In collaboration with her dyad partner, Dr. Mark Joffe, and the Edmonton and North Zone senior leadership teams, Deb is responsible and accountable for health services delivery in northern Alberta. She is also the Interim Executive Lead for Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Deb is a senior leader with experience and expertise in urban and rural health service delivery; acute tertiary and quarternary care; academic health centres; professional and collaborative practice, including nursing and health professions; clinical workforce planning, and leadership.
Deb is a registered nurse who earned Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders in 2003, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia in 1985.
She is dedicated to safe, quality patient care. She has an equally strong commitment to supporting staff and physicians. Deb is a dynamic and enthusiastic health services executive.
When she is not at work, Deb loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves travelling, curling and shopping.