Elected Physician Members
Dr. Richard BuckleyRead More
Dr. Richard Buckley
- Medical degree from the University of Calgary.
- Fellowships in orthopedic trauma surgery in Switzerland and Vancouver.
- Calgary’s first Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, currently an Orthopedic Traumatologist at the Foothills Medical Centre.
- Clinical Professor of orthopedic trauma surgery at the University of Calgary.
- A founding member of the Canadian Orthopedic Trauma Society.
- Previously the head of the University of Calgary’s Orthopedic Trauma Division and Program Director for the Orthopedic Residency Program.
- Has given hundreds of national and internal guest lectureships.
- Contributed to numerous orthopedic trauma textbooks and co-authored hundred of papers for peer-reviewed journals.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Buckley is an avid skier, golfer and runner. He and his wife Lois (a recently-retired family physician) have two children.
Dr. Louis Hugo FrancescuttiRead More
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti
- Medical degree from the University of Alberta, a Doctor of Philosophy (Immunology) from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Public Health (with a focus on injury control) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Emergency Physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton.
- Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, teaching graduate courses in leadership and advocacy.
- Published research on emergency medicine, health promotion and leadership, and holds seven fellowships and four honorary fellowships from colleges around the world.
- Recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 100 Physicians of the Century in 2005 by CPSA and the Alberta Medical Association, awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal from the Government of Alberta, selected by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people in 2011 and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.
- Former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and of the Canadian Medical Association.
Dr. Francescutti is the Honorary Colonel of 1 Health Services Group in Edmonton and was awarded the Military Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General.
Dr. Christopher FungRead More
Dr. Christopher Fung
- Medical degree from the University of Alberta.
- Residency in radiology at the University of Alberta.
- Fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Currently a Radiologist with Medical Imaging Consultants in Edmonton, having also practised in both regional hospitals and community clinics.
- Areas of clinical interest include clinical ultrasound, ultrasound-guided intervention and MRI.
- Assistant program director for the University of Alberta Radiology residency program.
- Teaches in the University of Alberta Body Imaging Fellowship program and gives regular lectures at national and international radiology conferences on clinical ultrasound and hepatobiliary imaging.
When not focused on improving patient care, Dr. Fung enjoys spending time (often out on the hockey or curling rink) with his equally-active wife Daisy (a Family Physician and fellow CPSA Councillor) and their four children.
Dr. Daisy FungRead More
Dr. Daisy Fung
- Medical degree from the University of Alberta.
- Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.
- Practices Family Medicine in various settings throughout Edmonton.
- Cares for patients at several long-term care and supportive-living facilities in Edmonton and Spruce Grove, offering home visits to housebound patients, including palliative and geriatric populations.
- Assistant Clinical Professor in the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine.
- Regularly supervises medical students and residents, at both the bedside and through didactic teaching.
- Was a driving force in the creation of the Radiology Update for Family Physicians, an annual multidisciplinary conference she organizes, in conjunction with the academic radiologists in Edmonton.
Dr. Fung grew up on a farm in rural Alberta. When not busy with her medical practice, she is a mother to four small children, who often tag along on her home visits and rounds. Dr. Fung stays active by learning badminton, curling in the Edmonton Doctors’ Curling League and playing rec hockey with her physician husband (and fellow CPSA Councillor).
Dr. Jaelene MannerfeldtRead More
Dr. Jaelene Mannerfeldt
- Medical degree from the University of Calgary.
- Residency in Family Medicine plus one year of training in Women’s Health.
- Specialty in OBGYN with additional training in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology.
- Has worked in domestic and foreign jurisdictions including Inuvik, Pakistan, Iraq, Laos, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
- One of the original contributors to establishing and developing Family Medicine as a specialty in Laos over the past 15 years, resulting in over 200 Family Medicine Specialists working in rural Laotian villages.
- Active in contributing towards improvement in sexual and reproductive health for adolescents in East Africa.
- Recipient of the 2020 Alumni of Distinction Award for Service from the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
- Current Director, Resident Affairs and Physician Wellness for Post Graduate Medical Education at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, where she is working to improve the educational experience of residents in their various training programs.
Dr. Mannerfeldt is currently practising in Calgary as an OBGYN at the Rockyview General Hospital, PedsGyn at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and provides OBGYN support to the High River Hospital and surrounding communities. She is a strong advocate for women in medicine, fierce patient advocate, mentor for students and faculty and a lifelong learner.
Dr. John O’ConnorRead More
Dr. John O’Connor
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Ireland.
- Family Physician and Hospitalist in Nova Scotia before moving to Fort McMurray in 1993.
- Experience as vice-chair of the Governance Committee and CPSA representative to RhPAP.
- Interest in the impact of environmental influences on health generally, especially in tumultuous times.
Dr. O’Connor continues to practise medicine in Fort McMurray and Fort McKay. He feels lucky and privileged to be caring for Albertans as our health care system becomes increasingly complex. He and his wife Charlene (an RN), are the proud parents of seven children and grandparents to eight grandchildren (and counting!).
