BOARD MEMBERS





PRESIDENT

BILL KURTZE

Now in his second term as President, Bill is dedicated to improving and advancing the   work of Confederation Park 55+.  Bill brings to his role a wealth of management experience.

Bill spent 80% of his 31 year career in the non-profit (not-for-profit ) segments of the Canada’s oil and gas industry.  

As Manager of the Independent Petroleum Association, he devoted many years trying to  ensure the views of Canada’s smaller and medium-sized oil and gas explores and producers were included in the policy  decisions of the federal, and western provincial governments.

As Managing Director of the Propane Gas Association he worked for more than a decade to safeguard the needs of propane producers and marketers. In addition, he spearheaded the creation and delivery of the programs and services of the industry’s training institute and its emergency response organization.

As Chief Operating Officer Bill managed all aspects of both the Association’s overall economic health and its workforce. 



PAST PRESIDENT

PAT PITSEL

Pat has a commitment to volunteering having sat on the Calgary Police Commission, the Calgary Convention Authority, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association. 

Pat spent the bulk of her time conducting training programs for a variety of companies in Western Canada 

A psychologist by training Pat recently retired from her practice and is now offering management coaching by email.



VICE PRESIDENT

MARLENE MONILAWS

Marlene is a native Calgarian and has been a member of Confederation Park 55+ for three years.

She has worked at three different companies doing Accounts Payable and Payroll.  Marlene has volunteered on three  boards; her church board, Jaycees & Square Dancing.

Her hobbies are cribbage, handicrafts and Square Dancing.






TREASURER

GILLIAN LINES


SECRETARY

DOROTHY DYER

Born and raised in Calgary, Dorothy has deep roots in the community. She worked as a teacher and then principal for 40 years, mostly at the Elementary and Middle School level.

In the role of principal, Dorothy oversaw budgets of as much as $6 million and supervised staffs of over 45 people, as well as overseeing education and wellbeing of students in schools up to 650 boys and girls. She has served on a multitude of committees over those years.

Her greatest satisfaction arises from having a son and daughter as well as two grandchildren who keep me very busy. Dorothy's personal interests include curling, riding her bike, golfing, and gardening. She has been involved with the Confederation Park +55 Activity Centre in the Chorus as well as the Writing Club. 



DIRECTOR

BEV CUMMING

Bev arrived in Calgary in the early 60's with the first wave of "settlers" from Saskatchewan. It wasn't too long before she acquired a husband, three daughters, and eight grandchildren.

After retirement, Bev found her way to Confederation Park 55+ where  she has enjoyed programs such as Conversation CafĂ©, Bridge and the writing group, "No Dead Horses".

Bev has also been involved on the Board of Directors for a number of years. Says Bev, "We have always worked hard to keep CP55+ a place to enjoy friendships as we stay active and stay involved."  She is happy to be part of the Board as we meet new challenges and she looks forward to moving ahead during these difficult times. 







DIRECTOR

LYNN GREIG

Before becoming a Real Estate Agent for 35 years, with Remax, Lynn was the Assistant to the V.P. of Land  for Mobil Oil. She has three grown children and is a very “hands on” grandma to four wonderful grandkids.

Lynn is a relatively new member (2 years), and volunteers and participates in classes and groups as much as she can.  Each one is filled with wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic people, Pickleball probably one of the most enthusiastic)!

Lynn lives in the Community of Capital Hill  and was on their Board of Directors for 6 years.  Lynn was also a member of  The Calgary Real Estate Board Charitable Foundation Board of Governors for four years.



DIRECTOR

CELIA BARRINGTON

Celia is originally from Montreal and came to Calgary to finish her last degree and never left. Celia was a teacher and school administrator for Rockyview Schools for 36 years, and was heavily involved with professional development, organizing several educational conferences.  She is functionally bilingual and has had the good fortune to have travelled extensively.

Retired now, Celia enjoys walks with dogs, visiting with family and friends, and keeping herself active.

As well as being a member of the Board of Directors, Celia is the Co-Chair of the Fund Development Committee. 



DIRECTOR

RAEL KALLEY

Rael has been an educator, speaker, trainer and business performance coach for 25 years.

He is the President of Strategic Pathways Inc. and developer of OnCourse, a multi-tier, self-growth, coaching program that has elevated the standard.





DIRECTOR

MUYIDEEN ELEGBEDE

Muyideen joined Confederation Park 55+ in April 2018 as a Director and brought on board over 20 years work experience in the oil and gas industry both in North America and Africa.  He has been a Director, Project Services in Makum Limited, an Engineering Project Management Consulting firm since 2013. Muyideen worked with multinational companies like Chevron-Texaco, Nigeria for about 10 years, Chevron Canada, Shell Canada Energy and Willbros Canada in project controls and cost management roles.

Muyideen has a Masters degree in project management from University of Calgary, MBA, Bachelor degree in Accounting, and professional designations in Accounting and project management.


 

DIRECTOR

SHARON DUN

Sharon has enjoyed being a  member of   Confederation Park for several years   including taking part in classes such as   Tai Chi and Pickleball. She has enjoyed   volunteering, mostly in the kitchen for   special events or lunches, and most   recently, screening for COVID protocols.   This has given her the opportunity to get   to know members and to see how   important the activities offered by our   Centre are to members. 

 Sharon's most relevant work experience   was 30 years in property management   specializing in   Condominium   Management. Sharon is happy to share   that experience of working with boards,   owners, trades, Government Regulators   with Confederation Park, especially at   this most important time of transition. 


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