I have been on the Board for four years and am the past chair. I am the Executive Director of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre and am also on the Boards of NiGiNan Housing Ventures and the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness. I have worked in not-for profit organizations in the inner city in Edmonton and Calgary for over 30 years.
I have been lucky enough to be involved with the Board for the past three years. 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.
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.
I have been a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. I am semi-retired and employed part-time by the City of Edmonton as a Consultant at the Landlord & Tenant Advisory Board. I developed an interest in affordable housing through working in a community health organization where poverty and homelessness greatly impacted individuals when dealing with their illnesses. Affordable or non-market housing offers those who struggle with poverty, mental illness, addictions, and other issues an opportunity to stabilize their lives and open a door to a healthier future. I am also a member of an ad hoc committee creating education materials and investigating housing options for LGBTQ2S Seniors who are faced with losing their independence and having to go into care.
My husband and I began travelling in 2013 and have visited London, Berlin, Puerta Vallarta, Athens, Greek Islands, Iceland, Barcelona, Montpellier and Carcassonne. A little known tidbit about me is my passion (addiction) for crocheting. I have created over a hundred blankets, throws, shawls, vests, sweaters, scarves, and toques.
Anne Stevenson – President
I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board for the past three years and am in my first term as Board Chair. A proud Edmontonian, I spent 10 years studying and working away including 6 years overseas in the UK and West Africa. Throughout my travels and in my professional work as a city planner, I have come to see attainable housing as the key to healthy and successful communities.
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 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.
Gary Strangeway - Secretary
Dennis Freeman - Vice President