Our Board

An effective Board is made up of people from all walks of life who can contribute their own particular skills to the organization.

Become a Member of Our Board

A good, effective Board of Directors is made up of people from all walks of life who can contribute their own particular skills to meet the ever changing needs of a non-profit organization. Perhaps you have experience in sales, marketing, or you’re the parent of a wish child and understand what wish families need. If you believe your skills and knowledge could make our Society even stronger, please contact the Executive Director, Craig Hawkins, to get your application underway.

Our Board

David Sharko, B.Com., LL.B. (President, Legal Director)
Occupation: Lawyer, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (Aboriginal Law)
Member since July 1998
Based in Edmonton

Tim White (Vice President)
Occupation: Territory Manager, Core-Mark International
Member since 2008
Based in Calgary

Darryl Vleeming (Director)
Chief Information Officer, Aurora Cannabis
Member since April 2014
Based in Edmonton

Heather Christensen (Director)
Occupation: Associate Dean, School of Business, University of Alberta
Member since May 2014
Based in Edmonton

Jennifer Pon, CPA CA CIA (Director)
Occupation: Head of Internal Audit And Advisory Services, Shaw Communications Inc.
Member since May 2015
Based in Calgary

Priscilla Sherwood (Director)
Occupation: Canada Director of Business Technology, Dentons Canada LLP
Member since May 2016
Based in Edmonton

Justin Jones, CPA (Treasurer)
Occupation: Senior Accountant, Crowe Mackay LLP
Member since October 2017
Based in Edmonton

Parsa Samavati (Director)
Occupation: Associate – Consulting and Deals, PwC Canada
Member since October 2017
Based in Calgary

Stephanie Campbell, LL.B (Director)
Occupation: Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Member since October 2017
Based in Calgary

What to expect

As a Board member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend Board meetings, and the Annual General Meeting, in Edmonton either in person or via teleconference;
  • Vote on the wish granted to each eligible wish child;
  • Take an active role in fundraisers;
  • Attend initial wish visit meetings;
  • Review financial statements, budget forecasts and other pertinent financial documents;
  • Promote The Rainbow Society of Alberta to contacts within our community, with an emphasis on developing beneficial relationships.

Your responsibilities as a volunteer Board Member will include:

  • Working to ensure that the mandate of the Society is achieved;
  • Advocating for the Society in the community;
  • Helping to raise and manage donations;
  • Defining yearly fundraising, wish and communication goals; and
  • Approving budgets set forth and enacted by the Executive Director.