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  • Ray Gilmour DM

    Ray Gilmour

    Executive Council, Deputy Minister and Secretary to Cabinet
    Appointed: April 2019

    Ray has previously served in several deputy minister positions since joining the public service 12 years ago.

    Before joining the Alberta government, Ray worked for the City of Medicine Hat and spent 15 years in the banking and financial services industry. Ray is a CPA and graduated with a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in agriculture.

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    Coleen Volk

    Executive Council, Associate Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister, Operations and Intergovernmental Relations
    Appointed: April 2019

    Prior to joining the Alberta government in 2016, Coleen served in a variety of senior leadership roles in the federal government, including as associate deputy minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, deputy secretary to cabinet in the Privy Council Office and assistant deputy minister of environment, industry and finance departments.

    Coleen previously worked in the banking industry, where she held senior roles at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She has a bachelor of science from the University of Regina and is a chartered professional accountant.

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    Mark Cameron

    Executive Council, Policy Coordination Office, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2019

    Mark Cameron brings almost 3 decades of experience in public policy, business and consulting. Mark's public service experience includes several roles with the Government of Canada, notably as special assistant to the ministers of National Revenue and Intergovernmental Relations, communications analyst in the Privy Council Office, and director of policy and research and senior policy advisor to prime minister Stephen Harper. He also served in executive roles with Ontario Power Generation, BlackBerry, and Hill + Knowlton Strategies. Most recently he was executive director of Canadians for Clean Prosperity.

    Mark has served in various voluntary roles with the Canadian-American Business Council, Canada-India Business Council, Cardus, the Munk Debates, Canada 2020, Sustainable Prosperity, the Energy Futures Lab, and the Public Policy Forum. Mark attended McGill University and the University of British Columbia and holds a bachelor of arts (Honours) and a master of arts in political science from UBC.

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    Christopher McPherson

    Executive Council, Deputy Clerk and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet
    Appointed: April 2019

    Since joining the Government of Alberta in 2014, Christopher has held assistant deputy minister roles in strategic communications and, most recently, in economic policy in the Policy Coordination Office.

    Prior to his service with the Alberta government, Christopher was director of public affairs for the Ontario Hospital Association and held senior advisor roles in the Government of Ontario.

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    Curtis Clarke

    Advanced Education, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2020

    Curtis has held a variety of public service leadership positions including associate deputy solicitor general, assistant deputy minister and executive director. He helped design and implement national and international models of competency-based curriculum design and delivery as a founding member of the INTERPOL Group of Experts in Training, as president of the Canadian Association of Police Educators, and as a board member of the National Police Sector Council.

    Prior to joining government, Curtis served as associate professor and program coordinator for Athabasca University’s criminal justice program. He holds a PhD in sociology from York University, has a leadership certificate from Cornell University, and has completed an executive program in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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    Shannon Marchand

    Agriculture and Forestry, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2021

    Since joining the Alberta Public Service in 1996, Shannon has held several senior leadership roles, including deputy minister of Community and Social Services, deputy minister of Seniors and Housing, deputy chief of the Policy Coordination Office and assistant deputy minister for 3 departments. His earlier government experience was in the areas of immigration and intergovernmental relations areas.

    Born and raised in rural Alberta, Shannon holds a master of arts in political science from the University of Alberta.

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    Sherri Wilson

    Children’s Services, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: December 2020

    Sherri has spent more than 2 decades in the Government of Alberta and served in a number of executive roles in the ministries of Treasury Board and Finance, Health, Executive Council, and (former) Human Services. She has extensive experience in the social and health sector and she is proud to provide leadership on services for families and children in Alberta.

    Sherri was asked to return to Health in the spring of 2020 to serve as Incident Commander of the Health Emergency Operations Centre during the critical early days of the pandemic.

    Sherry has a bachelor of science from Dalhousie University.

  • Portrait of Kim Capstick

    Kim Capstick

    Communications and Public Engagement, Managing Director
    Appointed: March 2020

    Kim Capstick was appointed managing director of Communications and Public Engagement in March 2020. Kim’s career with the Alberta government spans 2 decades, and includes establishing and co-leading the team that would take on the unprecedented work of creating a system for legalized cannabis in Alberta, establishing and leading teams through wildfire and flood recovery, leading the development of a comprehensive communications framework on natural resource development and serving as director of communications in several ministries.

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    Cynthia Farmer

    Community and Social Services, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2021

    Cynthia has served as deputy minister in Service Alberta, assistant deputy minister in Community and Social Services, Economic Development and Trade, Alberta Energy and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. She has been a member of the public service since 1999.

    Cynthia graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree.

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    Lora Pillipow

    Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2019

    Lora is currently the deputy minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. She has worked in the public service in Alberta for over 19 years. Throughout that time she has held positions in various ministries, including Environment, Human Resources and Employment, Policy Coordination Office, Housing and Urban Affairs, Human Services, Culture and Tourism, and the Alberta Climate Change Office.

