The management, staff and Board of Directors of Canterbury Foundation have one thing in common: believing in the importance of our Vision, Mission and Values. These core values and goals give residents dignity, independence and a higher quality of life. It is with the same beliefs our management, supervisory and support staff approach the work that we do.
Heidi Hadubiak joined the Canterbury Foundation team in 2018 and is currently the acting Chief Executive Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, an executive-level MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree and is a Certified Executive Coach. Heidi has over 15 years of broad-ranging healthcare leadership experience. She brings her passion for the development of others and a commitment to helping Canterbury Foundation achieve continued success in providing ‘the promise of home’ to its residents.
Dirk Kuntscher joined Canterbury Foundation in 2021. He brings 10 plus years’ experience in senior finance management roles in not-for-profits; conveying strategic and operational leadership to the sheer ecstasy that is debits and credits. He provides direction for the efficient use of limited resources and ensuring accountability in fiscal stewardship. When not at work, Dirk enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends as well as supporting his daughters in their various endeavors. Being an active volunteer, he is a certified judge for Artistic Swimming (Synchronized Swimming) and teases his daughters that he will get to the Olympics before them in the sport.
Rita Filice joined Canterbury Foundation in 2022 as Interim HR Director. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with specialization in human resources management and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.
Rita is a collaborative and accomplished HR leader who has dedicated her career to bringing out the best in people. Her positive energy and outlook drive productivity and make anything possible. As part of a series of engagements ranging from performance management, employee engagement to developing HR frameworks, Rita has created solutions that delivered practical and meaningful business results. Rita dedicates her energy to family and friends. She is proud to be Canadian, loves living in Alberta, and takes every opportunity to visit the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Sacha joined the Canterbury Foundation in 2020 as Business Development & Licensing Manger. With an extensive background in Marketing, New Business Development, Client Services, and Brand Development, Sacha brings her passion for people and relationship building, eye for creative design, and dedication to providing “The Promise of Home” to current and future residents of Canterbury. Sacha and her husband enjoy a lively household consisting of two rambunctious sons, two crazy dogs, and a Leopard Long-Tailed Gecko, named Sticky.
Mbalia is a Therapeutic Recreation professional with over eight years of experience working with seniors in the community and in continuing care. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of seniors with a particular focus on improving the environments and promoting meaningful engagement for persons living with dementia. Mbalia has a Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from McMaster University and a Diploma in Recreation Therapy. In her role as Resident Experience Manager, She uses her knowledge to lead teams in the development and execution of multifaceted programs to support the holistic wellbeing of seniors and engage in community relations projects to expand the network of resident engagement activities. She has also served as chair in multiple management committees and coordinated interdisciplinary teams in quality improvement projects. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration.
Fang joined Canterbury in 2013, she graduated from University of Alberta and received her official CPA designation in June 2018. She oversees the day-to-day operations of Canterbury’s accounting team and payroll. Fang plays a lead role in the preparation of financial statements, annual financial audit, and budget variances analysis. She began her career as an accounting assistant, where she learned the fundamentals of accounting by providing bookkeeping services. Her experience has grown to full-cycle accounting, financial planning, financial reporting, and budgeting. Having a positive attitude and dedication have made her a valuable asset for Canterbury Foundation.
Tiffany Brochu joined Canterbury Foundation in 2021 and is currently acting as the Health Services Manager. She is a Registered Nurse and completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Athabasca University after having completed the Practical Nurse Program at NorQuest College. After working on the front line in acute care and various continuing care programs, Tiffany found her passion in resident advocacy and leadership. She is committed to leading, empowering, and mentoring her team to improve work processes, translate and apply research findings into practice and development to provide high-quality resident care to ‘enhance the lives of seniors’.
Grace is a Payroll Supervisor at Canterbury Foundation and has extensive experience in Finance & Payroll. She has experience as a managing accountant in an international bank and as a corporate payroll supervisor. Her diligence and attention to detail have facilitated the discovery of fraud and the streamlining of financial operations.
