Our Stewards

The people who care and keep us focused.

The I Can for Kids’ Board is a dedicated “working Board” – each member is a vital
contributor to our work.

Board of Directors

Bruce Edgelow
BOARD CHAIR

Bruce Edgelow has enjoyed a long and impressive career in banking. After 31 years with Royal Bank of Canada, Bruce joined ATB and took on the responsibility to help build ATB Financials Energy business and capabilities. Upon retirement in 2017, he and a business associate formed EdgeMark Capital and Advisory Services Ltd. Bruce is a very active participant in community and church activities. For the last 6 years he has served as a Director for Calgary Health Foundation and Chair of the Peter Lougheed Centre Development Council. He is past vice-chair of Trellis, the predecessor agency post the merger of Boys & Girls Club & Aspen Family and Community Network and an advisor to Canada Water NEXT Innovations Inc. Bruce also serves as a member of the Alberta Government’s Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council and is a board member of Bumble Bees Venture Capital. He very recently joined the Mount Royal University Foundation Board. His most favourite and passionate involvement centers around his co-leading of a Leader Impact Group which is focused on Leadership Development with an emphasis on faith.

Susan Cuerrier
TREASURER

Susan’s extensive finance and business experience is a perfect fit for I Can for Kids. She is a seasoned professional with an MBA and CPA designation and has an impressive history in the fundraising industry, previously holding the position of Chief Financial Officer with the Calgary Health Trust.

Jessica Dirom
BOARD SECRETARY & CO-LEAD, FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Jessica Dirom is the Director, Donor Relations & Development, with the Canadian STARS. She recently completed her MBA at the Australia Institute of Business (Marketing Specialization). She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds the professional designation of Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE). She is also a board member for I Can For kids. In 2018, Jessica was honoured with the Green Sparrow Women in Leadership award and in 2019 she was awarded with an International Peace Award for her fundraising efforts. Jessica has a passion for excellence in health care. With more than 15 years of non-profit leadership experience, she has successfully raised more than $15 million for health care projects and programs in the Prairies region. She is skilled at fostering relationships and implementing strategies to build community partnerships in order to better serve vulnerable populations.

Byron Tse
DIRECTOR & LEGAL ADVISOR

Byron is a corporate lawyer and an associate with Bennett Jones LLP, a national law firm, with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate reorganizations. Byron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Juris Doctor degree from Western University. Byron previously served on the Organizing Committee of SkiFest, the largest single fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Ottawa.

Leanne Zee
DIRECTOR

Leanne is the Manager, Community Workforce & Giving for TC Energy. She holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and has extensive experience in communications, change management, and project management. Leanne has volunteered on the Board of the Canadian Public Relations Society and has been a member of the Rotary of Calgary.

Bobbi Turko
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-LEAD, FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Together with her daughter Sutton, Bobbi founded I Can for Kids in 2015. She has enjoyed a successful career in the non-profit sector for over 21 years, holding a variety of roles including fundraising, marketing and communications, and administration and management. She is a passionate advocate for the welfare of vulnerable children and youth, and is keen to challenge the status-quo to drive change and improve efficiency and results.

Advisory Members

Fundraising Committee

Bruce Edgelow

Chair & Board Chair

Jessica Dirom

Board Secretary

Susan Cuerrier

Board Treasurer

Bobbi Turko

Executive Director

Communications Committee

Byron Tse

Chair & Board Legal Advisor

Leanne Zee

Board Member

Bruce Edgelow

Board Chair

Bobbi Turko

Executive Director

Ken Youngberg

LPI Group
Community Advisor

Trina Aburto

Nutrien
Community Advisor

Vince Tripathy

Sarala Business Solutions
Community Advisor

Donald Barker

Registered Dietitian
Community Advisor

Help all of us help food-insecure kids.