Overguard, an independent businesswoman and community leader, will bring a rural community viewpoint to planning and decision-making that will support improved patient-centered care across the province.

Mandel, a former mayor of Edmonton, Minister of Health and leader of the Alberta Party, brings expertise in business and government – skills that will help guide investments in mental health, addiction, primary and palliative care across the province.

“Overguard and Mandel bring viewpoints and competencies that supplement the skills and experience of the current board, making it even stronger. I look forward to working with the board as we move forward to ensure the health system is sustainable and delivers quality, timely health care, and the best results for Albertans.”

Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health

With these appointments, the AHS board now includes six women and six men. Mandel and Overguard will serve three-year terms.

Quick facts

  • The board is established under Section 3 of the Regional Health Authorities Act.
  • The board is accountable to the Minister of Health.
  • It is responsible for the governance of AHS, working in partnership with Alberta Health to ensure all Albertans have access to high-quality health services.
  • Members may be appointed for a maximum of 10 consecutive years.

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