Friends of Medicare is proud to welcome its new Executive Director, Sandra Azocar. Sandra comes to the organization with a strong background in health care advocacy and social reform. With a decades long career as a Child Welfare Worker with the Government of Alberta and three terms at the Vice President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Sandra will be a strong voice to ensure that Alberta's health care system is strengthened and expanded.
"I'm thrilled to be starting this new position, healthcare has long been an important issue for me and I welcome the challenge of protecting our valued system in Alberta.", say Azocar.
Azocar will be spearheading a number of initiatives for Friends of Medicare as we head into the fall and the next Legislative Session.
"We've seen some important issue arise over the summer and it's going to be important to mobilize Friends of Medicare to ensure the Government knows that we won't stand for futher privitazation and closures," says Azocar.
Friends of Medicare recognizes the opening of the new Copeman Clinic in Edmonton as well as the closure of a public Long Term Care Facility in Carmangay as recent examples of the Government's continued attack on the public health system. With Sandra Azocar at the helm Friends of Medicare will be renewing their efforts to stand up for public health care in the province and will work to ensure that all Albertan's have access to the timely and world class health care they deserve.