Dr. Gabrielle Betts
Executive Director of Extended Producer Responsibility
Dr. Gabrielle Betts brings over 15 years of public service experience to her position as Executive Director of Extended Producer Responsibility at ARMA. In her role, Gabrielle is responsible for shaping and leading the implementation of extended producer responsibility oversight in Alberta. This important recycling framework shifts the physical and financial burden of collecting, sorting, processing, and recycling waste to the producer and away from local governments and taxpayers.
Prior to joining ARMA, Gabrielle developed and led teams with diverse portfolios and expansive accountabilities in the ministries of Health, Community Services, Education, and Status of Women with the Government of Alberta and the departments of Employee Services and City Operations at the City of Edmonton. Most recently, with the City of Edmonton, she worked as Director of Strategy for City Operations, where she used emerging trends to lead the largest strategy team for the city while working collaboratively to optimize results.
Gabrielle is a member of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services Board of Directors and has previously volunteered with REACH Edmonton and Sage Seniors Association. She has a BA and MA in political science from the University of Alberta and her Ph.D. in political science from Carleton University.