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.
Shawn Howard is currently a Project Manager, Pipe Integrity with TC Energy. Born and raised in Alberta, Shawn has been a team leader, strategist and spokesperson for a number of energy companies and political organizations. Shawn was also elected to serve two terms as an Alderman for the City of Airdrie, founded a national advocacy organization and received the Alberta Centennial Medal for service to the community. He is a proud graduate of the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Canadian Studies. He has previously served as a Director and Board member on a number of Alberta-based not-for-profit organizations, and helped create Fuel For School, a school-based breakfast program.
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.
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.
TS (Tim) Lane
DIRECTOR & LEAD, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Tim has had a twenty-plus year leadership career as a senior executive for successful start-up and high-growth companies. He combines strategic, business, creative, and technical skills with a track record of leading innovative and profitable online development initiatives. Tim is currently the founder and president of Calgary, Alberta based Aspen Point Productions Inc., a design, communications strategy, and online media consultancy working directly with small to medium-sized organizations to develop their online presence: thought leadership, social outreach, marketing and communications.
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.
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.
I Can for Kids
Registered Dietitian &
Director of Strategic Marketing
William Joseph Communications
Vice President, Business Banking
Director, Agribusiness Market Development
Sarala Business Solutions