Photo Credit: Naomi Tam

ACA’s Board of Directors is composed of representatives from government, industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Those from the public may serve on the board as non-voting members.

Board Executive


President: Jocelyn Thrasher-Haug (Municipal Government)

Vice President: Peter Bieman (Academic Institution)

Secretary/Treasurer: John Prusakowski (Public NGO)

Executive Director: Gary Redmond



Elizabeth Adelakun (Industry)

Lois Dvorsky (Industry)

Elizabeth MacDonald (Industry)

Steve McIsaac (Public NGO)

Meghan Myers (Municipal Government)

Chandra Tomaras (Municipal Government)

Jeff Yanew (Municipal Government)

Ran Zhao (Educational Institution)



Darcy Garchinski (Alberta Health Services)

Ehimai Ohiozebau (Alberta Environment and Protected Areas)

As with the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) and all Airsheds in Alberta, ACA approaches its work in accordance with the guiding principle of consensus decision-making whereby consensus is reached when there is unanimous agreement amongst all stakeholders. The process seeks to ensure that each person is able to accept the outcome of the decision made with the aim of finding the most optimal solution to serve the best interests of all. This approach tends to lead to more innovative decisions that are more enduring over the longer term, in comparison to those made via more conventional means.

ACA Staff


Executive Director: Gary Redmond

Data Manager/Scientist: Kevin McCullum

Data Validation Officer: Lily Lin

Operations Manager: Robert Chrobak

Senior Technician: Leon Burns

Technician: Nathan Radke

Business Manager: Brenda Barber

Membership Coordinator: Jordan Peterson

Corporate Communications: Melissa Pockar

Engagement Coordinator: Julie Kusiek

Education Coordinator: Salina Fairbank