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Council

Council serves as the governing body of the College and fulfills specific roles and responsibilities as set out in the Health Professions Act. 

Council's focus is to set organizational goals and directions for the College, which are implemented at the direction of the Registrar. Council governs on behalf of its owners and makes decisions in their best interest. Council members are all Albertans.

Council is comprised of 5 registered dental hygienists and 5 public members appointed by government. 

Councillors have no individual authority. Collectively, they are responsible for understanding the values, perspectives, wants and needs of the Alberta public and developing written policies within which the College and Council operates. 

 

ACDH COUNCIL MEMBERS

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Lindsay Ord, RDH

Carol Gibbons Kroeker

Samantha Heron, BDSc (DH), MSc, RDH

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Teanne MacCallum, RDH

Kathy is on the Council of ACDH as a regulated member. She also currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta and works as well as a clinical hygienist in private practice. Kathy is a  graduate of the University of Alberta's dental hygiene program, and is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Health Professions at the University of Saskatchewan.

In addition to her role at the University, Kathy volunteers as a preceptor at the student-led Shine clinic, guiding and mentoring aspiring dental health professionals. Her dedication to community service and enhancing dental care is evident in her multifaceted contributions to both education and clinical practice.

Beyond her academic role, Kathy leads an active and diverse lifestyle. She stays engaged with tennis, soccer, and yoga, emphasizing the importance of physical well-being. Additionally, her intellectual pursuits include active participation in a book club, demonstrating a passion for lifelong learning and cultural engagement.

Mimi Godin, RDH

John Jossa

John is currently on the Council of ACDH as a public member. He has experience as a public member at another health college, ACMDTT (The Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists) and the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.  John’s work experience includes being employed as a Financial Officer with the federal government in British Columbia and Ottawa, and most recently with the Calgary Police Service as the Internal Auditor.  

John has a business degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, and a number of auditing/accounting certificates, in addition to recent training in effective board governance.

John is married with a grown son and a recently acquired collie dog.  His outside interests include dog walking, swimming, and kayaking.  He enjoys attending live performances, whether it be jazz or opera, or country music.  

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Louise Mosier

Louise lives in rural Alberta and has worked in the healthcare field for 37 years as a Registered Cardiology Technologist, Certified Laboratory Assistant and Supervisor of Specimen Procedure and Dispatch.

She has represented Laboratory Assistants on the Alberta College of Medical Laboratory Technologists Council for 5 years.  Louise was a public member on the Alberta College of Optometrists Council for 6.5 years and presently in her second, three year term on Council for the Alberta College of Dental Hygienists. 

Judy Hansen