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.


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

Jennifer Pon, CPA CA CIA

(Vice President)

Occupation: Vice-President, Commercial Finance Operations
Shaw Communications Inc.
Member since May 2015
Based in Calgary

Kimberley Kraychy, CPA


Occupation: Manager
Crowe Mackay LLP
Member since December 2020
Based in Edmonton

Darryl Vleeming, PMP MBA


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

Stephanie Campbell, LL.B.


Occupation: Partner  at Dentons Canada – Co-Lead, Banking & Finance
Member since October 2017
Based in Calgary

Michael Stark


Occupation: Sales Director, Welco Expediting Ltd.
Member since January 2019
Based in Calgary

Shelley Hayashi,  CMA


Manager, Commercial FP&A
WestJet Airlines
Member since June 2021
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.