Kimberly Poong

Edmonton, AB T6C 2C5


Effective strategist – analytical and rational – with a proven track record of high staff engagement and achievement of improved outcomes in multiple programs. Talent for building relationships and communicating across organizational levels and external stakeholders. Life-long learner consistently seeking new challenges. Genuinely passionate about quality improvement, policy development, clinical practice standardization, and leadership in health care.


Master’s in Business Administration, Public Policy & Management Specialization
University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business (2013)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with Distinction
University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing (2007)

Registered Nurse Diploma
Grant MacEwan College, Faculty of Nursing (2004)


2014 – Present
Program Manager
Alberta Health Services, Addiction & Mental Health, Edmonton, AB

  • Provide leadership and administrative oversight for the following programs: Psychiatric Emergency Services at the University of Alberta and Royal Alexandra Hospitals and Intensive community programs (multiple).
  • Coach, mentor and lead a group of four front-line
  • Develop policies, lead multiple quality improvement initiatives, conduct program evaluation and participate in
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external
  • Financial oversight of program budgets approximately $10M.

2011 – 2014
Care Manager & Acting Area Manager
Alberta Health Services, Addiction & Mental Health, Edmonton, AB

  • Provided clinical supervision, management, and leadership to mental health clinicians on four different community addictions and mental health teams which include the following: Assertive Community Treatment Team, Community Treatment Orders, Inner City Support Team and East Edmonton Addiction & Mental Health
    • Financial management including forecasting future human and financial resource needs, completing variance analysis reports and demonstrating competency with Oracle and MIR
    • Human Resource management including performance management, union matters and recruitment of front line clinical

Clinical Research Coordinator
Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta Hospital

  • Managed, coordinated and administered (including fiscal accountability) clinical trials for Liver Transplant
  • Collaborated frequently with inpatient multi-disciplinary transplant team, Health Ethics Research Board, Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research
    • Developed of research proposals, patient recruitment materials including consent and safety information, protocol
  • Created the Transplant Learning Club for inpatient and outpatient renal, heart, liver and lung transplant clinical

Nurse Educator
Boyle Street Community Services, Streetworks

    • Provided primary health care, addiction and mental health support, disease prevention and health promotion to inner city population and community agencies within a harm reduction framework.
    • Delivered multiple presentations and group facilitation to clients, other inner city agencies, new nurses, new EMS recruits, and students from all health faculties at University of Alberta including medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dentistry and pharmacy.
    • Facilitated Interdisciplinary 410 course at University of Alberta.
    • Committee work with various partners including the John Howard Society, Homeward Trust, Boyle Street, Solicitor General, GoA depts. (Justice, Human Services), Edmonton Remand Centre, Elizabeth Fry Society to name a few.
    • Developed and implemented a Women’s Health program in the inner city.
    • Conference Coordinator for the 10th Annual Alberta Harm Reduction Conference.

Registered Nurse
Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta Hospital

    • Provided direct patient care in a variety of areas: Neurology, Trauma, Orthopedics, and General Surgery.
    • Frequently performed charge nurse duties when Unit Manager absent.
    • Implemented new schedule and patient assignment template successfully in Neurology.
    • Frequently mentored nursing students from both University of Alberta & Grant MacEwan College.


Emerging Health Leaders Executive: current Co-Chair
Responsibilities include: strategic planning, fiscal accountability and event planning.

Edmonton Social Planning Council (Governance Board Model): past Director
Responsibilities included: strategic planning for organization, fiscal accountability, fundraising and event planning.

Alberta Community Council on HIV (Operational Board Model):  past Vice Chair of Research & Evaluation
Responsibilities included: strategic planning for organization, program evaluation, proposal and funding evaluation.


Sigma Theta Tau , Honor Society of Nursing – Member (current) Transplant Learning Club, University of Alberta – Chair (past 2010/2011)

College & Association of Registered Nurses Alberta, Continuing Competence Audit Committee – Member (past 2010) College & Association of Registered Nurses Alberta, Jurisdictional Review Committee – Member (past 2009)