Stewarding MAP to MOTION

MAP to MOTION needs your data to fuel research and better health decisions

Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute

Leading the development of MAP to MOTION

Our dynamic partners are helping lead the way in prioritizing research, learning, and innovation

Governance Committee

Overseeing functioning and progress of MAP to MOTION

Murray Smith, Chair

Murray Smith, Chair

The MAP to MOTION Governance Committee is chaired by patient, Mr. Murray Smith, from Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Smith has extensive governance experience in both the private and public sectors. He has owned and operated several Alberta-based energy service companies including drilling fluids, service rigs, and oilfield contracting and consulting. He was a Member of Legislative Assembly from 1993 to 2004.

During his time in the provincial legislature, he served in four cabinet portfolios – Energy, Gaming, Labour and Economic Development. In 2005, Mr. Smith was the first Official Representative of the Province of Alberta to the United States of America.

Currently, he is president of Murray Smith & Associates Limited, providing strategic advice to clients in the North American energy sector. He is also a director at Williams and Surge Energy. Mr. Murray Smith is a past Director of the Calgary Stampede Board and a past member of the TELUS Community Giving Board. 

Dr. Claire Barber

Dr. Claire Barber

Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network Scientific Director

Lauren Beaupre

Lauren Beaupre

Physical Therapist, Researcher

Dr. Peter Faris

Dr. Peter Faris

Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell

Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell

ABJHI Executive Director, Researcher

Dr. Ranita Manocha, MD, MSc

Dr. Ranita Manocha, MD, MSc

Physiatrist, Researcher

Deborah A. Marshall

Deborah A. Marshall

Professor – Health economist and health services researcher

Melissa Merritt, BScPT, MHM

Melissa Merritt, BScPT, MHM

Physiotherapist, Administration

Dr. David M. Sheps

Dr. David M. Sheps

Orthopaedic Surgery MD, MSc, MBA, FRCSC

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

ABJHI Director of Operations (Technical)

Dean Ziegler

Dean Ziegler

Patient

Topic Expert Groups

Groups of experts oversee content for each module

Dr. Terry DeFreitas, Chair

Dr. Terry DeFreitas, Chair

The Shoulder Topic Expert Group is chaired by Edmonton sport medicine physician, Dr. Terry DeFreitas. Dr. DeFreitas is a Sport and Exercise Medicine focused family physician. She is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta. She practiced family medicine in Leduc, Alberta for 16 years before accepting an appointment with the University of Alberta and was a Commissioned Officer (Nursing) with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Dr. DeFreitas is also the chief medical officer for Taekwondo Canada and FC Edmonton professional soccer club. Dr. DeFreitas is a former board member of the Alberta Taekwondo Association and Taekwondo Canada, and former medical advisor to Edmonton Huskies Football. She enjoys staying active with Taekwondo, PiYo and biking.

Dr. Chris Barnsdale MD CCFP (SEM)

Dr. Chris Barnsdale MD CCFP (SEM)

Sports Medicine
Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Department, Central Alberta Orthopedics, Red Deer

Breda Eubank, PhD, CAT(C)

Breda Eubank, PhD, CAT(C)

Certified Athletic Therapist

Doris Harvey

Doris Harvey

Registered Massage Therapist

Colleen Kuntze (PT, MScPT, Bkin)

Colleen Kuntze (PT, MScPT, Bkin)

Physiotherapist

Ken Moore

Ken Moore

Patient

Kristie More

Kristie More

Dr. David M. Sheps

Dr. David M. Sheps

Orthopaedic Surgery MD, MSc, MBA, FRCSC

Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

PT, MPT, MClSc, FCAMPT, Dip Sport PT Physiotherapist

Pushing boundaries to empower research and innovation