Sylvia Anne Rosina Tremblay, Chair
Sylva was born in De Hague, Holland and moved to Montreal, Canada with her family where French and English became her second and third languages. She has a Bachelor degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Leadership Training, from Royal Roads University, in Victoria, BC Canada. She has spent the last 30 years in Senior Management in the social service sector. Her last position, before retiring from full time work, was CEO of Boys and Girls Club of South Coast, BC, a Club with 12 different club locations in the Greater Vancouver area of BC, Canada, over 300 staff and an annual budget of approximately $13M Cdn. She currently works part-time as a consultant for CARF International, preparing and surveying US and Canadian social service organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs, who are looking to be accredited.Sylvia and her husband are now permanent residents of Mexico and live in Cabo San Lucas, BCS. She is the current President of the Board of Directors of Club de Ninos y Ninas, Baja California Sur.
Mauricio Balderrama, Secretary
Patricia Green Pratt, Vocal
Philip Langridge, Vocal
Raúl Godin Arroyo, Vice-Chair
Michael Huseby, Treasurer
Cathryn Palmer, Vocal
Cathryn has an extensive employment history in the health system and other sectors in Alberta. From 1998 until 2007, she was employed by the Government of Alberta where she worked in management with Alberta Health and Wellness. As an Executive Director, she managed a branch within the Ministry with an annual budget of approximately 250 million dollars. She was the first co-chair of the Primary Care Initiative Committee for Alberta Health and Wellness, responsible for the development of the initial funding criteria and approval of the first Primary Care Initiatives in Alberta. Cathryn has also worked with multiple stakeholders and members of many health professions as a private contractor. She has worked in policy development, strategic planning, program evaluation, communications, negotiations, and stakeholder relations.
Cathryn has also fulfilled a leadership role on several committees and governance boards for both work and voluntary purposes, in addition to the Police Commission. They include the Edmonton Region Board for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, the Board of the Bissell Centre, the Student Assessment Board, the Assured Income for Severely Handicapped Persons Appeal Panel and she was Chair of the City of Edmonton Community and Family Services Advisory Committee, Physician Services Committee, and the Alternate Funding Plan Sub-Committee. Through work and volunteer experience, she has extensive knowledge of professional governance and administrative decision making. Cathryn is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in Economics.