Colleen is an experienced communications leader skilled in government relations, issues management, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications. She is a former journalist with a passion for storytelling, and connecting individuals and organizations to support and further common goals.
In her current role, Colleen manages a number of complex issues that define Alberta’s health care system, from emergency services to home care and public health issues.
It’s also her role to make sure the organization’s community partners, and four million Albertans, have input into changes that affect their health care system.
Colleen draws from skills and experience gathered over more than two decades spent communicating with Albertans. She worked as an editor at the Calgary Herald and as a vice president in the Communications Department of the University of Calgary prior to joining AHS in 2010.
Colleen holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in French literature, and a Master’s degree in education. She also is an accredited business communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators.
Colleen is an active volunteer in the community, participating in various activities in the school systems and volunteering with ringette, hockey and lacrosse teams.
Colleen is the proud mom of two children, and spends her free time running, cycling, skiing, and driving her children to rinks across the province.