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2 candidates for VICE CHAIR

1 candidate for TREASURER

1 candidate for SECRETARY

Alberta Members in good standing will be sent a link and a passcode for their ballot.

Deadline to vote:  April 30, 2021

CHAIR (acclaimed)

 Linn Mike 20190429


Senior Director
Capital Management, Edmonton Zone

Mike Linn is the Senior Director Capital Management, Edmonton Zone, for Alberta Health Services. Mike has over 20 years of Health & Social Services leadership experience across the country. Mike is responsible for leading, collaborating with and supporting a cross disciplinary group consisting of Clinical Engineering, Facilities Maintenance & Engineering, Project Management, Property Management and Parking Services.

Mike is a graduate from the University of Ottawa (Go Gee Gees), an ardent Habs fan (don’t hold it against him) and finds writing in the third person a bit awkward. Mike inherently understands that the patient is the single most important part of the health system and he is motivated by the pursuit of patient driven focus, experience, ideals, customer responsiveness and design thinking.

 VICE CHAIR - 2 candidates, 1 to be elected



Senior Process Improvement Consultant
Capital Management

Paul Perschon has been working for Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the last 10 years as a Senior Process Improvement Consultant in Capital Management supporting Facilities, Maintenance and Engineering (FM&E), Clinical Engineering and Project Management (PM). Prior to joining AHS, Paul was doing PM work on commercial, multi-family developments, and high-rise projects for the Rykon Group in Kelowna, BC.

Paul’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Leadership, and a Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma.

Paul’s experience doing a wide variety of projects in Capital Management, leadership education and coaching provides a great platform for helping CHES to expand its opportunities for growth and innovation. In the role of Vice Chair, Paul would like to help enhance program offerings and training, education focusing on leadership, team development, and workplace safety (physical and psychological). Another area of interest and opportunity is working closer with our corporate members to help enhance and grow membership and to provide more vendor education and training.

Paul has a long history of working with and volunteering for non-profit organizations and looks forward to contributing and working to enhance program offerings, training and education opportunities and continue to build on and grow the successful Clarence White Conferences in Red Deer.



Manager, Facilities Management
Edmonton General, Covenant Health

After working as an industrial insulator for several years, I was looking for a new career and enrolled in the Power Engineering program at NAIT. I started as a fourth Class Power Engineer in healthcare in 1994 at the Misericordia Hospital and eventually moved into a 3rd Class Shift Engineer role. In 2009 I advanced to a Maintenance Coordinator and then on to the Facility Manager role the same year.

As a new member of the management team, I also joined CHES and HEAA around that same time. I was first exposed to CHES through Ted Haggart and Steve Rees who had been my managers previously. I attended my first HEAA/CHES Alberta Conference and Tradeshow at the Red Deer Lodge in October 2009 and have been involved as a member in some capacity ever since. In 2017, I joined the Alberta Chapter Executive Team in the role of Treasurer. I have been part of the Clarence White Planning Committee and have participated in some wonderful advancements, while watching the show turn into a maximum capacity event. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 interrupting our momentum, CHES events were restricted to online activities and webinars. I feel we may now see a light at the end of the tunnel and I hope to continue participating in the good work of CHES Alberta.

TREASURER (acclaimed)



Director of Operations
St. Michael's Health Group

Paul has been an active member of CHES Alberta for 16 years. He has been with St. Michael’s Health Group for 29 years holding various management positions. Presently as Director of Operations, he is responsible for all the day-to-day operations of Food Services, Housekeeping & Laundry Services, Hair Salon, Maintenance Services, Food Production & Catering Services, Building Security and Emergency Preparedness at St Michael’s Long Term Care Centre.

Some of the major construction projects that Paul oversaw while at St Michael’s were; the Long Term Care Centre - Capital Campaign construction. A 6.4 million dollar - 80,000 sq. feet upgrade of the main facility and resident rooms. All this done without moving any residents off the property. Basement renovations and upgrades of 47,000 sq. feet valued at approximately $7 million dollars. Recently completed the Main Kitchen expansion and an outdoor deck off the cafeteria for 4 million. In the last fifteen years, he has participated in the planning, building and operations of St Michael’s Vegreville Manor and Grove Manor in Spruce Grove. He is currently involved on the planning committee of a new St. Michael’s senior’s facility in Spruce Grove.

SECRETARY (acclaimed)



Director of Facility Maintenance & Engineering
Alberta Health Services

I grew up on a farm in a small community south of Calgary. I followed my passion of playing hockey to the city where I studied at SAIT in Broadcasting Electronics Technology. I found work in the home construction industry, and found that work as an electrician was a nice balance with my young family. I became a master Electrician in both Alberta and British Columbia, as I worked in the in the mining industry, the oil and gas industry and the commercial construction industry. Throughout all of the positions that I held, I found that maintenance calls were a strength of mine, which led me into the healthcare industry as a maintenance manager at the newly built South Health Campus in south Calgary. Healthcare has allowed me to grow my knowledge of facility maintenance to my current role of Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering since 2017.

I have been fortunate to have worked in a wide variety of industries, and to have employers that have had strong commitment to safety.

Currently I am a member of:
• The AHS Electrical safety sub-committee
• The AHS CSA 8002 SOP committee
• The AHS provincial SOP committee
• The National CSA 463 Technical Committee as a healthcare representative

In health care I have been privileged to be a part of teams that have won the following Awards:
• Capital Management Energy Management Award 2015
• Capital management Lean Initiative 2016
• Capital management Sustainability 2020
• The Senators Contribution Award 2020 for contributions toward the PRU construction