    Lora has a background in political science and women’s studies, where she focused her research on the impact of policy decisions to the non-profit sector. Lora’s executive leadership experience focuses on building teams to produce results.

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    Andre Tremblay

    Education, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2021

    Andre has over 20 years of public sector experience that includes provincial and municipal governments as well as non-government organizations and academia. Since joining the Alberta Public Service, Andre has served in a variety of senior leadership roles, most recently as deputy minister Agriculture and Forestry, and as deputy minister of Transportation. In addition, Andre served as associate deputy minister of Health, assistant deputy minister of Social Policy at Executive Council and assistant deputy minister of Apprenticeship and Student Aid at Advanced Education. Andre was also previously appointed as the deputy clerk of Executive Council and deputy secretary to Cabinet.

    Andre graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of arts and a master of arts. He has a professional Economic Developer designation from the University of Waterloo, and has completed executive leadership programs at Queen’s University and the Ivey School of Business.

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    Grant Sprague

    Energy, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2019

    Prior to his return as deputy minister of Energy, Grant served as associate counsel at Miller Thomson LLP where he provided advice on natural resource and environmental law, administrative law matters, and regulatory processes involving government. Previously, he served as deputy minister of Energy from July 2013 to May 2016 and Chair of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission. Grant also served as Chief of the Policy Coordination Office of Executive Council and as assistant deputy minister of Alberta Justice.

    Grant was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Alberta in December of 2010 and is a Senior Fellow with the C.D. Howe Institute and a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta School of Business.

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    Stephanie Clarke

    Natural Gas and Electricity, Associate Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2021

    Stephanie joined the Government of Alberta in 2003 and has served as a member of the leadership teams for Environment and Parks, Municipal Affairs and Energy.

    Prior to her most recent role as assistant deputy minister of Resource Stewardship within Environment and Parks, Stephanie served as the assistant deputy minister of Energy Policy, assistant deputy minister of Municipal Assessment and Grants, and held executive portfolios related to cumulative effects management, strategy development and foresight, and municipal sustainability.

    Stephanie holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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    Bev Yee

    Environment and Parks, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: September 2018

    Bev has been with the Government of Alberta since 1994. She was appointed deputy minister of Intergovernmental Relations in March 2018 and deputy minister of Environment and Parks in September 2018. Previously, she was deputy minister of Agriculture and Forestry and held five assistant deputy roles.

    Bev holds a bachelor of education and a bachelor of science.

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    Lorna Rosen

    Health, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2019

    Lorna first joined the Alberta Public Service in January 2015 as the deputy minister of Education. She previously worked in municipal government, most recently as a chief financial officer with the City of Edmonton.

    Lorna has been a public servant for almost 30 years. She is passionate about public service and giving back to the greater community. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has an MBA in community economic development.

  • Portrait of DM Bryce Stewart

    Bryce Stewart

    Health, Associate Deputy Minister
    Appointed: August 2020

    Bryce Stewart joined the Government of Alberta in 2006 and has held several assistant deputy minister (ADM) positions. Most recently he served as the senior assistant deputy minister of Health Systems Integration at Alberta Health. Prior to joining Health, Bryce was a senior ADM in Treasury Board and Finance (TBF).

    Bryce has also served as ADM of Budget Development and Reporting in TBF and ADM roles in the Public Service Commission, the former Human Services Ministry, and in the Policy Coordination Office in Executive Council.

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    Donavon Young

    Indigenous Relations, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2014

    Donavon brings 35 years of direct experience and knowledge to his position in Indigenous Relations – at the national level, with 2 provincial governments and at the community level. He joined the Government of Alberta in 2005 as an assistant deputy minister (7 years at Aboriginal Relations and 2 years at Alberta Justice) until April 2014 when he was appointed as a deputy minister.

    From 1995 to 2005, Donavon worked for the Government of Saskatchewan (Aboriginal Relations) as an assistant deputy minister for most of that time. From 1992 to 1995, he worked for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples as the Urban Research and Policy Coordinator. Donavon also worked in research and program development at the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Metis Studies and Applied Research from 1983 to 1992.

  • Photo of Shannon Flint

    Shannon Flint

    Infrastructure, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: September 2016

    Shannon has had an extensive career with the Alberta public service, holding various positions in policy, planning and research. Prior to her deputy minister appointment, she served as assistant deputy minister at Economic Development and Trade and at Environment and Parks.

    Shannon is an engaged steward of public service and is proud to serve Albertans throughout her career. Shannon graduated with a bachelor of management from the University of Lethbridge and an administrative management diploma from NAIT.

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    Katherine White

    Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: March 2020

    Prior to this appointment, Katherine (Kate) was the deputy minister of Finance and secretary to the Management Board for the Government of Yukon. Most of Kate’s public service career has been with the Government of Alberta, where she held the positions of assistant deputy minister of economics and fiscal policy at Treasury Board and Finance, as well as chief economist and many others.

