Staff & Board of Directors

Staff


Chris Gallaway
Executive Director
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Chris Gallaway (he/him) is an experienced community organizer and advocate for public health care. Born and raised on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, he has since spent most of his adult life living on Treaty 6 territory, first in Saskatoon, and for the last decade living here in Edmonton. His past experience includes working for the Alberta Federation of Labour, in three provincial legislative assemblies, and for a variety of non-profit and community organizations. Outside of work Chris is an active volunteer and community member engaged in social justice and the arts.

 

Alyssa Pretty
Communications and Administration
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Board of Directors

Friends of Medicare is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of both elected and appointed members. Up to fifteen members may be elected by the membership, of which a maximum seven can be organizations. Each chapter is also able to appoint one representative to the Board of Directors.

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Karen Kuprys  Bruce Macdonald  Karen Werlin  Judy Lederer 
Chair  Vice Chair  Treasurer  Secretary 
Alberta Federation of Labour       
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Leanne Alfaro Marg Brown  Elissa Corsi Bonnie Gostola 
Director  Director  Director  Director 
Health Sciences Association of Alberta  Alberta College of Social Workers  Alberta Teachers' Association  Alberta Union of Provincial Employees 
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Nic Juric  Heather Smith  Bev Muendel-Atherstone  Diane MacNaughton 
Director  Director  Director  Director 
Seniors' Action and Liaison Team  United Nurses of Alberta  Lethbridge Chapter Chair  Palliser Chapter Chair 
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Alex Shevalier  Linda Cook  Jocelyn Johnson  Greg Mady 
Director  Director  Director  Director 
Calgary Chapter Chair       
 

Farris Sobhani  Trevor Zimmerman     
Director  Director