Board of Directors

Chris Bruce
Chair
Chris retired from his role as a Vice President at Scotiabank in early 2016 after a 36 year career. In addition to his role as Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, he is currently Treasurer of the Board of the of the 2001 World Athletics Foundation. His past board governance experience includes: Treasurer of the Board Edmonton Screen Industries Office Society, Secretary of the Board of the Edmonton EE Football Club, member of the Board of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Chris and his wife Michelle share 5 children and 6 grandchildren who all live in the Edmonton area.
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Carolynne McCaughey
Vice Chair
Carolynne is a Director of Corporate Services at Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd., a heavy civil construction company in Western Canada. In her role, Carolynne has direct oversight for all human capital aspects including: human resources, safety, corporate communications, administration, facilities, and information technology. Carolynne received her Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in Human Resources Management, from the University of Alberta. She is a designated member of the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (Alberta), current co-chair of the Edmonton Compensation Round Table, and recently joined the Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Board of Directors. A former awardee of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, Carolynne is also the past chair of The Support Network, and held Director positions with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton, Winnifred Stewart Society, Immigrant Access Fund, and Birth to Three Society.
Dolores Peterson
Treasurer
Dolores Peterson has worked in the accounting profession for over 35 years. She has been involved in industry, academia, professional development, and volunteer activities. Her industry experience includes professional services and manufacturing. She is currently Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance with Stantec Consulting Ltd. In this role, she contributes to Stantec’s active acquisition program as the financial liaison for the Corporate Development group. Dolores has taught accounting at Grant MacEwan University, School of Business, and at the University of Alberta, both for the School of Business and Campus St Jean. From 2006 to 2008, she was the Program Chair for the Accounting and Strategic Measurement Program, the Management Studies Program, and the Golf Management Program at MacEwan. She has been an active volunteer in not-for-profit organizations (Centre de Santé St Thomas, SACRED, Goodwill Industries, Junior Achievement) and numerous school councils. Dolores is currently on the board of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee for Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta.
Todd Gilchrist
Secretary
Todd Gilchrist is a skilled executive with more than 30 years of experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Todd’s current role as Vice President University Services and Finances with the University of Alberta encompasses Finance, Procurement & Resource Planning, Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment, Information Technology, Performance Analytics and Institutional Research, and Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management. In addition, he currently serves as Board Director and Human Resources Committee Chair of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta (CPHR AB), Board Director with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors with the Capital Region United Way. Todd is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management and the Institute of Corporate Directors (Directors Education Program). He holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, both from Royal Roads University. He is also a proud alumnus of the University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Program. He is designated as an ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors, and accredited as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
Julie Afanasiff
Director
Julie’s background is in corporate finance, accounting and corporate transactions. She is currently a partner at Sequeira Partners where she assists clients with merger, acquisition, divestiture and restructuring transactions. Prior to joining Sequeira Partners, Julie worked on business development opportunities as a valuation specialist at a publicly traded power generation company and executed M&A transactions at Ernst & Young. Julie has been an active member of the community including serving as the Treasurer and Chairwoman of the Audit and Finance Committee of a large arts organization. Julie holds a B.Com. from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator.
Catherine Keill
Director
Catherine Keill has more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, public relations, government relations and policy development in private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Catherine has been at the helm of Keill & Company Inc. since 1999 and her client work spans across the strategic communications spectrum from speechwriting, to market lead for product launches, to change management and issue management, to government and media relations training. She has built Keill’s diverse body of work based on her extensive experience. She has been a member of several not-for-profit boards and she continues to be a committed member of Alberta’s volunteer community giving of her time to causes close to her heart. Currently, Catherine is a University of Alberta Senator, Vice Chair of Shadow Theatre, Stakeholder Relations Committee Chair for Special Olympics Alberta, a Board member for Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, and a committed Rotarian. Catherine has a B.A. in English and Communications, an M.A. in Communications and Technology. She has received a certificate in Project Management and completed her Management Essentials certificate through Alberta School of Business Executive Education, including Change Management Bootcamp. She has most recently received a training certificate in public participation and engagement through IAP2. She loves her husband and son, enjoys her time with her corgi, and relaxes reading whatever book she has handy and learning new painting and sketching skills. She is also bilingual in French (but needs a lot of practice). Her next personal challenge is to learn American Sign Language.
