Penny Lightfoot has made an extraordinary gift of time and energy to the U of A through her involvement in the School of Public Health. An executive director with Alberta Health Services, Lightfoot has shared her expertise generously with her alma mater to help the university improve its educational and research programs in public health to meet the needs of students, the practice community and the community at-large.
Lightfoot has been involved with the School of Public Health on an ongoing basis for more than a decade. As the external representative to the school’s faculty evaluation committee since its inception in 2007, she has never missed a meeting. She is also a member of the school’s external advisory council and its professional degree committee. In addition, she is a regular guest lecturer and helped create the School of Public Health Alumni Chapter, which she has chaired since its founding in 2011.