College Leadership

College Dean & Vice Provost

Brenda Hemmelgarn

College General Manager

Christine Ma

Executive Assistant, College Dean & Vice Provost and General Manager

Shelley McDonald

Executive Assistant, College Associate Deans

Julie Paterson

Office of Education (

Associate Dean, Education: Patricia (Trish) Manns
Director, Office of Education: Lihong Yang
Interdisciplinary Health Learning Instructor and CoordinatorTim Konoval
Education Developer: Bryan Braul

Office of Health Research (

Associate Dean, Health Research: Lawrence Richer
Research Projects Manager: Anelise Silveira
Research Data Analyst (Temp): Kai Zhang

Equity, Diversity & Inclusions (EDI) Strategic Initiatives Officer: Alexandra Marshall
Indigenous Initiatives Officer: Marissa Nakoochee


College STAFF

Academic Integrity and Discipline Coordinators (

Megan Moore 

Placement Administrators (

Sandra Gibson (Nursing, Pharm)
Shannon Kowalchuk (Rehab Med, KSR, ALES/Dietetics)
Alanna Hazlett (Public Health, Medicine & Dentistry)

Timetabling and Course Scheduling Coordinators

Tamie Heisler-Schafer (Rehab Med, Interprofessional Education)
Daniel Jin (Nursing)
Amandine Corue (Fam Med, Onc, Peds, Lab Med&Path, Psyc, Radiol&DI, Surg)
Matt Nardella (Public Health, KSR, Pharm, rest of FoMD) 

partnership Network

The partnership network in the College of Health Sciences connects our faculties and college with the U of A’s administrative expertise and resources.

Find your contact for alumni relations, communications and marketing, faculty development, finance, HR, IT, research and student services below:


Alumni Relations

Program Leads

Elise Hetu (Medicine & Dentistry)
Desiree Kendrick (Rehab Med)
Jodi Richter (Public Health, Nursing, Pharm)
Vanessa Welz (KSR)

Communications and Marketing

Senior Communication & Marketing Service Partner

Shelby Soke 

Communications & Marketing Partners

Janis Galloway (Medicine)
Celeste Peterson (Nursing, Public Health)
Tarwinder Rai (Rehab Med, Pharm)
Jennifer Fitzgerald (KSR)

Faculty Development

Director, Faculty Development

Daryl Silzer

Manager, FoMD

Kim Falconer

Senior Partners

Brianne Thomas (Nursing)
John Voyer (Rehab Med)
Franca Brodett (Pharm)
Julian Solberg (KSR)
Jacqui Andersen (Public Health)


Senior Finance Service Partners 

Wendy Nickolson (Medicine & Dentistry)
Bradley Neufeld (CHS, VP External Relations)

Finance Partners

Ryleigh Dzenick (KSR, VP External Relations)
Karin Lu (Public Health, Pharm)
Stefany Cornea (Nursing, Rehab Med)
Clara Mtsigwah (Medicine & Dentistry)
Maarij Ali (Medicine & Dentistry)
Jennifer Bernard (Medicine & Dentistry)
Margo Desmarais (Medicine & Dentistry)
Katie Singh (Medicine & Dentistry)
Dusty Pederson (Medicine & Dentistry) 
Andrea Smart (Medicine & Dentistry)
Peggy Scade (Medicine & Dentistry)
Elaine Thorne (Medicine & Dentistry)
Claudia Bosch (Medicine & Dentistry)


Senior HR Service Partner

Stacey Brennan (interim College of Health Sciences)

HR Partners

Jennifer Turner (Nursing, Medicine & Dentistry)
Jerrie Andreasson-Richardson (Rehab Med, Medicine & Dentistry)
Cliff Anderson (Medicine & Dentistry)
Jessica Leaman (Pharm, Medicine & Dentistry)
Kendra Brunt (Medicine & Dentistry)
Ahmed Hussain (KSR, Medicine & Dentistry, Public Health)
Jory Thiel (Medicine & Dentistry)
Diane Mielewczyk (Medicine & Dentistry)


International Service Partner

Caroline Lawson


Senior IT Partner

Sherri Honeychurch


Senior Research Service Partner

Mark Taylor

Research Partners

Feiyue Akishyn (Special projects)

Lan Chan-Marples (KSR, School of Public Health)

Gareth Corry (Medicine & Dentistry - basic science depts., Pharmacy, CIHR programs)

Lindsay Komar (Nursing)

Robin Love (Medicine & Dentistry - clinical depts., Rehab Med, clinical research)

Angela McCormick (on secondment)

Student Services

Enrolment Management Service Partner

Craig Weston (College, Augustana, Faculty of Business)

Student Services Recruitment Partner

Courtney Walker