Our Team and Board CASA Senior Leadership Bonnie Blakley | Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nadeem Dada | Director, Medical (acting) Amanda LaFrance | Director, People and Culture Carrie Avveduti | Director, Diversity and Belonging Darby Semeniuk | Director, Communications and Philanthropy Jeremy Prystay | Director, Finance Melissa Mandzuik | Executive Assistant Nadine Samycia | Chief Donor Love Officer Paula Colvin | Director, Program Management Office Dr. Andrea Yu | Director, Medical (on leave) Dena Pedersen | Director, Clinical CASA Board The CASA Board is a policy governing board responsible for the highest level of decision making, accountability and legal authority over the affairs of the organization. The board determines the long-term direction of the organization. Directors owe a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the organization; with the utmost good faith and with a commitment to preserve confidentiality in the matters of the organization. Directors on the board act in a position of trust on behalf of the community and are responsible for the effective governance of the organization. CASA’s board currently meets every two months, with additional meetings for its four committees: Finance and Audit, Governance and Nominations, Government Relations and Board Accreditation. Nomination Process Competency Matrix Board Chair Responsibilities Board Director Responsibilities Finance & Audit Committee Terms of Reference Governance & Nominations Committee Terms of Reference Government Relations Committee Terms of Reference Board Accreditation Committee Terms of Reference Janet Hancock | Chair Heather Hicks | Vice Chair Manraj Deol | Secretary Bob McColl, CPA | Treasurer Thomas Stewart | Ex-Officio Youth Member Lara Oberg-Stenson, CPA, CA | Director (Past Chair) Bonita Young | Director Bryan Mwaka | Director Jill Sheward | Director John McCaffray | Director Katie Hayes | Director Krystal Gray | Director Nick Lilley | Director Chief Executive Officer: Bonnie BlakleyExecutive Assistant: Melissa MandzuikMembers Emeritus:Don Cranston, Q.C.Ross J. Harris, FCAMary HyndmanFaye ParkerMargaret Shone, Q.CPast Chairs:Lara Oberg-Stenson, CPA, CADavid McNeil, PhDFaye ParkerRichard Drewry, Q.C.Don Cranston, Q.C.Dr. W.G. Dewhurst (deceased)Gwen HarrisRoss J. Harris, FCAMary HyndmanThomas R. OwenMargaret Shone, Q.C.Doris Wilson, Q.C.Honourary Patrons:Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Honourable Salma LakhaniRobert C. P. Westbury, PhD, LLD (hon)Dr. Myer Horowitz, O.C. Contact the Board Chair If you have a concern, we’d like to work with you to resolve it to the best of our ability. Please first either bring your concern forward to your CASA therapist, or contact the location your child receives services at and ask to speak to your Program Manager. If you are not satisfied with the resolution after these steps, please contact our Chief Executive Officer at email@example.com. If you still have not reached a solution that you are satisfied with, you are entitled to contact the CASA Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. This e-mail address is confidential and goes directly to the Chair’s personal email account. Messages are not seen by CASA staff. Please note that CASA’s Board Chair is only to be contacted once all other options listed above have been exhausted.