Board of Directors2019-09-03T22:03:26+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.

Annie Murphy

Board Chair 

Annie Murphy has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service since 2015, taking on the role of Chair in 2019.

Annie is a leader in EY LLP’s Strategy consulting practice and has worked with multiple clients across sectors to develop and implement their strategic transformations. Having been a volunteer and supporter of CFS since 2004, Annie is passionate about helping the agency deliver on its purpose and ambition.

Anna Loomis

Vice Chair 

Anna is a Partner and Client Executive with Solvera Solutions, a Western Canadian based IT solution and business consulting firm.  Her experience includes client collaboration and project leadership to transform organizations through people, process and technology change.  She is passionate about building strong families and has a track record of volunteer involvement with CFS including participation in Crew 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 three active children.

Mike Theroux

Past 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.

Jamie McLeod

Jamie McLeod

Treasurer

Jamie McLeod has been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service and Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation since 2010. Jamie is a Vice President & Portfolio Manager with CIBC Wood Gundy. He was originally a long-time Catholic Family Service volunteer in the Athletes Mentoring Program (now known as Crew) while participating in varsity basketball at University of Calgary.

Jamie lives in the Marda Loop area with his wife Jenna and their two kids.

Maria Hodge

Secretary

We welcomed Maria to the Board in 2018. A graduate of the University of Alberta law school, Maria practiced in the areas of commercial, insurance and family litigation. She chose to leave the practice of law to start a family and has since been an active volunteer, serving on various community and educational boards. Passionate about both education and family, Maria is excited to be devoting time to the worthy programs supported by CFS.

Maria is an avid runner and gardener and enjoys cooking. She and her husband Phil have a daughter and two sons.

Hash Assad

Director

Hash Assad joined the Board of Directors at Catholic Family Service in 2017. With over 15 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 was recognized as Financial Planner of the Year in 2015 and 2017 and is one of a few advisors eligible to trade on the Securities 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 are proud parents of an amazing and beautiful daughter.

Dary Bissonnette

Director

Dary Bissonnette is the Vice-President of Strategic Sourcing at Shaw Communications Inc. with responsibilities over strategic sourcing, supplier relationships, supplier risk management, and partner related economic analysis.

He joined Shaw as Vice-President Finance and Controller in August 2015. Prior to joining Shaw, Dary held the CFO position at a privately held oilfield services organization in Calgary, and had been Director, Operations Finance at WestJet Airlines where his mandate in support of the Operations team spanned across Flight Ops, Airport Ops, Inflight, Technical Ops and supporting network expansion opportunities.

He earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 2005 while at Deloitte LLP and holds a Masters in Professional Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dary and his wife Deborah, a math teacher with CSSD, are proud parents to two young girls. As a young family, they are excited to participate in a community focused organization like Catholic Family Service that shares in their values.

Danilo de Leon Jr.

Director

Danilo de Leon Jr. is Manager, Learning and Development at WestJet in Calgary. His team oversees the learning strategy for WestJet’s global airports, contact centres, vacations and cargo divisions. Prior to joining WestJet, he was an HR Director with Shaw Communications specializing in Talent and Leadership Development. A Board member since 2018, Danilo brings a strong background in human resources and a deep passion in finding ways to extend the impact that Catholic Family Service creates in our community.

Denise Hughes

Director

Denise Hughes is Vice President of Human Resources at Imperial Oil Limited in Calgary; her HR responsibilities include the ExxonMobil Companies of Canada. She began her career at Imperial Oil in Toronto in 1990, relocating to Calgary in 2013. A Board member since 2018, Denise brings a strong background in human resources and a strong desire to give back to the community through volunteer work with a not-for-profit agency such as CFS.

Trish Neveu

Director

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.

Deneen Nolan

Director

Deneen Nolan is an area director with Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) in Calgary, Alberta. For more than 28 years, Deneen has held a wide-range of positions within CCSD—from teacher and principal to diverse learning supervisor.  Born and raised in Calgary, Deneen graduated from St. Francis High School in 1983. She completed a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina and a master’s degree from the University of Lethbridge. As a former Canada’s Outstanding Principal recipient, Deneen is passionate about creating collaborative learning communities that ensure students succeed. Her experiences in education have enriched her personally and professionally.

Deneen has two boys who play hockey and attend 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.

“I attended Louise Dean Centre for one semester in the Fall of 1971. I was 17 and pregnant. To any teenager in the same situation today, I would say that education is paramount to any happiness, success, self-awareness and confidence you will have in your life. Today I am very proud that my daughter works with Catholic Family Service as a consulting psychiatrist. I am so happy that she is able to give back to the organization that helped me when I needed it the most.”

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