Board of Directors

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Table Officers

President
Ben Banks
Ben Banks
President

What does Gen H mean to me?

"The vision I have for Generation H is an adoptive movement. A true paradigm shift towards creating, inspiring, and participating in action that will enhance a truly healthier outcome for oneself and others. Gen H is not bound or constricted by age or demographics, it is self-identifying with a willingness to accept the challenge in participating as a member of a healthier generation. It is an exciting, viral, and transformational change that I hope infects more and more people everyday."

Vice President
Sharilyn Nagina
Sharilyn Nagina
Vice President

Treasurer
Don Mulrain
Don Mulrain
Treasurer

What does Gen H mean to me?

"To me Gen H stands for healthy and holistic. It spans all generations, current and future, and all elements of a healthy life."

Secretary
Aileen Ong
Aileen Ong
Secretary

What does Gen H mean to me?

"Gen H is a call out to our community, an open invitation for families, friends and neighbours to raise healthier active generations. No matter what age you are, where you live, you are welcome to get up off of your thang and commit to healthy balanced living!"

Director-at-Large
Conor Tapp
Conor Tapp
Director-at-Large

What does Gen H mean to me?

"To promote and advocate for Vivo within my network of family and friends, inviting them to join me at Vivo to experience what makes the space different. I will serve the mandate of the board of directors with my expertise and advice, helping the organization to connect with more Calgarians and community/corporate leaders who can join us on our journey to a healthier Calgary."


Founding Member Organization Representatives

Huntington Hills
Tim Hungate
Tim Hungate
Huntington Hills

What does Gen H mean to me?

"A more active, vibrant, confident and healthier generation, who will change the world for the better"

Beddington Heights
Charles Boechler
Charles Boechler
Beddington Heights

"For me personally GenH is about a movement that has no limits on its opportunity!! A community movement so very boundless and incredibly Canadian in that it brings together people who are choosing to Vivo a happier, healthy life right where they are; alongside people who have chosen too, to be in that same place Vivoing that same ideal!"

Simons Valley Hockey
Amanda Davis
Amanda Davis
Simons Valley Hockey

What does Gen H mean to me?

"I love where we live, where my kids go to school - and am passionate about giving back to a community that has given my family so much. Generation Healthy for me is to live a balanced, active life full of relationships that thrive. Supporting community, especially children, and youth - advocating with an emphasis on mental health. Representing the Vivo vision, I champion this Gen H cause for raising healthier generations everywhere."

Northern Hills
Jessie Leighton
Jessie Leighton
Northern Hills

What does Gen H mean to me?

"Raising healthier generations means having a balance of physical, mental and spiritual health - going beyond traditional exercise. I believe in building strong emotional health and social bonds with family, friends, and community. On behalf of Vivo, I aim to be a positive role model and asset for healthy change."

Sandstone/MacEwan
Shayne Chidlaw
Shayne Chidlaw
Sandstone/MacEwan

Gen H Statement

I will bring financial and business skill, an open mind, and passion for community development, to protect and enable growth of Vivo's mandate into the future, to support a healthy generation that is connected to their community


Directors at large

Ron Buchan
Ron Buchan

What does Gen H mean to me?

"Providing balanced opportunities, inspiring others, facilitating growth and leading by example"

Mark De Souza
Mark De Souza

What does Gen H mean to me?

"As a sports fanatic and someone who cares deeply about healthy activity and education for all, I am a proud ambassador of Vivo's mission for raising healthier generations. Bringing along a fresh perspective, I look to infuse new ideas and energy into this established charitable organization. I believe in being active for life, and working together in achieving our Gen H goals."

Courtney Cathcart
Courtney Cathcart

Gen H Statement

I will be an ambassador for the organization within my personal and professional capacities, advocating the impact Vivo is having on the local community, across the city, and in the areas of health and well-being and community building. Additionally, I will commit to provide insight from my research and community engagement on innovative opportunities and approaches to building healthier generations.


City Of Calgary Representative


CEO

Cynthia Watson
Cynthia Watson

What does Gen H mean to me?

"Ours is a movement led by a new generation, of both young and old, in backyards, playgrounds, parks, schools and offices - a generation we weren't born into, but choose to be a part of. United by purpose, we're putting our hearts and minds into becoming a truly healthy generation - Gen H."

Past Members

"During my years on this Board, I began to fully appreciate the value of working as a team committed to the principal of Community First!  I learned how the impact of the programs and services at Vivo Centre can have a lifelong effect on the physical and mental well being of the individuals and families that use our services.  I came away from my Board experience learning a lot more than I thought I ever could--that is what volunteering is all about."
- Faisal Ali

"I really enjoyed working on the Board for Vivo.  The board members and Vivo staff were fantastic and I learned so much.  All of the training provided was great and it consistently exceeded expectations.  My time on the board was time well spent."
- Christine Tarbox

Gord Otto

"It was a privilege to serve on the NCSRA Board for the better part of a decade of operation. The learning and the opportunity to contribute was special. Vivo's excellence emerged as a direct consequence of independent governance, and it is an important responsibility to maintain that independence and the bold, forward thinking stewardship that has been the hallmark of the NCSRA Board since inception."
- Gord Otto

Heather Bruce

"The opportunity to participate in a meaningful way to effect real change.  This is a sophisticated board that works as a high-functioning team that is comfortable with disagreement.  This board ticks all the boxes:  clear understanding and exercising of the director role; champions and advocates appropriately for the facility; regularly re-visits legal obligations; outstanding leadership from the current President; regular board development through training opportunities."
- Heather Bruce

Heather Hastie

"Sitting on the Cardel Place (Vivo) board of directors not only allowed me to give back to my community, I also received many positive benefits in return. I had the opportunity to volunteer with community members from many different professions, and I learned a lot from spending time with my fellow directors. I was able to network, increase my business knowledge and learned about leadership. I would recommend sitting on a nonprofit board to anyone who wants real-time, authentic professional development while supporting a cause they believe in."
- Heather Hastie

"During the six years I spent as a Director at Large, I was given the opportunity to develop skills in strategic planning, innovative thinking, and board governance.  These are skills that continue to benefit me today, both personally and professionally.  I was also able to meet and collaborate with a diverse group of individuals who nevertheless had a shared interest in wellness and community. There is no question I was enriched by the experience."
- Henry Chan

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Interested in contacting one of our board members? Email Alexis at aapps@vivo.ca to be put in touch.

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