Edmonton Board

Board Members

Jim Tweddle: BA, MBA

President

Jim Tweddle is a Project Manager for Alberta Health Services Continuing Care – Edmonton Zone, Planning and Performance. Jim has worked in continuing care for fifteen years. He has worked for Alberta Aids to Daily Living and Capital Care Edmonton Area. Jim was the Manager of Laurier House Lynnwood for five years.

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Simon Palyfreyman, RN, PhD

Treasurer

Simon is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. He completed his Masters and PhD at Sheffield University in the UK. Prior to moving to Edmonton he was a nurse in the UK caring for those with chronic and acute wounds. Many wounds are a result of the ageing process and occur in the older population. The focus of his research is on measuring the impact of wounds on older people and other groups. Simon has published in a wide variety of journal and presented at local, national and international conferences.

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Jennifer Mabugat Chan, BScN, BSBA, RN, GNC©

Secretary

Jennifer is a Health Compliance Officer for Government of Alberta. Previous experience includes, Director for Clinical Operations of a Supportive Living organization wherein she was fortunate to partake as a Project Lead launch of U.K’s first Dementia Care Butterfly homes® in Canada. Jennifer is affiliated as a Regulatory Committee member with professional associations including the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Other involvement includes, as a Member of the Council for a Health profession regulatory college under the Health Professions Act, and actively participated as a member Provincial Dementia Advisory committee (representing Alberta Seniors Citizen Housing Association). Beforehand, she held the position as a Board of Director /General Manager in the hospitality industry and property management, respectively for over 15 years.

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Dr. Hongmei Tong

Member at Large

Dr. H. Tong is an Assistant Professor of the School of Social Work, MacEwan University. Dr. Tong received her Master of Law in Sociology from Fudan University, and Master of Social Work from The University of Hong Kong. After several years of teaching social work in Fudan University in Shanghai, China, Hongmei came to Canada for PhD study and completed her PhD degree in Social Work at University of Calgary in 2013. Dr. Tong’s research and practice interests mainly center on social exclusion and integration of aging immigrants, gerontological social work education, palliative and end-of-life care, mental health and interventions for newcomers. Her research is based upon a social determinants of health framework.

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Edmond van Esbroeck BSc., MBA

Member at Large

Edmond van Esbroeck is a Capacity Lead for Alberta Health Services Continuing Care – Edmonton Zone, Planning and Performance. He has worked for AHS for four years. Prior to working in Canada, Edmond was an interim manager in various roles, supporting and advising executive leadership in several international sectors including Banking, Supply Chain, Health Care, Manufacturing in Food, Non- Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical to Oil and Gas related industries for over 20 years.

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Peyman Azad-Khaneghah, OT, PhD (Candidate)

Member at Large

Peyman is an occupational therapist and a PhD candidate at Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. He is the chair of the student liaison group at Edmonton Chapter. Peyman has been working with Dr. Lili Liu’s research group at University of Alberta for several years. He is funded as a Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) by AGE-WELL under work package 6. His research interest is use of technology to evaluate and manage mental health in older adults. His PhD thesis is focused on developing a rating scale to evaluate and identify mental health mobile apps that are acceptable by older adults.

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