Member ProfilesJoanne Stalinski
Term 1: June 2005 – June 2008
Term 2: Sept. 2008 – Oct. 2013
Joanne Stalinski is currently serving her second term as a member of the Board of Governors at Bow Valley College and first term as Chair. Joanne joined the Board during her career as a health service executive, while she served as Senior Vice President, Wellness and Citizen Engagement within the Calgary region. During her current term, she continues to bring to the Board her perspective of health and community service.
Joanne has held a variety of past executive positions in health care and community services, including Vice President, People and Learning, and Vice President, Strategic Business Alliances. Joanne's education includes a Master's Degree in Social Work from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Calgary.
Joanne has chaired the Board of Directors for both Calgary Outreach Services and Calgary Legal Guidance. In 2005, Joanne was appointed to the Board of Governors of Bow Valley College where in her second term she held the role of Vice-Chair. She is also a board member of both Wordfest and YMCA Calgary and continues to advise and support a number of community organizations and events.
Vice-President & COO, United Way of Calgary & Area
Term 1: Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2011
Term 2: Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2014
Heather MacDonald has been part of the United Way for 22 years. She helped to re-engineer United Way and has been instrumental in leading United Way to become a community impact organization, playing a role in the strategic thinking which has inspired initiatives that have transformed United Way in recent years. These include United Way's Strategic Giving Group, the Calgary Children's Initiative, and Calgary's Sustained Poverty Re-education Initiative.
In 2005, Heather was awarded the Excellence Award for Leadership by United Way Centraide for her outstanding commitment to the growth of the United Way movement both in Calgary and across the country.
Heather enjoys leading organizational change initiatives and was part of the creation of two organizations in their developmental stages: Leadership Calgary, an organization designed to identify and motivate aspiring leaders in Calgary, and Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.
Heather takes tremendous pride in her work with United Way of Calgary and is a firm believer that we are all responsible for making this a great city - which means it must be great for everyone and it will take everyone.
President and CEO, Bow Valley Credit Union
Term 1: Feb. 2009 - Feb. 2012
Term 2: Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2015
Larry Bohn is president and Chief Executive Officer of the Bow Valley Credit Union, with locations in Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Airdrie, and Calgary. After a brief career in chartered banking, he has spent the last 30 years as a senior manager in the credit union system. During that time, Larry has represented his industry on several national issues and task forces, including the Western Canada Insurance Advisory Committee and currently as a member of the Alberta Credit Union Executive Management Committee.
Larry has served, by Ministerial appointment, as the only non-medical member of the Alberta Health and Wellness - Out of Country Health Services Appeal Panel since its inauguration in 1996. The committee considers funding for residents of Alberta to receive medical treatment outside of Alberta under specific circumstances.
As an active Rotarian for 24 years, Larry has held executive positions including secretary and treasurer for his chapter. He has been a proud member of the community of Canmore for the past 25 years.
Term 1: Apr. 2008 - Apr. 2011
Term 2: Apr. 2011 - Apr. 2014
David Fulton is the recently retired Vice-President Corporate Human Resources at CCS Corporation. He started his career in the paper industry in Ontario before beginning a 26–year career with Shell Canada Limited where his last position was VP Human Resources for the company. His time with Shell took him through HR assignments in Exploration and Production, Downstream Refining and Marketing, Corporate roles in HR and Strategic Planning, as well as assignments in Sarnia and Toronto; and two assignments overseas in London, UK.
David was a founding member and chaired the HR Committee with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). He has also served on the committee of the National HR Executives network of the Conference Board of Canada. David has been actively involved in the community through the United Way. David has an MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a BA from the University of Warwick in the UK.
Founder of the Trico Group of Companies
Term 1: June 2007 - June 2010
Term 2: Sept. 2010 - Sept. 2013
Wayne Chiu is the Founder of Trico Group of Companies and Trico Homes Inc. Trico Homes has been honoured as one of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies" (2005/2006/2007/2008); has received Volunteer Calgary's "2007 Leaders in Business Award"; has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta with the "2006 Ethics Award"; has received the "Alberta Centennial Medal" from the Province of Alberta in recognition of a variety of accomplishments and a solid commitment to making Alberta even better in 2005.
Wayne, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Manitoba and a qualified master builder, serves on the Board of Resverlogix.
Wayne and his wife and business partner Eleanor continue to be major supporters of the Kids Cancer Care Foundation and have supported such diverse organizations as the Calgary Chinese Community Services Association, UNICEF Canada, Asian Heritage Month, the Calgary Immigrant Aid Society, Bow Valley College, Trico Centre of Family Wellness, and the GlobalFest International Fireworks Competition. Wayne has been recognized in 2004 with an "Immigrant of Distinction Business Award" and was awarded in 2004 with "Generosity of Spirit Award" by the Association of Fundraising Professional, (Calgary Chapter) for his philanthropic work with the community and Calgary area.
Term 1: Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2013
Amina Beecroft is the founder and President of A2B2 Investment Management Ltd. and a member of the faculty at Mount Royal University's Bissett School of Business. She holds a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, and bachelor's and master's degrees in music.
Amina has had a broad career within the capital markets in Calgary over the past 20 years with experience as a security analyst, investment banker, and portfolio manager. Her teaching specializes in finance and investments.
Amina has volunteered on a number of boards, including several arts organizations, often in the finance/treasurer capacity. Her involvement has centred on the fiscal management while maintaining efficient operations of the organizations.