Margo Buckley is Certified Professional Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Independent Fund Development Consultant. With 10 years of experience in major giving, annual campaigns, event management & grant writing, she has worked to connect donors to many different causes, including the arts with the ESO & Ballet Kelowna, the social sector with the YMCA of Okanagan and Kids Up Front, mental health with CMHA Kelowna and more. At Canterbury Foundation, Margo has focused on building Annual Giving since 2020 , and with the amazing support of residents, families and community partners, the donor family at Canterbury has truly embraced the opportunity to show their advocacy and love for all who call Canterbury home.
Glyn Eales joined Canterbury Foundation as Executive Assistant in 2020 and has over 20 years of administration experience. She is originally from South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology. Her skills lie in organization and attention to detail. Fun facts about Glyn - she has lived on 3 different continents and has completed an ultramarathon of 90km. Glyn is married and has 2 sons.
Rev. Colleen Sanderson joined the Canterbury Foundation in 2022. She brings with her a Bachelor of Education, with a specialty in Music and a strong background in classroom teaching. After an experience walking 150 km of the El Camino De Santiago in Spain, she felt a called to Ordained Ministry, and left classroom to teaching to be an Anglican Priest. As a parish priest with 15 years of experience, in both rural and urban settings, she has a particular passion for ministry with Seniors in community and end of life care. She brings with her a calm and faithful presence, and a love for God, and community, a love of music, steeped tea, and her cat, “Mrs. Sparkles the Cat”.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Bruce is a NAIT graduate with Third-Class Power Engineering Certification. With over 35 years of maintenance experience in the healthcare, long term care, and food processing industries, Bruce is a welcome addition to the Canterbury family.
Bruce brings a high level of skill in Customer Service, Building Management, Preventative Maintenance, Project Management, Team Building, Process Improvement and Change Management, and when he isn’t using his superpowers to make Canterbury run like a well-oiled machine, he enjoys travel, golf and cycling.
Mary has over 25 years of senior administrative level experience in both the corporate and public sector in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. Her passion is re-organization, culture building, and coaching senior administrators to excel in their particular field. She is an experienced operations manager; developing and marketing successful programs; managing budgets and leading teams; and establishing and meeting business outcomes. Her role, as chief of staff to the vice-president of a large capital and operations portfolio at the University of Alberta, included organization development and restructuring, strategic financial planning, issues and communications, policy development and liaison to the Board of Governors; and Secretary to the University of Alberta Properties Trust Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in administrative studies from York University, a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and coursework from UC Berkeley and the University of Alberta in organizational development. She served on the Canterbury Board of Directors 2003 to 2009.
Diann joined Canterbury as a Board Director from 2004 to 2010 and in 2012 completed a two year term as Board Chair. She continued serving on a number of committees with Canterbury and in 2019 re-joined the Board as a Director. She continues to sit on a number of committees including the adhoc Project Development Committee which she has been a member of since its inception. After 47 years with the office of the Alberta Ombudsman, Diann retired in mid-2020, having started out as a clerk stenographer, then advancing into complaints investigation and ultimately completing her time with the Alberta Ombudsman as the Manager of Strategic Services. She was the lead investigator on a number of investigations that ultimately made public, including an examination of the out of country health services system, the complaint fee structure of one of the province’s health colleges and the administrative fairness of the Mental Health Review Panel process. Diann is passionate about administrative fairness in decision making and has spoken to a number of different organizations about the Alberta Ombudsman, including the 34th annual conference of the United States Ombudsman Association in Indianapolis, Indiana. Diann has served and continues to serve in numerous leadership roles at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, one of Canterbury’s two founding parishes. Diann and her husband Keith have two adult children and two (the third is scheduled to arrive in December 2020) grandchildren.
After graduating university with a Commerce degree, Monty joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Ottawa where he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. He returned to Edmonton as a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche and later joined Grant Thornton LLP where he became a partner, remaining for 16 years.
Monty’s financial career took a different focus in 1998 when he became a financial, investment and wealth manager with CIBC Wood Gundy. Here, he was able to provide his individual and institutional clients, additional benefits gained from his many years of professional experience in the accounting and management consulting sectors. He retired from Wood Gundy in 2017.
