Jamie Bay – Chair


Jamie works in Corporate Social Responsibility within Reputation & Brand at ATB Financial where she manages philanthropic campaigns and programs and contributes to the company’s social impact strategy. Jamie is passionate about cause-based marketing and its ability to strengthen an organization’s reputation while also contributing to the community. In addition to her role at ATB, Jamie volunteers as a content writer/ blogger for the International Association of Business Communicators and is on the communications committee for ATB’s New Opportunities for Women Network. Jamie’s goals are to expand her knowledge in social responsibility and marketing while working closely with non-profits focused on mental health and poverty alleviation throughout her career.

Julie DeNeve – Treasurer

A CPA-Chartered Accountant alumni of PricewaterhouseCoopers and a former Managing Consultant with IBM Global Business Services (GBS), Julie DeNeve has fulfilled a number of diverse roles in her professional career.

As a member of the IBM’s Global Asset Management Transformation team she had responsibility for GBS Software Asset monthly management reporting and other transformation program initiatives.  As a Managing Consultant in IBMs Strategy & Transformation consulting practice, engagement roles included business program manager, project manager and financial management consultant.  As a Financial Management Consultant, her engagement experience included finance transformation, business process redesign, finance organization diagnostics including best practices, financial system analysis, management strategy, shared service opportunity analysis and design, business case preparation and analysis. In addition to her formal training and experience as a Managing Counsultant and Chartered Accountant she has had responsibility for a large and diverse set of resources as a Resource Deployment Manager for a large Application Management Service account in the oil and gas sector.

Excellent communication, facilitation and problem solving skills derived from a unique career path have enabled her to build strong working relationships with both clients and colleagues.

Charlene Vacon – Secretary

Charlene works with the Government of Alberta making safe and effective emergency health services and she also wants the people who work in those services to be safe and healthy. She was the lead author of a national report on operational stress injury for the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) and sits on the provincial Emergency Medical Services Psychological Health and Safety Advisory Committee. Charlene serves on the PCC Leadership Development Committee and on the board of the Canadian EMS Research Network. She publishes regularly in blogs, magazines and scientific journals. The mother of two teenage sons, Charlene believes that each of us needs to make the world more like what we want for our families. She promotes women in leadership and volunteers for local community sports, health and arts activities. As a board director, Charlene takes the organization’s accountability to its members and responsibility to its mission as her guides.

Charlene completed studies in New York state and is a registered Primary Care Paramedic. She is an alumna of Montreal’s Concordia University, where she received a PhD in communications and holds both an MA and a BA (Hons) in sociology from Acadia University.


Matt Jeneroux – Director


Matt Jeneroux, MP is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2015 federal election. He represents the electoral district of Edmonton Riverbend as a member of theConservative Party of Canada caucus.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West.

Jeneroux is also a recipient of the Governor General of Canada Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012

Laurie Kellough – Director


Laurie has a passion for creating work that makes a difference.

Over the last 15 years she has developed award winning and results orientated marketing campaigns in the areas of banking, oil and gas, patient safety and educating and changing driving behaviors on Highways 63 & 881.

She has recently joined the team at ATB Financial where she is strives everyday to build an organization that is the place to work, that is loved and respected by Albertans, and is number one in the communities and markets they serve.

Laurie is also a leader in the Edmonton marketing community. She currently sits on the board of the Advertising Club of Edmonton and works to mentor post-secondary marketing students interested in joining the industry.  Through this volunteer work she was introduced to the team at Momentum Walk-in Counseling where she is proud to help make single session therapy just a bit more accessible for those that need it.

Nola Kilmartin – Director

Nola is the Senior Urban Planner at KENNEDY, a bustling design studio in Edmonton with expertise in complex infill redevelopment projects. She believes there is a critical need for all of us working in community development, from designers to engineers, to advocate for the long-term health and livability of our cities. Successful implementation requires strategy, as well as technical knowledge and passion. A Registered Professional Planner and an experienced public consultation practitioner (IAP2), Nola brings creativity and clarity to the planning and development process. Having worked as a Principal Planner in Special Projects for the City of Edmonton, Nola was instrumental in the production of the recently approved Winter Design Guidelines. She has been invited to speak internationally and locally on the landmark document that focuses on human-centered design in northern climates.  Identifying opportunities and overcoming obstacles is key to developing places that will encourage physical activity and social interaction. This can have a positive impact on mental health and can help to combat the social isolation many feel in our urban areas, particularly during the winter season. The goal is to create spaces and places that give people a sense of joy and belonging in their community.

Nola has taught planning at the University of Alberta, and has served on several committees, including the MADE Winter Design Exhibition Curatorial committee, the 2017 Winter Cities Shake Up Conference, Winter Design Working Group and the Women and Money Canada Planning Committee, in addition to mentoring young, aspiring professionals. In 2016, Nola was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, published by Avenue Magazine. She holds an MUP from McGill University and a BA from Concordia University, both in Urban Planning and Design.

Henna Khawja – Director

Bio and photo coming soon!

Stephanie Mendes – Secretary

Stephanie is an applied psychology student at Concordia University of Edmonton with a passion for mental health advocacy and a goal to become a counselling psychologist. Her motivation to volunteer at Momentum Walk-in Counselling lies in its ability to provide anyone with the tools to manage through life’s difficulties in a single session, regardless of their income. Stephanie breaks from her studies to practice yoga, run in the River Valley, and socialize with family and friends in local coffee shops.



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