Term 1: Mar. 2011 - Mar. 2014
Philip is President / CEO of Renshi Consulting Group Ltd., a member of the senate of the University of Calgary and president of the Calgary Centennial Rotary Club. He is a graduate of York University with a BAH, Economics, holds an MBA in global business and operations from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, and has studied leadership coaching, leadership, and engagement at the London School of Coaching. Philip also holds Mandarin Level A certificate from the Beijing Language and Culture University.
Through his work with Renshi Consulting Group, Philip guides a group of leadership associates who work with large companies to rapidly improve and sustain their safety and operational performance, thereby saving lives, reducing costs, and increasing profits.
Philip is past chairman of the Toronto Construction Association and past president of the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association. As well, Philip is a past director of the Canadian Construction Association and a former member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Western Operations Safety Committee.
Leslie LeQuelenec, FCMC
Term1 : Jun. 2012 - Jun. 2015
Leslie recently retired from Capgemini, a global management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm as a principal and the North American Lead for the Oil & Gas Centre of Excellence Team. He began his career in the oil and gas industry in Alberta in 1979 as an operations engineer for Great Canadian Oil Sands, (now Suncor). Leslie continued his career at Conoco Philips (then Gulf) before joining Husky (then Canterra) where he worked in business development, heavy oil operations and corporate planning and finance, on both North American and international projects.
As a consultant, Leslie provided services to a wide range of North American and International clients in the energy and utilities sector. He has contributed to the development of the consulting profession in Alberta and was granted a Fellowship (FCMC) by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants in May 2007.
Leslie has volunteered on a number of Boards, including the Canadian Heavy Oil Association and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants southern Alberta chapter. Currently he serves as a director on two other Boards, a Constituency Association Board and the other for a private venture in the wine industry.
Leslie recently completed the Institute of Corporate Directors education program through the University of Calgary and has a BA Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.Leslie and his wife Sue Lee, have two wonderful sons and a grandson.
Laurel J. Madro, (B.Ed, Dip Ed TESL)
Term 1: Nov. 2009 - Nov. 2011
Term 2: Nov. 2011 - Sept. 2013
Laurel is the Team Lead for the Corporate Readiness Training Program. She has been a faculty member for 14 years. Laurel has developed course materials and delivered training programs designed to ease foreign trained immigrants' transition into the Calgary workplace. Laurel started her career in the ESL Department and then transferred to the Centre for Career Advancement Department. Laurel has also served on Academic Council as both a faculty rep and council chair, and on the BVC social committee. She has represented the college provincially and nationally by speaking at conferences such as: The TOWES (TEST of Workplace Essential Skills) National Distributors' Conference, NATCON (National Consultation on Career Development and Workforce Learning) and CACEE (Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers).
Laurel worked on a number of special initiatives: Work Readiness Program for the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation in Inuvik, Entrepreneurial Training in Namibia, Africa, the National Essential Skills Capacity Building Project, the College-wide Essential Skills Advisory Board and developing and delivering numerous training programs to educators on Essential Skills. She has been runner up–for the Morgex Award for Innovation, 2004, for developing the CRTP Curriculum and winner of the Faculty Excellence Award for Bow Valley College, 2001.
Term 1: Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2014
Candace Cummings is the Media Development Team Lead in Bow Valley College's Learning Resources Services department and has been with the College for close to seven years.
Candace works with a team of specialists responsible for the development of online curriculum and the creation of video, audio, and interactive activities that increase course engagement and learning. She has helped to create 14 of the 17 BVC programs offered online through Bow Valley College and eCampusAlbert.
Candace was a Co-Chair for the 2007 BVC Professional Development Day committee, the treasurer for BVC's AUPE, and volunteers regularly with the College's Social Committee.
She also an active volunteer with the YWCA of Calgary, MCF Housing for Seniors, and the Lorna Lashely Save the Children Foundation located in Trinidad and Tobago.
Candace was part of the Early Learning and Child Care team that won the League for Innovation in the Community College 2009 Innovation of the Year Award
President and CEO, Bow Valley College
Sharon has served as President and CEO of Bow Valley College since 1997, when she was hired to lead the College through a transformation from a provincially administered institution to a board-governed community college. Since then enrolment has increased exponentially; many new programs have been introduced; the College has expanded to 20 locations; and revenues have grown from $15 million to $75 million, substantially through entrepreneurial efforts. To meet the burgeoning needs of the workplace, the College is in the midst of a $300 million campus expansion project to create access to careers for some 20,000 full- and part-time students.
For four decades, Sharon has lived out her commitment to meeting the lifelong learning needs of Albertans, serving in progressively more responsible academic and administrative roles at Bow Valley College, Olds College, Mount Royal College (now University), and the University of Calgary. She has also been the owner of a successful marketing and communications business and consulted for several private and public sector organizations.
A fourth generation Calgarian, Sharon has completed three degrees at the University of Calgary - a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), a Bachelor of Education (with distinction), and a Masters of Communications Studies. Her academic work has been enriched with diverse professional development experiences, including studies at Harvard, Oxford, Vanderbilt, and McGill universities.
Sharon currently serves as a Director of the National Advisory Board on Essential Skills, as the Faculty head for the National Leadership Development Institute, as executive of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, as Chair of eCampusAlberta, as Chair of the Calgary Post-secondary CEOs Organization, as a Director of ApplyAlberta and as a member of the Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes' Council of Presidents.
In the community, Sharon demonstrates her commitment to social innovation through participation on the board of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, as a member of the Council of Champions for the United Way initiative "Upstart Champions for Children and Youth" and actively participating in the Rotary Club of Calgary, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, and the Mayor's Panel on Urban Sustainability (imagineCALGARY).