Dr. Donald Voaklander

Director
Phone: 780.492.0454
Email: don.voaklander@ualberta.ca

Don is the Director of the Injury Prevention Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta. His research interests are in injury epidemiology, health outcomes, health data linkage, medication use and injury in seniors. He obtained his doctorate in Physical Education from the University of Alberta, his MSc in Epidemiology from Queens University and his BPE from the University of Alberta. He has adjunct appointments at the Universities of British Columbia and Northern British Columbia.

Ms. Kathy Belton

Associate Director
Phone: 780.492.9762
Email: kathy.belton@ualberta.ca

Kathy is the Associate Director of the Injury Prevention Centre in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Her areas of interest are knowledge translation, motor vehicle and farm-related injuries and falls prevention for seniors. Kathy has a Masters of Education specializing in Adult education and is currently a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the University of Alberta. In 2013 she was awarded the national Leadership Award for her work in injury prevention. As an injury survivor she knows first-hand the impact of preventable injuries.

Ms. Jodie Begic

Office Coordinator
Phone: 780-492-8859
E-mail: jodie.begic@ualberta.ca

Jodie is the office coordinator, overseeing general operations and human resources, and is executive assistant to the Director and Associate Director.

Ms. Colleen Drul

Injury Data Analyst
Phone: 780.492.9764
Email: colleen.drul@ualberta.ca

Colleen is the injury data analyst at the Centre. Colleen is the IPC resource for internal and external guidance on injury surveillance, classification, and data related issues. She is responsible for providing leadership in provincial injury surveillance initiatives at the Centre. Colleen has over 7 years experience in data services.

Ms. Jessica Fleury

Office Adminstrator
Phone: 780.492.6019
Email: jfleury@ualberta.ca

Jessica is the font-line for the Centre and provides administrative support to Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) staff. She is responsible for controlling the multi-line switchbaord, supply chain management and distribution of deliveries. She provides administrative support to the Director and Associate‐Director in the absence of the Office Coordinator.

Jessica graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in Biology and Spanish. On her spare time she enjoys playing sports, reading novels and spending time with friends and family.

Ms. Rosalie Freund-Heritage

Finding Balance Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.7822
Email: rosalie.freund@ualberta.ca

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Mr. George Frost

Research Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.9758
Email: gfrost@ualberta.ca

George started in his diverse role at the centre in 2011 as a Research Assistant and continues to work on research activities, knowledge translation/dissemination, and the development of reports and prevention literature. He serves as study coordinator, data collector, and co-author on research projects such as the recently-completed Occupational MVC report funded by Alberta Transportation under Doctors Don Voaklander and Jeremy Beach, and a restropective study on poisonings in Alberta. His key interests at the Centre are sport-related injuries and workplace health and safety.

George studied the BSc Kinesiology program at the University of Alberta, is a registered Kinesiologist, and is currently serving his fifth term (2016) on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Kinesiology Association as VP Communications. He previously worked in private industry performing functional capacity and MSK evaluations for workplace health and safety programs, is a certified Audiometric Technician, and a certified Drug-testing Technician. George has also trained in the EMS field as an Emergency Medical Responder, and completed the Canadian injury Prevention Curriculum. In his spare time, George is an avid outdoorsman and animal advocate.

Mr. He Gao

Statistical Analyst
Phone: 780.492.6328
Email: hgao1@ualberta.ca

He Gao is the statistical analyst at the Centre. In the past few years, he worked on several projects in the fields of mathematical statistics, economics, education, molecular biology, medicine and public health. He is currently responsible for developing reports in injury surveillance and providing technical supports for any statistics-related issues. He Gao has master's degrees in both statistics and epidemiology.

In the spare time, he likes swimming, outdoor activities, classical music and history books.

Ms. Cathy Gladwin

Policy Analyst
Phone: 780.492.9218
Email: cathy.gladwin@ualberta.ca

Cathy is the Policy Analyst for the Centre. She monitors legislation impacting injury control and prepares information on injury issues for Centre staff and decision-makers. Cathy works on advocacy for injury issues for the Centre and provides resources and guidance to communities seeking policy change for injury control. Cathy has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and her M.Sc. in Health Promotion.

Ms. Joyce McBean

AORP Provincial Coordinator, Preventable Lead
Phone: 780.405.7763
Email: joyce.mcbean@ualberta.ca

Joyce, with the assistance and direction of the Alberta Occupant Restraint Program (AORP) Provincial Steering Committee, is responsible for the coordination, implementation and maintenance of the strategies contained in the AORP strategic plan for; Communications, Coordination, Evaluation and Research, Education, Enforcement and Advocacy. She has over 15 year experience in the area of traffic safety, occupant restraints and community based traffic safety initiatives. Joyce is also the provincial lead for the Preventable campaign in Alberta.

Ms. Melanie Morgan-Redshaw

Education Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.9768
Email: morganre@ualberta.ca

Melanie is an Education Coordinator with the Centre. She helps coordinate injury prevention initiatives for children and youth including Brain Waves (formerly Brain Day), Safety Superheroes, and a playground safety program. She works with community partners in education, health, government, and other organizations. Melanie has a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education from the University of Alberta.

Ms. Stacy Rogan

Projects Coordinator/Knowledge Translation
Phone: 780.492.9222
Email: stacy.rogan@ualberta.ca

Stacy is the Projects Coordinator dealing with Knowledge Translation & Communications for IPC. Stacy supports the advancement of injury prevention through knowledge translation and information sharing activities between IPC, partners and communities. Stacy has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology major and Business minor) and will be completing a Master of Public Health from the University of Alberta in the spring of 2015.

Ms. Diana Sánchez-Ramírez

Post-doctoral Fellow
Phone: 780.492.6019
Email: diana.sanchezramirez@ualberta.ca

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Ms. Nan Shybunka

Projects Coordinator
Phone: 403-342-2125
Fax: 403-342-2005
Email: nans@ualberta.ca

Nan is involved in various projects and initiatives pertaining to community rehabilitation and is Centre's link to the rehabilitation community. Nan works in collaboration with community stakeholders in identifying key issues and needs while assessing current strategies. Through collaboration and facilitation, Nan assists in developing new strategies as needed. Nan has a Bachelor's Degree in Community Rehabilitation from the University of Calgary. She began working with the Centre in 2000.

Ms. Patti Stark

Community Mobilization Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.2330
Email: patti.stark@ualberta.ca

Patti works with stakeholders to increase awareness as to the resources and services available through IPC and other injury prevention organizations. She supports the building and strengthening of stakeholder capacity to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain activities to address their communities’ injury issues. Current projects include administration of the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum in Alberta, poison prevention initiatives, supporting injury prevention initiatives focusing on youth and coordinating a number of provincial suicide prevention projects. Patti has over 20 years of public health experience in injury prevention and environmental health and has been with the Centre since 2003.

Ms. Morgan Taylor

Communications Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.9759
Email: morgan.taylor@ualberta.ca

Morgan is the hub of communications at the Centre. She has spent nearly a decade in the trenches of the television industry, making her an expert in media relations. There is nothing Morgan loves more than a great story, and there are plenty to tell at the Injury Prevention Centre. As someone with a very active lifestyle, she deeply connects with the Center’s vision for Albertans to work and play hard, free from life-limiting injuries. While keeping things professional on the Center’s social media, Morgan’s personal accounts have way too many photos of her dog.