Diane Kyle -Buchanan

Chair

 

Diane and Gordon shared thoughts with respect to building community. Diane was born in Edmonton and has been involved in the community from a very early age. She is a business woman with diverse business activities. All of her business interests must have a component of supporting the community. Her view is you cannot simply take out without putting back. Diane's involvements extend to public companies, hospital boards, the arts, international support projects and private corporations. "Reaching out has to extend beyond our own borders." A Rotarian for many years opened her view to the world at large.

We have been charged with the building and administration of this foundation. Together we hope to provide the vision and impact of giving in a supportive and sustainable manner for generations to come.

"I feel it is most important what you do for others; rather than what you say you will do" ... it defines your core values and can change the world ...

Sine Chadi

Vice Chair

Sine Chadi is a former MLA,  Sine is currently President and CEO of Imperial Equities Inc., a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange with a head office in Edmonton, Alberta.

Yolanda Van Wachem

Secretary

Yolanda has a wide variety of experience and expertise in wills and estates, family law and administrative law. Her practice provides services in the areas of estate planning and estate litigation, dependent adult matters, divorce, matrimonial property, custody disputes, child welfare, private adoption, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and post-separation matrimonial property agreements.

Yolanda also has experience in the area of professional liability and advising health-focused professional associations. She is counsel for the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association, and has acted on behalf of the Children’s Guardian and the Director of Maintenance Enforcement.

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Lisa Baroldi

Director

Lisa Baroldi is President and CEO of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Edmonton. Prior to joining BOMA Edmonton, Lisa was a senior advisor to the Canada-UAE Business Council in Toronto and Dubai, and executive director of an economic development authority in Northern Alberta. Other previous roles include associate editor of Diplomat & International Magazine in Ottawa and CEO of Progress Unlimited, an Edmonton-based global consulting firm that has been involved in many ground-breaking initiatives such as Canada’s first New in Town Indigenous Welcome Service and Kahkiyaw, which is the first collaborative service delivery for urban Indigenous children, youth and families in Alberta.

 

Lisa is an award-winning business and community leader who has a strong reputation in Edmonton and across Canada. In 2009, she co-founded the national intercity exchange, Designing Downtown, which she conceived of while marketing commercial real estate in Western Canada, and continues to be passionate about city building. Lisa holds a master’s degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and degrees from L’institute d’études politques de Lyon and the University of Alberta, where she was awarded the Dr John MacDonald Medal in Arts for overall superior academic achievement in the BA Honours Program. In 2015, Lisa was selected for the prestigious Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. In 2012/13, she was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40, Top 100 Women in Business, and Alberta Venture Magazine’s Ten Rising Stars.