Deborah Prowse, Q.C., Alberta Health Advocate
Deborah has a professional background and training in Social Work and Law. She has worked in the areas of respectful workplace, human rights and conflict management offering mediation, investigation and training. Deborah served as Panel Chair for the Alberta Human Rights Commission and as a Sitting Justice of the Peace in the Provincial Court of Alberta, Traffic Division.
Following the death of her mother from a potassium mix-up in 2004, Deborah became a very committed Patient Safety Advocate. She is a founding member of a variety of local, provincial and national patient safety groups. She also served two terms as a board member with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Deborah has played a significant role in speaking about her family’s experiences to advance patient safety culture, policies and procedures.
In July 2014, Deborah was appointed as the Alberta Health Advocate. Her responsibilities include implementing the provincial Health Charter, the first of its kind in Canada.
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Bob Stenhouse is a workplace investigator, facilitator, and seminar presenter with specialization in harassment and bullying, psychological safety, sexual harassment and violence, human rights, and management reviews.
In the 90’s Bob was nationally recognized as one of the RCMP’s top undercover operatives and organized crime investigators. During that time Bob received a Commanding Officer Commendation for his successful infiltrations and confessions to over 20 homicides in British Columbia and Alberta. Bob was also recognized for leading the team responsible for two of the largest, successful, organized crime investigations in Alberta. After retiring from the RCMP, Bob went on to Corporate Investigations consulting with a specialization in harassment, bullying and human rights investigations.
Joining Alberta Health Services in 2008, Bob pioneered and developed a Corporate Investigations Unit responsible for high risk and complex workplace investigations within the health professions. During this time Bob received a CEO’s recognition for his work in the oversight and management of serious and high risk investigations. Bob holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies and two Executive Certificates in the areas of leadership and change management. Bob is passionate about workplace wellness, psychological safety, and the development of high performing teams.