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.


Meet the College Leadership

Interim Dean: Greta Cummings

College General Manager: Susan Lynch

Associate Dean, Health Research: Lawrence Richer (contact the Office of Health Research at:  

Associate Dean, Education: Patricia (Trish) Manns (contact the Office of Education at:

Director, Office of Education: Lihong Yang (contact the Office of Education at:

Executive Assistant: Shelley McDonald

partners for College of Health Sciences

Alumni Relations

Program Leads

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


Communications and Marketing

Senior Communication & Marketing Service Partner

Janelle Morin

Communications & Marketing Partners

Allie Voisin (Nursing, Public Health)
Amie Filkow (Rehab Med, KSR, Pharm)
Shelby Soke (Medicine & Dentistry)


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 

Li-Kwong Cheah
Sara Horseman

Finance Partners

Ruma Daulay (KSR)
Talha Zafar (Nursing, Pharm, Health Sciences Council)
Dennis Hwang (Public Health, Rehab Med)
Maarij Ali (Medicine & Dentistry)
Jennifer Bernard (Medicine & Dentistry)
Margo Desmarais (Medicine & Dentistry)
Wendy Nicholson (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

Pam Averill

HR Partners

Wendy Dechant (KSR, Nursing, Health Sciences Council)
Tracy Saly (Pharmacy, School of Public Health)
Jerrie Andreasson-Richardson (Rehab Med, Medicine & Dentistry)
Cliff Anderson (Medicine & Dentistry)
Valerie George (Medicine & Dentistry)
Kendra Brunt (Medicine & Dentistry)
Michelle Rowland (Medicine & Dentistry)
Ahmed Hussain (Medicine & Dentistry)



Senior IT Partner

Sherri Honeychurch



Senior Research Service Partner

Mark Taylor

Research Partners

Angela McCormick (Nursing, Medicine & Dentistry - clinical depts.)

Lan Chan-Marples (Rehab Med, KSR, Pharmacy, School of Public Health, Native Studies, Medicine & Dentistry - basic science depts.)

Student Services

Enrolment Management Service Partner

Craig Weston (College, Augustana, Faculty of Business)

Student Services Recruitment Partner

Mariel Tavakoli

Student Recruiter

Position will be filled in summer 2022