board of directors
2020 - 2021
- Ian Gray-Donald, Chair
- Neil James, Treasurer
- Mary Chalupka
- Barry Chugg
- Karla Côté
- Paul Hoff
- Erinn Roberts
Connections is pleased to welcome Paul Hoff to the Board. With his education management background, he'll have experience and understanding that broadens the Board's expertise.
Erin Waite leaves the Board, linked to her departure as Agency Director. As the Board looks to fill the Agency Director role, interim management processes are in place for the smooth operation of the agency and its services.
At this juncture, two of our long-serving Board members have chosen to not stand for re-election. Thy Nguyen and Lissa Samantaraya-Shivji both contributed a great deal, bringing their highly valued professional backgrounds and their commitment and support. Board Chair, Ian Gray-Donald, and Agency Director, Erin Waite, thank them for their hours and their passion.
Two Board members had been on leave for a year while each had their second child. They had both indicated to the Board that they would not likely return due to their increased family commitments and their increased family! At June's annual meeting, we recogized their departures and would like to thank Carrie Beckett and Maya Kambeitz for their contributions and support as Board members. We wish them well as they juggle the many demands of family and work life.
The Board of Directors and extended Connections family would like to acknowledge Michelle Wolfe, Calgary Scope Society, for her years of dedication and volunteer time as a Board Member. Throughout her tenure, Michelle served as Board Secretary. This commitment and contribution are deeply appreciated. Thank you, Michelle!