Board

I moved from Nova Scotia to Okotoks in 1987 where I attended the last year at OJHS followed by FCHS. I have raised both my kids in Okotoks, now 22yrs old and 13yrs old. Both kids have been involved over the years locally with soccer, cadets, dance and art classes. I live a very active life style running, cycling and in the last year have added learning to swim to the list with the goal of the Okotoks Tri being the first out door sprint.

I have worked at Mullen Trucking in Aldersyde for 17 years, 10 of which have been as the Health and Safety Manager, and in addition am a realtor with Century 21.

I have volunteered on and off for quite a few years including, Inn from the cold, Aids Calgary and Next step ministries as an “intentional Friend” with women coming off the streets. I have changed my focus to include local which includes the Okotoks food bank and SRHT.

Owner and manager of Natural High Fitness and Natural High CrossFit, two Okotoks based fitness businesses.  Andrew takes great pride in helping where possible in the community and so is thrilled to play a role with the Health Trust, which provides such crucial support to many necessary programs and services in our area.

 

As a University educated and highly credentialed conditioning and wellness coach, Andrew has an acute awareness of both the imminent benefits as well as the challenges regarding preventative health measures, and enjoys seeing the marriage between those programs and services with acute medical care programs; a marriage that is supported by the Sheep River Health Trust.

Dana Johnson

Treasurer

Dana is a Certified Financial Planner and for the past 8 years, Dana has worked as a Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services and is presently a Division Director.

Dana was the Treasurer of the Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce from 2009 – Jan 2017 and as of May 15th, 2017 became the Treasurer of the Foothills Health Trust. He is also a friend of the Rotary, and has sat on 2 committees for the town as well as volunteers for charities in the area.

Since 2005, Dana has lived in Okotoks with his wife Laurie and daughters Kate and Megan where they have enjoy the community, school and leisure activities offered.

Tania Willumsen

Secretary

Tania Willumsen has over 40 years experience as a senior executive in the institutional investment management and pension industries. A past director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, she has been a frequent speaker on investing and corporate governance.

 

She has spent the past 17 years as a director of several corporate and not for profit boards. These include: Past Chair of the Alberta Motor Association, Past Chair and Director of Bridgewater Bank and Chair of the Audit Committee, AMA Insurance Company and Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of AMA Properties and Chair, Investment Committee for the Canada Council for the Arts, and Killam Trust Endowment Fund and the Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights. In the Okotoks area she serves as a Director of the Foothills Country Hospice Society and the Sheep River Health Trust.

 

Throughout her life, she has been an active participant in the not for profit sector serving on numerous boards in the arts, children’s welfare and healthcare.

Alex Zabel recently graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management. Toward the end of her academic career, she developed a particular interest in not-for-profit organizations, the way they run, and the intersection between non-profits, the government, and the public.

It is as a result of this interest that she won a student research award through the Institute of Community Prosperity resulting in publication and presentation of her paper Matchmaking in an Economic Downturn: Strategic Partnerships for Community Prosperity.

Beyond her academic career, Alex is an enthusiastic contributor to her local community. Since moving back to Okotoks, she has not turned down an opportunity to offer her time, knowledge, or passion to any local organization. She is thrilled to be getting more involved in the Sheep River Health Trust.

Cindy Dorais

Incoming Chair

My husband and I moved from Vancouver to Okotoks in 2006 and subsequently grew our family. We have a two children ages 6 and 9.  We are involved in plenty of sports including hockey, gymnastics, karate, running, cycling etc.

 

I am a Senior Financial Advisor with ATB Investor Services since 2008, and have worked in the investment industry for over 20 years. ATB Investor Services is a subsidiary of ATB Financial and a full service investment firm.  I’m responsible for the foothills area including Okotoks, Black Diamond, High River and Millarville providing financial and investment advice to a broad range of clients and business owners.

A full time mom to two beautiful children, Heidi Rogers is committed to being actively involved in the community in which she lives.  She moved to Okotoks after graduating university, but was never too far from her agricultural roots where she is still active in operating her family’s ranching business.

Coming from rural Alberta, she understands the needs and challenges our communities face with respect to developing, providing and maintaining accessible quality healthcare. Heidi is passionate about health and fitness, and committed to giving back to the Foothills Community. This will be her fourth year on the Okotoks Wishmaker Walk Committee, and she welcomes the opportunity to join the Sheep River Health Trust.

Lise is a prairie girl – grew up on a farm in Ferland Saskatchewan. After earning her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Calgary, Lise started her nursing career in Labour and Delivery at the Calgary General. From there, Lise moved to the Vancouver area where she lived with her family for 12 years. She continued her nursing career at the Burnaby Hospital and Burnaby Public Health. On her return to the Calgary area in 1996, Lise earned her Master’s degree at the University of Calgary, all the while working at the Foothills Hospital. In 1999, Lise was convinced to come and work at the High River Hospital. She has been there ever since in various capacities.

She is now the Director of Central Rural Communities and Facilities in the Calgary Zone – High River, Okotoks & Black Diamond. She was honoured by her peers with the Nursing Excellence in Administration Award from CARNA (College of Alberta Registered Nurses Association) in the spring of 2014. Lise is married and is blessed with 3 children, their partners, 3 beautiful curious granddaughters and delightful grandpuppies. They make their home on an acreage east of Okotoks.

Richard and his wife, Kathleen, left England for Calgary in 1968. As a woodwork teacher Richard soon realized that he could build his own house ,Canadian style ,resulting in a move to the M. D. In 1976. He was appointed to Foothills Composite when it opened in 1984, volunteering for Director of the 1989 Provincial Industrial Education Conference, later taking early retirement in 1996 to pursue his furniture making.

Running has been his main activity for 55 years being involved in all 37 Sheep River Road Races, a founder member of the Big Rock Runners and running the Boston Marathon in 2008. He found time for two terms on the Recreation Board and Sports Director for the 2004 Alberta Summer Games. Another interest is singing and currently sings Tenor with the Okotoks Men’s Chorus and the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus.

Sara Noyes is the Manager of Cactus Club Salon & Spa in Okotoks and also serves as a board member on the Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce. Sara moved to Okotoks in 2011 from Canmore, AB to have a child and her family experienced an incredible level of support from the community nursing staff.

She is thrilled to join the board of the SHRT to help give back to our community. Sara has been a Massage Therapist for 16 years, has extensive experience in the health & wellness industry and brings International business experience through various roles she has held across Canada.