Our Team

Stephen Mandel- Leader

Stephen Mandel is an experienced political leader, business person and community volunteer.

He served as Edmonton’s mayor from 2004 to 2013. During this time he positioned Edmonton for the future by building new infrastructure, renewing older neighbourhoods, and spurring investment in the city. Stephen worked collaboratively with council, other orders of government, the social sector, and businesses to get things done. He led initiatives to fast-track LRT expansion, road improvements, and the construction of new libraries and community recreation facilities, and helped to bring billions of dollars of new development into Edmonton’s downtown. He also organized focused efforts to address homelessness and community safety, expand seniors housing, and promote engagement with multicultural communities. With Stephen’s leadership, the Capital Region’s 25 municipalities united for the first time under a common growth management plan.

Before entering public service, Stephen built and ran a successful business. As President of Mandel Group, he led the company’s activities in residential and commercial real estate

development and construction. Stephen is active in the community, volunteering his time on behalf of numerous local organizations including the Mazankowski Heart Institute, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Jewish Community Centre, and Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre. Most recently, Stephen was appointed Chancellor of Concordia University. Stephen and his wife Lynn, are long-time residents of Edmonton, where they raised their children and now enjoy spending time with their grandson.

Stephen was appointed Minister of Health on September 15, 2014. He served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud from 2014-2015.

 

 

Karen McPherson

Karen McPherson was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill, on May 5, 2015. 

She currently serves as a member of the standing committees on Resource Stewardship and Families and Communities.

Ms. McPherson previously served as chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and as member of the standing committees on Alberta’s Economic Future and Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Before being elected, Ms. McPherson’s career spanned roles as varied as Collaboration Analyst, Collaboration and E-mail Architect and Manager, Business Continuity Consultant and Business Analyst in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, in industries such as Chemicals, Manufacturing and for more than 20 years, in Oil and Gas. 

As part of her commitment to contributing to the community Ms. McPherson has served as Secretary for Old Colony Habitat for Humanity in Norton, Massachusetts, a wrangler when Calgary hosted the Juno Awards in 2008 and a judge of the Calgary Youth Science Fair for seven years. 

Ms. McPherson has two grown children, a small grouchy dog and enjoys travelling to learn about the world we live in. 

Legislature

Session

Committee Name

Position

29

3

Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future 

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on Families and Communities

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on Private Bills

Chair

29

3

Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Member

 

 

 

Greg Clark- Deputy Leader, House Leader

Greg Clark was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Elbow on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves on the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future.

Mr. Clark was previously a member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee and the Standing Committee for Resource Stewardship.

Prior to his election, Mr. Clark taught business management at the University of Calgary. He also worked as a consultant and project manager in the IT industry.

In 2006 Mr. Clark co-founded the technology consulting firm C3 Associates. The firm earned a distinction as one of Alberta Venture's 50 fast growth companies in 2011 and 2012. C3 Associates was also named one of Canada's top 250 information technology companies in 2012 and 2013. In 2015 Mr. Clark was named one Alberta's 50 Most Influential by Alberta Venture Magazine.

Mr. Clark's community involvement is extensive. His contributions include being co-chair of the parent council at his children's school, coach of his daughter's soccer team, a volunteer with Calgary Reads to promote literacy and vice-chair of the Distress Centre in Calgary. Following the 2013 flooding in southern Alberta he co-founded the Calgary River Communities Action Group.

Mr. Clark holds an MBA with a specialization in knowledge management and a bachelor of arts in political science.

He and his wife, Jessica, have two young children.

Legislature   

Session   

Committee Name

Position

29

3

Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund    

Member

 

 

 

Rick Fraser- Caucus Leader

Rick Fraser was elected to his second term as the Member for Calgary-South East on May 5, 2015. 

He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.

He previously served as Legislative Secretary, Ambulance Services (reporting to the Minister of Health), as Associate Minister of Public Safety and as the Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction of High River. As well he has served as a member of the following committees:

  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
  • Special Standing Committee on Members' Services
  • Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Standing Committee on Families and Communities
  • Strategic Tourism and Marketing Council
  • Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Mr. Fraser also served as Deputy Government Whip. Like so many Canadians, one of Mr. Fraser's passions is the game of hockey. Upon graduating high school, he was drafted eighth overall in the 1994 East Coast Hockey League free agent draft by the Columbus Chill. He has enjoyed sharing his love for teamwork and volunteerism by coaching various sports teams in and around his community.

After three and a half years of college, he earned his advanced-care paramedic diploma in the University of Alberta Faculty of Augustana paramedic program. As an advanced-care paramedic, he was responsible for all advanced life-saving procedures outside of a hospital setting combined with advanced treat-and-release, and treat-and-refer protocols for the sick and injured anywhere in Alberta. In addition, Mr. Fraser has served the public for 12 years working for the ambulance service.

Mr. Fraser was a leader in his profession, operating as crew chief in Calgary and teaching advanced cardiac life support to EMS staff, physicians, nurses and students at Lakeland College in Camrose. From 2008 to 2010 he served as president of Calgary paramedics. Additionally, he sat on the Alberta College of Paramedics committee that is responsible for developing a critical care paramedic program and overseeing continuing education for all EMS staff in Alberta. Mr. Fraser also advocates for new paramedic students as the practicum co-ordinator for the Calgary zone of Lakeland College.

Born and raised in Calgary, Rick Fraser and his wife Mishelle are now raising two young sons in Calgary's southeast side.

 

Legislature   

Session   

Committee Name

Position

29

3

Standing Committee on Private Bills

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Member

29

3

Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship   

Member