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Our Staff

Our Staff

The RhPAP team consists of the following staff and contractors:

  • Bernard Anderson Office of the Executive Director

    Bernard Anderson

    Executive Director
  • Rebekah Seidel Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Rebekah Seidel

    Director
  • Jonathan Koch Communications, Marketing, and Research

    Jonathan Koch

    Director
  • Pamela Steppan Health Professions

    Pamela Steppan

    Director
  • Ramona Kowch Health Professions

    Ramona Kowch

    Clinical Educator
  • David Rumer Accounting

    David Rumer

    Manager
  • Heidi Desmit Accounting

    Heidi Desmit

    Finance Administrator
  • Donna Bonsteel Program Supports

    Donna Bonsteel

    Rural Housing Coordinator – North
  • Shawna Banman Program Supports

    Shawna Banman

    Rural Housing Coordinator – South
  • Tana Findlay

    Tana Findlay

    Rural Events Coordinator & Project Manager
  • Bobby Jones Communications, Marketing, and Research

    Bobby Jones

    Specialist
  • Lucas Warren Communications, Marketing, and Research

    Lucas Warren

    Specialist
  • Melissa Myers-Connors Rural Health Workforce Analytics and Policy

    Melissa Myers-Connors

    Lead Analyst
  • Holly Handfield Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Holly Handfield

    Team Lead, Rural Community Consultants
  • Julie Davis Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Julie Davis

    Rural Community Consultant, South Zone
  • Alicia Fox Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Alicia Fox

    Rural Community Consultant, North East Zone
  • Kim Fleming Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Kim Fleming

    Rural Community Consultant, North East Zone
  • Cheryll Welke Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Cheryll Welke

    Rural Community Consultant, North West Zone
  • Lara Harries Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Lara Harries

    Rural Community Consultant, Central South Zone
  • Colleen Lindholm Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Colleen Lindholm

    Rural Community Consultant, Central East Zone
  • Collette Featherstone Office of the Executive Director

    Collette Featherstone

    Assistant to Executive Director
  • Anne-Marie Piccinin Office of the Executive Director

    Anne-Marie Piccinin

    Administrative Assistant

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Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta as the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, a renewed Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is a collaborative partner and trusted advocate for rural Alberta communities trying to achieve greater access to health care.

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