CHAIRPERSON – T. Jason Hennig
Jason has sat on the Board of Directors since March of 2015 and was appointed to the Chairperson role in April of 2021. Jason is a lawyer with Carbon Engineering Ltd. and outside of work and volunteering enjoys trail running, rock climbing, and hockey.
VICE CHAIR - Kylan Kidd
Kylan Kidd is a litigation associate at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. In her spare time, Kylan can most often be found scouting out new restaurants with her partner or hanging out at the dog park with their puppy, Ella.
TREASURER – Greg Boone
Greg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a tax partner at the firm of Ernst & Young.
In joining the Board, Greg hopes to bring his accounting background to assist in the financial governance of Potential Place.
Greg is married and has 2 children and has lived in Calgary for four years. When not working, Greg enjoys spending time with his family and playing a round or two of golf.
SECRETARY – Deb Runnalls
Deb has served her community for 39 years, working with vulnerable populations as a social worker and advocate. Deb is a mother to 27 children, 4 of her own and 23 sons through fostering and a grandmother to many. Her passion for walking with those who often walk alone has guided her career as she worked in the sectors of domestic violence, homelessness, mental illness and addictions. Deb’s belief is that when a community stands together, no one is left out and through belonging, healing and hope begin. Deb works for Alberta Health Services as a consultant and continues to volunteer for her community, and when she can, camps all year round and captures wildlife with her camera.
DIRECTOR - John R. Law
John is retired from the construction industry. During his time in the industry John has worked as General Contractor, Salesman, Marketing Manager and Sales Manager. John has been involved with Potential Place as a consultant and now a volunteer since 2014. John and his family enjoy times at their cottage at Sylvan Lake.
DIRECTOR - Stefan Makwana
Stefan was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from Mount Royal College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. As a Registered Nurse, he has worked in addictions and mental health for the past 14 years, focusing on community mental health and vulnerable populations. He currently mentors nursing students through the Harry G. Shaffer Mentorship Program at Mount Royal University and hopes to pursue a teaching position after completing his graduate degree. Stefan has a particular interest in affordable housing and believes in building healthy, vibrant, and inclusive communities through advocacy, collaboration, and volunteerism.
DIRECTOR - TJ (Jim) Adamson
Retired from a long career with Canadian National Railways which included managerial positions across Canada. Married to Bernadette O’Connor and father of 4 children, 2 of whom have lived experience with mental health challenges. Both are successfully navigating their individual recovery journeys. Past President of both Schizophrenia Society of Alberta and Schizophrenia Society of Canada. He is very pleased to support the mission and values of Potential Place Society.
DIRECTOR - Jessica Wilson
Jessica Wilson serves on the Potential Place Board and is part of the fundraising committee. She has been a member of Potential Place for seven years.
She has earned a Practical Herbalist Diploma, as well as a Permaculture Design Certificate and is interested in health & nutrition, as well as writing.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Frank Kelton
Frank was appointed ED on an interim basis in August 2012 and made permanent ED in February 2013. Prior to his appointment Frank volunteered for over 10 years in the community in the areas of mental health and addictions. Prior to his engagement in mental health Frank was an oil and gas executive for nearly 30 years.