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Board of Directors 2020/2021


  • Michael Craig (Orion Health) - President
    • Michael is a Vice President of National Solutions with Orion Health responsible for promoting Orion Health solutions and partner solutions into the Canadian Marketplace. Michael has led multiple Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives across Canada and in Australia and has had direct involvement in solution architecture, clinical requirements gathering and clinical workflow mapping. He has held consulting positions with Accenture, PWC, Shared Medical Systems (SMS) and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

    • Brett Duncan (Ricoh Canada inc.) - Vice-President
    • Brett is a Client Executive with Ricoh Canada Inc., supporting the public sector. He has held various director positions for over 10 year in the IT industry and has spent over twelve years working with public sector accounts and organizations.  He is a long-time member of ANHIX and has served previously as both a Board member and President.

    • Greg Thorsley (CGI) - Past President
  • Greg is the Regional Vice President for CGI Edmonton.  This position includes oversight of all aspects of the region.  Previous to CGI, he was responsible for the National Health and Managed Services portfolios for Sierra Systems.  Mr. Thorsley is a Computer Engineer and obtained his MBA in 2001.

Kathy Ervin (Alberta Health Services) - Secretary

      • Kathy has a keen interest in health informatics and extensive experience with integration and lab information. She led and served on many volunteer boards in her community and has training in the Board development program sponsored by the Government of Alberta Wildrose foundation. She has been in Healthcare for 40 years – over half of which has been in a variety of health system analyst and leadership roles. She is well connected within Alberta Health Services IT and Alberta Health IT Healthcare initiatives. She will continue to contribute to the evolution of bringing groups together in the quest for sustainable and effective Health IT systems and information.

    • Malcolm Steele (1414806 Alberta Inc.) - Treasurer

  • Malcolm is an independent consultant focusing on the health care industry. He has over 25 years of health care experience and over 40 years of IM/IT experience. He has held senior positions at Alberta Health and various consulting companies. He has been a member of the ANHIX Board for over ten years having served as Vice-President, President and Past President. He is the current Treasurer, a position he has held for six years.

Directors at Large

  • Heidi Bronson (1414806 Alberta Inc.)

  • Heidi is an independent consultant with over 25 years of health care experience. She was the Manager, Information Services for 12 years with a regional health authority and irector, Professional Services for 8 years with a healthcare software company. She is one  of the longest serving Board members.

  • Kevin Jones (Strata Health Solutions)

  • Kevin is the Vice President of Client Development & Strategic Partnerships at Strata Health Solutions and has been in Healthcare Technology for 16 years.  He has participated in large and small solution deployments within the health sector both as an Executive Sponsor and Project Lead.  His experience collaboratively designing solutions would bring a strength to the ANHIX board.  Kevin looks to increase collaboration between private industry and public sector to ensure the success of all digital health projects.    As a member of both Digital Health Canada and CHIEF (Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum) Kevin brings national perspective to the Alberta Network for Health Information eXchange Society.

  • Don McIntosh (University of Calgary)

He has 28+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, of which 6+ have been in the IT side of healthcare. He is a former clinician with comprehensive experience gained in the requirements and impacts of healthcare delivery and clinical information system development and deployment. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), he brings root cause solution finding, change management and strategic analysis skills to all engagements. 

  • Brinda Narayan (CGI)

Brinda is a management consulting professional who has been on Alberta’s health transformation journey for over 17 years. She has held multiple roles such as executive consultant, strategy/change management consultant, client relationship manager, project lead, and program QA manager. She has been involved in many digital health initiatives and has developed deep relationships with its stakeholders.

At CGI, Brinda is a Director, Consulting Services on a health project. She has recently accepted a position on one of Health City’s working groups, with a goal to collaborate with key players in industry and government to make a difference in our province. 

  • Sherry Nicholaichuk (Alberta Health Services)
    • Sherry is the Director of Integration Services at Alberta Health Services (AHS) leading pHIE (Provincial Health Information Exchange),  Regional Integration, ICC (Integration Coordination Centre) and EMR BIS (Business Integration Services) teams at AHS.  She works closely with Alberta Health to deliver solutions that support the Electronic Health Record.  

  • Geoff Rabbie (KPMG)

  • Geoff is a Manager in the Digital Health Practice at KPMG in Edmonton. His 20 years of healthcare experience is focused on strategic planning, project management, program management, system implementation, business analysis, portfolio management, operational support, change management and stakeholder engagement. He has worked on ehealth initiatives across Canada including the Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Alberta. In addition to being a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and trained in PROSCI change management, Geoff has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and serves as a Public Member on the Council of the College of Dieticians of Alberta.  

  • Peter Smith (Strata Health Solutions Inc.)

  • Peter is the Executive Vice President of Strata Health, a company that specializes in intelligent patient navigation throughout the continuum of care.  He has worked for more than 20 years in technology across several industries including healthcare, transportation, eCommerce, banking, and construction.   Peter has been a member of the ANHIX board since 2014 and served as Vice President in 2016/2017 and President in 2017/2018.  

    Patron Sponsors:

        Orion Health             


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