Our Staff

The Copeman Healthcare Centre is staffed with distinguished physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, kinesiologists (exercise specialists), registered dietitians, psychologists and support staff to deliver the most advanced programs of health management and disease prevention available in the world today.
Derek Bley
Director of Clinical Operations

Derek Bley is the Director of Clinical Operations at our clinic.

Derek has had a full and diverse career dedicated to healthcare. He began his career working in pre-hospital care in Saskatchewan, and later returned to university to become a Registered Nurse. For the last 16 years, he has worked at Alberta Health Services (AHS) in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as Manager of Surgical Services.

Derek is passionate about family-centred care, where patients are listened to with respect and dignity and are integrated into the care process. Derek’s focus is building a collaborative relationship between families and their multidisciplinary care team.

Derek also has a passion for leadership and developing teams that are effective and compassionate. He graduated with his Masters of Leadership with Health Specialization from Royal Roads University where his final thesis focused on engaging multi-generational nurses. Derek is also a Registered Nurse with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.

In his spare time, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and Westie, Reggie. He enjoys being outside, hiking, fly fishing and camping. He also loves to travel and enjoy cuisines from around the world.