Michele is a pharmacist who has worked for small community pharmacies and large pharmaceutical companies. Michele has been with the Government of Alberta for over twelve years in progressive roles; primarily with the Ministry of Health as well as advancing a number of economic development initiatives.
Currently, Michele is accountable for shaping divisional priorities as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, with Alberta Economic Development and Trade. The division is responsible for leading the economic development planning and implementation arm within the Alberta government. Working in collaboration with Alberta’s communities and the business sector, the team designs strategies and programs that foster sustainable growth across the province, develop and promote non-energy sectors, and increase economic resilience. The team drives strategic approaches that improve access to capital for Alberta’s entrepreneurs, while actively promoting innovation and competitiveness to improve the province’s economic development outcomes.
Michele is a passionate public servant who believes strongly in working collaboratively to make connections and build new opportunities with people and ideas. Michele has a Masters in Health Science (Health Administration) degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan.