New Friends' Staff!

We've welcomed a few new faces recently - Meet our new team members:


Heather Skinner
Executive Administrator

The Friends of University Hospitals welcome Heather Skinner as our new executive administrator. She brings with her over 5 years of experience as an administrator, as well as a desire to contribute to the Friends Mission of healing, caring, and compassion.

You’ll find Heather working in the Main Friends’ office and she’ll be working hard to keep everything running smoothly. Fun facts – Heather has a journalism diploma from Grant MacEwan University, and loves comics, bears and cats!


Trudy Russell
Heart to Heart Boutique Supervisor

The Friends Heart to Heart Boutique has a new leader – Trudy Russell. With over 20 years of fashion and retail experience working at Sears Canada, Trudy brings a wealth of knowledge in customer service, leadership and product placement specifically in women’s fashion to our Heart to Heart Boutique in the Mazankowski.

Personally impacted by the University of Alberta Hospital, our newest addition has a strong desire to give back to the hospital community by working for the Friends. Come by the Boutique and say hi to Trudy – she will help you find the perfect garment or gift!


Kasie Campbell
Visual Artist on the Wards

The Friends Artists on the Wards program is pleased to announce our newest staff artist – Kasie Campbell. A visual artist working in Edmonton, AB, Kasie works with a variety of media including sculpture, installation, new media and performance, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta. She most recently displayed her work “Matrilineal Threads” at this year’s Works Festival, a project she completed in collaboration with her late mother. In her art practice, she has witnessed the power of artful expression to elevate the quality of life of someone experiencing illness. Kasie believes that art can save lives and that it does so every day.

We are looking forward to Kasie’s contribution to the creative environment at the University of Alberta Hospitals!