About Us

The Women’s Health Coalition will take a leading role in
engaging and informing community stakeholders, healthcare
professionals, industry and government to improve
support, services and choice for women facing menstrual,
reproductive and sexual health challenges.

The Women’s Health Coalition is a network of:

  • Women who have faced health challenges
  • Professionals who care for women
  • People who care about women's health
  • Businesses and Associates committed to women's health

CONNECT WITH WOMEN through multiple mediums to share patient experiences and identify gaps and barriers to navigating the health system

ENGAGE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY to improve access to clinical information, treatment options and community support for women's health

CREATE AWARENESS of resources, support and issues that impact women's health

ADVOCATE by leveraging networks to influence public policy and legislation that impacts women's health

RESEARCH to understand, clarify and promote women's health based on patient experience and evidence.

The WHC will have a strong diverse membership; established networks and relationships within government, healthcare professionals and associations, and industry; and public engagement.

The WHC movement will influence change to improve women’s experiences within Alberta’s health systems by raising awareness of
gaps, inequities and experiences in women’s health delivery.

The WHC will be a trusted source for information, resources and collaboration.

Board of Directors

As of March 2020

Carmen Wyton - Chair
St. Albert, AB

Paragi Shah, MLT - Vice Chair
Chair - Clinical Resrouces

Sherwood Park, AB

Brandon Plaizier - Vice Chair
Chair - Marketing

Edmonton, AB

Michelle Turcotte - Treasurer
St. Albert, AB

Ryan Heit - Secretary
Edmonton, AB

Katherine Deypalubos
Chair - Fundraising
Edmonton, AB

Michael Hogan
Chair - Government Relations
Edmonton, AB

Lisa Luce
Co-Chair - Membership
Edmonton, AB

Yolanda Woywitka
Co-Chair - Membership
Edmonton, AB

Muriel Grimble
St. Albert, AB

Erin Devlin
Edmonton, AB

Patricia Pasemko
Edmonton, AB

Ally Luce - Youth Member
Edmonton, AB