16-Mar-2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11160 River Valley Road
Royal Glenora Club
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2G7


Northern Alberta Chapter
Up Close and Personal - Conversations with Leaders
 From Disaster to Determination  
Living a Natural Disaster

  March 16, 2017
  4:00-7:00 PM MST

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, AB T5J 2G7

Up Close and Personal - Conversations with Leaders: From Disaster to Determination

From the deadly Frank Slide (1903), to killer tornadoes in Edmonton (1987) and Pine Lake (2000), to the ravaging floods in southern Alberta including Calgary (2013), and to the devastating forest fires of Slave Lake and Fort McMurray (2016), Alberta has a history of destructive encounters with natural disasters.  Although holding seven positions in the Top 10 most costly disasters in Canadian history, Alberta is a province that more than survives – it upholds the statement of ALBERTA STRONG. Come join our three distinguished panelists as they discuss their personal experiences of leading Alberta’s disaster responses and learn how each met their leadership challenge, the personal lessons learned, and special memories.


Rick Trimp, Dean, NAIT School of Health and Life Sciences, started his career as a physical therapy technician with the US Navy rising through the ranks to manage a range of health care operations in the US, and key government portfolios in northern and western Canada. In the 1990s, Rick was part of a group that helped shape the new Canadian territory of Nunavut. As an executive director with Saskatchewan Health, he led that province’s disease control laboratory, pandemic planning and response. More recently, Trimp was the interim co-president and CEO of Alberta Health Services(AHS) and led AHS through the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood. He joined NAIT in 2015.
Trevor Maslyk, Department Head, Community Health Programs, NAIT. As the Executive Director for AHS - Emergency Medical Services – North Zone, he was responsible for the initial and ongoing health response to the Slave Lake Wildfire. As the Director of the Emergency Health Services Unit in the Ministry of Health, Trevor acted as the Operations Section Chief for the Alberta Health response and support to the Fort McMurray Wildfire. And finally, as an Operations Superintendent and Emergency Medical Services, Deputy Chief, Trevor held several command roles in the City of Edmonton’s Emergency Operations Centre.
Les Fisher, Director of the Emergency Link Centre, STARS and is also responsible for Emergency Management and the Integrated Quality, Safety, and Risk Team. Prior to joining STARS, Les served in the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) for over years: serving as a paramedic and management, including 5 years as Chief Operating Officer.  On July 30, 2003, wildfire tore through the Thompson District, destroying the community of McLure and parts of Barriere.  The fire shut off a main transportation corridor, while simultaneously necessitating evacuations of whole communities, nursing homes, and one hospital. Thus, started a summer of wildfires, with Les leading emergency management and evacuations throughout the Interior of BC.
  Commander (Cdr) Sandra Jalonen, Health Services Operations Officer, Royal Canadian Medical Service, Canadian Armed Forces. While Commanding Officer of 1 Field Ambulance she deployed domestically as the Health Services Unit Commander in support of the Manitoba Floods in 2010 and the Alberta Floods in 2013. She was the  Acting Commander of 1 Health Services Group, overseeing the health services support to the Manitoba Floods in 2014 and the Saskatchewan Fires in 2015. She has deployed internationally as the Second in Command of a Multi-national Role 3 Surgical Field Hospital in Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2002, and, as the Chief of Medical Operations for Multi-National Division South-West Afghanistan in 2009-2010.
 Agenda 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking
Welcome and Announcements
Panel Discussion                                                     
Closing Remarks & Networking 

(taxes included)
CCHL Members
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Student Members

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Save the date for our other CCHL – Northern Alberta Chapter Events:

6 April 2017:  Become a Mentor: Joint EHL / CCHL Event

20 April 2017:  Come join us for a tour of NAIT’s World Class Medical Simulation Theaters

11 May 2017: Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker

19 June 2017:  In a world of texts and tweets come spend quality time with your health care colleagues while enjoying a beautiful summer evening during NAC’s first golf tournament!  Registration opening soon!

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: For refunds, all cancellations must be received no later than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to the start of the event without charge. In circumstances where the Chapter cancels an event, all individuals registered for that event are eligible for transfer or full refund.