The Board of Directors for the Red Deer & District Community Foundation is made up of community-minded professionals from across Central Alberta. Board terms are three years in length, and new members are welcomed each June at the Annual General Meeting.

Red Deer & District Community Foundation Board of Directors

Shawn Hamm

Shawn Hamm

Board Chair
Krista Nymark VandenBrink

Krista Nymark VandenBrink

Board Vice-Chair
Kristen Schalin

Kristen Schalin

Treasurer
Patricia MacSween

Patricia MacSween

Director
Bruce Buruma

Bruce Buruma

Director
Rob Litwinski

Rob Litwinski

Director
Kris Hunter

Kris Hunter

Director
Lori Dufresne

Lori Dufresne

Director
Paul G. Harris

Paul G. Harris

Director
Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson

Director

Red Deer & District Community Foundation Staff

Erin Peden

Erin Peden

Executive Director

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Erin ventured west to Alberta in the late 1990’s to attend Calgary’s Mount Royal University and never looked back. Her and her husband have lived in Central Alberta since 2006 and are thrilled to raise a family in such an incredible piece of our country.
With a degree in Communications, Erin’s professional experience ranges from journalism to literacy, public relations to photography. In recent years she dedicated her time and efforts to her family while raising awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder through blogging and inclusion-based conversations. She has been with the Foundation since August of 2017 and enjoys working in a sector dedicated to the sustenance and growth of our beautiful community.

Danielle Stewart

Danielle Stewart

Community Engagement Coordinator
Natalie Day Lazenby

Natalie Day Lazenby

Communications & Stewardship Coordinator
Chantelle Bornn

Chantelle Bornn

Certified Bookkeeper

Chantelle was born in Red Deer and currently calls Blackfalds home. She has been deeply involved in both Finance and Risk Management in the private sector since 2002. In 2014, she completed her Professional Bookkeeping certification through the RDC Donald School of Business. Chantelle and her husband Travis own and operate Bornn Bookkeeping and Central Alberta Exteriors in Red Deer and have a small daughter named Rose.

Chantelle has been actively involved in small business initiatives as a former Administrator and Director for the Blackfalds and District Chamber of Commerce and networking groups such as Women Out Working and Net-Works. With an extensive background in adult education, she is a frequent facilitator for various groups and is always interested in knowledge transfer.