Christopher was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1995 to 2018. He has worked in Northern British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Alberta.
Christopher has a variety of policing experiences. He has worked in the fields of; General Duty Policing, Rural and Urban Policing, First Nations Policing, Detachment Commander, Community Policing/Victim Services Unit, Remote Isolated Northern Policing, Major Crimes Unit, Federal Drug Section, Staff Relations Representative Program, Honorary Aide-de-Camp to Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM. AOE, LLD., Officer in Charge of Fort Saskatchewan Detachment, and Officer in Charge of Crime Reduction/Crime Prevention programming for Alberta.
In 2003, Christopher was the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal. Christopher has managed and lead several major cases and projects namely; homicides, member involved shootings, drug projects, and missing persons files all to conclusion.
Christopher is passionate about creating and sustaining a healthy work atmosphere and fostering the talents around him through guidance, mentorship, and feedback.
Throughout Christopher’s career he has always maintained a volunteer presence in every community he has lived in. Christopher has enjoyed volunteering at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation since 2016. Christopher, through his work, realizes the vital role health care provides for all members of society. It is this understanding and passion that has lead Christopher to volunteer his time for this very worthy cause. Christopher knows that the majority of Albertans will access health care. Christopher wants to ensure that through the efforts of the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital Foundation that those patients accessing health care receive a world class health care experience.
Christopher is now retired and enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Raj is a pharmacist who graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016. He has been the owner of Shoppers Drug Mart in Westpark Fort Saskatchewan since 2017. Raj has obtained his Additional Prescribing Authority and Certified Tobacco Educator certifications, and is proud to offer an advanced pharmacist scope of practice at his store. He is active as a leader and representative through various positions within the Shoppers Drug Mart Owners’ group. Raj’s wife is a pharmacist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, so he has insight into that aspect of patient care as well.
Raj joined the FSCHF board in 2019. He is also active in supporting the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Saskatchewan Victim Services Unit. He is an advocate for local business and loves the sense of community from being a Fort Saskatchewan resident.
Raj’s strengths that he brings to the board include knowledge of the health care system and the challenges/opportunities our city faces, as well as experience leading and managing high-performance teams in a community health care setting. He is motivated to enhance Fort Saskatchewan health care and be part of the board because he is a health care provider here, and feels that he can really make a local difference by contributing.
Following the completion of a BSc. from the University of British Columbia in 2016, David moved to the Edmonton area for professional opportunities in his field. Having been raised in the small town of Trail BC, Fort Saskatchewan quickly began to feel like home for David. He loves meeting new and familiar community members around town, and promoting a warm community atmosphere through service on the Foundation and as a regular volunteer in the FSCH emergency department.
David joined the Foundation as a Board director in January 2017. Now, as the Communications Director, he brings experience from positions as the Communications Director for Alpine Club of Canada – Edmonton section, as a community health researcher for the Indigenous and Global Health Research Group at the University of Alberta, and from three years of pharmaceutical chemistry research to enhance healthcare in our community. Alongside our driven Communications Committee members, he is focused on continuing to strengthen our Foundations presence in the community through development of inclusive, informative communications and online communication strategy with a community-focused approach.
Please, feel free to contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback or recommendations on how we can continue to enhance healthcare in Fort Saskatchewan.
Devon Hupka is a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, currently studying human physiology. Along with being a FSCHF board member, Devon donates much of his time to other volunteer positions such as: a teaching assistant for Honours Introductory Physiology course (PHYSL 212/214) at the University of Alberta, the VP Academic for the Undergraduate Physiology Students’ Association, and a regular volunteer in the emergency department as FSCH.
Devon is a very motivated and driven person. After tutoring high school students for many years Devon decided that a great way to reach a larger clientele base and provide his peers with employment would be to start his own business. After developing a website and hiring other university students, Devon had started his own small business which, under his leadership, has proven to be very successful, with more than seven employees and 40 clients total.
Through his many hours of work in these positions, Devon has been able to develop strong leadership, problem solving, and communication skills. Which has proved to be a valuable asset to the FSCHF and the communications committee.
Devon has always wanted to help people. His work with the FSCHF has been a great way to do this as the foundation’s work directly impacts those right here in our community.