Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Shawn Cornett - Chairperson
As a leadership and business management consultant, Shawn brings her extensive experience working with boards, executives, and operations in the for profit and not-profit worlds to support BGCC. Leveraging a highly diverse career, her focus is on assisting organizations to effectively and strategically manage their business by providing leadership in a changing world, whether through mergers, acquisitions, technology shifts or organic growth, to achieve sustainable business success. With more than 25 years in the energy sector, most recently as VP HR and Talent Management, Nexen, Shawn has also always provided time to volunteer in not-for-profit organizations contributing the same skills, experience and passion to the social sector as she does in her consulting practice.
She believes that we all have a responsibility to do what we can to help others and to make our community, i.e. the city of Calgary, a great place for everyone. Shawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary since 2007 and is also a board member for CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology), an executive for the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the United Way and sits on the Leaders’ Cabinet. Shawn holds various technical and academic degrees, including a BSc Geography, MSc Environmental Studies, MA Human Development and PhD Human and Organization Development, board governance, executive coaching, leadership development, change management and employee engagement.

Danell Dumont - Vice Chairperson
Danell teaches high school Social Studies and is committed to providing avenues for youth to develop positive self-esteem. He is also a Head Coach for a High School football program. Dan joined the BGCC Board of Directors in 2001 and is an active member of the finance and audit subcommittees.

Melanie Gaston Deliman - HR Committee Chair
Melanie joined the BGCC Board of Directors in November 2006. Melanie is a Partner at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP and focuses on commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, insurance matters, securities litigation, commercial landlord disputes and regulatory law. In 2006, Melanie was recognized as one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40!

Thiloma Hofer - Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Thiloma joined the BGCC Board of Directors in May 2010 and is the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. She is a Chartered Accountant and earned her designation at KPMG LLP. She left public practice in 2007 to start a family. In addition to her volunteer work at BGCC, Thiloma serves the Board Chair at Social Venture Partners Calgary.

Nancy L. Brennan - Board Secretary
Nancy joined the BGCC Board of Directors in 2010 and serves as Board Secretary, and HR Committee member. She is currently employed as Vice-President, Corporate & Compliance with Encana Corporation, where she is responsible for corporate legal services and the Company’s ethics and compliance portfolio. Nancy is also mother to two active school age children.

Superintendent Guy Slater
Guy is a superintendent with the Calgary Police Service, which has been actively involved with Boys and Girls Clubs since its inception. Guy has continued the tradition and has been an active member of the BGCC Board of Directors since 2001. He brings community experiences gained through 25 years of policing and his positive belief in children and youth make him an incredible advocate for the work of BGCC. When Guy is not working or volunteering he enjoys the outdoors, biking, rugby and spending time with his family.

Aidan Mills
Aidan joined the BGCC Board in January 2013. Originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland, Aidan moved with his family to Canada in early 2007. Aidan has worked in Europe, the US and Canada at both BP and Husky Energy. Aidan is married and the proud father of 2 very energetic boys and is delighted to be working with such a rewarding organization as BGCC.

Karleen Batty
Karleen recently joined the BGCC Board of Directors in February 2013 and is also a member of the Finance Committee. Karleen is a Chartered Business Valuator and Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, as a partner in their Transactions practise. She provides a variety of business valuation services related to financial reporting, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, ownership restructuring, and income tax reorganizations across many industries. Karleen is also the proud mother of two young children.

Jason Lee
Jason is Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at SEVEN24 Films, a Calgary- based film and television production company, and has been a member of Calgary’s film and television community for over 23 years. He oversees production financing, contractual compliance, insurance matters, tax credits and Canadian content certification for numerous television series and movie productions. Jason is also the Canadian Media Production Association's Industrial Relations committee Co-Chair where he participates in the negotiation of collective labour agreements governing film and television production across Canada. Jason is a supporter of the arts in Calgary and is a subscriber and volunteer at Alberta Theatre Projects.

Anil Nayak
Anil joined the BGCC Board in September 2016. Anil is a Director in TD Securities corporate banking group, providing financing and advice to a portfolio of predominantly energy-focused clients. He is also a Professional Engineer, registered in Alberta. He is very excited to join the BGCC Board and to help in any way with the important work and services the organization provides. Anil is married and is the proud father of two young children.

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