Leslie Ayre-Jaschke, BEd, MSc (Health Promotion)

Peace River, AB

Leslie is currently a self-employed evaluation consultant. She has had a varied career, including social studies teacher; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant; program coordinator for a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program; Health Research & Information Officer for the former Peace Health Region; and newsletter editor for SEARCH Canada. She has experience on numerous non-profit boards at the local, provincial and national level and recently completed nine years on the Town of Peace River Library Board. She is Chair of the Friends of the Peace River Municipal Library Society and sits on the Steering Committee for IMAGINE Citizens.

Leslie joined the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) in 2013. She has had minimal experience as a patient in the healthcare system, but has helped aging family members navigate the system and has gained insights through professional experiences. She joined the PFAC because she was interested in helping bring a rural Alberta voice to provincial discussions about improving the health system. She enjoys the varied experience of other members and their common commitment to improving patient safety and the health system through the patient voice. She also enjoys feeling like she is a part of a new movement in patient involvement.