Prairie Node Organizational Structure and Roles
The Prairie CRISM Node has implemented a flexible organizational structure designed to accommodate our large team’s needs for different levels of affiliation, collaboration, and responsibility, while providing broad reach into the research, service provider, and consumer communities across the region.
Prairie Node Operations
Node Executive Committee
Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC)
RCC includes the 3 Prairie Node PIs, as well as four Knowledge Users and a Principal Consumer Advocate. RCC sets strategic direction for the Node with respect to research priorities and opportunities for collaboration across the CRISM network, resource allocation and staffing for the Node, and provides strategic oversight of initiatives to secure complementary funding. Three experienced administrators with extensive influence in regional treatment systems participate as knowledge users on RCC.
Current RCC Members
|Cameron Wild||U Alberta (Nominated PI)|
|David Hodgins||U Calgary (PI)|
|Colleen Dell||U Saskatchewan (PI)|
|Cora Weber-Pillwax||University of Alberta (Knowledge User)|
|Dori Gaudet||Prince Albert Regional Health Authority (Knowledge User)|
|Cindy Staniforth||Alberta Health Services (Knowledge User)|
|Stacey Petersen||Alberta Addiction Service Providers (Principal Consumer Representative)|
Regional Advisory Panel (RAP)
This panel is overseen by the NPI (Cam Wild) and includes senior executives occupying key strategic positions within Prairie SM service systems. Functionally, RAP facilitates information exchange between strategic decision-making in each Province and strategic planning for Node activities.
Current RAP Members
|Barry Andres||Alberta Health Services (Senior Director, Addiction and Mental Health)|
|Betty Bastien||Nechi Institute|
|Michelle Craig||Alberta Health (Director, Addiction Assurance)|
|Kay Rittenbach||Alberta Health Services (Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network)|
|Nicole Sherren||Palix Foundation (Scientific Director and Program Officer)|
|Michael Trew||Alberta Health Services (Chief Mental Health Officer)|
|Kathy Willerth||Saskatchewan Health (Director, Addiction and Mental Health)|