Provincial Population & Public Health

Provincial Programs

Provincial Population & Public Health engages with zone and provincial operations as well as external partners, community members, interest groups, municipalities, and community-based organizations to promote and advance population and public health and improve outcomes across the province.

Getting Involved
Network Members

Network Leadership

  • Senior Provincial Director
    Val Austen-Wiebe
  • Senior Medical Director, Indigenous Health
    Dr. Esther Tailfeathers
  • Senior Medical Director, Population & Public Health
    Dr. Laura McDougall
  • Executive Directors, PPIH SCN
    Marty Landrie, Indigenous Health
    Jan Tatlock, Population & Public Health
  • Scientific Director
    Dr. Melissa Potestio
  • Assistant Scientific Directors
    Kienan Williams, Indigenous Health
    Jamie Boyd, Population & Public Health
  • Clinical Network Managers
    Erin Tomkins, Indigenous Health
    Elaine Beierbach, Population & Public Health
  • Senior Consultant
    Catherine Ford
    Naomi Gordon, Indigenous Health
  • Executive Administrative Coordinator
    Marjorie Luzentales-Simpson

Core Membership

To see who is involved check out our membership lists

News, Updates



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Projects, Priorities

The PPIH SCN will be positioned to strongly influence and advocate for the ongoing improvement of health focused on population, public and Indigenous health across SCNs and across AHS by sharing their unique knowledge and expertise and taking specific action on cross-cutting efforts.


Related Resources
Research, Innovation

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) is a partnership between Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) aimed at improving health outcomes for patients across Alberta.

Getting Involved