Deborah Apps

Deborah Apps is a board director and charitable sector leader with more than 30 years’ experience in government, health care, education, and the arts. She is currently Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).

Deborah has held numerous senior executive leadership positions, most recently as President & CEO of the national Trans Canada Trail (TCT). Earlier in her career, Deborah served as Senior Vice President for the Calgary Health Region and President & CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Deborah has also held senior executive leadership positions with the University of British Columbia, Pearson International World College, and Girl Guides of Canada. Deborah’s career began with the Government of Alberta. Over the years Deborah has also consulted with numerous organizations such as S.T.A.R.S, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Ketchum Canada, and others.

In recognition of her achievements in the charitable sector Deborah was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond & Platinum Jubilee Medals. Deborah was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for her work in support of the TCT, and for strengthening the bond between Canadians and their diverse and vast landscape.

Deborah has also served, by appointment of the Government of Alberta on the Alberta Health Services Board, the Alberta Review Board, and the Health Quality Council of Alberta where she served as interim chair and vice-chair.

Throughout her career, Deborah has been an active volunteer, and recently served on the Rick Hansen Foundation Board, and the RCGS Board.