Medicine Hat, AB
Michelle works as an Executive Assistant in Public Health at Alberta Health Services. Prior to her current role in health services, she has owned and operated two restaurants, worked in the banking industry, and was the director of a private vocational college. She is also a mother of three incredible children, an avid hockey and football fan, and a life-long learner.
Michelle joined the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) in February of 2017. She has had varied and regular experiences with the healthcare system, specifically with her two children. Her son was born premature and experienced a devastating medical incident while in hospital, which negatively influenced his path in life. Her daughter has Down Syndrome and has many health issues resulting in her accessing many healthcare disciplines. Michelle is an active advocate in her children’s lives and believes that everyone has a voice. She feels that through diligence, differences can be made in the future of healthcare. She looks forward to being part of the PFAC to share her family’s experiences to positively influence healthcare policy and improve patient safety.