CHAIRPERSON – Greg Boone
Greg Boone 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.
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 – Cam Finkbeiner
Cam Finkbeiner is an Electrical Engineer at TC Energy. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing, and biking.
SECRETARY - Keiver Tremblay
Keiver Tremblay is a strategy and operations professional with experience across the startup to scale up spectrum, from early stage to Fortune 500. He believes in challenging the status quo, collaborative problem solving and leveraging technology to empower development and prosperity at scale.
ACCOUNTANT - Lydia Giles
Lydia is a Chartered Professional Accountant and currently the Director of Tax at TransAlta Corporation. She is a mental health advocate and has previously written articles on her own mental health struggles for the CPA Assist program.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband and running.
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.
Jessica has earned a Practical Herbalist Diploma, as well as a Permaculture Design Certificate and is interested in health & nutrition, as well as writing.
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 - 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 – John Rook
John is founding director of the Canadian Poverty Institute at Ambrose University in Calgary and currently is President & CEO of Simon House Recovery Centre. He is past President and CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, was previously CEO of Potential Place, Co-Executive Director of The Alex Community Health Centre, CEO of The Salvation Army Community Services and Director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives at The Mustard Seed.
John led the expansion of the Mustard Seed into Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Kamloops. John was an Associate Professor at McMaster, has held an adjunct faculty position at the University of Calgary, was board chair at Booth University, and lectures primarily in areas of poverty, mental illness and homelessness. He brought this experience and knowledge to his role as Chair of the National Council of Welfare (2007-2012) and the Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness (2013-2014). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate from Oxford University.
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.