Jamie Bay – Chairman

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.

 

 


Jennifer Steckly CPA, CA – Treasurer

Growing up in an entrepreneurial household, Jennifer learned to live and breathe business. She started her bookkeeping training in her mother’s company when she was only 12. There she formed a strong work ethic and developed her talent for speed, accuracy, and insight regarding client files.

After two years of science and a year of commerce at MacEwan University, Jennifer moved to the University of Alberta, achieving her B.Com, Accounting Major. Her CA designation soon followed.

As a consistent high achiever, Jennifer combines her in-depth knowledge of bookkeeping processes with her accounting education and experience. The six partners at her previous firm often expressed appreciation for her ability to accurately and quickly complete complex and difficult files. That, combined with her excellent client relationships enabled her to move quickly from articling student to accounting associate to manager.

Ida Colby, Jennifer’s business partner, finds it exciting to work with Jennifer: “I couldn’t ask for a better partner. She is passionate about everything she does. Her knowledge of accounting and auditing is second to none.  Jennifer may be young, but she has so much practical experience; it shines through in all aspects of her work. She has an engaging way with clients and provides wonderful professional advice when needed.

 


Julie DeNeve – Secretary

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.

 


Matt Jeneroux – Director

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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.

 

 


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, MSW – Director

Henna Khawja (pronouns: she/her) is a registered Social Worker specializing in trauma counselling, expressive arts therapy, and an advocate for womens’ rights – specifically in the realms of sexual health education, domestic violence and gender-based violence. Currently, Henna is the first Clinical Director of the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) in Edmonton. She is a proud graduate of the Social Work programs at both Ryerson and UofT, as well as the French Language program at McGill University. Henna has focused her counselling practice in Toronto, but has also worked in Islamabad, Zanzibar, Chicago and Dallas.

 

 

 

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