Membership in Action

A highly influential board on system change

Between 2019-2023, CHAA has been a significant influencer and advisor on continuing care transformation. Our board has been instrumental in advocating for:

  • The 2019-20 provincial legislative and regulatory review as the foundation for system change.

  • The 2021 Facility-Based Continuing Care Review and its exhaustive examination of the system.

  • A new continuing Care Act for Alberta (2022).

  • New regulations to govern the operational and performance standards for the sector (2022-23).

  • Clinical and operational guidelines related to pandemic management (2020-22). Read more

Board of directors

Our association is led by a board of directors that is highly values-led and mission-focused. We’re an inclusive board: every member organization – whether a $2M or $500M organization – is given a seat at the board table and an equal opportunity to influence our policy and advocacy work.

John Kopeck

CHAA Chair

President & CEO
St. Michael’s Health Group

Kathy Fortunat

CHAA Vice-Chair

CEO, Sherwood Care

Dr. Katherine Chubbs

CHAA Secretary/Treasurer

President & CEO
 Good Samaritan Society

Patrick Dumelie

CHAA Past Chair

CEO, Covenant Health

Shahad Bharmal

CEO/Executive Director

Lamont Health Care Centre

Lynn Haugen

Executive Director of Care

Shepherd’s Care Foundation

Daryl Martin

CEO, South Country Village

Carla Beck

CEO, The Bethany Group

Kathy Tam

CEO, Wing Kei Care Centres

Kaiyan Fu

Vice President Senior's Health & Chief Clinical Executive, SE Health

Patrick Vinh

Executive Director Tuoi Hac - Golden Age Manor

Our Administrative Team

Leah Lechelt

Executive Director, CHAA

Laura James

Communications and Engagement Advisor, CHAA

Nancy Carlson

Administrative Coordinator, CHAA