Max Bell Foundation is pleased to introduce the 2020 Public Policy Training Institute Participants.


Akash Asif

Engagement Specialist

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Amanda Barberio


Healthy Public Policy Unit, Alberta Health Services

Pamela Berg

Director of Resource and Policy Development

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

Aleysha Christensen

Program Officer

Alberta Parks and Recreation Association

Mehrzad Eftekhar

Project Manager

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)

Jan Fox

Executive Director

Reach Edmonton Council

Anita Hofer
Ashley Huang

Follow-up Support Worker

Boyle Street Community Services

Michael Hutchison

Growth & Partnerships Manager

Teach For Canada

Nicole Kahal

Conservation Analyst

Miistakis Institute

Brooke Kapeller

Conservation Program Coordinator

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Southern Alberta Chapter

Kolbi Kurkaba

Project & Public Relations Manager

Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division

Rebecca Leong

Alberta Early Learning and Care Leaders Caucus Member (CCCF), Executive Director (A.C.E.)

Alberta Early Learning and Care Leaders Caucus Member (CCCF), Executive Director (A.C.E.)

Chris Markham

Executive Director


Nicolette Miller

Director, Corporate Services

Bishop O’Byrne Housing Association

Rohadi Nagassar


Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT ALBERTA)

Patricia Pasemko

Chief Executive Officer

On Site Placement

Eric Pianarosa

Director of Collective Impact


Melody Santiago

Learning and Development Coordinator

Volunteer Alberta

Christina Steed

Board Member

Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society

Kristin Ward Diaz

Senior Manager, Ecosystem and Public Participation

Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Community Development Unit