Born and raised in Edmonton, Richard Feehan has a strong commitment to family and community. He lives on Edmonton’s south side with his wife, Kathaleen Quinn, and their three children, Antoine, Kate and Brenndan.
For the past decade, Feehan has taught in the Edmonton division of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work. Previously, he was Program Director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council and Vice-President of Edmonton’s Catholic Social Services. He has worked closely with the Glenrose Hospital, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Edmonton Community Adult Learners Association. Feehan was in private Social Work practice for more than a decade, during which time he started and operated his own company, Richard Feehan Social Work Ltd. He has been involved extensively as a volunteer in community, arts, sports and school programs and in numerous community organizations.
Feehan is committed to improving public health care, to ending poverty in Alberta, to promoting more affordable day care spaces and to ensuring that our province manages and distributes its social and financial resources intelligently and equitably.