NorQuest President receives Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
September 13, 2012
Congratulations to NorQuest President and CEO Dr. Jodi L. Abbott on another outstanding achievement!
Jodi with the Honourable Laurie Hawn, MP, Edmonton Centre (right) and the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (left)
The Honourable Laurie Hawn, member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and his committee recently selected Jodi as a recipient for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal honours the significant contributions and achievements made by Canadians to this country.
Nominated by Norma Schneider, NorQuest’s Vice President of Teaching and Learning, the medal recognizes Jodi’s tremendous contributions in the field of health care.
As executive director of the Canadian Diabetes Association, Prairies Area, Jodi created a crucial partnership with the Government of Alberta and improved services for Albertans suffering from diabetes. In 2003-2005, the World Health Organization recognized Jodi for her work in chronic disease management. In addition to several executive director roles in Alberta Health and Wellness, Jodi became vice president, Operational Policy and Integration at Capital Health (now Alberta Health Services) in 2007. Before joining NorQuest College as president and CEO in 2010, she served as senior vice president, Quality Performance Improvement at Alberta Health Services.
Jodi officially received the medal at a reception and awards ceremony in Edmonton on September 7.
Jodi (second row) with fellow Edmonton region Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients
Jodi's other achievements
In 2011, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity selected Jodi as one of 20 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity. Jodi currently serves as a board member of Skate Canada, which recently awarded her with the Billie Mitchell Award for outstanding contribution by a board member.
Check out the official media release by clicking here.