Leadership

As the CHF are leaders in ensuring we as a community fulfill on the goals identified in Calgary’s plan to end homelessness, it’s fitting our leadership is built on a deep commitment to community.

Our Board of Directors and leadership team are individuals with experience across a range of sectors, including not-for-profit, business, academia, government and philanthropy. This depth and breadth provides insight to guide Calgary’s Plan, governance to manage risks and skill to efficiently implement plans.

Board of Directors – Executive Management

Cameron Bailey – Chair

Cameron Bailey has served on our Board since 2010, and became Chair in 2015. Cam spent 25 years as a strategy consultant serving clients around the world and retired in 2013 from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Cam has a B. Commerce degree from UBC (1983) and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1988). Cam was an inaugural member of the Alberta Energy Regulator Board of Directors (2013-2015), and is past Chair of the Westside King’s Church Board of Trustees. He also served on the Board of the Telus Spark Calgary Science Center from 2010-2015. Cam serves on the UBC Sauder Business School Faculty Advisory Board, and he spends a significant amount of his time working out of the UK with World Vision International in support of their mission to help the world’s most vulnerable children. Cam and his wife Gelaine have three young adult children – Mackenzie, Mitchell and Nicole.

Trevor Daroux – Vice-Chair

Trevor Daroux joined the Calgary Police Service in 1991 after previously serving with the RCMP in Montreal and Regina. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He currently sits on a number of committees and boards including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Victims of Crime Committee and the Crime Prevention Committee, the City of Calgary Public Safety Communications and the RESOLVE Campaign.

Luana Comin-Sartor – Treasurer

Luana Comin-Sartor holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She is currently the G.M. Planning & Finance, Functions & Major Projects, Suncor Energy Services Inc. and is a retired audit partner from Ernst and Young LLP.

Arthur R. Smith – Chair Emeritus

The late Mr. Arthur R. Smith, an entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist, founded CHF in 1998 to create a unified front to reduce homelessness in Calgary. He spent the last 10 years of his life advocating on behalf of those who were homeless and vulnerable.

Board of Directors – Members

  • Cameron Bailey Retired, McKinsey & Company (Chair)
  • Wayne Barkauskas Lawyer, Mediator and Arbitrator, Wise Scheible Barkauskas
  • Jeff Boyd Regional President, Alberta & Territories – RBC Royal Bank
  • Luana Comin-Sartor G.M. Planning & Finance, Functions & Major Projects, Suncor Energy Services Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Gerald Chipeur Queen’s Counsel, Miller Thomson
  • Tracee Collins Past President, Palliser Bayview Pumphill Community Association
  • Trevor Daroux Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service (Vice-Chair)
  • Colby Delorme President, The Imagination Group
  • Ellen Dungen President, EMD Consulting Ltd.
  • Stephanie Felesky Community Volunteer
  • Christine Hutchinson Senior Legal Counsel, Eagle Law Group
  • Lourdes Juan Director, LMJ Consultants
  • Diana Krecsy President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation (ex officio)
  • Dr. Ron Kneebone Professor and Director of Economics and Social Policy Research, School of Public Policy, U of C
  • Anne Maxwell Director, Imagine Energy Inc.
  • Alexandra Nuth Senior Manager of Innovation, ATB Financial
  • David Ross President, SAIT Polytechnic
  • Les E. Stelmach Vice President, Bissett Investment Management
  • Robin Wortman President, Barber Lucia Productions
  • Karen Young Incoming President & CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area

Board of Directors – Honorary Members

  • John Currie
  • Brian O’Leary

Board of Directors – Elected/Government Members

Brian Pincott Councillor – Ward 11

Our volunteers are vital to the work we do. The Calgary Homeless Foundation thanks our Board of Directors.

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Leadership Team

Diana Krecsy – President and CEO

Diana Krecsy joined the Calgary Homeless Foundation as President and CEO in May 2014. Diana has more than 30 years of leadership experience, spanning health services, non-profits and academia.

Gail Boehm – Vice-President Finance and Operations

Gail is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of operations and financial leadership experience in both industry and the not-for-profit sector. She has worked as a senior leader in both engineering consulting and oil and gas service firms, and volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations in Calgary.

Kevin McNichol – Vice-President Strategy

Kevin possesses an MBA, M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology and a BA in Development Psychology and has along his career path gained a broad experience in the field of social services. Kevin is a well-known and respected leader in the Calgary not-for-profit community.

Sharon deBoer-Fyie – Director, Development

Sharon has proven leadership developing and executing fund development programs, working with volunteers, developing collaborative partnerships and helping organizations meet their mission. In addition to her work with CHF, she is the 2016 volunteer co-chair of National Philanthropy Week and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Calgary & Area Board of Directors.

Nick Falvo – Director, Research and Data

Nick did 10 years front-line work with homeless persons in Toronto and has a PhD in public policy from Carleton University. Fluently bilingual, he is a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Review of Social Policy / Revue canadienne de politique sociale.

Louise Gallagher – Director, Marketing and Communications

With over 25 years’ experience as a communicator, writer and story-teller, Louise Gallagher’s career path has taken her through Calgary’s corporate hallways in the areas of communication and investor relations to not-for-profit volunteer management, government relations and communications. She has written for television and radio as well as numerous print and digital media outlets on the subjects of homelessness, domestic violence and street teens.

Coleen Hutton – Director, Human Resources

Coleen has an extensive background in human resources strategy and all areas of human resources. She has worked in a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, management consulting, engineering and not-for-profit. Coleen holds a Bachelor’s Degree and the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Natalie Noble – Director, System Planning

Natalie has an extensive background in human resources services and front-line social services. She has worked in a wide range of sectors including children’s services, Aboriginal services, harm reduction, homelessness and management in not-for-profit. Natalie holds a Bachelor’s Degree and is a Certified Child and Youth Care Worker.