Stewarding MAP to MOTION

MAP to MOTION needs your data to fuel research and better health decisions

Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute

Leading the development of MAP to MOTION

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MAP to MOTION Generous Donors

  • Calgary Health Foundation
  • University Hospital Foundation
  • Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation
  • Private donors and philanthropists

Governance Committee

Overseeing functioning and progress of MAP to MOTION

Murray Smith, Chair

Murray Smith, Chair

The MAP to MOTION Governance Committee is chaired by patient, Mr. Murray Smith, from Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Smith has extensive governance experience in both the private and public sectors. He has owned and operated several Alberta-based energy service companies including drilling fluids, service rigs, and oilfield contracting and consulting. He was a Member of Legislative Assembly from 1993 to 2004.

During his time in the provincial legislature, he served in four cabinet portfolios – Energy, Gaming, Labour and Economic Development. In 2005, Mr. Smith was the first Official Representative of the Province of Alberta to the United States of America.

Currently, he is president of Murray Smith & Associates Limited, providing strategic advice to clients in the North American energy sector. He is also a director at Williams and Surge Energy. Mr. Murray Smith is a past Director of the Calgary Stampede Board and a past member of the TELUS Community Giving Board. 

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Topic Expert Groups

Groups of experts oversee content for each module

Dr. Terry DeFreitas, Chair

Dr. Terry DeFreitas, Chair

Shoulder Topic Expert Group

The Shoulder Topic Expert Group is chaired by Edmonton sport medicine physician, Dr. Terry DeFreitas. Dr. DeFreitas is a Family Physician with a speciality in sports medicine. She is the Director of Sport Medicine for the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic and an assistant professor at the University of Alberta.

Dr. DeFreitas is also the chief medical advisor for Taekwondo Canada and Edmonton Huskies Football. She practiced family medicine in Leduc for nearly 20 years and was a Commissioned Officer (Nursing) with the Canadian Armed Forces. Dr. DeFreitas is a former board member of the Alberta Taekwondo Association and Taekwondo Canada. She enjoys staying active with Taekwondo, PiYo and biking. 

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