OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Dale Henwood - Chair
Distinguished as the former President & CEO of the Canadian Sport Institute, Dale is a seasoned ice hockey coach with a rich history spanning College, University, National team, and three Olympic Games. A respected senior sport leader within the Provincial and Canadian sport systems, Dale has also made a significant impact internationally. Notably, he also holds the esteemed title of an Honoured Member.
Leslie Sproule - Vice Chair
With over four decades of coaching, Leslie has shaped Canada's National Team and shared her expertise by educating and consulting in 26 countries, culminating in three Olympic Games experiences. Serving as the former Chair of Coaching Association of Canada's License and Registration Committees, she stands as an Honoured Member, leaving an indelible mark on the world of coaching.
Don Oszli - Treasurer
Accredited with the prestigious designations of FCPA, CA-CIA, and CMA, Don brings a wealth of financial expertise to their field. Their credentials include recognition as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Management Accountant. With this impressive accreditation, Don demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the realms of finance and business.
Lloyd Bentz - Secretary
Former CEO of Alberta Sport Connection and accomplished Executive Manager with the Government of Alberta, Lloyd boasts a dynamic career in sports leadership. His extensive commitment is evident through board service on esteemed organizations like the Arctic Winter Games International Committee, Kidsport Canada, and WinSport.
Shirley McClellan - Director
Shirley McClellan, the distinguished Former Deputy Premier of Alberta, played a pivotal role in shaping the province's political landscape. Her legacy encompasses a wealth of experience and leadership, leaving an enduring impact on Alberta's governance. McClellan's contributions reflect a dedicated public servant who has left an indelible mark on the province's political history.
Lisa Miller - Director
Lisa Miller, a renowned figure in sports broadcasting, served as a former Sportscaster and Reporter for CFRN. With a remarkable career, she has been recognized as an Honoured Member, solidifying her legacy in the world of sports journalism. Miller's contributions and dedication have left an enduring mark on the industry.
Jasen Pratt - Director
Jasen Pratt, the accomplished Executive Director of Karate Alberta, brings a wealth of expertise to the realm of martial arts. As a Coaches of Canada Professional Coach (ChPC) with accreditation, Pratt exemplifies a commitment to coaching excellence. His leadership at Karate Alberta reflects a dedication to advancing the sport and fostering the development of athletes under his guidance.
Murray Cunningham - Director
Murray is the esteemed President and CEO of Scott Builders Inc. and is a prominent figure in the business sector. As a Business Council of Alberta Member, he plays a key role in shaping the economic landscape. Beyond his corporate leadership, Cunningham is recognized as a dedicated Community Coach and avid supporter of sports, showcasing a commitment to both business and community development.
Terry Morris - Director
Terry Morris, a seasoned Director and Certified Management Consultant, brings a wealth of expertise from a distinguished career. As a retired Principal at both KPMH and Deloitte, Morris has left an enduring impact on the consulting landscape. Notably, his contributions extend to the world of sports, having served as a retired Curling Canada Event Manager, earning him recognition as an Honoured Member.
Diane Jones Konihowski - Director
Diane is a three-time Olympian, who has left an indelible mark on the Canadian sports landscape. Beyond her athletic achievements, she served as the Chef de Mission for the 2000 Canadian Olympic Team and later as the CEO of KidSport. Her impactful leadership extends to board service with the Canadian Olympic Committee, Coaching Association of Canada, and FairPlay Canada. She is an Honoured Member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
Patrick Jarvis - Director
Patrick is an esteemed Organizational Training and Development Consultant, has not only excelled in his professional field but also made a significant mark in sports. As a Paralympian, his commitment extends to various Paralympic and Olympic roles, including the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee. Jarvis's influential presence is further evident through his service on multiple boards, including WinSport, Own the Podium, and SAIT, earning him recognition with the Order of Canada in 2010 and the Paralympic Order in 2018.
Sara Pretzlaff - Director
Sara is a dedicated Director and Critical Care Nurse, brings a unique blend of professional expertise to her role. With a commitment to sports administration, she has actively served on Organizing Committees for National Events. Additionally, her involvement on the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Board underscores her passion for fostering excellence in aquatic sports within the community.