President, Chantal Beaver
Upon completing her Graduate degree at Mount Saint Vincent University, Chantal worked with YWCA Halifax as the Director of Women's Services. Chantal made the move to Fort McMurray in 2012, a decision she classifies as one of the best decisions of her life. Chantal, Executive Director of the Hub Family Resource Centre, has an Undergraduate degree in applied arts and a Masters in Family Studies and Gerontology. Chantal is an active member of the Regional Recreation Board, chairs the Fort McMurray Early Years Coalition, is a member of the Provincial Parent Link directors group and Chairs the Social Recovery Task Force.
Vice President, Michele Taylor
Michele has been the Executive Director of Waypoints Community Services Association, (previously Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society) for 4 years. Waypoints is an umbrella organization with 56 staff, which includes an Emergency Women and Children's Shelter, a Second Stage Shelter, Domestic Violence Outreach Program, including the Opportunities for Change Centre for male and female domestic violence offenders, a Sexual Assault and Abuse Centre, and a social enterprise - The Compass, which is a 78-unit apartment building. Michele has 30 years of experience in community services development and management in BC, and in Alberta and prior to her position with Waypoints, as a Director with MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray for 4 years. Michele has volunteered for numerous Non-profit Boards in BC and Alberta and has 26 years of experience developing recreational and educational programs and services for children. Michele is passionate about effective, innovative collaboration to meet community needs.
Secretary-Treasurer, Loriley White
Loriley made the move to Fort McMurray in 2008 after pursuing education in Human Resources and hasn't looked back since. From a young age, Loriley has passionately pursued giving her time for the benefit of others through many different outlets. She has a vast array of volunteer experience under her belt, from pet therapy to event planning to coaching Cheerleading - she's done a bit of everything! Loriley was the Vice-President of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (Students In Free Enterprise) for the college she attended. Loriley prides herself on being invested in her community and recently served on the Community Investment Committee through United Way for three terms and even supported a few agencies hands-on that fell under her umbrella during that time. Loriley is also dedicated to a Senior's Outreach program through McMan Youth & Family Services. Loriley firmly believes it takes a community to raise a child thus making the decision to serve on the Board an easy way of giving back and ensuring that the next generation has a place to grow and discover. Her greatest reward is being a parent, Foster Parent and seeing others Pay-It-Forward.
Director, Nabil Malik
Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Nabil is proud to call the Wood Buffalo region his home since 2015. He is passionate about community and social development in Alberta's north. He is an active member of multiple organizations that work toward improving the quality of life for citizens of northern communities. Nabil has been acknowledged for his work on community development through several awards, is a published researcher, and has presented at international conferences. Nabil earned a bachelors (specialized honours) degree, a masters degree and a graduate diploma from York University. As a board member with the Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club, Nabil looks forward to continuing to make the region one of the best places in Canada to raise families.
Director, Elizabeth Richardson
I was born and raised in London, Ontario and moved to the Wood Buffalo Region with my husband and 2 daughters in 2009. I have worked in the financial sector for over 20 years, my passion is helping clients with all of their financial needs be their mortgage, investments or just everyday banking. Just recently I joined BMO Bank of Montreal as a Mortgage Specialist so I can specifically help individuals with their mortgage needs. My second passion is volunteering within the community, be it with the Northern Lights Foundation, the local Food Bank or local non-profit organizations like the Boys and Girls Club. I am truly excited to be a Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club as I want to continue giving back within my community as this is my home Fort McMurray.
Director, Kayla Erlandson
Kayla is a mom to both her daughter and fur ball. Married for 5 years, Kayla and her husband moved to Fort Mcmurray in June of 2016. Prior to moving to fort mcmurray, Kayla worked with Parkinson Alberta as the Event and Volunteer Coordinator and Provincial Volunteer Manager. Past Volunteer Credits include: Kids Help Phone, Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and Pi Beta Phi. Kayla currently teachers dance at MI Dance Academy.
Director, Anniken Richard
Anniken shares a passion for community and inclusiveness. After moving to Fort McMurray from Halifax in 2012, she was immediately involved in her new community through various volunteer outlets and events. Currently pursuing her designation in Sustainable Economic Development, Business Management through SAIT and completing her certification for Contract Development and Administration at Keyano College. An approachable and nurturing demeanour with a strong work ethic and focused vision. Her beliefs lie in creating space for growth and constant improvement, embracing change and exploring new options.
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