Main Phone: 780-492-6019
Fax: 780-492-7154 for all except those with a different number listed.
Dr. Donald Voaklander
Don is the Director of ACICR and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta. His research interests are in injury epidemiology, health outcomes, health data linkage, medication use and injury in seniors. He obtained his doctorate in Physical Education from the University of Alberta, his MSc in Epidemiology from Queens University and his BPE from the University of Alberta. He has adjunct appointments at the Universities of British Columbia and Northern British Columbia.
Ms. Kathy Belton
Kathy is the Associate Director for the ACICR. She is responsible for the overall operations and management of the Centre. Her areas of interest are knowledge translation, motor vehicle and farm-related injuries and falls prevention for seniors. Kathy is a co-author of the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum. Kathy has Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Degree and a Masters of Education specializing in Adult education from the University of Alberta. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of injury control.
Ms. Colleen Drul
Injury Data Analyst
Colleen is the injury data analyst at the ACICR. Colleen is the ACICR resource for internal and external guidance on injury surveillance, classification, and data related issues. She is responsible for providing leadership in provincial injury surveillance initiatives at the ACICR. Colleen has over 7 years experience in data services.
Ms. Jennifer Fernandes (LOA - December 2013)
Jennifer coordinates seniors falls prevention initiatives including Finding Balance a seniors falls awareness program and campaign that aims to educate seniors on the actions they can take to stay active and independent. Jennifer also coordinates the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum and the development and implementation of workshops for stakeholders and staff. She provides educational support for practicum students, interns and pre-medical students and works as a liaison with partners from education, communities, government and other organizations. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) Degree and brings to the position experience in health education and promotion, project management and over 13 years as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Mr. John Fisher
Grant Program Coordinator CICF
In addition to his management of the Community Injury Control Fund, John provides consultative support to project managers concerning the development, management and assessment of initiatives that address injury prevention problems identified by the community. John has over 35 years of experience with Alberta Advanced Education, Mount Royal College, and other post-secondary institutions. His career focus has been in adult education and community-based programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature.
Grant Program Coordinator ASTF
Mandy is responsible for the administration of the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund. She provides consultative support to applicants in developing their projects and proposals for community-based traffic safety initiatives. She also helps grant recipients with the implementation and evaluation of their projects. Mandy is also responsible for publishing the results of projects funded by the ATSF on the ACICR website, Injury Control Alberta newsletter and Health In Action website. Mandy will also provide support in some of the administrative management of the regional traffic safety coordinators and will work closely with the Office of Traffic Safety. Mandy also responds to external requests for information related to injury prevention. Mandy has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree both from the University of Alberta. Mandy has formerly worked at the ACICR but has taken on this new role in January 2009.
Ms. Cathy Gladwin
Cathy is the Policy Analyst for the ACICR. She monitors legislation impacting injury control and prepares information on injury issues for Centre staff and decision-makers. Cathy works on advocacy for injury issues for the Centre and provides resources and guidance to communities seeking policy change for injury control. Cathy has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and her M.Sc. in Health Promotion.
Ms. Joyce McBean-Salvador
Alberta Occupant Restraint Program (AORP) Provincial Coordinator
Joyce, with the assistance and direction of the Alberta Occupant Restraint Program (AORP) Provincial Steering Committee, is responsible for the coordination, implementation and maintenance of the strategies contained in the AORP strategic plan for; Communications, Coordination, Evaluation and Research, Education, Enforcement and Advocacy. Joyce has over 15 year experience in the area of traffic safety, occupant restraints and community based traffic safety initiatives.
Ms. Jessica McKee
Jessica is the provincial trauma epidemiologist for Trauma at ACICR. Her research interests are mostly trauma related including post traumatic stress disorder. Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts (psychology) degree from the University of Alberta and is currently completing a combined masters/ PhD in clinical psychology.
Ms. Lynda McPhee
Lynda McPhee is the Education Coordinator with the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research. She helps coordinate falls prevention initiatives such as the public awareness campaign Finding Balance and the Finding Balance Falls Prevention Network for practitioners. Lynda also coordinates the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum in Alberta. She provides educational support for practicum students, medical students and community medicine residents at the U of A and works as a liaison with partners from education, health, communities, government and other organizations. Lynda has over 20 years of experience working in the health sector.
Ms. Jodie Moisan-Begic (MLOA - July 2013)
Jodie provides administrative and secretarial support to all ACICR staff. She is the first point of contact at the Centre, and handles and distributes all inquiries to the appropriate members of the team. Jodie has been working with the Centre since 2001.
Ms. Jana Prentice
Jana provides financial support and accounting administrative support to the Centre. She ensures the effective operations of the ACICR grants and completes all the monthly and yearly Financial Reports. Jana has a Bachelor of Science degree, with a Business minor, from the University of Alberta and has been with the Centre since 2002.
Ms. Sharon Schooler
Projects Coordinator/Knowledge Translation
Sharon is the Projects Coordinator – Knowledge Translation & Communications for ACICR. Sharon supports the advancement of injury prevention through knowledge translation and information sharing activities between ACICR and community stakeholders. Sharon has Bachelor of Science (Home Economics) and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Alberta. She brings a great deal of experience in health promotion and project management to her new position with ACICR.
Ms. Nan-Michelle Shybunka
Nan is involved in various projects and initiatives pertaining to community rehabilitation and is ACICR's link to the rehabilitation community. Nan works in collaboration with community stakeholders in identifying key issues and needs while assessing current strategies. Through collaboration and facilitation, Nan assists in developing new strategies as needed. Nan has a Bachelor's Degree in Community Rehabilitation from the University of Calgary. She began working with the Centre in 2000.
Ms. Patti Stark
Community Mobilization Coordinator
Phone: 780- 492-2330
Patti works with stakeholders to increase awareness as to the resources and services available through ACICR and other injury prevention organizations. She supports the building and strengthening of stakeholder capacity to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain activities to address their communities’ injury issues. Current projects include administration of the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum in Alberta, poison prevention initiatives, supporting injury prevention initiatives focusing on youth and acting as a provincial lead for Safe Communities Canada. Patti has over 20 years of public health experience in injury prevention and environmental health and has been with the Centre since 2003.
Ms. Terri Vaive
Projects Coordinator/Technical Support
Terri is responsible for project coordination and technical support and is the staff Information Technology (IT) resource person for the Centre. She has 15+ years of office administration, business automation and IT experience. Terri has been with ACICR since 2000.