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Board members

Grace Ajele

Grace is a domestic violence family lawyer at Calgary Legal Guidance.

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Ali M. AL-Asadi
| Grande Prairie Regional College

Ali is a practicing psychologist in the Peace Country region of Alberta. He is also a professor of psychology and the president of the academic staff association at Grande Prairie Regional College.

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Larry Brown
| National Union of Public and General Employees

Larry is president of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

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Marie Carrière
| University of Alberta

Marie teaches Canadian, Indigenous and Québécois literatures in the Department of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta and is associate dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts.

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Alexa DeGagne
| Athabasca University

Alexa is an assistant professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Athabasca University.

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Mike Dempsey
| Alberta Union of Public Employees

Mike is a vice-president for the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.

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Kelly Dowdell
| Public member

Kelly is the policy and research specialist at Momentum, a community economic development organization.

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Jody-Lee Farrah
| Alberta College of Social Workers

Jody-Lee is a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers, and is also associate director, professional practice and advocacy, and the interim executive director (acting).

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Jason Foster
| Athabasca University

Jason is associate professor of Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University.

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Angela Grier
| Public member

Angela (Piikani/ Blackfoot) is an Indigenous therapist and Indigenous rights advocate.

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Paul Kellogg
| Athabasca University

Paul is a professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at Athabasca University.

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Bradley Lafortune
| Public Interest Alberta

Brad (he/him) is the executive director of Public Interest Alberta and passionate about labour organizing and politics. He has worked on union drives and led social unionism campaigns for over a decade.

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Suzanne Lenon

Suzanne (she/her) is associate professor in the department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge. 

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Gil McGowan
| Alberta Federation of Labour

Gil is president of the Alberta Federation of Labour.

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Don McIntyre

Don is a member of Parkland Institute's board of directors and an assistant professor at the Dhillon Business School in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge.

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Philip McRae
| Alberta Teachers' Association

Phil is executive staff officer and associate co-ordinator, research with the Alberta Teachers' Association, and adjunct professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

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Patricia Paradis
| University of Alberta

Patricia is the executive director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta.

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Mike Parker
| Health Sciences Association of Alberta

Mike is president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta.

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Carmen Plante
| Red Deer College

Carmen teaches in the social work program at Red Deer College (RDC).

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Heather Smith
| United Nurses of Alberta

Heather is president of the United Nurses of Alberta.

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