Board & Committees

SWESA Organization Chart

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2022 – 2023 Board of DirectorS

Josie Richardson (President)

Josie Richardson

Josie has a business background, graduating from NAIT with a diploma in Business and Office Administration and CPP Certification from the Canadian Payroll Association. She spent the majority of her career working in the customer service sector before assuming the role of Business Manager for Tempest Fire Protection Ltd., a business she founded with her husband Jack.  Josie has volunteered in various capacities, including President of the St. Albert Gymnastics Club and lead on parent council committees. As business owners, Josie and Jack were major sponsors of St. Albert Seniors Association, Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, Canadian Cancer Society and S.A.I.F. (Stop Abuse in Families)

Vicki King (Vice President)

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Vicki devoted almost 20 years of her career to project management and business continuity program management. She led numerous project teams in business and technology projects and, prior to retirement, spent the most recent years creating and administering a Business Continuity Program which included business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency response. She is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and is an active member with the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada (DRIC). She was previously certified and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Vicki has volunteered in various capacities with the MS Society, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Stollery Hospital Foundation.

Donna Stickland (Secretary)

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Catherine Hammond (Treasurer)

Catherine Hammond

Catherine is a retired professional with over 30 years accounting and office management experience working with non-profits and small business. Her educational background includes a BA (Economics), Chartered Professional Accountant designation, Certified Management Accountant (Retired) and a Certificate in Voluntary and Non-Profit Management. Catherine has volunteered with various organizations, including Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT), Woman in Science Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT.)

Bob Turner (Director)

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Andrew Robert (Bob) Turner and his wife Joan have lived in Edmonton for 45 years. Bob is retired from his medical and academic positions as Professor of Medicine and Oncology at the University of Alberta, Hematologist/Oncologist and Director of the Canadian Blood Service Blood Transfusion Centre.  He was also the MLA for Edmonton Whitemud from 2015-19.  Bob’s interests are wide ranging – climate change mitigation, health equity, alternate mobility options and both municipal and provincial politics.

Lynn Masters (Director)

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David Rowand (Director)

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David is a retired lawyer who practised in Edmonton for 46 years before retiring in 2017. His practise was mainly in the areas of corporate/commercial transactions ( acquisitions and mergers), real estate and mortgages, and wills and estate work with an emphasis on estate planning. He spent 25 years as a volunteer Director with the Alberta Motor Association including chairmanships of the various subsidiary corporate business entities of AMA, including chairmanship of the Provincial Board of Governors. He is also past President of the Golden Bears Football Alumni Association, and a  current Director of the CAC Beaver Hockey Alumni Association.

Arlene Hosford (Director)

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Arlene worked in the Medical Laboratory field for 8 years before retiring to raise her family. She was a regular volunteer at Westbrook School and the Aspen Gardens Community League. The family moved to Regina in 1989.  While there, Arlene had the opportunity to volunteer with Opera Saskatchewan.  That experience led to a much broader appreciation for all the behind-the-scenes work required to not only stage a performance but keep organizations, such as SWESA, viable. Upon returning to Edmonton in 2001, Arlene became a member of Strathcona Place Seniors Centre. In addition to participating in activities, she volunteered on various committees and, in due course, served as a Director on its Board for over 5 years. Arlene has been an active member and volunteer at SWESA since 2016.  In total, Arlene brings 20 years of volunteer experience that is directly related to Seniors Centres in Edmonton.