Ronda Goulden

Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment and Parks and Alberta Climate Change Office at Government of Alberta

Ronda began her career in the Alberta Public Service in 1997 when she articled with Alberta Justice after completing her law degree at the University of Alberta.  She moved into law from science where she had won the gold medal in chemistry in 1993 and published a number of scientific articles about DNA sequencing both at the University and the RCMP Crime Lab.

Ronda spent 15 years as a family law lawyer with the Government of Alberta where she represented such government programs as the Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Child Support Services Program and Children’s Services in court. She then began what became a four year journey in executive management education, including time at the Policy Coordination Office, Executive Director of Policy on the Flood Recovery Task Force, Chief of Staff to Deputy Minister Andre Corbould, Executive Director of Cabinet Coordination and ADM of Government Operations at Executive Council before arriving at Alberta Environment and Parks in 2016 as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy and Planning.

In addition to her B.Sc. and LL.B., Ronda holds a Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Mediation and Negotiation) and is a certified executive coach at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level with training from Royal Roads University.