ICCER Steering Committee
Iris Neumann is the Acting Chair of the ICCER Steering Committee and Chief Executive Officer of CapitalCare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services. Iris has been a health care leader for many years in a variety of settings including acute care and continuing care. She has a Master of Science in Health Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Alberta. Her areas of interest and specialization include dementia care, ethics, and management.
Thorsten Duebel is the administrator of the CapitalCare Kipnes Centre for Veterans. He has a keen interest in optimizing resident centered care. This includes staff related issues such as interdisciplinary approaches, including direct care providers; effective learning and education tools; and diversity in the workplace. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Planning and Research at CapitalCare. He has almost 20 years of federal and provincial government experience in health and intergovernmental relations. He has a Master's Degree in Public Management and a Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in Economics and Political Science, both from the University of Alberta.
Sharon Read joined Excel as President and CEO in 2001. A third generation southern Albertan Sharon has extensive experience working in the health and social service sectors. Known for her "We can get there!" attitude, she has two adult sons and skis year round on both water and snow. She has been very active at encouraging staff involvement in strategic planning and program development.
Don McLeod has served Vice President, Organization Effectiveness, Bethany Care Society since September 2009. He has over 25 years experience providing leadership in not for profit, public and faith based organizations. For 15 years Don served as a senior consultant and facilitator supporting public and not for profit organizations in the area of organization development, public consultation and strategic planning.
Don also brings a systems perspective from his involvement in a number of governance roles within the Alberta health system. He provided advice to the Minister of Health during Alberta's transition to integrated health regions first as a member of the Health Restructuring Steering Committee and then as a member of the Provincial Health Council. This Council advised the Minister on a citizens' view of the progress of health reform in Alberta. Subsequently he was elected to the Calgary Health Region Board, and following that term, served for three years as a Senior Advisor, building relationships between First Nations and the Calgary Health Region.
University of Alberta
Albert Cook is Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Special Advisor to the Provost at the University of Alberta. He is also Associate Dean, Research in the faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine from 1994 to 2007, and chair of the health Sciences Council from 2000-2007. Dr. Cook has worked with interdisciplinary teams to develop assistive devices and to assess the effectiveness of technology being used by persons with disabilities and is associated with the I CAN Centre the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado, a Masters in Bioengineering and his doctorate from the University of Wyoming. In addition to sitting on the ICCER Steering Committee, Dr. Cook is currently a member of the Senior Advisory Council of Alberta. Past-President and Fellow of RESNA, a major professional society for assistive technology practitioners in North America.
Lili Liu, Chair, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Kim Campbell, Dean, Faculty of Health Services
Bow Valley College
Mary Anne Fish, Dean of Health and Community Care
Guy Harmer, Dean, Academic and Career Programs