(Correspondence To ALIGN Association April 12, 2017 from David Morhart Deputy Minister Alberta Community and Social Services)
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of John Stinson as our new Assistant Deputy Minister for the Disability, Inclusion and Accessibility Division of Alberta Community and Social Services. This role provides the strategic oversight of the department’s disabilities support programs, including the statutory director responsibilities, and will work closely with the Service Delivery Portfolio on the provision of supports to Albertans across the province.
John comes from Manitoba with an extensive background in the public service, including roles as Chief Executive Officer of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, CEO of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, Vice-President of Acute Care and Planning with South Eastman Health, as well as roles within Manitoba Health and Treasury Board Secretariat. John brings strong leadership skills in multi-stakeholder consensus building, strategic planning and community development. He has led and championed cultural change within and across organizations and brings an effective interpersonal style, including a great sense of humour, that embraces collaborative engagement of staff, colleagues and stakeholders.
John will begin his new role on May 23. In the interim, John Cabral will continue to cover in this role and will be key in transitioning the file on John S’s arrival.
Please join me in congratulating John S. in taking on this new role and in thanking John C. for his continued leadership before his transition back to Alberta Seniors and Housing.
David Morhart Deputy Minister Alberta Community and Social Services