Board of Directors

Donna Bartel

Donna has been involved with the ALS Society since her mom’s diagnosis late 1999.  Since that time, Donna has been an avid fund-, and awareness raiser for the ALS Society.
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Sheldon Cleaves

Vice President
My involvement with ALS started 20 years ago, in 1997 when my mother (by adoption), was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 79 and passed away a short time later.
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Louise Adderley

Director & Kelowna Support Group Leader, Member-Pt. Services Committee
Louise was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley.  She has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a graduate degree in counselling.
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Norm Louie

Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee
Recently retired as CFO for the Overwaitea Food Group which runs the Save On Foods, Coopers Foods and Urban Fare supermarket chains, Norm and his wife, Lisa, just saw the additions of two more grandchildren to the family.
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Gianpierro Denomme

ALS Society of BC – North Central Island Chapter – President
Gianpierro Denomme is a graduate from Royal Roads University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies (2019), and is also an active volunteer with the ALS Society of BC.
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Oana Grant

President, Victoria Chapter
Oana was born in Romania, in the gorgeous mountains of Transylvania. She obtained her first law degree (civil law) there, before coming to Victoria, Canada, in 2007.
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Ellen Mahoney

Director, Pt. Services Coordinator and Support Group Leader in Victoria
Ellen Mahoney infuses passion, creativity, energy and fun into everything she does.  Drawing on her extensive clinical background in health care, she brings a compassionate and genuine approach to everything she does.
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Dr. Elizabeth Bannerman

Director & Chair of Psychological Support Program, Member – Pt. Services Committee
Dr. Bannerman is a Registered Psychologist in the province of British Columbia.  The scope of her practice is in health and rehabilitation psychology, and the treatment of depression, trauma, and anxiety disorders.
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Erin Barrett

Director & Chair of Fund Development Committee
With a background in fundraising and communications, Erin is excited to offer her support to the board of such a well-established and innovative charity. Erin graduated in 2002 from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in Marketing and with a minor in English Literature.
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Jas Baweja

I first started volunteering with the ALS Society of BC in 2015, wanting to give back while searching for my own path after graduating with my Bachelor’s degree.
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Dr. Andrew Eisen MD., FRCPC

Director, Member – Pt. Services Committee and Honourary Life Director
Dr. Andrew Eisen is presently Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds in England (1959).
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Linda Fontana

Director, Member – Pt. Services & Fund Development Committees
Linda Fontana grew up in Kelowna BC and after university she lead and supported business since 1988, as a business owner, consultant, speaker, business training development and recruitment specialist in Canada and the United States.
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Elizabeth Legge

Director, Member – Finance Committee
I am a 59-year-old retired lawyer.  I am married with two adult children.  My husband, John Legge, is also a lawyer currently practising at Gall Legge Zwack in Vancouver.  I grew up in Edmonton and attended university there.
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Brad MacKenzie

Director, Member – Advocacy Committee
Prior to exhibiting the first symptoms of ALS in 2016, at the age of 30, Brad MacKenzie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering).
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Dave Walman

Director & Chair of Patient Services Committee, Member – Fraser Valley Walk Committees
Dave has been associated with ALS BC since 2004 when his wife was diagnosed with ALS.  At that time, he and his wife were both nurses working at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
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Jim Williams

Director, Member – Finance & Advocacy Committees
Named for his grandfather, founder of Williams Moving & Storage, Jim is still leading the William’s Group into its 90th year in 2019 as a property holding company.
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Dr. Charles Krieger

Honourary Life Director
Dr. Krieger is the Professor of Kinesiology at SFU.  He is focused on a cure, or effective treatment for ALS.  He frequently does neurological testing at the GF Strong ALS Clinic.
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