Board of Governors
NorQuest College's Board of Governance is made up of 14 members.
Lynn Faulder, ICD.D
Public Member – December 17, 2008 – February 2, 2011
Acting Board Chair – November 29, 2010 – February 2, 2011
Board Chair – February 3, 2011 – December 16, 2014
In addition to serving on the NorQuest College Board of Governors, Lynn is also a board member of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). She has served as the AGLC's charter Governance Committee chair and currently sits on the Human Resources and Audit Committees. Lynn also chairs the Edmonton Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Appeal Panel. She served on the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Board and held executive positions with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has a background in nursing.
February 3, 2011 – February 2, 2014
Alan Skoreyko is a seasoned entrepreneur with an interest and expertise in both finance and governance issues. He has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate development. Alan has been the recipient of many outstanding builder/developer awards over his career in the development industry. His business experience includes running a $120 million entertainment operation, staging large events and hosting 850,000 paid visitors yearly. Alan has been appointed to a number of corporate and not-for-profit Boards, including the Alberta Tourism Partnership Corporation, the Glenora Rotary Club and the Hope Foundation of Alberta, Gem Cabinets, Alberta Custom Tee, and many others. He currently serves as a governor Vice-Chair of the Board at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club. He is familiar with international immigration programs designed to promote investment into Canada and has a strong network of contacts within the provincial and federal governments.
Dr. Jodi L. Abbott
President and CEO
Dr. Jodi L. Abbott became NorQuest College’s President and CEO in 2010. Jodi held various executive roles in health care starting in 1999. This includes executive roles with the Canadian Diabetes Association (Prairies Area), Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Health Services. Outside of NorQuest College, Jodi maintains a strong commitment to the sport of figure skating. She regularly judges singles, pairs and dance competitions on behalf of Skate Canada and the International Skating Union and was chosen to judge at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. In 2012, Jodi received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal acknowledging her significant local, provincial and national contributions. Jodi also serves as a Board Director with the Sinneave Foundation and Skate Canada. She is also a member of the Young President’s Organization.
December 17, 2008 – December 16, 2014
Brent Agerbak is an Associate Vice President with CIBC and is responsible for managing mid-market commercial banking for public and private businesses in Edmonton and across Northern Alberta. With almost 15 years of experience in senior debt and corporate finance, Brent advises companies on best practices, financing structures and solutions, and growth strategies. In addition to serving on NorQuest College’s Board of Governors, he is involved in numerous community-related and charitable events in Edmonton. Brent is a graduate of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, with a B.Com. degree in Finance and Marketing. He lives in Edmonton with wife Erin and their three children, Olivia, Mathew and Andrew.
L. E. (Lee) Ahlstrom
July 14, 2010 – July 13, 2013
Lee Ahlstrom is founding partner of Ahlstrom, Wright, Oliver & Cooper, which is based in Sherwood Park. Prior to starting his own firm in 1977, Lee practised law with the City of Edmonton and the Department of Justice Canada. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991 and is a member of the Law Societies of Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. A sense of justice also guided Lee’s former career with the Canadian Armed Forces. Under the Forces’ Regular Officer Training Plan, he graduated with a B.Ed from the University of Alberta in 1966. He resigned from the regular forces in 1970 to attend law school at the University of Alberta. Lee continued to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1978 after commanding the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He is currently the President of the Regiment’s Museum Foundation. In the community, Lee is a member of the Sherwood Park Kiwanis Club, Job Safety Skills Society and the Alberta Army Cadet League. He is a director and past president St. John Ambulance (Alberta), past director and past Honorary Counsel of St. John Ambulance (Canada) and is a past president and director of the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce. Lee and his wife of 45 years, Lore, have two children.
Student Board Member
Position currently vacant.
April 22, 2009 – April 21, 2015
Christopher Burrows is presently the Chief Financial Officer of K-Bro Linen Systems Inc., a publicly traded laundry and linen processing company. Prior to joining K-Bro, he was with the Edmonton office of KPMG LLP and from 2007 through 2010 was the Vice-President Finance, Administration & Tax with The Churchill Corporation. Chris holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a Chartered Accountant (CA), an American Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP). He has served on the Boards of or in leadership positions with organizations including the University of Alberta, the Sinneave Family Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Alberta, and the Lifesaving Society, as well as other professional organizations and committees throughout his career. Chris lives in Edmonton with his wife Leah. He is an avid black and white photographer and enjoys downhill skiing, cycling and golf.
