ALIS Staff

  • Executive Director
    Marsha came to ALIS with over 10 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors in Canada and overseas where she managed various website development and redesign projects, and provided market research and communications services. She has consulted on projects for the European Union and private sector organizations overseas and presented at conferences on Internet governance. She is trained in adult learning theory and taught at the tertiary level, both face-to-face and online on areas such as e-commerce, cyber security, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy development.
    Marsha has a bachelor of science in Political Science with a minor in Law, a master of arts in Applied Social and Market Research, and a certificate in Project Management. 
  • Staff Lawyer
    Carole has worked both in private practice as a solicitor with Worton Hunter Callaghan and in government with the Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation. Between 2007 and 2014, she worked at the Centre for Public Legal Education of Alberta (CPLEA), creating and delivering public legal education on a wide range of topics. Her involvement with public legal education and information (PLEI) initiatives in Alberta has included collaborating with the Community Initiative Against Family Violence, the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta, and the Centre for Constitutional Studies.
    She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and a master of arts from Queen’s University in Ontario. In 1999, she obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria, and articled with the Alberta Courts and McBean Becker law firm before she was called to the bar in 2000. 
  • Knowledge & Content Specialist
    Katy specializes in information organization and user experience. Before moving to Edmonton in 2012, Katy lived in Helena, Montana where she worked with a non-profit organization that provided support to neglected and abused children involved in the court system. Prior to that, she worked as an English teacher in the Republic of Georgia. Away from the office, Katy volunteers with Edmonton Public Library to deliver materials to homebound customers in the community. 
    Katy has a bachelor of arts in History from Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta.
  • Communications & Website Specialist
    Osas brings a variety of abilities and six years of hands-on skills in web communications to her role as Program/Web Content Coordinator. Before she joined ALIS, Osas worked at Covenant Health where she provided general communications support and managed the organization’s external websites, intranet, and other web communications initiatives. Prior to joining Covenant Health, Osas worked at the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta, where she provided communications support to the teams and assisted the University’s Facilities and Operations portfolio in revamping its website. 
    Osas obtained her bachelor of arts in Political Science and International Development Studies from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations from MacEwan University.
  • Technology Analyst
    Vincent is an experienced multi-role technology analyst with a background in web development, hardware support, networking, Windows and Linux systems administration, requirements analysis, user training, and project management. Vincent spent the last seven years working in public legal education (PLE) and has in-depth knowledge of the challenges of developing and delivering PLE in a non-profit environment.
    Vincent has a bachelor of science from the University of Alberta with a specialization in Computing Science. 
  • Office Administrator
    Catherine has over six years of experience in office administration and has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. Between 2008 and 2014, Catherine was with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, where her responsibilities included office administration and bookkeeping/accounting. Before moving to Edmonton in 2008, Catherine worked in a private law firm for more than six years. 
    Catherine has a diploma in Accounting and a Law Clerk diploma from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario.