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CAMERON JACQUES

Chair of the Board

For the past 21 years Cam has been the General Manager of The Medicine Hat Golf & CC. Cam and his wife Susan and their two children have called Medicine Hat their home for almost 20 years. He has served on numerous non profit boards in our city and is the past president of The United Way of SE Alberta and The Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association. Cam has served on The Medicine Hat & District Food Bank since 2014 and has been the Chair for 3 terms now.

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CARLA CARRIER

Vice Chair of the Board

Carla is currently the Vice Principal at Dr. Ken Sauer School. Carla has worked as a teacher for 20 years and has experience working in both the Calgary Board of Education and Medicine Hat Public School Division. Carla has a broad background in education with experiences in elementary, middle school, high school and central office. Carla has specific experience in working with students with special needs, at-risk students and their families. She believes strongly in inclusive education practices and connecting and supporting students and their families through multi-disciplinary teams, wrap-around services and system navigation.

 

Carla formerly sat on the South East Regional Collaborative Service Delivery Leadership Table. Carla is strong advocate of developing the whole child through a collaborative approach in order to build lagging skills and ensure timely support and service. Carla believes strongly in community and service learning and is excited to bring her skill set and understanding of children and families, system navigation and service delivery to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank. Carla studied at the University of Calgary for her undergrad degree and completed her Master of Education at the University of Lethbridge.

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JILLIAN KOCH

Treasurer of the Board

Our Board of Directors are a busy bunch, involved in numerous other commitments as well as their daytime jobs. Please check back soon for updates.

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BROOKE BURDEN

Secretary of the Board

Brooke is the owner of Evoke Inspired Marketing, a growing marketing firm in Medicine Hat. She has a passion for business, branding, drag racing, the community and, of course, food!


Brooke's love for food goes far beyond gourmet treats; she was raised to believe that our bodies need food to fuel our successes and that everyone deserves the right to proper nutrition. Brooke is honored to use her connection in the community and marketing knowledge to serve the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank in its mission to create food sustainability.

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KEVIN HENDERSON

Director of the Board

As Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Kevin is responsible for Methanex’s North American assets, as well as enhancing reliability, asset utilization and Responsible Care® across our global manufacturing operations. Mr. Henderson’s more than 40 years’ experience in the methanol industry includes manufacturing, operational management and leadership, and project leadership. Mr. Henderson is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).

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ROB ROBBENHAAR

Director of the Board

Robert Robbenhaar is a Criminal Defence Lawyer and has been exclusively practicing Criminal Law for the past 20 years. Robert obtained his Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lakehead University and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales. Robert is also the owner of Robbenhaar Law.

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CHRIS HELLMAN

Director of the Board

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KANDIS MCINNES

Director of the Board

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LANCE DOLL

Director of the Board

Lance is the mid-day host and music director for Today's Country CHAT 94.5 FM. He's a graduate of the Radio, Television, and Broadcast News program at SAIT in Calgary, AB, and got his start in radio in Brooks, AB.

 

Before radio, Lance took 2 years of school at the Medicine Hat College towards a teaching degree. He also worked as a server & bartender for Moxie's Grill & Bar, earning an opportunity to become a Quality Service Leader in Edmonton, AB. Being a QSL, Lance was invited to be a member of the training team for the newly-renovated Moxie's Kingsway in Edmonton.

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SANDRA MILNE

Director of the Board

My background is fairly diverse. I grew up in small-town British Columbia where I graduated from Prince Rupert Senior Secondary School in the mid-’80s. Fun fact,

I attended college and graduated with a diploma in Construction Engineering Technology, quickly decided this wasn’t the career for me and joined the Canadian military. Early in my military career, it was revealed that I had a high aptitude for learning language and my commanding officer posted me to the Canadian Forces Language School (CFLS) in Ottawa to learn to read, write and speak Russian. During my 10-year career as a soldier, I spent most of my time in Ottawa. If you were to ask me about my most memorable experience during those 10 years, my answer would be the 18 months I spent at the North Pole (Alert, NWT located about 400 kilometres south of the North Pole).

After retiring from the military, I moved to Calgary and worked in investor relations, in a law firm as a paralegal and then as a stay-at-home mom. In 2005 I moved to Dawson Creek, B.C. and began working for an oilfield service company; I enjoyed running the business so much that in 2008 I purchased the company.

In 2009 I graduated university with an MBA and in 2010 I was listed 24 on Profit Magazine’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada and my company was included in the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada with a five-year gross revenue increase of 250%. The accolades kept coming and in 2011 I was named a “Rising Star in the Oil and Gas Industry” and I was nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

I spent the next eight or so years expanding and running the business, raising my children and gaining experience and insight into the joys and trials of being an entrepreneur. In 2016 I sold the business and in early 2017 a completely life altering collision happened, I met the love of my life!

In 2018 my children were all living independently, my earn-out from the sale of my business was complete and my love was offered an excellent position with the City of Medicine Hat. As Neale Donald Walsch wrote, “When Everything Changes, Change Everything”; so we moved to Medicine Hat.

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JEFF WOODS

Director of the Board

Our Board of Directors are a busy bunch, involved in numerous other commitments as well as their daytime jobs. Please check back soon for updates.

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MICHELLE AMOS

Director of the Board

Michelle is an immigrant to Canada, originally born and raised in the UK with extensive multinational Human Resources experience. Favorite aspects of her HR work include helping people find their dream job through recruitment and talent management, coaching women in leadership roles and providing confidential HR advice. She joined the board as community involvement is part of her core values and a personal commitment to Canadian citizenship. She can see how food security, and the wide variety of programs under Celina’s passionate advocacy, helps and informs the whole community. She loves listening to people to hear their life story, and believes everyone has a story worth telling.

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ROSS BEACH

Director of the Board

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GERALD FREEDMAN

Life Member

 

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JIM DUCE

Life Member

 

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