HSAA member appointed to Northern Alberta Development Council

“We’re delighted and proud that Sheri will be serving on this committee. She will be a strong voice for her community.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

Edmonton (26 Sept. 2017) — Sheri MacMillan, an addictions counselor at the Grande Prairie Aberdeen Centre and a member of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE), has been appointed to the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC), a position she will hold until September 13, 2018.

“We’re delighted and proud that Sheri will be serving on this committee,” says Mike Parker, HSAA President. “She will be a strong voice for her community.”

The NADC says its mandate is to help strengthen the northern economy and communities “by exploring opportunities for growth, and developing programs and services to facilitate this growth.” 

HSAA/NUPGE encourages members to apply for positions on government agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs)

“As health care professionals, our 25,000 members have an unparalleled wealth of skill and experience. The NDP government has opened the door to members using their talents to guide some of the government ABCs,” says Parker.

Parker continued, "For many years, these important bodies seemed to get more representation from corporate influencers and political insiders, at the expense of informed experts from the workplace or unions. It’s time to change that. If you’re interested in sitting on groups including health profession college councils, health discipline association governing bodies, the appeals commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation or the Mental Health Review Panel, now’s your chance.”

More information: 

Details on appointments

NADC information


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE