Wood’s Homes Board Members


Eric Axford

Chair of the Board
Executive VP – Business
Suncor Energy

I came to volunteer for Wood’s Homes the old-fashioned way – word of mouth. I heard from another Board member what a meaningful mission and great team Wood’s Homes had in place to genuinely help kids in need. I was not even living in Calgary at the time but the seed was planted and when I did eventually move back here a few years later it led me to explore volunteer possibilities and here I am. Very inspiring community work where I use the other side of my normally ‘business-oriented’ brain.

Kim Hubick

Past Chair of the Board
Questor Technologies

As an accounting professional with a lot of years behind me in roles associated with accounting and finance, including volunteer roles with oil and gas accounting and strategic planning forums, I have always been interested in using my learnings to assist organizations who might benefit from same. I am interested in some small way, in making a difference in the world. I am also very interested in learning more about the world around me and the opportunities and challenges that others in different parts of society may face. When I was asked to join the Finance Committee of Wood’s Homes, it took no time to say yes to the opportunity and 7 years later, I still find every part of the organization stimulating in every way and anticipate I will continue to be engaged for years to come.

Heather Heasman

Chair of the Wood’s Homes Foundation

I was asked to join the Risk Management Committee by a client who happened to be Chair of the Wood’s Homes Board at the time. I’ll never forget my first tour of the place – I’ve been hooked ever since.

Scott Doupe

Past Chair of the Board
Partner, Conroy Ross Partners, Ltd.

I found myself at Wood’s Homes after a friend requested I join the Human Resources Committee. I had the pleasure of meeting CEO Jane Matheson at that meeting, along with some Board members and I was hooked. It’s been 12 years and counting and I feel honoured to be a part of an organization that is making such a difference in the lives of so many vulnerable people in our community.

Terry Cotton

Past Chair, Wood’s Homes Foundation
TD Bank (Retired)

I learned of Wood’s Homes through friends. So shortly after retiring I had an opportunity to give back…15 years on I continue to volunteer for a most unique children’s mental health centre. Acclaimed by its peers to be an exceptional place for children and families.

Dr. John Pearce

Calgary Child and Family Services

Wood’s Homes fulfills the most important function of any society – the promotion of children’s well-being. Wood’s Homes has an honourable and proven tradition of helping children, especially those from disadvantaged environments, to maximize their potential. It’s an honour to play a part in this overarching goal as a member of the Board of Directors.

David Arthur

Deloitte & Touche LLP Calgary

I was looking for a way to give back to the community in a meaningful way. A friend of mine was a Board member at Wood’s Homes and she described the great work that Wood’s does with children and families. The organization sounded outstanding and I wanted to be a part of helping them. Since joining, I have come to the realization that Wood’s is a truly outstanding organization and significantly improves the lives of many people in many communities. I am very proud to serve on the Board.

Terry Schmaltz

Owner, Business Planning & Process Specialists
Community Volunteer

I was introduced to Wood’s Homes through a wonderful presentation by Dr. Jane Matheson at our Breakfast Club and subsequently offered to sponsor some funding toward a replacement Outreach Van through our corporate Employee Volunteer Charitable Giving program. I soon learned about the dedicated staff and positive impacts they were making with their dozens of innovative programs.

Dan Dunlop

Regulatory Advisor

I was involved with the United Way campaign at ATCO Pipelines and we heard from a speaker involved with Wood’s Homes. I was inspired by the commitment and need for the work Wood’s does – to improve the lives and futures for children and their families. Wood’s commitment not to “give up” on those who need help, was why I asked how I could help.

Barbara Murray

Community Volunteer

I was invited to join the Board by a friend from Rotary. When I looked into what they do I was convinced it would be a very good use of my volunteer time as they are providing a much needed service in a professional and compassionate manner. I have become more convinced every year that I have been involved, that I made the right decision.

Lisa Fleck

Community Volunteer

I learned about Wood’s through my friend, a fellow Board member. I was amazed by the wonderful stories and the positive impact they’ve had on so many lives. I wanted to get involved and help out any way I could.

Collin Harris

Calgary Police Service

I was approached by an associate who asked if I would be interested in volunteering on the Board of Wood’s Homes. I knew of Wood’s and the work they did, and thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to work with such a worthwhile organization with passionate and dedicated members serving their clients. I believe in providing the tools for kids to learn and grow and achieve their goals and take responsibility to make positive changes in their lives. I have been on the Board for 2 years and it has been very rewarding and a pleasure to be a part of.

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Sandra Mah

Associate Counsel
Davis LLP

“I believe our future is with our children.  I want to work toward giving every child the opportunity to be who they can be and to be that person with confidence.  Wood’s works toward that goal and has done a remarkable job in serving Calgary. I am always inspired to do more when I meet the children.  Sometimes I have the feeling the kids look up to us, but little do they know that when I see them working toward their goals, it inspires me to do more and to do it better.”

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Cuneyt Tirmandi

CST Financial Services Inc.

“Two years ago when I joined the finance committee of Wood’s Homes I knew it was an excellent organization. After having served both as Finance Committee chair and a Board member, my appreciation has grown considerably knowing the depth and the breadth of the services they provide. I am confident that the good work this organization has been providing to the community for more than a century will continue into the future.”

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Tim Stauft

President & CEO
Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc.

“Woods Homes is an organization with a great track record of providing services and support to less-fortunate youth.  As a father of three  children who have grown up in the Calgary area, I thought I understood the challenges and opportunities for today’s youth, however, having been involved in Wood’s for less than two years, I am learning more every day about what faces many young people.  I feel honoured to be part of an organization that is making such a positive impact on the lives of others!”