Board of Directors

WIN House is governed by an exceptional volunteer board of directors. Their considerable knowledge and expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, including education, law, finance, business, economics, and social justice, guides the strategic direction of the organization. In addition to considerable time commitments, our board members champion our vision of raising awareness to put an end to domestic violence.

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Marg Sebzda has been a part of the Canada ICI team for over two decades. That tenure has seen her as part of some of the company’s flagship projects, most notably the EPCOR Tower in Edmonton and the University Centre in Calgary and has funded over $4 billion in commercial mortgage transactions. As a mortgage associate, Marg works to source financing for all manner of commercial development projects, as well as mentor junior staff in the office. Marg prides herself in having quality relationships with her clients and relishing in their many successes. Having previously been a lender for 20 years at TD Bank, she is astute in sales and has a clear understanding of the lender transaction. Marg is community minded, believing in providing hands-on volunteering efforts beyond that of contributing to various charities and organizations that better our community. When Marg looks at what attracts her to these volunteer opportunities, it’s obvious that she has a strong belief in supporting and advocating for people, particularly women and families, that revolve around supporting individuals in their quest to find independence, empowerment, equality, health & safety, and self-worth. Marg has enjoyed her volunteer leadership positions and is grateful for the chance to support WIN House as this is a cause that she undeniably believes in and sees as an incredibly valuable resource in our community.

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Tiffany Chow is a Manager in the Valuation and Business Modelling group at Ernst & Young LLP. The Valuations and Business Modelling group specializes in business valuations, intangible asset valuation, financial modelling and the quantification of losses. She started her career off in the Assurance Practice at EY focusing on private companies as well as not-for-profits and municipalities. She holds her CPA, CA designation and is currently working towards completing her requirements to receive her Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation. As someone who strongly supports the changing and vibrant Edmonton, she has volunteered with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Junior Achievement. Tiffany is honoured to be a part of the WIN House organization to support women and children to be strong, independent, and to feel safe.

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Kiersten Walker is an accounting instructor in the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT. She has been with NAIT for four years, and obtained her Masters of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia in 2014. Prior to joining NAIT, Kiersten worked in public accounting obtaining her CA designation in 2008. Kiersten feels strongly about using her skills to give back, and is a current volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters in school mentor program, the CPA community income tax volunteer program, and teaches in the CPA Professional Education program. A proud Edmontonian, she is honoured to serve on the board of an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence against women and children.

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Colleen Maykut is an Associate Professor at MacEwan University in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program teaching in years three and four. Colleen has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University – Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing from Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interest centers on focusing on curriculum which reflects diversity grounded in caring sciences. She holds active membership in many organizations: College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, Canadian Nurses Association, The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health, Sigma Theta Tau International – Honour Society of Nursing, and International Association for Human Caring. She looks forward to fostering capacity building and health equity for women and their families through programming and creating safe spaces for healing.

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Bob brings a diverse background in construction,operations and maintenance in both private and public organizations. This includes a strong labour relations focus in policy research, trending, development and policy implementation from the employer’s perspective. His perspective comes from significant management leadership experience within operating and corporate environments developing and integrating policy, practice and contractual commitments into practical business focused solutions. A total of 30 plus years of years of human resource and operational leadership, including 19 years with a world class Canadian pipeline company. He carries a strength in developing enduring collaborative relationships with public service and industrial construction unions during conflict and dispute resolution processes. He has functioned as an internal consultant to organizational leadership from the front-line leadership roles to senior management and executive levels.

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Debra brings a strong Human Resources background in both the private and public sectors. Debra first began her career with the Federal government in Alberta and Saskatchewan. It was here that she gained experience working with refugee settlement, youth employment, apprenticeship training and foreign worker recruitment. Debra spent the last part of her career working in a number of leadership roles in the human resources field. This included labour relations, payroll, benefits, organizational development and performance management. Throughout her career, Debra has has provided consultative services to internal and external clients. She has developed collaborative relationships with labour groups and management to assist with the conflict resolution process.