Dr. Raj ShermanRead More
Dr. Raj Sherman
- Medical degree from the University of Alberta, with specialties in Family and Emergency Medicine.
- Currently practises in Edmonton at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and North East Community Emergency department, where he is also a Clinical Lecturer.
- Former AMA Section President of Emergency Medicine, member of the Health Issues Council and the Government Affairs Committee.
- Former elected MLA and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health in the Progressive Conservative government. Was also an Independent MLA of the Alberta Legislature for one year and Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party.
- Served his community as a STARS flight physician, member of the University of Alberta Senate, director for the Society for Helping Lives in Poverty (H.E.L.P.), member of his local community league and as community soccer and basketball coach.
- Received a gold pin for his service with STARS and a bronze medal from the Alberta Northwest Lifesaving Society. In 2011, he was on Alberta Venture magazines list of 50 most influential Albertans.
Dr. Sherman is a proud father of two children and enjoys travelling, golfing, hiking, biking and the company of his family and friends.
Dr. James StoneRead More
Dr. James Stone
- Medical degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
- Specialties in Internal Medicine (UofC) and Cardiology (UofT).
- Clinical Professor (Cardiac Sciences) in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
- Member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.
- Former Senior Medical Director – Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services.
- Current Chair of CPSA’s Finance and Audit Committee, and a Past-President of CPSA Council.
Dr. Stone’s clinical and research interests focus on the primary prevention of atherosclerosis and the treatment of coronary artery disease. He is married to Dr. Pamela Stone, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Paediatrics), University of Calgary and a founding member of YYC Paediatrics.
Dr. Ian WalkerRead More
Dr. Ian Walker
- Medical degree from the University of Calgary.
- CCFP/Family Medicine training at the University of Ottawa, plus one extra year of Emergency Medicine training in Calgary.
- Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Foothills Medical Centre since 2018.
- Involved in the Cumming School of Medicine, acting as course chair on a few occasions, and leading the development of an undergraduate procedural skills program.
- Active committee work at the medical school, and was Director of Admissions from 2008-2019.
- Developed and led the Pathways to Medicine Program – a pipeline program for undergraduate students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Dr. Walker currently practises in emergency at the Rockyview General Hospital and Foothills Medical Centre. He also hold degrees in philosophy and religious studies.
Levonne LouieRead More
- Holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology and Psychology), a Bachelor of Commerce (Organizational Behaviour and Design), and a Master of Business Administration (Generalist), all from the University of Calgary.
- Graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD”), a member of the ICD and granted ICD.D designation in 2011.
- Retired oil and gas professional with almost 40 years of experience in the energy industry and a published author.
- Has led strategy, negotiations, dispute resolution, mediation and collaboration, stakeholder engagement and government relations.
- Current chair of CPSA Governance Committee and Strategic Planning Working Group and has served on Finance and Audit, Legislation and Executive committees of CPSA.
- Serves as a board member of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority. Former member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and American Association of Professional Landmen.
As a public member on the CPSA Council, Levonne brings an external perspective to the Council table. She enjoys applying her skillset to help CPSA protect the public and guide the medical profession. Levonne also enjoys travelling the world, photography and trying to play golf.
Linda McFarlaneRead More
- Holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work from the University of Calgary.
- Has worked in the not for profit and advanced education sectors.
- Worked with faculty, students and employers to establish and coordinate the University of Calgary Cooperative Education and Internship program.
- Promoted and supported the hiring of people with developmental disabilities with the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre, Job Options program and coordinated the volunteer program for a Calgary 24-hour crisis line.
- Passionate about volunteer work to improve the quality of life and quality of care in continuing care, promote the need for a national seniors’ strategy.
- Currently a patient/family advisor with the Alberta Health Care Seniors Strategic Clinical Network and Continuing Care Quality Committee and is on the board of the Alberta Council on Aging and a member of the Alberta Association on Gerontology.
- Recently completed two projects gathering input from Albertans about their experiences and their recommendations to support caregivers and to improve continuing care.
- Founding member of a social work group focusing of advocacy for poverty reduction and anti-racism.
An adventure-oriented person, Linda enjoys cycling and hiking, and has climbed Kilimanjaro and to Everest base camp.
Laurie SteinbachRead More
- Holds a Bachelor of Social Welfare from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge.
- Previously served on the Alberta Attendance Review Panel and the Alberta Mental Health Review Panel.
Laurie is a retired teacher, school counselor and social worker, who spent her career teaching in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Along with her family, Laurie is also a life-long rancher.
Stacey StrilchukRead More
- Healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience in the government, heath care and not-for-profit industry.
- Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and has extensive leadership training in the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Model.
- Served as Executive Director for the Camrose Primary Care Network, collaborating with patients, stakeholders, and healthcare professionals to provide enhanced team-based primary care.
