Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director
Bill Moore-Kilgannon is the Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta. Prior to joining Public Interest Alberta, he worked in Ottawa as the Director of Campaigns and Communications of the Council of Canadians from 2001 - 2004, and he was the Executive Director of the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta from 1997 - 2001. He was the coordinator of the Global Visions Festival from 1992 - 1997 and is also a documentary video maker (his most recent production is a video about the music, art and theatre of street children in Nicaragua). Bill studied Canadian and Latin American history, political science and economics at the University of Alberta and l'Unversité de Sherbrooke, and speaks both French and Spanish.
Karen Werlin, Office Manager
Karen is the Office Manager of Public Interest Alberta. Before joining PIA, she was on staff at the Alberta Federation of Labour for 27 years. A life-long activist, she served her union in many capacities, including as president of her local and as regional officer on the National and International Executive Boards. She played an important role in transforming the union into an all Canadian organization, the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union.
Over the years Karen has served on various committees including the AFL Women’s Committee, the Executive Board of the Edmonton & District Labour Council and the Edmonton May Week Festival Committee. She is currently involved with the Alberta Labour History Institute and sings with Notre Dame de Bananes, Edmonton's own left-wing socialist choir.
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Julie Hrdlicka, Calgary Outreach Coordinator
Julie Hrdlicka has been working in the areas of social and environmental justice for over a decade year in Calgary. Julie has been the Outreach and Promotion organizer for a number of organizations in the city including: CANESI (The Canadian Network to End Sanctions on Iraq), Faith and the Common Good (Calgary) and the Calgary office of the Parkland Institute. She has also been on the board of many organizations over the years including; The Irma Parhad Programs at the U of C, Project Ploughshares Calgary, Sunrise Community Links and the Calgary War Resisters Campaign Group.
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Sheryle Carlson, Communications Coordinator
As an activist and filmmaker, Sheryle Carlson has worked in various roles in Alberta and around the globe, such as Community Services Learning Liaison with the University of Alberta in 2006, Development Manager of the Global Visions Film Festival in 2007, Multimedia Coordinator for the Alternative Information Center in 2009, Associate Director of Sierra Club of Canada, Prairie Chapter in 2010, and recently finished her masters studies in Human Ecology relating the degrowth framework to the Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a case study in Spain. She is the incoming communications coordinator from outgoing communications assistant, Kathryn Lennon, since the beginning of May, 2013.
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