MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Anoushka Fernandes
(Chair)

Anoushka is an experienced public servant who has also worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She has held a variety of strategic policy and operational delivery roles, and is currently Executive Director of a logistics coordination branch for the Government of Alberta. She is passionate about inspiring excellence in leadership and client service.

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Adam Pantelimon
(Vice Chair) 

A Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Adam’s career spans both the public and private sector in a variety of places including Europe, Québec, Nunavut, and most recently Alberta. Adam’s experience includes leadership roles in municipal government, and serving in a variety of different roles for the Government of Alberta including the Ministry of Environment and Parks, Ministry of Infrastructure and most recently, Ministry of Seniors and Housing.

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 Preet Daly (Treasurer)

Preet is an accounting professional who currently works as a Finance Officer with the Alberta Capital Finance Authority, where she manages both the accounting of this Crown corporation and financing arrangements to provincial local authorities. In joining IPAC Edmonton, she is looking forward to expanding her professional experience to encompass the non-profit sector.

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Meghan Smook (Communications)

Meghan is a Social Policy and Innovation Advisor for Strathcona County. She is passionate about helping to shape public policy that supports the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Meghan has also spent some time out east working with the federal government. When not working, you can find Meghan on long walks with her 11 year old pug and best friend, spoiling her nephews or testing out a new recipe.

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Brent Kelly
(Member at Large)
 

Brent is a policy advisor in Alberta Environment and Parks, focusing on issues relating to climate change. Previously he has worked in the Ministries of Energy and Seniors and Housing, in research and executive coordination roles. He also draws experience from volunteer roles in the Edmonton community and at the University of Alberta.

Nathalie is a practitioner-scholar.  She has worked for more than 20 years in Indigenous health and is currently the A/Regional Director, Strategic Health Intelligence, Programs and Benefits at First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Indigenous Services Canada in Alberta.  An Athabasca University alumni, she focused her doctoral research on health care collaboration between First Nations, federal and provincial governments.

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Ometz Elijah
(Communications)

Ometz is a current MBA student at the University of Alberta. He has worked in the consulting sector and aims to work in the public sector post graduation. He is a volunteer with Net Impact and wishes to make a positive difference in the society with his everyday work. An animal lover, nature photographer and painter, he enjoys long walks, hiking, meeting new people and exploring uncharted areas

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Nathalie Lachance
(Member at Large) 

Nathalie is a practitioner-scholar.  She has worked for more than 20 years in Indigenous health and is currently the A/Regional Director, Strategic Health Intelligence, Programs and Benefits at First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Indigenous Services Canada in Alberta.  An Athabasca University alumni, she focused her doctoral research on health care collaboration between First Nations, federal and provincial governments.

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Saveta Cartwright
(Member at Large)

Saveta is a project management professional (PMP) and a current MBA candidate at the University of Alberta. She has managed construction projects as a general contractor in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors. She is passionate about building a better tomorrow for all. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Campus Food Bank and CJSR Radio.