Joan Udell, Hinton
Residence: Hinton First Appointment: 2009 Past Work Experience: Career and Technology Studies Teacher at Grande Yellowhead School Division, Executive Director at Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival Creative CampusEducation: Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta Volunteerism: Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival, Arts on Fire - Mayor’s Evening of the Arts in Hinton, In Bloom Community Visual Arts Display Organizer Special Skills: Competent Toastmaster, Emcee at Local Concerts and PresentationsBoard Experience: Hinton Council for Arts and Culture, Arts Society of Hinton, Hinton Nordic Skiers Interest in the Arts: Member of Bow Geste Fiddlers & Cat’s Cradle Quartet. Enjoys attending live theatre, painting and drawing.
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Dr. Terry Cooper, Medicine Hat
Residence: Medicine HatFirst Appointment: 2012Current Position: RetiredProfessional background: Vice President Academic, Medicine Hat College; Dean, Science and Technology, Medicine Hat CollegeEducation: Ph.D, University of British Columbia; B.Sc, University of British Columbia; Institute of Corporate Directors, Professional DesignationVolunteerism: Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council; Medicine Hat Regional Science Fair; Medicine Hat Minor Soccer AssociationBoard Experience: Servus Credit Union; Credit Union Central Alberta; Concentra Financial; Friends of Medalta Society; Alberta Council of TechnologiesAwards received: Alberta Centennial Medal; Association of Canadian Community Colleges Leadership Award of Excellence
Lindsay Kelly, Edmonton
Residence: EdmontonFirst Appointment: 2010Current Position: RetiredProfessional background: Executive Director, Urban Development Institute; Commissioner, Alberta Film Commissioner, President Alberta Motion Picture Development CorporationEducation: Business, Queen’s UniversityVolunteerism: City of Edmonton Task Force on Community Safety; Mental Health Foundation; Habitat for Humanity; Victoria School Foundation for the Arts, ihuman societyBoard Experience: Chair, Board of Trustees, Mental Health Foundation; Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Board; Global Television’s Woman of Vision; Victoria School Foundation for the Arts, ihuman societySpecial Skills: Governance; arts policy; fundraising; helping youth find their voices through artInterests in the Arts: Victoria School Foundation for the Arts; ihuman society; Out of the Shadows arts program
Susan Kristoferson, Calgary
Residence: CalgaryFirst Appointment: 2012Current Position: Studio artist; arts instructorProfessional background: Studio artist specializing in paper and surface design artworks; Director, art galleries; Curator, art exhibitions; Instructor/Professor, public schools and post-secondary institutions; Chair, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild-Calgary chapterEducation: MFA, Textiles, Indiana University; BFA, University of TexasBoard Experience: Globe Inc LLC.; Triangle Gallery; Corvallis Arts Center; Surface Design Association
Hilary Rose, Sherwood Park
Residence: Sherwood ParkFirst Appointment: 2012Current Position: ConsultantProfessional background: Chief Internal Auditor, Peace Hills Trust Company; Treasurer, Chair and Finance, Edmonton Opera; Vice President, Finance and Administration, TR Labs; Senior Financial Officer, Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic, University of Alberta; Member of Alberta Provincial Audit Committee Education: B.A., Trinity College, Dublin; Chartered Accountant, Ireland, Canada; Certified Internal Auditor, AlbertaSpecial Skills: Chartered accountant; governance; trained facilitator
Aleem Bharwani, Calgary
Residence: CalgaryFirst Appointment: 2014Current Day Job: Internal Medicine Physician; Clinical Assistnat Professor, University of Calgary; Director, Medical Teaching Unit, Ward of the 21st Century (Research and Innovation Centre)Education: Masters in Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Bachelor of Medical Science, Medical Doctor with Honours in Research, University of AlbertaAwards Received: Silver Tongue Teaching Award, Department of Medicine (2013); Associate Dean Letter of Excellence in Teaching (2012); Gold Star Teaching Award (2011); Top 40 under 40 (2007) Interest in the arts: Exploring art as an economic engine in Alberta's economic diversification, and as a tool to enhance quality of life and learning.
Tyler Stewart, Calgary
Residence: CalgaryFirst Appointment: 2014Current Day Job: Exhibitions Project Manager, National Music CentreProfessional background: Marketing and Communications, Exhibitions and Event Management, Independent Curator, Professional Musician, Freelance Arts and Culture Writer, Music InstructorEducation: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Multi-Disciplinary (Art History/Museum Studies), University of Lethbridge; Diploma of Music Performance, Selkirk CollegeVolunteerism: CKXU Independent Radio Society, BreakOut West Music FestivalBoard Experience: Vice President, Board of Directors - Allied Arts Council of LethbridgeInterest in the arts: To quote the French author André Maurois, “Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.”
Executive Director: Jeffrey Anderson, Edmonton