Alberta / Northwest Territories / Nunavut

CIPHI Alberta is the provincial branch of CIPHI that represents the field and professionals of Environmental Public Health in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Branch Opportunities

Volunteer – CIPHI AB Membership Committee

The CIPHI Alberta/NWT/NU Branch is looking for a regular, retired, life or student member residing in Alberta to serve as as our membership chair. This is an exciting opportunity to promote the benefits of membership, encourage renewal of membership and to welcome new members.

Please email branch@ciphi.ab.ca if you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions.

Get Involved

Throughout the year the branch has numerous opportunities for members to get involved. This includes:

  • Assisting with the planning the annual CIPHI AB/NTU/NU Fall Workshop
  • Participating in student activities
  • Organizing monthly education learning sessions
  • Social media accounts and presence
  • Organizing CIPHI Social events like the hockey pool, golf tournaments, etc.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with your professional association, send an email to branch@ciphi.ab.ca

Educational Lunch and Learns

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 12:00 PM to 12:55PM
Presenter: Nelson Fok
Educational Session on Microplastics- Impact on health and the environment and what is being done to reduce them.

https://zoom.us/j/99274961933?pwd=YS93OUVUVW5aZS9IcEVNOW9XQUd1dz09

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – 12:00PM to 12:55PM
Presenter: Perry Cabot, Senior Program Specialist, Multnomah County Environmental Health Services
Educational Session on Lead

https://zoom.us/j/93577821720?pwd=VUpUclBLNHdvcU1aQmN4QzdEaHJ6UT09

 

 

CIPHI AB/NWT/NU Executive

Meaghen Allen

Branch President

president@ciphi.ab.ca

Meaghen became a certified Public Health Inspector in 2006 after completing her After Degree in Environmental Public Health form Concordia College. She spent the first two years of her career working in Northern Alberta and later relocated to the Edmonton area to work as a generalist in a rural office.

In 2009, Meaghen left the profession to pursue a Master’s Degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Alberta but later returned in 2012. Since this time Meaghen has worked in both the Safe Food and Safe Built programs with Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone. Currently, Meaghen is the Director, Environmental Public Health - South Zone.

Meaghen served as the CIPHI Alberta Branch, Edmonton Zone councilor for two years, was the co-chair of the 2018 CIPHI Alberta Branch Fall Workshop and is in her second year as the branch president.



Scott Budgell

President Elect

president.elect@ciphi.ab.ca

Scott was born in Marville, France. He moved to Alberta when he was 5 years old.

After obtaining his undergrad degree in 1992, Scott became an instructor at Alberta Vocational College and later moved out west to attend the BCIT School of Public Health. After becoming certified in 1995, he started working as a Public Health Inspector in Red Deer later that same year.

Scott became the local Chair to HSAA in 2007 and continued until 2016 when he was elected HSAA board member to the Central Zone
Scott held that position until earlier this year.

Most recently Scott became a lobbyist to the federal government on two important issues facing Canadians:
1) National Pharmacare, and
2) Bloodwatch Canada.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys sitting by the fire, landscaping, cooking and spending time with his wife, three daughters, two cats and two dogs.

Danny Thepsouvanh

Treasurer

treasurer@ciphi.ab.ca

My name is Danny Thepsouvanh and I am your Alberta Branch Treasurer. I’ve been a certified Public Health Inspector since 2007 and have spent the past 10 years employed with Indigenous Services Canada (formerly known as Health Canada), First Nations & Inuit Health Branch working with First Nations communities in Northern Alberta. I have sat on a number of Branch Workshop Organizing Committees and am an active examiner with the Board of Certification. In my personal life I have a passion for extreme inline skating and caring for my two young daughters.

Chloe LeTourneau

Artic Zone Councilor

artic.zone@ciphi.ab.ca

Born in Manitoba and raised in the Northwest Territories, Chloe had long dreamt of a career that would challenge her and keep her learning. In 2019, after graduating from BCIT’s Environmental Health BTech program, she joined the glamorous, if not a little underrated, ranks of certified public health inspectors in Canada.

As an Environmental Health Officer working for the Government of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife, NT, Chloe represents the NWT and Nunavut in her newly appointed role as Arctic Zone Councilor. With a smaller number of members to represent over two territories, she welcomes Arctic Zone members to email her with any and all questions, thoughts and concerns that they would like to see addressed at an executive level.

