Become a Member of Our Board

A good, effective Board of Directors is made up of people from all walks of life who can contribute their own particular skills to meet the ever changing needs of a non-profit organization. Perhaps you have experience in sales, marketing, or you’re the parent of a wish child and understand what wish families need. If you believe your skills and knowledge could make our Society even stronger, please contact the Executive Director, Craig Hawkins, to get your application underway.

Board members can access resources here

Our Board

David Sharko, B.Com., LL.B.

(President, Legal Director)

Occupation: Lawyer
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (Constitutional and Aboriginal Law)
Member since July 1998
Based in Edmonton

Priscilla Sherwood

(Vice President)

Occupation: Senior Manager, Program Delivery
Aurora Cannabis
Member since May 2016
Based in Edmonton

Justin Jones, CPA


Occupation: Manager
Crowe Mackay LLP
Member since October 2017
Based in Edmonton

Darryl Vleeming, PMP MBA


Occupation: Chief Information Officer
Aurora Cannabis
Member since April 2014
Based in Edmonton

Jennifer Pon, CPA CA CIA


Occupation: Vice-President, Internal Audit and Advisory Services
Shaw Communications Inc.
Member since May 2015
Based in Calgary


Stephanie Campbell, LL.B.


Occupation: Partner
Dentons Canada LLP
Member since October 2017
Based in Calgary


Shawn Roach, P. Eng


Occupation:  Vice President, Operations Excellence
Member since September 2018
Based in Edmonton

Michael Stark 


Occupation:  Business Growth Strategist
Member since January 2019
Based in Calgary


Lucas Scheer


Occupation:  Managing Director
Member since January 2019
Based in Calgary


What to expect

As a Board member, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Attend Board meetings, and the Annual General Meeting, in Edmonton either in person or via teleconference;
  2. Vote on the wish granted to each eligible wish child;
  3. Take an active role in fundraisers;
  4. Attend initial wish visit meetings;
  5. Review financial statements, budget forecasts and other pertinent financial documents;
  6. Promote The Rainbow Society of Alberta to contacts within our community, with an emphasis on developing beneficial relationships.

Your responsibilities as a volunteer Board Member will include:

  • Working to ensure that the mandate of the Society is achieved;
  • Advocating for the Society in the community;
  • Helping to raise and manage donations;
  • Defining yearly fundraising, wish and communication goals; and
  • Approving budgets set forth and enacted by the Executive Director.

Board Member Resources

Board members can access the documents and resources they need.

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