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Officers of the Board

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…

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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…

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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…

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Randy Fowler

Lifetime Director

  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…

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Erik Fraunberger

  Erik is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Calgary specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Having a father who suffered a severe TBI and understanding the…

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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…

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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…

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Meghan J. Meger

  Meghan Meger is the President of National Bank Private Banking 1859 Western Canada. Meghan has almost 30 years of experience in providing services to ultra-high-net-worth families at BMO Private…

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Jim Saunders


Jim, is a Calgary based independent businessman with in excess of 35 years of diverse oil and gas industry, technical, managerial, and Board experience. Jim was previously Founder and Chairman…

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Bruce Shultz

  Bruce Shultz has been involved with the Oil and Gas Industry in Canada and Internationally for over 35 years. He graduated from University of Waterloo with an Honours BSc…

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Bob Steele

  Bob Steele is an electrical engineering graduate from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a professional engineer and is currently an independent businessman with over 35 years of experience…

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Non-Voting Members

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…

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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…

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