Board of Directors

Wilma Shim - Chair - Calgary

Wilma is a born and raised Edmontonian. Having been awarded the Chancellor Club Scholarship at the University of Calgary, she moved to Calgary to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and remained in Calgary to complete her Law Degree. Following her Articles, Wilma worked as a Crown Prosecutor. Currently, she is a lawyer in the Civil Litigation Department with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.

Wilma was elected to the University of Calgary Students’ Union for 3 terms and represented students as the Faculty of Law Representative, Academic Commissioner, and Faculty of Kinesiology Representative. In Law School, she was elected as the President of the Society of Law Students and also sat on the Executive of the U of C Pro Bono Students Canada Chapter. In 2007, Wilma founded the Young Kinesiology Alumni Association and has served as President of the Physical Education and Kinesiology Alumni Association. In 2010, she received the President's Award for Excellence in Student Leadership and was inducted into The Order of the University of Calgary.

Wilma represented Canada at the World Junior Powerlifting Championships in LaGarde, France. She won a Bronze medal in the Deadlift Competition. She has coached powerlifting with Special Olympics Calgary since 2007 and was a Coach for Team Calgary Powerlifting at the Provincial Summer Games in 2009 and 2013.
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Paavo Montandon- 1st Vice Chair

Is a Principal in Western Canada’s largest independent insurance brokerage firm. He is an Insurance Broker and Risk Management Specialist with two decades of experience. A manufacturing practice leader and account executive who provides general insurance and risk management services to private and public Alberta based companies with operations and sales around the world. Previous board experience includes the Support Network Foundation, the Edmonton International Film Festival, the Alberta Science and Technology Awards and the World Trade Center Committee for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Paavo is also a passionate cyclist who has travelled to three continents to ride in 12 countries.


Scott Laluk - Finance Director - Calgary

Scott resides in Calgary and is an assurance partner at MNP where he also responsible for the coordination of the education programs for the office.  In addition to Calgary, during his 15 years of public accounting, he has also practiced in Winnipeg and the Cayman Islands.


Grant Howell - Secretary - Red Deer

Grant resides in Red Deer. He is semi-retired from a career of more than thirty years in human resources and public service. He managed that function for the City of Red Deer and "grew up” in the HR business at Syncrude. He served a term as Alderman at Fort McMurray and served on several other boards there and since. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP), Alberta’s largest public sector pension plan, and serves on the Access to the Future Advisory Council, an advisory board to the Minister of Advanced Education. He is also serving the Alberta Pensions Services Corporation, responsible for the collection and payment of pensions for all public sector pension plans in Alberta.


Dale Ellert - Past Chair - Calgary

Dale Ellert received a B.Sc. and B.A. from the University of Calgary.  He graduated with the first class from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in 1979 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1980 and has trained as a mediator, arbitrator and taken collaborative training as a process of alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Ellert is a member of both the Glencoe and Ranchmen’s Club, is actively involved in curling, baseball and enjoys skiing and golf, has volunteered for the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988 and the two Briars held in Calgary and  is also involved with Special Olympics Calgary as a Head Coach for softball (since 1999), an active member of the Board and Management Committee (since 2006), a coach for curling since 2008 and has also participated as both a Head Coach and coach for softball in three consecutive National Summer Games.


Gerry Lorente- Director - Edmonton

Bio coming soon


Lisa Daroux-Cole- Director - Calgary

Dr. Lisa Daroux-Cole is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her area of expertise is Adapted Physical Activity, specifically the biopsychosocial impact of exercise for people with diverse needs. Funded by Good Life Kids Foundation, Lisa created a successful, ongoing physical activity program for children at the University of Calgary. The program was created to improve involvement in recreation, as well as to enhance physical literacy and self confidence amongst children with unique needs. In addition to her work with children, Lisa comes with years of experience working with adults who are undergoing treatment for chronic illnesses. With 20+ years as a leader in the exercise field, Lisa brings both theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience. Passionate to see all people benefit from the power of movement, Lisa is driven to encourage people with unique needs to explore the many facets of recreation and to empower people of all abilities to take part in physical activity and sport.


Deborah A. MacPherson - Director - Edmonton

Deb is a tax partner with the Edmonton office of KPMG – she has been with KPMG for over 30 years and a partner for 20 years. She is the Tax Business Unit Leader for KPMG’s Regions West practice, comprising 9 KPMG offices from Prince George to Winnipeg. She is also the leader of the Edmonton tax practice and former leader of the Enterprise (private company) tax practice in KPMG’s Calgary office. She has extensive experience serving a wide range of growing private companies. Over the years, Deb has assisted clients with innovative solutions to Canadian taxation challenges including acquisition and divestiture planning, tax-effective reorganizations, business combinations, holding company strategies, multi-jurisdictional tax strategies and remuneration plans.

Deb has been a frequent speaker on tax topics to clients, associations and a lecturer with CPA Canada. She has also authored an extensive number of articles relating to taxation over her career.

Deb is the mother of 3 adult children, one of whom is special needs and a Special Olympics athlete in a number of sports, most notably advanced swimming, with the Calgary team.


Edward Grose - Director - Red Deer

Ed lives and works in Red Deer, where he is the owner and senior consultant for hr outlook – Human Resources Consulting Group Inc.  As a Consultant and Coach, he comes alongside organizations to serve them to help meet their people needs.  He helps people move forward.  Prior to owning his own company, Ed worked in human resources in healthcare and the private sector.

Ed graduated from the University of Alberta with a Commerce Degree, is a Certified Human Resources Professional and Professional Coach. Ed has had experience working on and with not-for-profit Boards, as well as worked on a number of International Projects with Rotary International.  Ed is married to Lynette with 2 grown children (Emily and Carson).  They all share a passion for international travel and trekking in the mountains


Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux - Director - Calgary

Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux joined the Calgary Police Service in 1991 and currently leads the Bureau of Community Policing including all uniform patrol members deployed in 7 districts, the traffic section, support section, and the community and youth sections.

Deputy Daroux is a graduate of the University of Calgary, the United Kingdom Strategic Command Course, and the Senior Management Institute for Police.

Throughout his career, Deputy Daroux has held a variety of operational, investigative and administrative positions including, the Drug Unit, the Criminal Intelligence Section, the Community and Youth section, the Tactical Team, the Priority Crimes Team, Executive Office and Street Patrol. In 2001, Deputy Chief Daroux served on the G8 Summit Security Planning Team where he was responsible for the coordination of international intelligence agencies.

Deputy Daroux currently sits on a number of committees and boards including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Victims of Crime Committee, the Canadian Association of Chief's of Police Crime Prevention Committee, the City of Calgary Public Safety Communications, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Resolve.

Deputy Daroux has been a member of the Calgary Police Service since 1991 and previously served with the RCMP in Montreal and Regina.