Boards and Committees

Oversight Board

The Oversight Board provides strategic direction to the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA).

Name Title Affiliation
Brenda Hemmelgarn - Chair Dean Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Richard Lehner

Vice-Dean Research (Biomedical) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Wendy Beauchesne CEO Alberta Cancer Foundation
Paula Robson Scientific Director, Cancer Research and Analytics Cancer Care Alberta
Fred West Dean (Acting) Faculty of Science
Jason Carrey Associate Dean (Programs and Planning) Faculty of Engineering
Neal Davies Dean Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stanford Blade Dean Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
Narmin Kassam Chair Department of Medicine
Mark Glover Chair Department of Biochemistry
Frank Wuest Chair Department of Oncology
Cyril Kay Professor Emeritus Department of Biochemistry
Doug Goss Counsel Bryan & Company LLP
Hanne Ostergaard Director, CRINA Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Chantelle Sedgwick Director, Operations CRINA

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board provides valuable insight to CRINA strategic initiatives.

Name Title Affiliation
Hanne Ostergaard Director, CRINA Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
Gregory Cairncross MD, FRCP(C), Professor University of Calgary, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Carol Cass Professor Emeritus University of Alberta
Connie Eaves PhD, FRS(C) Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency
Aaron Fenster PhD, FCCPM Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Spencer Gibson Professor University of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba
John Mackey Professor Department of Oncology, University of Alberta
Gordon Mills MD, PhD MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dennis Slamon MD, PhD UCLA
Brad Wouters Professor Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Stephen Robbins Professor University of Calgary, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides strategic and operational decisions for all major CRINA actions. It also receives and acts on reports provided from the operational committees.

Name Title Department/Faculty
Hanne Ostergaard Director, CRINA Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Chantelle Sedgwick Director, Operations CRINA
Mark Glover Professor/Chair Biochemistry
Frank Wuest Professor/Interim Chair Oncology
Catherine Field Professor Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences
Roseline Godbout Acting Division Director (Oncology) Oncology
Russell Greiner Professor Computing Science
Michael Hendzel Professor Oncology
John Mackey Director (Clinical Trials) Oncology
Paula Robson Scientific Director, Cancer Research CancerControl Alberta
Ing Swie Goping Professor Biochemistry
Alan Underhill Associate Professor Oncology
Afsaneh Lavasanifar Professor Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
David Brindley Professor Biochemistry
Ismail Ismail Chair of CRINA Education Committee Oncology
Bobbi Wolbeck Director, Advancement Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Shayla Mosley Trainee Representative Oncology

Education Committee

The Education Committee ensures long-term sustainability of cancer research through educating all levels of learners in translational cancer research. This Committee plans and organizes CRINA seminars, including the Leaders in Cancer Research seminar series.

Name Title Department/Faculty
Ismail Ismail - Chair Assistant Professor Oncology
Catherine Field Professor Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences
Ing Swie Goping Professor Biochemistry
Michael Hendzel Professor Oncology
Sujata Persad Associate Professor Pediatrics
Thomas Simmen Professor Cell Biology
Braden Chow Trainee Representative Oncology