Board of Directors

Doug Page


Doug currently manages TransCanada’s Government Relations in the Prairies and Territories. Previously, Doug worked for the Government of Canada as a political staffer. He has also worked and volunteered for numerous not-for-profit organizations, and in political campaigns throughout Alberta.

Dustin Owens


Dustin is Director of Engagement and Integration at Alberta Energy. He works with stakeholders and agencies, boards and commissions to support the implementation of policy initiatives related to electricity and utilities. Dustin has previously held management roles at the Ministry of Executive Council, coordinating resource and environmental policy across departments. Prior to joining the Alberta Public Service in 2012, Dustin held senior management positions in Vancouver, leading fund development and research teams at St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. He is also a past United Way employee giving campaign chair.

Kellie Johnston


Kellie is Of Counsel with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (NRF). Her practice focuses on risk advisory across NRF’s practice areas in Canada and globally.  Kellie advises on regulatory compliance matters, internal conduct and controls for risk management, compliance and risk management legal and non-legal reviews, and sustainability and business and human rights risks and mitigation. She has significant experience and knowledge in the development and implementation of strategies for compliance, including operational implementation, integrated risk management at the corporate and project-specific level, and corresponding policies and procedures.  Having served in various consulting and in-house roles with large energy and pipeline companies, Kellie has advised clients across diverse industry sectors to identify, assess and mitigate risk in business processes and procedures.

Michael Morton


Michael is currently a member of the Corporate Development team with Inter Pipeline Ltd. where he focuses on helping the company evaluate and execute strategic opportunities for growth. He moved to Calgary from Saskatoon in 2008 after completing university and spent a number of years working for Deloitte and PwC as a Chartered Accountant.



Barbara Boyer is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience with clinical, operational, strategic and financial management in complex public health service organizations, and 9 years of consulting experience in health care.   She has held the role of Project Manager for a wide variety of projects for government, regional health authorities, not-for-profit agencies, and private health care service delivery organizations, with a focus on strategic planning activities, organizational structure re-design, community needs assessment, outsourcing of services, and performance measurement.


Colleen Janssen Hood


Colleen has focused her career energy into two areas about which she is passionate: communications and community investment. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University and is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society. She is currently an associate professor with Mount Royal University, teaching in the Public Relations Degree Program. As an active volunteer, she has served in a number of board capacities including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) for the County of Rocky View and First Calgary Financial.


David Pickersgill


An engineer by training, and a corporate executive/owner by accident, David has been in the work-for-joy world of volunteer ‘kids stuff’ since 1994, working ‘hands-on’ with vulnerable kids. He has served as Chair of the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Foundation, as well as Vice-Chair of Calgary Board of Education, EducationMatters, and Safe Haven Foundation, Co-Chair of Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority, and as a Director of some other child-serving organizations.

Danielle Ayana-James


Rev. Dr. Danielle Ayana James is a life and workplace strategist who is passionate about helping leaders and organizations recognize and achieve their potential to thrive.  She is a Certified Leadership Coaching professional and Organizational Development (OD) practitioner who brings to her clients 15 years experience in community leadership, facilitation and organizational strategy.

She completed a BSc (Biology) at McMaster University and then pivoted focus to study theology at Yale University earning a Masters of Divinity degree. She went on to earn her Doctorate from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.  An Ordained Minister with the United Church of Canada, Danielle Ayana has worked with faith communities across the country.  She is recognized as a thought-leader in areas of interculturalism, pluralism and community change strategy.


Janice Anderson


Janice Anderson is the Associate Chief Accountant of the Alberta Securities Commission. Janice provides expert knowledge in accounting, auditing and financial reporting to serve the broader goals of capital market efficiency and investor protection in Alberta.  Janice received her Chartered Accountant designation in 2009 (National Honour Roll), and has her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Calgary.  Janice has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Not-for-Profit Program (2018).

 Janice is a dedicated advocate for serving the needs Calgary’s most vulnerable populations. In addition to The Alex, Janice is on the board of the Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre.





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