Your Alberta Health Act – Advisory Committee
An eight-member advisory committee was formed to assist Mr. Horne. The committee identified policy issues that government needs to address, provided advice on the new legislation, and assisted Mr. Horne with development of the final report.
MLA Horne presented the final report to the Minister on Sept. 30, 2010, which reflects what was heard from Albertans, as well as a detailed plan on how to move forward.
Committee members, 2010
- MLA Fred Horne, Chair
- Deborah E. Prowse, Patient Safety Advocate
- Dr. Trevor Theman, Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
- Ms. Mary-Anne Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
- Mr. Greg Eberhart, Registrar, College of Pharmacists of Alberta
- Mr. Dan MacLennan, Former President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
- Dr. Tom Feasby, Dean, Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary
- Dr. John Cowell, President and CEO, Health Quality Council of Alberta
- Mr. Greer Black, Past President, Alberta Continuing Care Association
Fred Horne – Chair
Fred Horne is MLA for Edmonton-Rutherford, serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Seniors and Community Supports, a member of government’s Agenda and Priorities Committee and a member of the Standing Committee on Health. Prior to his election in 2008, Mr. Horne worked as a health policy consultant for more than 25 years, serving clients in government, health service delivery organizations and the private sector across Canada and internationally.
Deborah E. Prowse – Patient Safety Advocate
Deborah Prowse is former co-chair of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health and a public member of the board of directors of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. She is also a member of Patients for Patients Safety Canada, the Patient Safety initiative of the World Health Organization, and a past member of the Calgary Health Region Patient/Family Safety Council. In 2009, Ms. Prowse was appointed to a three year term as a commissioner with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Dr. Trevor Theman – Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Dr. Trevor Theman is the Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the licensing and regulatory body for Alberta doctors. He served as a College Council member, two terms as College President and was assistant registrar for the College’s complaint department. Dr. Theman became College Registrar in 2005, and has maintained an interest in the role that health professionals play in creating a culture of safety.
Mary-Anne Robinson – Chief Executive Officer, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Mary-Anne Robinson is Chief Executive Officer of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. She is an advisor to the Canadian Nurses Association board of directors; and an adjunct professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing. Her career focus has been primary health care and health human resources as it relates to optimizing the role of the registered nurse.
Greg Eberhart – Registrar, College of Pharmacists of Alberta
Greg Eberhart is the Registrar for the Alberta College of Pharmacists. After graduating from the U of A Faculty of Pharmacy in 1979, he practised in several community pharmacy settings before joining the College. Mr. Eberhart played an instrumental role in developing a provincial electronic pharmacy information network and led negotiations for Alberta to become a signatory to the mutual recognition agreement with other provincial pharmacy licensing organizations.
Dan MacLennan – Former President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
Dan MacLennan served as President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees from 1997 to 2006, following 17 years as a provincial correctional officer. He is a member of the Grant MacEwan School of Business Advisory Council, and is a past Director of the Alberta Congress Board and member of the City Of Edmonton’s Taskforce on Community Safety. Mr. MacLennan currently works in the private sector in labour relations and business development.
Dr. Tom Feasby – Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Dr. Tom Feasby is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Previously he was Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Capital Health and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is a practising neurologist and a health services researcher, who studies the appropriateness of health care interventions.
Dr. John Cowell – President and CEO, Health Quality Council of Alberta
Dr. John Cowell has served as Chief Executive Officer for the Health Quality Council of Alberta since 2003. From 1997 until 2003, he consulted on health policy and services and occupational health and safety. Prior to that Dr. Cowell was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta's Workers' Compensation Board (1992–1997).
Greer Black – Past-President, Alberta Continuing Care Association
Greer Black has spent more than 35 years in the health care sector, in service delivery, education and government agencies. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bethany Care Society. Mr. Black also serves on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and the Bethany Care Foundation.