    Kate is an economist by profession, with a passion for public policy and public sector leadership. She holds a master of arts in economics from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of science from Dalhousie University.

  • Photo of Deputy Minister Frank Bosscha

    Frank Bosscha

    Justice and Solicitor General, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: August 2019

    Frank Bosscha, Q.C., joined the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General in 2012, when he was appointed as director and corporate counsel for the Health legal team. Before that, he spent 12 years in private practice and 11 years with the federal government leading teams specializing in tax law and Indigenous issues.

    Prior to his appointment as deputy minister, he was the assistant deputy minister of Legal Services for just over 5 years responsible for the Alberta government’s civil law practice and Legislative Counsel Office.

  • Photo of Dennis Cooley

    Dennis Cooley

    Justice and Solicitor General, Associate Deputy Minister
    Appointed: November 2017

    Dennis has extensive experience in the public service throughout Canada. Prior to his appointment, he spent 5 years in Saskatchewan as associate deputy minister of Justice, Corrections and Policing and 8 years in Yukon as deputy minister of Justice.

    Dennis completed his Ph.D. at the University of Manitoba in 1995. He held various positions with the Government of Canada and was the executive director of the Law Commission of Canada from 1999 to 2004.

  • Photo of Shawn McLeod

    Shawn McLeod

    Labour and Immigration, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2019

    Shawn has extensive legal and labour relations experience, including a number of years in private legal practice, a decade with the Alberta Labour Relations Board, public sector experience with the federal Department of Justice, and most recently, practicing law and labour relations in the private sector.

    Shawn has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor Law from the University of Alberta and a French language certificate from the University of Quebec.

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    Paul Wynnyk

    Municipal Affairs, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: October 2019

    Prior to joining Alberta’s public service, Paul served as an officer in the Canadian Forces for more than 38 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-General. Along with tours and commands overseas in Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Germany, he held numerous high-level positions in Canada, including command of the Canadian Army and – most recently – Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.

    Born in Edmonton and raised in Breton, Alberta, Paul attended Royal Roads Military College and the Royal Military College of Canada. He holds a baccalaureate in civil engineering, and master’s degrees in both war studies and business administration.

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    Tim Grant

    Public Service Commission, Deputy Minister and Public Service Commissioner
    Appointed: April 2019

    Tim joined the public service in 2008. Over his career, he’s held senior positions as assistant deputy minister at Energy, and as deputy minister at Transportation, Justice and Solicitor General, and Service Alberta. He also led the government’s response to the 2011 Slave Lake wildfire.

    Tim is a former officer who served in the Canadian Forces for 31 years, rising to the rank of Major General. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph and of the Canadian Forces College.

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    Susan Taylor

    Seniors and Housing, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: September 2018

    Susan has over 35 years with the Alberta Public Service and was appointed as the deputy minister of Seniors and Housing in September 2018. Susan was formerly the deputy minister of Status of Women and assistant deputy minister for the Delivery Services Portfolio, in Human Services.

    Susan began her career in the public service as a social worker providing support to children and families in the Edmonton Region; she has a bachelor of social work from the University of Calgary.  Susan is a strong believer in the benefits of collaborative partnerships that best address challenging and complex needs.

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    David James

    Service Alberta, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2021

    David James has been with the Government of Alberta since 2011. He has held senior roles as associate deputy minister of Natural Gas and Electricity, assistant deputy minister for Strategic Policy and assistant deputy minister for Electricity and Sustainable Energy, at Alberta Energy.

    David previously served as a telecommunications officer with the Canadian Forces. He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering, and a Masters of Business Administration, both from the Royal Military College of Canada.

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    Rae-Ann Lajeunesse

    Transportation, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: January 2020

    Rae-Ann joined the Alberta Public Service 25 years ago as a correctional peace officer in the Edmonton Remand Centre. She worked her way through management in Justice and Solicitor General, holding 3 executive director roles before being appointed assistant deputy minister (ADM) of the Justice Services Division in 2014.

    Rae-Ann subsequently held an ADM role in the former Human Services Ministry where she led the Strategic Planning, Policy and Quality Assurance division. Most recently Rae-Ann has been with Children’s Services, first as the ADM of Strategic Policy and Early Childhood Development and then as the ADM of the Child Intervention Division.

  • Photo of deputy minister Athana Mentzelopoulos

    Athana Mentzelopoulos

    Treasury Board and Finance, Deputy Minister
    Appointed: April 2019

    Athana has extensive public service experience in federal and provincial governments, including serving as deputy minister of Finance in BC, where she was also responsible for the BC Securities Commission and the credit union regulator, the Financial Institutions Commission.

    She also served in deputy minister roles in the BC ministries of Intergovernmental Relations; Government Communications; Tourism, Skills Training and Labour; and in many senior roles in the federal government. She holds an Honours BA in political science and economics from Carleton University and an MA in contemporary social and political thought from the University of Victoria.