Marcia NelsonMarcia Nelson was appointed Deputy Minister of Health on May 9, 2012 and was previously appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness on October 13, 2011. In her role as Deputy Minister, Marcia is responsible for leading and supporting quality health services, leading the health system, and working collaboratively with partners.
In March 2008, Marcia was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs. Prior to her Deputy Minister appointments, Marcia served as head of the Policy Coordination Office of Executive Council, where she was responsible for coordinating the Government of Alberta’s annual strategic planning process, promoting cross-ministry collaboration and advising on policy initiatives as they moved through the decision-making process. In this role, Marcia led the Government of Alberta’s initiative to improve policy capacity. Marcia joined the Alberta public service in 2002 as Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Services for Alberta Human Resources and Employment.
Before moving to Alberta, Marcia worked for the Ontario government for 14 years in a variety of policy, planning, and research positions in several ministries.