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Officers of the Board

Bruce Murray


Bruce is the President of Powder Mountain Energy, a junior oil and gas company focused on exploring, developing and strategically acquiring light oil resource opportunities in Western Canada. The company…

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Doug Webb


Doug Webb has been an active member of the Calgary community for most of his life and enjoys participating in various local charitable causes, events and activities with his family.…

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Brent Kraus


Brent is a partner of Bennett Jones LLP, a national law firm, where he focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions involving clients in the…

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Diane Beattie

Diane Beattie worked in the land development and home building industry for 27 years. She is currently a Partner at Oakmont Custom Builders. She was one of the co-founders of…

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Cheryl Bourne

Cheryl first became aware of ARBI as a teenager back in the seventies when her good friend’s mother started working with a young man with a brain injury, whose family…

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Randy Fowler

Before Randy’s car crash in 1982, he had an aspiring career in professional football. He played with the Calgary Colts, Calgary Mohawks and the Medicine Hat Rattlers. In his final…

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Ross Gilker

Ross is the owner and President of Gilker McRae Ltd. He leads the overall management and business development of the company and he provides transition and consulting services. Ross has…

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Darrell Haase

After visiting ARBI several years ago, and helping out with the annual ARBI Charity Classic, Darrell became a true fan of what ARBI does for the community and the clients…

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Brandy Hunter

A passion for the rehabilitation world began in 1997 when Brandy started volunteering with ARBI. Seeing firsthand the difference that an organization like ARBI can make to someone’s life inspired…

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Non-Voting Members

Derek Bechthold

Fund Development & Communications Director

Derek comes with a myriad of experience having worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. He has fundraised for the social services sector; the arts and post-secondary…

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Mary Ellen Neilson

Executive Director

Mary Ellen's career prior to ARBI was as a financial services executive at BMO with expertise in wealth management, private equity, corporate finance and risk management. Her leadership strengths include…

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