Our Board Chair role is currently vacant.
W. Peter Blanchard, Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Peter is the Vice President, Finance and Fun for Prairie Merchant Corporation, a privately owned company with investments ranging from real estate throughout North America to interests in professional sports franchises. He holds degrees in Economics and Business from the University of Manitoba, completed the CICA In-depth Tax Course parts I and II, and is a CPA, CGA.
Jessica Dirom, Secretary
Jessica is the Senior Director, Fundraising with the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT. Originally from Ontario, she moved to Alberta in 2000 to continue her education at the University of Calgary in Sociology, and she is currently pursuing her second degree in business. Jessica is a fundraising professional with over 12 years of experience enhancing business and fundraising development, managing projects and implementing strategies to build community partnerships.
Bobbi Turko, Executive Director
Bobbi is the founder and lead consultant of Fuse, a Calgary-based consulting practice supporting charities and non-profits in building their organizational and fund development capacity. Her resume over the past 25 years includes health care administration, non-profit marketing and communications, and 18 years in fundraising management. Together with her daughter Sutton, she founded I Can for Kids in 2015. Connect with Bobbi by email.
Mary Morrison, Board Member
Mary has enjoyed a professional career devoted to business,hospitality and thought leadership. Formally educated in Dietetics that created a launch pad for a succession of interesting work. Career highlights include having a senior leadership role at two Winter Olympic Athlete’s village and World Skills Calgary as well as having the privilege of working with so many dynamic business leaders across Canada as Vice President Strategic Markets with Compass Group. Mary will be continuing on that journey as she has recently launched Hail Mary Consulting and that cornerstone will be to shift clients to a mindset of collaboration and realize what’s possible through alignment of fit, focus and strategy.