- Continues to focus on health care administration as the Principal and Co-Owner of 143 HealthCARE Consulting Inc.
- 2021 Vice President of CPSA Council and past chair of CPSA’s Governance Committee.
- Member of the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPOC) and the Canadian College of Health Leaders and is currently working toward her GPOC Designation.
Stacey is thankful for the continued support of her husband Dan, a proud Alberta farmer and their black Labrador Retriever Bodhi (A.K.A Walk Coordinator).
Tyler WhiteRead More
- Inspirational and visionary leader with over 20+ years of business management experience in the health industry.
- Attended the Chief Old Sun Community College, Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge.
- Chief Executive Officer with Siksika Health Services, in Siksika Nation, AB since 1999.
- A driven and dedicated professional who nurtures and empowers his team to deliver quality services. His leadership skills also help expand services, create partnerships and improve health care.
- Recipient of many awards including the Health Management Award of Excellence.
- Long-standing supporter of youth advocacy in his community.
- Member of the Alberta Mental Health and Child Review Panel.
- Strong believer in continuous professional development, and staying current with health and business trends to advance organizations.
- Powerful presenter and communicator, capturing the attention and interest of various political leaders, professional athletes and industry.
- A proud second-generation senior manager with Siksika Nation Tribal Administration.
- Gifted and honored with the Blackfoot name “NaatoyiiPiitawotaan”, meaning Holy Eagle Shield by Blackfoot Elder Tom Crane Bear.
While career-focused, Tyler is also very active in his personal life. He spends quality time with his family, and enjoys collecting shoes and watches, and watching sports. His personal motto: Building Teams, Creating Opportunities, and being Innovative.
University Representatives & Observers
Dr. Jon MeddingsRead More
Dr. Jon Meddings
- Dean of the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.
- Began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary.
- Headed the Division of Gastroenterology at the University and was Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Calgary Health Region.
- Chaired the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta, and was vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine and interim vice-president (Research) at the University of Calgary.
- Was recognized for his contributions and elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Science.
Dr. Meddings has a distinguished record of research, peer-reviewed publication and graduate supervision in the areas of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal permeability. He is also a grant reviewer and has worked with the Medical Research Council of Canada, the National Institutes of Health, the Alberta Heritage Foundation of Medical Research, the United States National Academy of Sciences and others.
Dr. Brenda HemmelgarnRead More
Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn
- Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
- Originally trained as a nurse and went on to earn a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University, followed by a medical degree from McMaster University and subspecialty training in internal medicine and nephrology from the University of Calgary.
- Practiced as a nephrologist and developed a highly-successful health services research program in chronic kidney disease.
- Has over 500 peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous awards over her career, including Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2012).
- Held a variety of leadership roles including director and founder of the Alberta Kidney Disease Network and co-lead of the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration.
- Prior vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Alberta Health Services.
Dr. Hemmelgarn previously served as head of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary and has significant board experience.
Dr. Lauren BilinskyRead More
Dr. Lauren Bilinsky
Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) observer
- Fourth year Public Health and Preventive Medicine resident at the University of Calgary and the current Vice President for Leadership and Education for PARA.
- Completed family medicine residency and obtained her CCFP in 2020.
- Medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
- Areas of focus in public health, clinically, and in extra-curricular projects include Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Anti-racism; access to healthcare for underserved populations in both rural and urban settings; palliative care, mental health and addictions.
- Interest in how medical education and continuing professional education supports learners and staff physicians in roles other than as medical experts. In particular, the development of safer learning environments and actively teaching leadership and management skills to be more effective advocates and patient-centred innovators.
Outside of medicine, Lauren enjoys spending quality time with friends and family outdoors. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, and sitting next to a bonfire laughing at past misadventures.
Annabelle WongRead More
Medical Student Observer
- First year medical student at the University of Alberta.
- Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Public Health.
- Passionate about improving the healthcare experience for patients and their caregivers, and has worked on program evaluation and quality improvement projects with several universities and health authorities in Hong Kong, British Columbia and Alberta.
In her spare time, Ms. Wong enjoys travelling, hiking and biking with her husband. She also loves volunteering in her community and trying new coffee shops around Calgary and Edmonton.
Dr. John BradleyRead More
Dr. John Bradley
- Medical degree from Queen’s University.
- Residencies in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Alberta.
- A general nephrology practice in South Edmonton, rotations on the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Units at the Grey Nuns Hospital and previously a visiting specialist at the Hinton General Hospital.
- Associate clinical professor in the University of Alberta’s Division of Nephrology.
- President of the AMA’s Section of Nephrology.
- Previously the Facility Chief for the Grey Nuns Hospital’s Department of Medicine and a member of CPSA’s Complaint Review Committee and Hearings Tribunal.
Dr. Bradley’s interests include world travel, politics and trying to play tennis. He is a devoted fan of the Edmonton Oilers and accepts responsibility for their prolonged futility, as the onset coincided with the year he switched his allegiances from the Calgary Flames.