July 14, 2010 – July 13, 2013
Cynthia Hansen is Vice President, System Performance and Solutions for Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Since joining Enbridge in 1999, she has progressed from various management positions through to VP-level appointments for Canadian Operations and Finance starting in 2007. Cynthia began her financial career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she completed a two-year secondment with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a forensic accountant. A Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Cynthia graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986 with a B.Com. She is a member of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants and Financial Executives International. Cynthia also serves on the boards of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, the Edmonton Symphony Society, the Alberta Chamber of Resources and the Edmonton chapter of Financial Executives International. Cynthia has served as treasurer and general board member for a variety of charitable and business organizations including Edmonton World Cup Triathlon, Heads Up Fraud Prevention Association, the Edmonton Better Business Bureau, Western Canada Spill Services, the Edmonton Chapter of the Certified Fraud Examiners Association and the Imagination Market Association. Cynthia and her husband Joe enjoy travelling, running and playing golf.
March 8, 2012 – March 7, 2015
David is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., with a B.Comm in Accounting and Finance. He has been in the financial services industry for 23 years and is currently employed with Canadian Western Bank as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager. David oversees the management of the West Point Branch and promotes the growth of the Bank’s commercial andreal estate business in West Edmonton and communities north and west of the city. He is active in the business community and currently sits as Vice President of the West Edmonton Business Association. David resides in the Town of Stony Plain with his wife Terri.
Faculty Member on the Board
May 2, 2011 – May 1, 2013
Lois Henderson has been a passionate educator for more than 20 years in adult education. She started her career at Alberta College and has spent the past decade at NorQuest College where she is the team lead for upgrading in Communication Arts in the Faculty of Foundational and Intercultural Studies. Lois has developed curriculum, conducted research, served on task teams and has been a department head and a coordinator. In faculty associations, she has served as vice-president, secretary, social co-coordinator and board. Lois has a B.A. and a B.Ed. with majors in English Language Arts from the University of Alberta. She is happily married and has a teenage son. Outside of work, she stays busy as a volunteer with her son's hockey and lacrosse teams. She enjoys golf, reading, cooking and vacationing in Hawaii.
March 8, 2012 – March 7, 2015
Cameron John is Vice President and Director with Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Canada Inc. His professional experience over the last 12 years is specialized in merger and acquisitions and corporate finance projects. Cameron has served a number of organizations as an advisor to the board in the areas of strategic planning, growth initiatives, restructuring and corporate financial planning. He has also been active as a guest speaker with the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta and has been involved with a number of charitable and community organizations. Cameron has both a B.Sc. degree and M.B.A. from the University of Alberta, and holds the Corporate Finance Designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts. He lives in Edmonton with his wife Heather and their daughter Hadley.
Staff Member on the Board
November 26, 2010 – November 25, 2012
Krista Perreault has worked at NorQuest College for more than five years. She started as a Career and Employment Consultant within the Student Career and Employment Services department and in 2009 became the department's Team Leader. The department helps students explore and choose suitable career paths and support them through the entire job search process. Krista has a BA from the University of Alberta and a Career Development Diploma from Concordia University College of Alberta. An avid sports fans, Krista follows the Edmonton Eskimos, the Edmonton Oilers and the NFL. She also enjoys travelling and going to the gym.
May 18, 2011 – May 17, 2014
Todd Walker is a senior broker with DTZ Edmonton and has specialized in the office leasing market for the last 17 years. He has extensive knowledge of the Edmonton office market, commercial real estate and tenant representation. Todd is a member of the Edmonton Executives Association and sits on the board of Events Edmonton. He has a BA and B.Comm from the University of Alberta. As a certified coach, he has provided leadership within the Initiation, Novice and Atom levels of the Edmonton Minor Hockey Association since 2004.