He and wife Cheri have 2 adult children and five grandchildren. Their son and his family live in Sweden and their daughter and her family are resident in Edmonton.
For most of his life, Monty has been a committed volunteer, executive leader and board member of Canadian professional and business associations, and many non-profit and charitable organizations. He is very pleased to have been asked to serve as a board member of the Canterbury Foundation.
Jo-Ann Sherlock is a recently retired family physician who worked in family practice as well as in the Learning and Development Clinics at the Misericordia and Grey Nuns Hospitals and in the community health clinics of West Jasper Place and Sherwood Park. In the Learning and Development Clinics she collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to provide services to children struggling with learning and mental health concerns. Prior to entering medicine, Jo-Ann was a high school teacher for four years. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of British Columbia and worked as a physician for thirty years. Jo-Ann has actively supported agencies such as Kids With Cancer, ABC Headstart and the Edmonton Foodbank through volunteer endeavours.
Jo-Ann was born and raised in Edmonton and attends the Anglican Parish of Christ Church. She is married to Dick and has four grown children. She is pleased to serve on the board having very fond memories of Canterbury where her mother, Kathleen, was a resident for six years.
Scott sat on the Board from 2013 to 2019 and returned as Chair in 2020. He has a close connection with Canterbury Foundation as his father and three of his grandparents have been residents. He is currently a Warden at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.
He was chair of the business-law group at Edmonton’s second largest law firm before he retired in 2017 after close to thirty years of practice. He served as President of the Alberta branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta.
Before law, he obtained his degree in Business Administration and Commerce, specializing in finance, from the University of Alberta then worked in the banking industry where he received the designation Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Scott completed the Director’s Education Program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the University of Alberta’s School of Business.
John Patterson is a seasoned senior financial executive who has had a successful 40 year career in providing treasury, corporate finance and risk management expertise for nine major Canadian power, resource and telecommunications companies. His career included negotiation of several corporate and project financings, evaluations of resource projects and potential acquisition targets, preparation of long term strategic plans and development of banking relationships and treasury functions. Since his retirement in 2011, he has served on the Board of the Royal Glenora Club as its Treasurer and Secretary and participated on its Finance, Governance, Redevelopment and Membership committees. In late 2016 he was approached by Canterbury to assist in reviewing financing proposals for its current redevelopment project and now brings his financial expertise to Canterbury as a Board member, currently Treasurer, and member of its Finance and Redevelopment committees.
Darlene retired as a Justice from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in 2016.
Throughout her legal career, she engaged in various community service activities through her involvement with the Canadian Bar Association, the Anglican Parish of Christ Church and the PEO Sisterhood.
Several of her PEO sisters were residents of Canterbury Manor.
Darlene has been a member of the Parish of Christ Church for over 25 years.
Her personal passions involve attending the Citadel, the Edmonton Symphony, Edmonton Opera and following the Oilers, closely. She likes to sew, garden and read frivolous fiction.
Darlene especially enjoys time with her son, William, who lives in Calgary.
Rev. Susan Oliver began her post-secondary education at Mount Allison University where she completed an honours BA in Religious Studies in 1998. Having felt a call to ordained ministry from an early age, Sue returned to her hometown of Toronto where she pursued a Masters of Divinity at Wycliffe College. Sue was ordained in 2005 and began her formal ministry in the small hamlet of Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories. After three and a half years of ministry among the Gwichin people, she moved ‘south’ to Edmonton and began her work as the Anglican Educational Chaplain at the University of Alberta. Soon after her work at the U of A commenced, Sue added rector of St. George’s to her ministry. In the summer of 2015 Sue became the rector of the Anglican Parish of Christ Church.
Sue is married to Dr. Stephen Martin, associate theology professor at The King’s University here in Edmonton and they have two active and busy children, Amelia and Simon.
