CHAIRPERSON – Andrew Sunter
Andrew has been on the board since March of 2011. Andrew is a securities litigation lawyer with Burnet Duckworth and Palmer.
TREASURER – T. Jason Hennig
Jason has sat on the Board of Directors and held the role of Treasurer since March of 2015. Jason is a commercial litigation lawyer with Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP, and prior to that role was a legal counsel with FortisAlberta Inc.
VICE CHAIR - 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.
SECRETARY - 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.
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 Oconnor 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. Very pleased to support the mission and values of Potential Place Society.
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 – Brian Hogg
Brian is a member of Potential Place Clubhouse, and moved to Calgary from Shuswap to attend the University of Calgary and got a Bachelors degree in Accounting with Distinction. Since graduating from University, he has held accounting jobs in both public practice and industry and obtained the Certified General Accountant designation a year ago. Some of his hobbies include recreational ice hockey, spending time outdoors with his wife, writing and general fitness to keep a clear mind.
DIRECTOR - Shauna Rivait
Shauna is a small business owner, litigation paralegal and avid volunteer. She has worked at the Calgary Drop In & Rehabilitation Centre, Canadian Liver Foundation and volunteered extensively with the Canadian Transplant Association. She enjoys traveling with her daughter and recently returned from walking the Camino in Spain.
DIRECTOR - Dr. John Rook, D.Phil (Oxon)
John is a former Executive Director of Potential Place and is delighted to return as a board member. Currently he works for Simon House Recovery Centre as President and CEO. 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.
DIRECTOR - Simon Raven
Mr. Raven is an experienced executive in the Energy industry in Canada, having held a number of senior leadership roles in large and small energy companies. He holds a bachelors degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and an Executive MBA from Cornell and Queens Universities. He has extensive experience with managing large teams, complex projects and fundraising; skill-sets he hopes to bring value to Potential Place and the Board of Directors.
He is passionate about mental health and has encountered the challenges of mental health personally, in his extended family and professionally. He is looking forward to helping others deal with this challenging and unfairly stigmatized illness.
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.