RhPAP Board of Directors
The current RhPAP Board of Directors is based on an advisory and policy model managed by up to twelve directors: three appointed by the Alberta Medical Association, two appointed by the Health Boards of Alberta, and one appointed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta with additional representation from the Health Quality Council of Alberta, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and one public member. Our influential Board of Directors is composed of health and rural community leaders from across Alberta. Their expertise and knowledge of the issues affecting rural communities allows RhPAP to serve as a respected rural voice to the provincial government on issues related to rural health workforce planning.
The board is “responsible for making policy decisions and ensuring through the Executive Director that appropriate staff, structures and processes are in place to carry out the policy and day-to-day tasks of the [RhPAP].” The board is to govern with “an emphasis on outward vision rather than an internal preoccupation, (b) encouragement of diversity in viewpoints.” Its focus should be on “the intended long-term impacts outside the operating organization, not on the administrative or programmatic means of attaining those effects” (RhPAP Board of Directors Policies).