Dr. Fredrykka Rinaldi is a family physician based in Medicine Hat.
Dr. Rinaldi is the AMA's President-elect for 2021-22.
A distinguished career
Dr. Rinaldi received her medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1989 and her Certification in the College of Family Physicians in 1991. She also has a Master of Health Administration, an LLB and an MBA.
Dr. Rinaldi has been or is involved in several different leadership roles, including within Alberta Health Services, the Canadian Medical Protective Association and the Palliser Health Region.
An active AMA member
Dr. Rinaldi joined the AMA in 1991 as a Member of the Section of General Practice (now known as the Section of Family Medicine). She has provided her expertise to the AMA since 1996, when she joined the AMA Representative Forum as a delegate. Her other work with the AMA includes membership on the:
- Health Issues Council
- AMA-WCB Negotiating Committee
- Medical-Legal Committee
- Information Management and Information Technology Coordinating Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Committee on Financial Audit
- AMA Bylaws Working Group
- Joint Task Force
- Council of Zonal Leaders
- AMA Board of Directors
- SGP Executive
- Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Representative Forum
Favorite AMA memory?
"My favorite AMA memory is from CMA AGM in PEI; it was the AMA Social. After a short walk through the woods we arrived at an expansive sandy beach with sun wine (in real glasses) and a charcuterie table bar none. Good friends, good times in a five-star nature setting. It was organized by Ron Kustra, then Director of AMA Public Affairs. It was the most perfect event ever."
Thoughts on the AMA
"The benefits of working with the AMA include contributing to my and our own future; and contributing to the positioning of physicians in the shaping of health care transformation and sustainability, quality of care and physician wellness."
On a personal note
Dr. Rinaldi is a 'Dog Mom,' and she enjoys riding her motorcycle and gardening.