In her free time, she likes to cuddle with her dog Wrigley from Wrigley (the small community where she was born), spend time outdoors (even in 40 below) and work on home renos with her partner Bradley.

Ashley Yu

Northern Zone Councilor

northern.zone@ciphi.ab.ca

Ryan Boyd

Federal Zone Councilor

federal.zone@ciphi.ca

Ryan graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary AB in 2016, earning a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Directly after graduation, Ryan entered into the Bachelor of Environmental Health program at Concordia University of Edmonton. His first position after certification was working as a transfer EHO at Battle River Treaty 6 Health Center, a First Nations owned and operated Health Service provider located in North Battleford Saskatchewan. He spent 2 years working with the Nations around the Battleford area before accepting a position as an EPHO with First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Alberta Region.
In the past, Ryan has volunteered to help plan at CIPHI professional development conferences as well as to facilitate Mock BOC exams with the CIPHI Saskatchewan Branch. Ryan is looking forward to being given the opportunity to represent the Federal and Transferred Health Inspectors across Alberta, as well as being more involved with CIPHI.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and fishing and is always looking for his next adventure.

Olu Motajo

Edmonton Zone Councilor

edmonton.zone@ciphi.ab.ca

Olu Motajo attended Concordia University of Edmonton where he graduated with an after-degree in Environmental Public Health. He also attended the University of Alberta where he obtained a degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Health. Olu worked as a public health inspector with Alberta Health Services before moving to his current role with the Ministry of Health as an Environmental Public Health Advisor. He was voted as the CIPHI Edmonton Zone Councilor in June 2019, and he is dedicated to advancing the field of EPH and ensuring that public health inspectors get the recognition that they deserve. Olu lives in Edmonton with his family. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with family and friends, exercise, and travel when the opportunity arises.

Manny Ahmad

Central Zone Councilor

central.zone@ciphi.ab.ca

Originally from Calgary, Manny made Edmonton his home while completing his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and Bachelor of Environmental Public Health at Concordia University.

For over 10 years, Manny has been working in the field of Public Health with Alberta Health Services in Red Deer. Throughout his career, he has held specialized roles in communicable disease control, outbreak management, community-based health care investigations and municipal affairs development. A few of his public health interests include global health issues that transcend national borders, as well as sustainable development and the relationship between public health and the environment.

Manny is currently pursuing his Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, cooking, being outdoors and spending quality time with his wife and two children.

Jacqueline Schnider

Calgary Zone Councilor

calgary.zone@ciphi.ab.ca

Calgary Zone councilor is Jacquie Schnider. Jacquie has been an active member of CIPHI since 1985 when she joined as a student member at BCIT.

Jacquie has served at the Branch level previously in the position of secretary and co-editor of the Alberta Branch News. Jacquie has also served as a board member for the Alberta Public Health Association, Toastmasters International (one of 14 people around the world on the board) and is just completing 10 years as a member of the Environmental Health Foundation of Canada. Although never having served on the board Jacquie has also been a member of the National Environmental Health since 1989.

Jacquie tries to follow the motto of her alma mater, “Ducere et Servire” which means to lead and to serve. She continues to take on volunteer roles with community organizations like CIPHI and Girl Guides.

Mike Swystun

South Zone Councilor

southern.zone@ciphi.ab.ca

After completing a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Regina in 2001 and working as a Field biologist until 2003, Mike completed his B.EH. from Concordiain Spring 2004. Mike started his career in Taber Alberta and then moved to take on the Pincher Creek office in 2007. Mike was a generalist inspector for several years and then took on the PHI II role of Healthy Environments specialist in South Zone in 2014.

In this Role, Mike spends a significant amount of time with land use, healthy communities by design, and indoor and out air quality. Mike has been a BOC examiner since 2016 and the SZ Councilor since 2017. In his spare time Mike enjoys hiking, camping, running and playing Clawhammer Banjo.

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Get in Touch

Alberta (and Northwest Territories and Nunavut)

PO Box 35012 Midtown PO 10818 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton AB, T5K 0L0
branch@ciphi.ab.ca (general inquiries)
president@ciphi.ab.ca Meaghen Allen, President