Our Team

Get to know the Libin Cardiovascular Institute's Operations Team

Meet the Libin Operations Team

Lisa Petermann, Operations Director

Operations Director

Dr. Lisa Petermann, PhD
lisa.petermann@ucalgary.ca

Lisa oversees all of the Libin Institute’s operations and program development. She also works closely with the leadership team and Strategic Advisory board. If you have an idea for a project or initiative, need a contact for your grant or project, want assistance working through University systems, or just want to find out more about the Institute, please contact Lisa.

Dawn Smith

Senior Communications Officer

Dawn Smith
dawn.smith@ucalgary.ca

Dawn oversees all external and internal communications for the Institute and coordinates media coverage with the Cumming School of Medicine. If you, or a colleague or student, publish a paper, win an award, receive a grant or are asked to comment to the media, please let Dawn know and she will share the good news. She can also assist you with social media, website creation and marketing materials.

Megan Smith

Events Coordinator

Megan Smith
megan.smith3@ucalgary.ca

Megan coordinates all external and internal events for the Institute. If you have questions, or have an idea for engaging with the community, please contact Megan. 

John Nystrom

Systems Manager

John Nystrom

Phone: 403.220.4622
jnystrom@ucalgary.ca


John provides IT services for the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, mostly focused on the research labs and clinical research areas within the Cumming School of Medicine. He provides desktop support, consulting, troubleshooting and maintenance services, and works closely with outside vendors and his IT colleagues within the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. If you need assistance in any of these areas, contact John.

Melanie King

Director of Program Development & Implementation

Melanie King
melanie.king1@ucalgary.ca

Melanie is leading the Precision Medicine Initiative and will be facilitating the integration, governance, and analysis of data for cardiovascular research in collaboration with the Department of Cardiac Sciences, the Centre for Health Informatics, and the Mozell Family Analysis Core. Melanie is an education and program specialist and will also develop capacity building opportunities for clinicians and analysts in the use of cardiovascular data for research. If you want to know more, or if you have questions or ideas about your practice or research that could be addressed using existing data sources, please reach out to Melanie. 

Janelle Hastings

Operations Manager

Janelle Hastings
janelle.hastings@ucalgary.ca

Janelle coordinates the financial and administrative operations for the institute. She is responsible for budget tracking, fund transfers, invoice creation and payments for the institute. Contact her also for keys, door access, boardroom bookings and general inquiries. 

Heather Agren

Clinical Innovation Initiative Director

Heather Agren RN, BN

heather.agren@ucalgary.ca

Heather is responsible for the planning and execution of the new Clinical Innovation Initiative. As the Libin liaison to the Department of Cardiac Sciences, Heather works to extend the bridge of engagement for Libin clinical members through programs such as the Academic Mentoring Program, Clinical-Research Integration Program, education initiatives for Nurse members of the Institute and an interdisciplinary Wellness Program.  If you have any inquiries or suggestions for these programs, please contact Heather.

Stacey Brown

Digital Engagement Specialist

Stacey Brown

stacey.brown@ucalgary.ca

Stacey oversees the Libin Institute's social media strategy, marketing and webpage. She is a graphic designer with over seven years of experience in digital and print advertising. Contact Stacey about your marketing and promotion needs. 

 

 

lauren drogos

Program Director

Dr. Lauren Drogos, PhD

lldrogos@ucalgary.ca

Lauren oversees the Libin Institute's Initiatives, including the Women's Health Initiative, which works to address knowledge and treatment gaps in women’s cardiovascular research and clinical care by incorporating biological sex and sociocultural gender considerations. Contact Lauren if you have questions about including sex and gender perspectives in your research at the Libin institute, or if you have questions or input for the Libin's Initiatives.

Amanda Wagner

Operations Coordinator

Amanda Wagner

amanda.wagner@ucalgary.ca

Amanda supports the Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s Operations Team and helps keep it running. She also supports research and education initiatives. Amanda fosters collaboration between research members of the Institute, and connects members and trainees with relevant funding opportunities and resources. If you would like to learn more about research and education supports available, please contact Amanda. 

Mastoora Rizai

P2 Coordinator

Mastoora Rizai

mastoora.rizai@ucalgary.ca

Mastoora coordinates the activities of the Person to Population (P2) research collaborative group within the Libin Institute. This group focuses on using data and medical knowledge to optimize cardiovascular health in Alberta and beyond. If you want to know more about P2, or find out how you can get involved, please contact Mastoora.