Alumni Committee

We are a committed group of UCalgary Nursing alumni, happy to be an integral part of the faculty and to be leading initiatives and activities for our more than 8,000 graduates.

 

Executive Members

Please feel free to engage with any of our executive members for more information. We hope you will consider joining us in this rewarding volunteer opportunity!

Karla Sanchez BN'17, BSC'13

Karla Sanchez BN'17, BSC'13

Co-president

Zeeyaan Somani BN’18

Zeeyaan Somani BN’18

Co-president

"I graduated in December 2017 and now work as a Public Health Nurse in Calgary. During my undergraduate career, I acted as a representative on faculty committees, co-chaired the Year One Nursing Council and was a member of the Undergraduate Nursing Society. Being a part of the Alumni Committee over the past few years has been rewarding, and has provided me with the opportunity to stay connected to the faculty and other incredible past alumni."

 

Arielle Manzano BN’18

Arielle Manzano BN’18

Secretary

"While completing my BN, I became involved in several committees, serving as a vice president on the Year One Nursing Council and as the president of the Undergraduate Nursing Society. I am passionate about nursing leadership and am eager to inspire new alumni to remain connected with their alma mater. I work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and, in my free time, I play piano and have won accolades and awards over the years, both as a performer and instructor."

Suman Parmar BN’17

Suman Parmar BN’17

Treasurer


Bronze Alumni

(graduated within the last ten years)

Lead

Vacant


Silver Alumni

(grad years from 11 to 24 years out)

Laura Ashburn BN'03


Gold Alumni

(grad years from the 25th year on)

Judith Hanson BA'77, BN’79, MN’83 - Co-lead

Judith Hanson BN’, MN’83

Co-chair

As a nursing administrator and leader, I was instrumental in the transition from stand-alone, hospital-based administration to the Calgary Health Region and brought nurses together to achieve great success amidst a changing landscape. In August, I retired my teaching position in the undergraduate program after many rewarding years of teaching, but I remain active in research activities and community projects and as a member of the faculty’s Engagement Committee. I am in my second year of chairing the Alumni Gold Committee.

 

Rita Lisella BN’82, MN’91 - Co-lead

Rita Lisella BN’82, MN’91

Co-chair

Before retiring in 2015, I worked in the areas of general medicine, respiratory, cardiology and communicable disease as a staff nurse and manager. I was honoured to complete my nursing career at UCalgary Nursing (2003 – 2015) where I taught in the undergrad program and coordinated nursing practicums for undergraduate and graduate students. In 2014, I was awarded a University of Calgary Teaching award for Team Teaching. As a proud alum, I was president of the Nursing Alumni Committee between 2001 and 2005. 

 


Members at large

  • Julia Imanoff (MN’16)
  • Cathy Le (BN'15)
  • Carol Rupcich (BN'85, MN'97)
  • Danielle Swerhone (BN’85)
  • Kate Wong (BN'12)
  • Ivan Lerida (UNS Alumni Rep)