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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Rhonda Robinson

Rhonda Robinson brings a wealth of lived experience and a sincere desire to help others achieve balance and well-being in their lives as a member of the Addiction & Mental Health Provincial Advisory Council (AMH PAC). Read more

Diane MacNaughton

Diane MacNaughton is no stranger to Advisory Councils — in fact, she’s served on a few over the past two decades. Read more

Wendy Plandowski

When it comes to shoring up the fight for wellness as a member of the Cancer Provincial Advisory Council (PAC), Wendy Plandowski says she feels a sense of hope and purpose thanks to “the simply incredible facilities and talent we have working here in Alberta.” Read more

Floyd House

Floyd House has always wondered about what goes on behind the curtain, so to speak, when decisions are made about healthcare in Alberta. It’s this ‘healthy’ curiosity that led him to his current role as a member of the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council (HAC). Read more

Danielle Commandeaur

Helping her neighbours appreciate the bigger picture of healthcare in Alberta motivates Danielle Commandeur of Peace Health Advisory Council (HAC).  Read more

Terry O’Riordan

Terry O’Riordan of Addiction and Mental Health Provincial Advisory Council strives to increase access to mental wellness while reducing stigma. Read more

Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett of Oldman River Health Advisory Council has a passion to council to improve the health outcomes for Indigenous and all Albertans. Read more

Zicki Eludin

Zicki Eludin of Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council has served Lac La Biche in many capacities over the years, out of a desire to give back to a community that’s been so good to him. Read more

B Adair

B Adair of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression Provincial Advisory Council says the group may be relatively new, but already has incredible ideas on how to address stigmas and improve mental health care. Read more

Susan Giesbrecht

Susan Giesbrecht of Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council brings a valuable Indigenous perspective to the table along with her passion for learning and helping others toward mental wellness. Read more

Louise Myre

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

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