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Advisory Councils

Meet Our Council Members

Building a better health system with the voice of our community

We’re proud of the great work by our Advisory Councils. Council members volunteer their time to provide feedback from lived experience, listen to the people in their communities and are committed to giving valuable feedback to AHS. They represent many different experiences, cultures and ages, and provide critical feedback that informs decisions that affect how AHS delivers health services and cares for Albertans. Visit this page regularly to read more about them, what they’re passionate about, and why they like being involved.

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Andrew Nguyen

Andrew Nguyen of Prairie Mountain Health Advisory Council brings a valuable youthful perspective to the dialogue on health care in Alberta. Read more

Louise Myre

Having your voice heard means a lot to Louise Myre when it comes to healthcare. Read more

Nicholas (Nick) Polturak

Nicholas (Nick) Polturak grew up in a family that strongly believes in giving back to the community. Read more

Cyndy Heslin

After a career in healthcare, Cyndy Heslin of Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council keeps her passion alive by helping others navigate their way through the healthcare system to reach success and well-being.Read more

Chad Beck

Chad Beck of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council is an aspiring physician with a keen interest in addiction and mental health prevention services for young people in Alberta.Read more

Melanie Hassett

Passionate about publicly-funded universal healthcare, Melanie Hassett volunteers for the David Thompson Health Advisory Council (DTHAC). Read more

Teresa O’Riordan

A proud Albertan who believes in civic duty, Teresa O’Riordan is a volunteer on the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council. Read more

Sarah Hissett

A self-proclaimed serial volunteer, Sarah Hissett has stayed actively involved in her community over the years. Read more

Dr. Austin Mardon

Dr. Austin Mardon joined the Addiction and Mental Health Provincial Advisory Council because he has set some lofty volunteer goals. Read more

Heather Norris

Heather Norris, an avid volunteer with a keen desire to support rural communities. Read more

Janice Lockhart

Joining the David Thompson Health Advisory Council in 2010, Janice Lockhart has a deep interest in healthy living. Read more

Anahi Johnson

It seemed a natural extension of nursing for Anahi Johnson when she joined the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council (GEHAC). Read more

Sandy Bunse

Sandy Bunse, a retired school teacher, spends some of her free time as a member of Peace Health Advisory Council (HAC). Read more