Get Involved

FoMD Alumni Advisory Council

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Alumni Advisory Council provides advice on the faculty's alumni relations strategy and supports the faculty's alumni programs through attendance at events and volunteerism on special projects and committees. Members of the council are expected to maintain a working knowledge of the FoMD, the U of A and its alumni programs, as well as have insights into the needs and lives of FoMD alumni in different life stages and career journeys. Members are ambassadors for the faculty in the alumni community.

Apply to join the Alumni Advisory Council

Current Advisory Council Members

Beverly Wilson
'85 MD, '83 BMedSc

Hafiz Damani
'95 DDS, '93 BSc

Carly Vanderschaaf
'14 BSc Human Ecology, '18 BScMLS

Deanna Manna
'12 BScMLS

Dennis Djogovic
'99 MD, '98 BMS

Robert Ferarri
'88 BMedSc, '90 MD, '10 MSc

Ed Papp
'71 MD, '71 BMedSc

Fred MacDonald
'61 MD

Gerry Moysa
'74 MD, '70 BA

Jack Scott
'74 DDS, '66 BA

Jason Acker
'09 MD, '83 BMedSc

Joel Rivero
'00 BScMLS

Larry Jewell
'68 MD, '63 BA

Loren Kline
'73 PhD

Lori Querengesser
'00 MBA, '86 BScMLS

Rob Agostinis
'88 MD, '86 BMedSc

Ronald Moore
'91 PhD, '86 MD, '80 BSc

Lorne Tyrell
'68 MD, '64 BSc

Johanna Thayer
'19 BScMLS

Alumni Association Council
The Alumni Association Council represents the body of more than 275,000 University of Alberta graduates who make up the Alumni Association (serves all alumni from all faculties). Councillors provide advice, determine programming and work closely with the University of Alberta to strengthen the relationship alumni have with their alma mater and with each other. As well as being on council, members also sit on one of several sub-committees. The council is comprised of representatives for each faculty in addition to several Members at Large.

How to join:

The deadline to apply is February 28. For more information, click here.

FoMD members on Alumni Council:
Bev Wilson, Medicine Rep
Hafiz Damani, Dentistry Rep

Dental Hygiene Alumni Chapter

The Dental Hygiene Alumni Chapter is a group of Dental Hygiene alumni who volunteer to plan social and professional development events specifically for Dental Hygiene alumni. More information.

How to join:

To volunteer, email

Dental Alumni Association

The Dental Alumni Association is a group of Dental alumni who volunteer to plan social and professional development events specifically for dental alumni and students. More information.

How to join:
The Dental Alumni Association is currently seeking new volunteers for their board. To volunteer, email

Alumni Association volunteer opportunities

The Alumni Association (serves alumni from all faculties) has many exciting and engaging volunteer opportunities throughout the year, from mentoring students to community service.

How to volunteer:

All current opportunities are listed at this link.

You can also sign up for the Do Great Thing Volunteer e-Newsletter to get notifications straight to your inbox about upcoming volunteer opportunities and other tidbits.

Contact Us
Elise Hetu
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
(780) 248-1445