Heart and Stroke Foundation
Alberta Provincial Board
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Alberta Provincial Board provides the Provincial CEO and Foundation with advice, support and connection to the community with respect to the Foundation's regional activities. Members of the Alberta Provincial Board are listed below.
Front Row (L-R) – David Laycock, Shauna Strasdin, Art
Korpach, Donna Hastings, Owen Edmondson, Dr. Michael Hill
Back Row (L – R) – David Savage, Kevin Neveu, Dwayne
Huber, Crista Osualdini, Murray Suey
Absent – Morgan Moe.
Chair: Art Korpach, Calgary
Art is the retired Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets Inc. He started his career in Toronto and later moved to Calgary. He has 27 years of experience in investment banking, working with clients in Canada and globally. During his career, he has provided advice on numerous financing, merger and acquisition transactions. He is Past-Chair of the Board of United Way of Calgary and Area and was Co-chair of the campaign in 2009. Art also serves as Director of Canexus Corporation, Freehold Royalties Ltd. and HPC Energy Services Ltd. He served as Chair of The Accounting Standards Board at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and previously served as a member of Mount Royal College Board of Governors and Mount Royal College Foundation Board, as well as a member of the Financial Advisory Council, Alberta Securities Commission. Art is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vice Chair: Owen Edmondson, Edmonton
Owen is a native Edmontonian who retired in 2011 after a 32-year career as a financial executive in the utilities industry. Owen is a Certified General Accountant with an MBA from the University of Alberta. His strong commitment to community service is reflected by his past service as a Director on several not-for-profit organizations. Currently, Owen is the Past Chair of the Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation, the Treasurer for the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, and a member of the Citizens Appeal Panel of the Alberta Government’s Appeal Secretariat. He has served as a member of the Alberta Provincial Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation since 2010.
Dwayne Huber, Lethbridge
Dwayne is President and part owner of Airtech Heating and Air Conditioning in Lethbridge. He obtained his MBA in 1993 and became a Certified Management Accountant in 1996. Dwayne is an active and respected community member who has served on the Board of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the original Lethbridge Breakfast Club and the Alberta Construction Safety Association, and has many other building industry connections and business affiliations within Lethbridge and southern Alberta. Airtech donates office and storage space to Heart & Stroke in Lethbridge and is a ‘go-to advocate’ for the Foundation in Southern Alberta. Dwayne’s business partner had a stroke many years ago and his colleague is still living with the effects of stroke. Dwayne and his business associates and community have rallied together to host an annual golf tournament to honour their friend and to raise awareness and funds, totalling more than $190,000, with all proceeds benefiting the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
David Laycock, Calgary
David Laycock is an entrepreneurial, growth-oriented leader with experience in building companies across a range of industries. David enjoys guiding early stage companies and businesses in transition through both periods of rapid growth and times of challenge and change. David’s particular areas of expertise include strategic planning, finance, business development, and leadership. David is also an accomplished leader in the community. He co-founded and served as the Board Chair of Attainable Homes Calgary Corp. for six years. Attainable Homes Calgary has received several awards for its innovation in affordable housing and has provided home ownership opportunities to over 700 families. David currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
David received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. In 2008, David was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40. He and his wife Amanda have four children, and are passionate about the impact that the Heart and Stroke Foundation makes in the lives of those we care about.
Morgan Moe, Calgary
Morgan is a passionate and determined innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit. She obtained a BSc in Kinesiology from University of Calgary while also pursuing a diploma in Emergency Medicine from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. While volunteering at The Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, Morgan developed a keen interest in helping those in greatest need for complex rehab services. This experience planted the seed for her first technology start-up. In the fall of 2011, Morgan was selected to participate in the Next 36: Canada’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative, where she launched Talem Health Solutions with Anne Marie Paquette. Talem’s first product, StrokeLink, provided Stroke survivors and their family members with the knowledge and tools to help them regain their independence. Although StrokeLink is no longer available, Morgan continues to support stroke care through her involvement with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Currently, Morgan is pursuing new challenges at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering.
Kevin Neveu, Calgary
Kevin is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Precision Drilling Corporation, and has
34 years of experience in the oilfield services. Prior to joining Precision Drilling Corporation, he was President of the Rig Solutions Group of National Oilwell Varco in Houston and held senior management positions with it and its predecessor companies in London, Moscow, Houston, Edmonton and Calgary. Kevin currently serves as a Director of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. and Finning International, and is a former Board member of Rig Net. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Alberta, a Director for a Canadian national sports non-profit organization, and an Advisor for the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy. Kevin is a Director and member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta. Kevin has also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts.
Crista Osualdini, Edmonton
Crista was appointed to the Foundation’s Alberta Provincial Advisory Board in 2012. She is a partner at the law firm of McLennan Ross LLP, with a focus on estate litigation, administration and planning. Crista was admitted as a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 2006 after obtaining her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2002. Crista has presented on estate matters to many different audiences. In addition to her volunteer work with the Heart and Stroke Foundation Provincial Board, Crista is also a Board member for the Fringe Theatre Adventures in Edmonton. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Adsum Audio Corp., a for-profit home audio business. In her free time, Crista enjoys heading to the mountains with her husband to enjoy a weekend of skiing.
Shauna Strasdin, Grande Prairie
Shauna and her husband, Dr. Rob Strasdin of Strasdin-Sangha Orthodontics, live in Grande Prairie. Shauna has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Calgary. Heart disease is prevalent on both sides of their family and they lost their first child due to a congenital heart defect. Shauna taught her three children to volunteer and canvass during Heart Month at an early age, explaining the necessity of raising funds for research and supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Employing a staff made up largely of women, Strasdin-Sangha Orthodontics chose to support a charity that best reflects their support of their staff. The organization has been the title sponsor of The Ladies in Red Fashion Show & Candlelight Gala in Grande Prairie for the past seven years.
Murray Suey, Calgary
Murray is Partner in charge of the KPMG Calgary Audit Practice. He has worked in the Calgary, Alberta and London, UK offices of KPMG. Murray is a Director of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a former Director of the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta NWT Division, and has served as Director and Treasurer of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association - Calgary Chapter. He is a presenter at conferences and seminars, including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) conference on International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS for Oil and Gas companies and the Institute of Corporate Directors. A devoted father and dedicated professional, Murray exhibits an exemplary commitment to volunteerism and community responsibility.