Staff

Policy and Advocacy

Name Contact Information
Areas of Responsibility
Rachel de Vos
Senior Director,
Policy & Advocacy
Phone: 780.409.4313
Cell:     587.987.7209
Environment, sustainability plans, Welcoming and Inclusive Communities, and immigration.
Kelly Santarossa
Senior Policy Analyst
780-409.4315

Social aspects including health and safety, affordable housing, poverty, policing, and municipal concerns with marijuana grow-ops.

Michelle Kane
Policy Analyst
780.628.6988
Small Communities, broadband, economic development, Elected Officials Professional Development Committee, status of women issues.
Jared Cathro
Policy Analyst
780.987.7407

MGA Review, and municipal governance.

Jackie Sargent
Communications Advisor
780.643.5638
All corporate communications including new releases, media relations, social media.
Maegan Sheskey
Events Coordinator
780.431.4528
All AUMA hosted events.
Marisa Ryan
780.409.7496
Provides administrative support to the policy and advocacy team.

 

Business Development and Innovation

Name Contact Information Areas of Responsibility
Maureen O'Neil
Senior Director, Business
Development & Innovation
Phone: 780.989.7439
Cell: 780.887.8549

 

Leads the Business Development and Innovation team for AMSC product lines including: Employee Benefits, Retirement Services, Property & Casualty Insurance, Utility Services, AMSC Investments, and the Purchasing Program. 
Andrew Riley
Director, Client
Development
Phone: 780.431.4541
Cell: 780.975.3765
Develops business relationships with our members for Employee Benefits, Retirement Services, Property & Casualty Insurance, and Utility Services.
Michael O’Mara
Director, Client
Development
Phone: 780.989.7409
Cell: 587.784.7140
Develops business relationships with our members for Employee Benefits, Retirement Services, Property & Casualty Insurance, and Utility Services.
Jamie King
Business Innovation Specialist
Phone: 780.643.5635
Initiates, advises, and leads opportunities to advance the competitiveness and overall sustainability of our organization.
Rena Stackhouse 
Marketing Coordinator
780.409.7495
Provides marketing support for AUMA and AMSC initiatives.
Heather Cook 
Administrative Assistant
780.431.4536
Provides administrative support to the business development team.

 

Corporate Services

Name Contact Information Areas of Responsibility
Larry Harris
Senior Director,
Corporate Planning & Governance
780.989.7402
Business & Strategic Planning, Project and Program Management, Performance Management, Business Analytics, Risk Management, Corporate Governance.
Ellie Merrick
Senior Director,
Finance
Phone: 780.989.7434
Cell: 780.686.1060
Manages the finance activities of all entities, and is responsible for executing the monthly financial statements, annual business planning and budgeting process.

 

Information Technology

Name

Contact Information

Areas of Responsibility
Kent Pudlowski
Senior Director, IT

kpudlowski@auma.ca

Phone: 780.989.7421

Cell: 780.668.2167
Leads the department and acts as the central point of contact for divisions for all information management and technology services.
This role will work with divisions to deliver to business requirements, identify synergies and be responsible for aligning the execution of Information Management and Technology strategy to business requirements.

 

Employee Benefits & Pension

Name Contact Information Areas of Responsibility
Cherri Burdeyny, CEBS
Senior Director, Pension and Benefit Services 
780.431.4545

Leads the aggregated Employee Benefits and Retirement Services programs.

Olana Strang
Director, Benefit Services
780.409.4311
Oversees all activities related to the claims and wellness aspects of the employee benefits program.
Bob Pitman
Director, Retirement Services
780.409.8125
Oversees all activities related to the retirement services portfolio - APEX Defined Benefit Plan, MuniSERP, Alberta Communities Pensions Plan (Defined Contribution), Group RRSPs, and TFSAs.
Sharon Bolton
Senior Pensions Analyst
780.431.4530

Key contact for APEX Defined Pension Plan and technical expert on all retirement services programs.

Tawnya Covey
Employee Benefit Services Consultant
780.989.7437
Customer service and support for employee benefits services.
Sam Grewal
Employee Benefit Services Consultant
780.628.6983
Customer service and support for employee benefits services.
Sudha Nair
Employee Benefit Services Consultant
780.989.7412
Customer service and support for employee benefits services.
Michelle Palmer
Employee Benefit Services Consultant
780.989.7403
Customer service and support for employee benefits services.
Donna Reid
Employee Benefit Services Consultant
780.431.4544
Customer service and support for employee benefit services.
Candice Hughes
Retirement Services Coordinator
780.989.7408
Responsible for customer-service activities related to the retirement services portfolio and support for retirement services.

 

Utility Services

Name Contact Information Areas of Responsibility
Alvin Law
Senior Director,
Utility Services
Phone: 780.643.5630
Cell: 780.991.5890
 

Leads the Utility Services programs including Energy, Energy Management, Water and Wastewater, and the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre.

Linda Ruth
Senior Billing &
Customer Service Coordinator
Phone: 780.628.6982 
Cell:      587.988.8954
Oversees billing, site activation and customer service.
Darrell Neuman
Customer Care Representative
Phone: 780.643.5634
Customer service and billing inquiries
Jennifer Espanol
Customer Care Representative
Phone: 780.643.5637
Customer service and billing inquiries
Marc Huot
Manager, Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
Phone: 780.989.7423
Cell: 780.691.1664
Municipal Climate Change Action Centre Grant Programs
Laura DeCarolis
Senior Project Analyst
Phone: 780.989.7429
Cell: 780.901.7031
Municipal Climate Change Action Centre Grant Programs

Risk & Claims

Name Contact Information Areas of Responsibility
Will Burtenshaw
Senior Director, Risk
& Claims                                   
Phone: 780.431.4525
Cell: 780.991.1838                                
Leads the management of Insurance claims, Risk Management education (e-learning modules) and advice, Business Continuity Planning, and our Casual Legal Service. 
Cameron Vierboom
Director, Risk & Claims
Phone: 780.989.7438
Cell: 780.868.8869
Manages the claims team, risk management portfolio, as well as managing major losses and the Nav Risk Central.
Liz Cook
Senior Risk & Claims Consultant
780.989.7411
Member support, claims examining, and risk management.
Tony Fisher
Claims Examiner
780.989.7413  
Member support and claims examining.
Korinne Pooke
Junior Claims Examiner
Support for the claims team.

 

General Insurance

Name Contact Information Areas of Responsibility
Junaid Akram
Senior Director,
General Insurance Services
Phone: 780.989.7405
Cell: 780.919.9167
 
Leads and manages primary customer support of insurance account management.
Leads MUNIX underwriting management and ancillary insurance program.
Stacey Ferguson
Director, General Insurance
Underwriting
Phone: 780.989.7414
Cell:     780.868.3983
Manages MUNIX underwriting and ancillary insurance program.  
Daniel Jackson
Consultant, Insurance Services
Phone: 780.670.4230
Supports insurance account management for members
Mark Sosnowski
Consultant, Insurance Services
Phone: 780.989.7433
Supports insurance account management for members.
Cheri Gallagher
Project Analyst, Insurance Services 
Phone: 780.409.4318
Underwriting & claims software application management.    
Christina Silveira
Administrative Assistant, Insurance Services
Phone: 780.431.4549
Administrative support for Insurance Services team.