Margaret Lange
Director
Margaret is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), holds a Master of Business Administration and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has enjoyed a career working in economic development with both the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. Volunteering has always formed part of Margaret’s life, starting in the small Saskatchewan town where she grew up and leading to a two-year experience teaching school in Ghana followed by years of volunteering as a parent at the schools, sports, and activities of her four children. Margaret served on various community councils, the library board, and 13 years as Trustee with the Ottawa Public School Board. She is a keen skier and, in summer, spends time at a cottage in Saskatchewan with her family where she enjoys gardening and golfing.
Dave Thomas
Director
Dave was born and raised in Edmonton and received his Bachelor of Commerce with Dean’s List Standing from the University of Alberta in 1985. He spent the majority of his career in business and technology consulting with Accenture – a global consulting firm – and was a partner there for 15 years. Dave also served as the Chief Operating Officer for DevFacto Technologies was a co-founder of Morgan Thomas, an IT advisory and management consulting firm, which was recently purchased by RSM Canada. Dave was appointed to the Habitat for Humanity Edmonton board in 2017 and serves as a member of the HR and Nominating Committee. Dave brings a strong focus on strategy and governance to the board. He has a passion for the role that Habitat for Humanity plays in building strong communities while helping individual families change their lives for the better.
Colin Lipsett
Director
Kevin Cathro
Director
Kevin has over 30 years of experience helping clients gain value from their investments in business solutions and information technology. He has a proven track record at a global level as a senior executive and strategic advisor, collaborating with and uniting diverse groups to affect positive change with measurable outcomes. Kevin is a Certified Management Consultant with a commitment to high levels of stakeholder satisfaction and exceptional service delivery. He has outstanding relationship management and leadership capabilities demonstrated through his experiences leading major consulting organizations and dealing with stakeholders at all levels across a variety of industries. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Math) from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria. He joined the Habitat for Humanity Edmonton board in 2018 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Kevin has had a lifelong commitment to community engagement focused on sports, animal welfare and financial inclusion.
Patricia Mackenzie
Director
Patricia Mackenzie is a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Education. She taught high school in Quebec and Ontario, and was an alderman in Prescott, Ontario from 1974-80. Patricia moved to Edmonton in 1985 where she was elected to city council in 1986, serving three terms (1986-1995). She served on the boards of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM, 1991-95), and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA 1987-95), and was elected President of AUMA 1994. In 1995, Patricia joined TELUS Corporation as AVP Environment (1995-2005). In 2002-03 she chaired the provincial government's commission on learning, providing 95 recommendations for "Every Child Learns, Every Child Succeeds”. Patricia received a ICD.D designation in 2001 and has continued to be active serving on the Alberta Blue Cross Board, Roots of Empathy, Tree Canada (chair), the Centre for Family Literacy, the Law Enforcement Review Board, the Municipal Government Board, Homeward Trust (chair) and Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.
Dr. Ann-Marie Reddy
President & CEO
Dr. Ann-Marie Reddy is a life-long learner with a passion for education. Graduating from the University of Winnipeg in 2001 with a BA, she went on to complete her MBA in 2009 and defended by dissertation in 2014, and graduated with distinction with a Doctorate of Business, specializing in Strategy and Innovation. With over 25 years experience working in multiple roles in the financial industry across Canada with Lloyds Bank, HSBC, CIBC, First Canadian Title, and Genworth Canada, she transitioned into the entertainment and conference industry as Vice President of Business Development for Northlands. From there she moved to Lions Gate Marketing as Vice President Western Canada and is now proud to be part of the Habitat for Humanity Edmonton family as their President and CEO.
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Lisa Baroldi
Director
Lisa Baroldi is President and CEO of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Edmonton. Prior to joining BOMA Edmonton, Lisa was a senior advisor to the Canada-UAE Business Council in Toronto and Dubai, executive director of an economic development authority in Northern Alberta, and associate editor of Diplomat & International Magazine in Ottawa. Lisa has been CEO of Progress Unlimited, a global consulting firm that provides economic, community, and business development services, since 2007. Through Progress (un)ltd., Lisa has obtained $100 million dollars for many ground-breaking projects, such as Canada’s first New in Town Indigenous Welcome Service and Kahkiyaw, the first collaborative service delivery for urban Indigenous children, youth, and families in Alberta. Lisa is an award-winning business and community leader with rural, non-Indigenous roots in Treaty 8. She holds a master’s degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and degrees from L’institute d’études politques de Lyon and the University of Alberta. In 2015, Lisa was selected for the prestigious Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. That same year, she co-produced Indigenous City, a national reconciliation event, with Walrus Magazine. In 2012/13, she was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40, Top 100 Women in Business, and Alberta Venture Magazine’s Ten Rising Stars.