Community Health Committee Membership

The HREBA-CHC is one of three committees under the HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta.  It is constituted in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2). Members of the HREBA-CHC include representatives of various health disciplines, people with expertise in law and ethics, and community members.

Community Health Committee Composition 2018

Community Representative (1-F) Vice Chair
Ethics (2-M)
Law (2-M)
Medicine (1-M) Chair
Methodology (1-M, 1-F)
Population Health (1-F)
Public Health (1-F)
Statistics (1-M)

“F” denotes female and “M” denotes male

The majority of the HREBA – Community Health Committee members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


This list is current as of 01 January 2018.

Name Role and Primary Specialty City
Cheryl Currie, PhD Scientific (Quantitative Methodology) Lethbridge
Albert de Villiers, MD (Chair) Scientific (Medical Officer / Family Physician) Grande Prairie
Allen Habib, PhD Ethics (Philosophy) Calgary
Bruce Hirshe, QC, LLM Law (Intellectual Property) Edmonton
Jamie Hodge, P.Eng. Community Member Calgary
Cyne Johnston, PhD Scientific (Qualitative / Mixed Methodology) Calgary
Ed Molstad, QC Law (Civil Litigation, Aboriginal Law and Professional Responsibility) Edmonton
Kathy Nelson, BA (Vice Chair) Community Member Edmonton
Nimesh Patel, MPH Scientific (Methodology) Lethbridge
Nicholas Potvin, MD Scientific (Family Physician) Peace River
Michael Stingl, PhD Ethics (Philosophy) Lethbridge

Previous lists are available here.