Steering Committee

CUP's Steering Committee provides critical guidance and direction to CUP to ensure that our activities and efforts reflect the issues that impact and influence the broader community. Our Steering Committee has grown and its members eagerly volunteer their time to discuss challenging issues. Our members represent a variety of community and university organizations and agencies. The committee is chaired by Jeff Bisanz (University co-chair) and Martin Garber-Conrad (community co-chair). For more information on steering committee governance, please see their terms of reference.

Photo taken at our June 2015 Steering Committee meeting

Our current Steering Committee members are:

Jeffrey Bisanz (Co-Chair)
Department of Psychology
University of Alberta

Vera Caine
Faculty of Nursing
University of Alberta

Crista Carmichael
Strategic Planning, Policy & Quality
Assurance Division
Alberta Community and Social Services

Gloria Chalmers
Early Childhood Coalition

Kourch Chan

Yvonne Chiu / Tracy Apoll
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op

Xinjie Cui
PolicyWise for Children and Families

Jelle van Ens
Boyle Street Community Services

Sandy Davidge
Women and Children's Health Research Institute
University of Alberta

Lionel Dibden
University of Alberta

Cecilia Fenrich
Edmonton Catholic Schools

Ilene Fleming
Community Building and Investment -Children and Youth
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

Wendy Hoglund
Department of Psychology
University of Alberta

Bill Howe
Edmonton Public School Board

Elaine Hyshka
School of Public Health
University of Alberta

Martin Garber-Conrad (Co-Chair)
Edmonton Community Foundation

Susan Lynch
Community Member

Maria Mayan
Faculty of Extension
University of Alberta

Christina Nsaliwa
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association

Marni Pearce
Alberta Education

Michael Phair
Community Member

Christina Rinaldi
Faculty of Education
University of Alberta

Christopher Smith
Muttart Foundation

Judy Smith
Citizen Services
City of Edmonton

Jane Springett
School of Public Health
University of Alberta

Melissa Tremblay
Educational Psychology
University of Alberta

Dori Wearmouth
Primary Prevention and Wellness
Alberta Health

Deanna Williamson
Human Ecology
University of Alberta

Wendy Yewman
Community Member

Sophie Yohani
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Alberta