The 2020 RhPAP Rural Community Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19. Click here to find out how we're coming back bigger and better in May of 2021!

About

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
  • Amy Deagle Health Professions

    Amy Deagle

    Director
  • Jonathan Koch Communications and Marketing

    Jonathan Koch

    Director
  • David Rumer Corporate Finance

    David Rumer

    Director
  • Heidi Desmit Accounting

    Heidi Desmit

    Finance Administrator
  • Eric Nashman Program Supports

    Eric Nashman

    Project Manager, Student/Resident Housing
  • Donna Bonsteel Program Supports

    Donna Bonsteel

    Rural Housing Coordinator – North
  • Shawna Banman Program Supports

    Shawna Banman

    Rural Housing Coordinator – South
  • Tana Findlay Communications and Marketing

    Tana Findlay

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

    Bobby Jones

    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
  • Jennifer Best Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Jennifer Best

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

    Cheryll Welke

    Rural Community Consultant, North West Zone
  • Alicia Fox Rural Community Development and Engagement

    Alicia Fox

    Rural Community Consultant, North East 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
  • Esther Suter Rural Health Workforce Research and Analytics

    Esther Suter

    Senior Researcher -
  • 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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A non-profit organization 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 trusted resource and collaborative partner for rural Alberta communities trying to achieve greater access to health care.

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