Phil is counsel and litigator at Bishop & McKenzie. His practice covers civil trial and appeal work, with an emphasis on construction litigation; major personal injury and wrongful death litigation; and insurance matters including professional errors and omissions, and coverage opinions. Phil also does administrative board work and advises on municipal law.
His clients include lawyers, doctors, accountants, corporate executives and other people of every description who are in need of legal services.
Since 1985, Phil has held the position of diocesan solicitor for the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. He served as bencher of the Law Society of Alberta in the 1990s, and is a past member of several Law Society of Alberta committees.
Phil often shares his experience via presentations to other lawyers on matters of legal ethics, practice management and municipal law.
A former professional pipe organist, he still tickles the ivories for relaxation. He also water-skis, and snow skis downhill and cross-country. A devotee of travel, Phil has explored many reaches of the globe, from north of the Arctic Circle, to the Cape of Good Hope. He often indulges his love for cycling during his trips, setting himself such challenges as circumnavigating the big island of Hawaii. Phil is married and the father of two adult children.
Gail Gravelines is a communications professional with forty plus years experience in newspaper, television and radio news reporting and advertising; magazine writing; and, in the last two decades of her career as a corporate communications consultant.
An advocate of clear communication and compelling story telling, Gail worked with a variety of businesses and not-for-profits to help them clarify, articulate and achieve their goals.
Her career provided opportunities to meet with, and learn from people from all walks of life who willingly shared their rich insights and experiences. When a client shared the story of how a group of neighbours came together decades ago, and mortgaged their homes to create Canterbury, Gail was enchanted, which led to her being on the board.
She has served on the board of Primrose Place Family Centre and was instrumental in teaming with the Greater Edmonton Foundation to build a child care centre on the main floor of their Ottewell Seniors residence.
Gail is an avid reader, baker, walker and dog lover. She and her husband Randy have two adult children and two grandchildren who keep them active and often help with technology
Graham Henderson is legal counsel at McLennan Ross LLP. His practice focuses on construction disputes, contractual disputes, debt collection and defamation claims. He also advises on regulatory matters and bylaw enforcement. Graham was born and raised in Edmonton, and lived in close proximity to Canterbury for most of his life. He attended the University of Alberta, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and his law degree. Graham enjoys travel, squash and downhill skiing, and previously worked as a certified ski instructor at a local ski club. He is married and has one daughter.
Linda Wood Edwards owns LUE-42 Enterprises, which focuses on board governance. She has a Bachelor of Administration degree and is a Certified Association Executive, a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada, and an Accredited Director. Linda contracts as a Corporate Secretary to several organizations, is CGIC’s Governance Chief Examiner, and a governance and strategy facilitator for the international Directors Education Accreditation Program.
In addition to the Canterbury Foundation Board (via St. Augustine of Canterbury), Linda serves as a public member on the Council of a regulated profession. Linda has been Chair of the Community Services Advisory Board (City of Edmonton) and Women Building Futures. She is a former Executive Director/Registrar of a professional association and a current one for an industry association. Linda is the author of two books (board-related) and 14 plays (decidedly not board-related) as well as a popular monthly e-zine.
Linda is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, a speaker/emcee, a fan of the Canadian Football League, and in training to become a Certified Beer Judge.
Rev. Clare Louise Stewart completed an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering and a Master of Science in Earth Sciences (Hydrogeology) at the University of Waterloo. Clare spent 20+ years working for engineering consulting firms in the Region of Waterloo, as a technical specialist in the hydrogeology and environmental stewardship of land development projects, with a primary focus on waste management facilities.
After her son Brett finished high school, Clare left her career to pursue a Master of Divinity at Huron University College at Western University. There, Clare met and married a Newfoundlander, and thus began her ordained ministry as the Incumbent of the Parish of Port Saunders on the Great Northern Peninsula on Newfoundland’s west coast serving five small fishing villages/towns.
Clare came to the Edmonton area in February 2020, when her wife, the Captain Rev. Jennifer Renouf who is now a Military Chaplain and was posted to CFB Edmonton. Clare became the Incumbent of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in October 2021 and was appointed Rector in April 2022.