Board of Directors 2017-11-23T18:08:15+00:00

Board of Directors

Catholic Family Service (CFS) Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated community leaders who believe in the mission of CFS and serve to steward the organization on behalf of the community. The role of the Board of Directors is to provide advice, counsel and fiduciary accountability in order for CFS to deliver innovative programming that builds strong families.

Mike Theroux

Board Chair

Mike Theroux has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2011. Mike, a partner and the former Lead Director of the law firm Bennett Jones in Calgary, practices law in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on oil and gas industry disputes and on environmental litigation.

Mike has been a supporter of Catholic Family Service programs for many years. He provided legal advice to the students at Louise Dean for almost 15 years, before turning the job over to younger lawyers at Bennett Jones. Bennett Jones also proudly sponsors Catholic Family Service by awarding annual scholarships to students at Louise Dean.

Bob Spence

Vice Chair

Bob Spence has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2014. Bob was appointed Vice President & General Manager, Lafarge Canada Inc. in April 2001. He joined Lafarge in 1984 and has served the company in many capacities throughout Canada. He currently holds industry board positions with the Canadian Construction Association, Canadian Construction Innovations and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association. Bob is also a board member of Renfrew Educational Services and the Resolve Campaign to end homelessness.

Bob has two sons; the eldest is attending University of Calgary taking his MBA in the Haskayne School of Business, while the youngest is at the University of Guelph.

Trish Neveu

Past Chair

Trish Neveu has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2009. Trish grew up in Edmonton, and attended both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College before working several years in the travel industry. Once married, she supported her husband as his career took them to London and Moscow before returning to Canada where their two children were born. They then spent 10 years in Houston, and moved to Calgary in 2007.

Trish served as Catholic Family Service Board Chair for two consecutive terms, and for the past six years as our Board “cross over” on the Unlocking Potential Foundation Board.

Jamie McLeod

Treasurer

Jamie McLeod has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2010. Jamie is an investment advisor and portfolio manager with CIBC Wood Gundy. He was originally a long-time Catholic Family Service volunteer in the Athletes Mentoring Program while completing his MBA at the University of Calgary.

Jamie is also active in the basketball community as a coach and lives in the Marda Loop area with his wife Jenna and son Clifton.

Chris Bruce

Secretary

Chris Bruce has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2011. Chris co-founded and currently works at Triple Fox Energy Services Ltd. Triple Fox provides onsite safety consulting and medical services to clients in Western Canada. He worked previously at a national safety services provider as Director, Corporate Development and General Counsel. Chris started his career as a lawyer and Associate at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP.

Chris holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Alberta. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. Chris has been involved with both the Unlocking Potential Foundation and Catholic Family Service for the past several years as donor, volunteer, and board member.

Hash Assad

Director

Hash Assad joined the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service in 2017. With over 12 years of experience as a Senior Financial Advisor, he is recognized for his extensive experience in providing comprehensive financial planning for families, professionals, retirees and corporate entities.  A Certified Financial Planner, Registered Retirement Consultant and Elderly Planning Counselor, Hash has recently transitioned to Investors Group Securities Inc. as one of a few advisors eligible to trade on the new platform.

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hash started working at age of eleven to support his family. He eventually had an opportunity to move to Canada in 2000, first to Red Deer and then to Calgary in 2008. Hash and his wife recently welcomed a new daughter to the family.

Fr. Greg Coupal

Director

Fr. Greg Coupal has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2001. Father Greg has retired after 41 years of ministry in the Diocese of Calgary. He continues to sit on the Diocesan College of Consultors, and the Diocesan Advisory Committee on Sexual Issues. He is also chair of the Diocesan Environment and Art Committee.

Most recently, Father Greg joined the Retrouvaille Calgary team – Retrouvaille is a ministry that works with couples who are having difficulty in their marriage.

Kimberley Lepard

Director

Kimberley Lepard joined the Board in Fall 2017. A graduate of Queen’s University’s Masters of Business Administration program, she has worked for oil companies such as Cenovus Energy and Suncor Energy in the fields of talent acquisition, change management, program design and business coaching. With experience in leadership development, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness, Kimberley is a welcome addition to the CFS Board.

Anna Loomis

Director

Anna is a Partner and Client Executive with Solvera Solutions, an IT and business consulting firm based in western Canada. Anna has a track record of volunteer involvement with Catholic Family Service including participation in the Athletes Mentoring Program while playing basketball for the University of Calgary and serving at several Solvera sponsored Never Too Late graduations.

Anna and her husband Jeff are kept on their toes by their two young children.

Annie Murphy

Director

Annie Murphy has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2015. Annie is a manager in the Strategy & Operations practice of EY LLP. A Certified Human Resources Professional, she has extensive experience with implementing, managing, and improving local and national HR programs, as well as considerable employee relations. Before joining EY in 2007, she worked in Executive Search and Management Consulting roles at Conroy Ross Partners.

Having lived in five other Canadian cities, Annie has proudly called herself a Calgarian since 2001. She enjoys Calgary’s golf courses and proximity to the mountains for hiking and snowshoeing.

Mike Ross

Director

Mike Ross has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2014. Currently Superintendent of Area D in the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD), Mike Ross – born and raised in Calgary – graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1980. He completed Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master’s in Education at the University of Calgary. Mike began teaching with CCSD in 1985. During his career with Calgary Catholic, Mike has served as principal of St. James, St. Monica, Ascension of Our Lord and Bishop O’Byrne schools.

Mike is married to Lois and they have four children, all who attended Calgary Catholic schools.

Michael Vos

Director

Michael Vos has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2014. He is a labour and employment lawyer and experienced human resources professional. He has represented clients across various industries in oil and gas, construction, municipal and health care sectors, and the hotel industry. Early in 2016, Michael joined the Mathews Dinsdale law firm in Calgary and continues to practice human resources law.

A native Calgarian who spent over 15 years in Victoria and Vancouver before returning to Calgary in 1999, he volunteers with St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.

Michael and his wife Hilary have five children (three boys and two girls) who are all in school, including one in university.

“We were university students and expecting a baby in 2012 when we started meeting with a social worker at Louise Dean Centre. As young parents, we needed a lot of support. After our daughter was born, Jameela decided to work from home and build a jewelry business. When Peter got laid off, we thought, “If we can do this baby thing, we can run a business.” Turns out babies and businesses are a lot the same. They take time and effort and trial and error, but then they start doing things on their own. Now our jewelry is in 40 stores across Canada. ”

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