatchewan to assume the role of Executive Director, Population Health and Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, for the Government of Saskatchewan. Over the past six years, Rick has also served on a variety of national committees and councils.
Rick’s goal is to advance excellence in health and ensure meaningful integration across all health sectors in order to truly meet the needs of those we serve.
An avid fly-fisherman, he lives in Calgary with his wife. His two sons are currently attending university.