CHAIRPERSON – Jennifer Chan, B.Comm, PMP
Jennifer works as a Project Manager for a global learning management system company located in Calgary. She has volunteered on the board of Potential Place since 2010 and was appointed as Chair in 2012. She enjoys travelling to new places, experiencing new cultures and running in her spare time.
VICE CHAIRPERSON – Andrew Sunter
Andrew has been on the board since March of 2011. Andrew is a securities litigation lawyer with Burnet Duckworth and Palmer.
SECRETARY – Chris Bonk
Chris is currently a Senior Advisor with Suncor Energy based in Calgary. He has various experience in human resources, compensation, budgeting, corporate strategy and governance. Chris enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare time.
TREASURER – T. Jason Hennig
Jason has sat on the Board of Directors and held the role of Treasurer since March of 2015. Jason is legal counsel with FortisAlberta Inc. and prior to that role was a litigation lawyer with a large private firm in Calgary.
DIRECTOR – 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.
DIRECTOR – Giuseppe Lazzarotto
Giuseppe has been a member of Potential Place Clubhouse since 1998 and a Board member since June 2016. He works part-time in retail for Rexall. He enjoys being active and helping members. As a Director, Giuseppe hopes to gain more knowledge and experience of how the operations work.
DIRECTOR – Dr. Izu Nwachukwu, MB, BS, DCP, M.Sc, MRCPsych (UK), FRCPC
Dr. Izu is a Calgary Psychiatrist and the clinical team lead at the Post Discharge Transitional Housing Program of Alberta Health Services. Dr. Izu has been on the Board of Directors since June 2016.
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 - Dr. John Rook, MB, BS, DCP, M.Sc, MRCPsych (UK), FRCPC.
John is a former Executive Director of Potential Place and is delighted to return as a board member. Currently he works for The Mustard Seed Society as Managing Director (Calgary) and Director of Strategic Initiatives. John was a university professor for 15 years, former President and CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, is Founding Director of the Canadian Poverty Institute and Chaired the National Council of Welfare for 6 years. He is married to Kim and they have 4 bio children and have fostered 3 others. John loves to read, write, and until recently, was an avid runner.
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.