Governance

ASEBP is different from traditional insurance providers and our governance structure offers no exception. 
As a health and welfare trust established by the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) and the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), we’re governed by Trustees.

Because we’re not accountable to shareholders or driven by corporate profits, our Trustees are able to focus their attention and ASEBP’s efforts on what’s really important—the needs of Alberta’s school employees.

ASEBP Trustee Fast Facts

  • 10 Trustees—five appointed by ASBA and five by the ATA
  • Bound by a Deed of Trust which sets out our operational terms and conditions
  • Believe that health benefits and services are a sound investment by the public education sector 
  • Believe that the success and sustainability of the plan and its impact on covered member health is a shared responsibility between us, employers and covered members

Our Trustees are also responsible for determining our mission, values and strategic direction. Our chief executive officer—appointed by the Trustees—along with the rest of ASEBP’s executive team then operationalize these and translate them into health initiatives, products and services which demonstrate a high value for covered members and their dependants.


Meet our Trustees

Karen Holloway, ASEBP Chair
January 2008 - present
Elected school trustee with Clearview School Division No. 71

Fred Kreiner, ASEBP Vice-Chair
March 2017 - present
An executive staff officer for teacher welfare at the ATA

Gerry Martins
January 2011 - present
Elected school trustee with St. Albert Public School District No. 5565

Drew Chipman
January 2009 - present
Assistant superintendent, corporate services at Foothills School Division No. 38

Kathy MacIsaac
July 2011 - present
Executive director at Edmonton Catholic Teachers Local No. 54

Doug Lerke
September 2013 - present
Teacher with Prairie Land Regional Division No. 25

Christopher Cook
April 2014 - present
Elected school trustee with St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1

Chad Bowie
September 2012 - present
Teacher with Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833

Heather Tkachuk
March 2017 - present
Director of governance and corporate services at ASBA

Shirene Napier
September 2014 - present
Teacher with Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No. 37