Leadership & Governance

Polytechnic Leadership Team

RDP's Polytechnic Leadership team is comprised of senior leaders from across the institution. Our leaders, listed alphabetically, are:

  • Werner Beylefeld: Dean, International Education
  • Jim Brinkhurst: Vice President, Finance and Administration & CFO
  • Laurel Corbiere: Chief of Staff & Board Liaison
  • Stuart Cullum: President
  • Lloyd Desjarlais: Dean, Indigenous Initiatives
  • Heather Dirks: Acting Dean, School of Health and Wellness
  • Doug Doran: Chief Information Officer
  • Lindsay Engel: Vice President, Academic & Student Experience
  • Chad Flinn: Associate Vice President Academic
  • Cristal Glass-Painchaud: Chief Human Resources Officer 
  • Dr. Robbie Halonen: Dean, Donald School of Business, Science and Computing
  • Richard Longtin: Associate Vice President, External Relations
  • Patrick Machacek: Vice President, Development & Partnerships
  • Doug Mackie: Director of Risk, Privacy & Legal Services
  • Cody McCarroll: Executive Director, Campus Alberta Central
  • Blayne Meek: Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications
  • Dr. Trish Nuyten: Interim Dean, Enrolment Management & Registrar
  • Mandeep Parmar: Director, Campus Management
  • Dr. Jonathon Penny: Dean, School of Arts and Education
  • Kristine Plastow: Dean, Students
  • David Pye: Dean, School of Trades and Technology
  • Trent Rix: Director, Ancillary and Sport Services
  • Katelyn Ruiz: Interim Executive Director, Institutional Planning
  • Martin Thomsen: Interim Dean, Division of Continuing Education & Corporate Training
  • Karen Walkley: Director, Resource Planning & Client Services
  • Dr. Tonya Wolfe: Associate Vice President, Applied Research


Our Mandate

RDP offers education and training programs, and engages in industry and community driven applied research, to meet the needs of Albertans.

Our Policies

RDP has a variety of policies that help guide consistent actions and processes in our daily operations. 

2030 Strategic Plan: Productivity & Social Impact