Meet Our Board of Directors
Anne Stevenson - Board Chair
I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board for the past four years and acting as Board Chair for the past two. A proud Edmontonian, I spent ten years studying and working afield, including six years overseas in the UK and West Africa. I returned home to Edmonton in 2012 and current work as a city planner. Throughout my travels and in my professional career, I have come to see housing as the key to healthy and successful communities, and am inspired by Right At Home’s vision to provide a safe and secure home for all Edmontonians.
John Walker – Vice President
I am a long- time resident of Edmonton and am married to Jane who is an educator and former school vice principal. My professional career of over 40 years has been spent in the design professions and the construction industry, half in the private sector and half in the public sector. I am the founder and president of Hill Walker Inc., Project Management Consultants. My commitment to affordable housing is based on the belief that housing is essential to the development and preservation of the family, the fundamental building block of society. In addition to our interest in affordable housing, my wife and I have been deeply involved in education reform in Edmonton, having established the Cogito program in Edmonton Public Schools and Aurora Charter School, also in Edmonton.
Ahmed Shoaib - Treasurer
I have been on the Board for more than one and a half years. I am a professional Chartered Accountant and work as a Senior Accountant at Fountain Tire Corporate. I have volunteered with E4C for the last two years helping Canadians (mostly seniors, new immigrants, and single parents) with a modest income to prepare and file their individual income tax and benefits returns. I have a great interest and passion to eliminate homelessness in Edmonton. I feel very sad when I see people sleeping on sidewalks. I want to contribute with the organization where resources are used more efficiently to accommodate vulnerable humans.
Tristan Kruschke – Secretary
I served on the Board from 2000-2007, and rejoined the board in 2015. I have supported the organization since its inception. I am retired from a career as a consultant in organizational development to corporate and non-profit sectors. I also worked as an adult educator and organizer for The Social Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. I am a member of the Geriactors and Friends, an intergenerational theatre company. I have served on the boards of various organizations in the past including Fair Vote Canada, Friends of Medicare and the Alberta Mycological Society. I believe every person has a right to safe and affordable housing. It is incumbent on society to ensure that the most vulnerable people are provided for and enabled to help themselves.
I have been lucky enough to be involved with the Board since 2013. Being an immigrant myself, I understand first-hand some of the challenges that individuals may face when looking for affordable housing in our city, and also what it can mean to those individuals when stable affordable housing is available to them. In my day job, I am a municipal lawyer, and in my spare time, I love spending time outdoors with my family and exploring everything that Edmonton has to offer. I am excited to offer my skills to the Board.
I joined the Board in 2017. I have been working in the property management industry for the last ten years. Currently, I work as a property manager for a retail centre in Edmonton. I am passionate about affordable housing because I believe that it improves the quality of life in our communities. Having affordable, safe, and sustainable housing allows individuals and families to achieve their full potential by allowing more financial freedom to facilitate better health, education and employment opportunities, and recreational pursuits. I am looking forward to working with the Board.
My name is Margaret Brown and I joined the board in October 2017. I am a Registered Social Worker and I retired from Addictions and Mental Health Services, Edmonton Clinic in July 2017.
Over the past 10 years I have worked with my addictions and mental health colleagues to provide housing and housing supports to adults in the Edmonton Region. I have worked all my career to assist individuals and their families with challenges in meeting their needs of everyday living for affordable housing, nutritious food, good health care (mental and physical), education and training, good employment and affordable transportation.