Heart and Stroke Foundation
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.
Left to right: Murray Suey, Shauna Strasdin, David Savage, Crista Osualdini, Donna Hastings, Art Korpach, Rod Mckay (HSFC Board Chair), Morgan Moe, Dwayne Huber and Kevin Neveu. Absent: Owen Edmondson and Dr. Michael Hill.
Art Korpach, Calgary
Art retired as 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 investment banking experience working with clients in Canada and globally. During his career, he has provided advice on numerous financing and merger and acquisition transactions. He is immediate Past-Chair of the Board of United Way of Calgary and Area and was Co-chair of the campaign in 2009; 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; previously served as a member of Mount Royal College Board of Governors and Mount Royal College Foundation Board and a member of the Financial Advisory Council, Alberta Securities Commission. Art is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Michael Hill, Calgary
Dr. Michael Hill is Associate Dean (Clinical Trials), Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary; Professor of Neurology in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences, Community Health Sciences, Medicine and Radiology, and Director of the Stroke Unit for the Calgary Stroke Program, Foothills Hospital, Alberta Health Services. His background is in neurology and clinical epidemiology. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Hill is involved in running randomized controlled trials testing new treatments for stroke. His other focus is on stroke epidemiology where he collects and analyzes data from hospitals to study trends in stroke occurrence and treatment. Using this data he studies trends and recommends policies and procedures to assist physicians to more effectively treat their patients.
Dr. Hill was awarded the Heart and Stroke Foundation Professorship in Stroke Research in 2005 and renewed in 2012 for three years. The Professorship is an award given to an Alberta researcher dedicated to developing and maintaining a world-class research program oriented toward prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke. Dr. Hill has also received the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s highest research award, the Henry J.M. Barnett Scholarship Award in 2001/2002 and the prestigious American Academy of Neurology’s Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize in 2004. The Calgary Stroke Program was recognized for research in health care by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Canadian Medical Association Journal (CIHR-CMAJ) Top Achievements in Health Research Award in 2011.
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 been a member of the Alberta Provincial Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation since 2010.
Dwayne Huber, Lethbridge
Dwayne is President and part owner and 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 serves 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 HSF in Lethbridge and is a ‘go-to advocate’ for the Foundation in Southern Alberta.
Dwayne’s business partner had a stroke eight years ago and his colleague is still living with the effects of stroke. Dwayne, his business associates and community have rallied together to host an annual golf tournament to honour their friend and to raise funds and awareness with all proceeds benefiting the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Proceeds from the 2012 tournament were designated to the Jessica Kerber Memorial Fund for HSF Research in Stroke Prevention and Aftercare.
Morgan Moe, Calgary
Morgan is a passionate and determined innovator with a strong vision for the future of healthcare. Driven to improve the health and wellness of others, Morgan pursued a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary where she focused on the prevention and management of chronic disease. She played a part in establishing a full time role for kinesiologists, exercise specialists, within the primary care setting.
While studying full-time at the University of Calgary, Morgan simultaneously pursued a diploma in Emergency Medicine from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and practices as a registered Emergency Medical Technician in Alberta. She has put her knowledge to work as an instructor for Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine where she is able to combine her love for the outdoors with emergency medicine, helping others respond to medical emergencies in both urban and wilderness settings. Volunteerism plays a vital role in both Morgan’s personal and professional life. 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 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. Together the two have worked tirelessly at building a technology ecosystem to empower patient’s in need of complex rehab services. Talem’s first product StrokeLink provides Stroke Survivors and their family members with the knowledge and tools to help them regain their independence.
Kevin Neveu, Calgary
Kevin is President and Chief Executive officer and a Director of Precision Drilling Corporation and has held these positions since joining the company in 2007. Kevin has 33 years of experience in the oilfield services sector holding technical, marketing, management and senior leadership positions over his career. Previously, Kevin 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 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 of 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.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta and is a Professional Engineer, he has also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts.
Crista Osualdini, Edmonton
Crista was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. She is a senior associate 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 her 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. Crista also sits 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.
David Savage, Calgary
David is the President of Savage Management, the President of Think Sustain Ability Consultants and the cofounder of the Global Negotiation Insight Institute, the Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council, the Energy and Resources Conservation Board Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program, Synergy Alberta and the Kootenay Leadership Institute. Through Savage Management, he works with professionals developing their negotiation strength and leadership depth. Through Think Sustain Ability, he is dedicated to working with organizations that actively create economic, environmental and social sustainability for today and our future. Since 1975 graduating with an economics degree from Calgary, David has been successful in the Canadian petroleum industry and a recognized leader in the areas of negotiation, conflict management, stakeholder engagement, leadership and business development. Between 1996 and 2006, Savage and others started, built and sold five junior oil and gas companies. His co-shared book, Ready Aim Excel: 52 Leadership Lessons, is an international business best seller on Amazon. His upcoming book is Ten Steps to Integral and Sustainable Collaborative Success.
Shauna Strasdin, Grande Prairie
Shauna and her husband, Dr. Rob Strasdin of Strasdin Orthodontics along with their three active children live in Grande Prairie. Shauna is currently working on a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Calgary. Heart disease is extensive on both sides of their family and they lost their first child due to a congenital heart defect. Shauna taught her children to volunteer and canvass at an early age during Heart Month, explaining the necessity of raising funds for research and supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Employing a staff of mostly women, Strasdin Orthodontics chose to support a charity that best reflects their support of their staff. They have been the title sponsor of The Heart Truth Ladies in Red Fashion Show & Candlelight Gala in Grande Prairie for the past three 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. He is 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. Murray 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.