Our Board of Directors

Our Board is committed to governing and communicating with transparency, accountability and integrity with all of our stakeholders and with our community.

We are committed to ensuring that our programs are viable and continually strives to demonstrate its values and mission to its members, its stakeholders and the community. 

2019 - 2020 Board of Directors 


Amanda Rosychuk
Amanda Rosychuk
Board Chair

Amanda is the Senior Vice President, Drainage Services for EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR). She is a Professional engineer, MBA, with a background in engineering, construction, operations, IT, HR, and Public & Government Affairs.  Amanda’s prior board experience was on the Board of BOMA. Currently she is in on the WBF Board as well as Edmonton Waste Re-Solutions. Amanda became involved with WBF in September 2015.

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Angela Armstrong 
Past Board Chair

Angela is the President of Prime Capital Group. Her key skills are Entrepreneur, Leader, Business Mentor, Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Finance. Angela is the Past WBF Board Chair, and previous to that chaired the Governance Committee. In 2019 she was nominated by her peers as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Finance and Lease Association and has been a Director in her industry association since 2009. She previously also Chaired the association’s Broker Working Group and spearheaded and was first Chair of the Women in Asset Finance Committee. She is also a director of the for-profit AHLA Services Corp. She is an active community leader and contributor both as mentor and angel investor. Angela became involved with WBF in March 2013.

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Perri Skelton, EdD, CPA, CA
Audit Chair / Director

Dr. Perri Skelton has 30 years of experience primarily in post-secondary education, NFP and regulated environments. Subsequent to attaining her professional accounting designation she worked at EdTel and TELUS Corporation. During that time she discovered her passion for teaching and completed assignments for MacEwan University, Athabasca University and the Chartered Accountants’ School of Business. In 2004 she joined the Faculty at NAIT and has contributed to the mission of the Institute in various capacities including Associate Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business. She proudly continues her commitment to lifelong learning  as the Program Chair for Business at NorQuest College. Perri became involved with WBF in Sept 2015.

Julia Sproule
Julia Sproule
Director/Governance Chair

Julia obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in 2001 and her LL.B in 2005, both from the University of Alberta. She currently works as Corporate Counsel for Legal Aid Alberta and has a diversity of legal and management experience in private practice and in house counsel roles in government and oil and gas industry. Julia has been a proud member of the Board of Directors since March 2017 and also serves on the governance committee.

Freddie Martinez

Freddie is the Director of Information Systems and CIO with the City of Spruce Grove.  His key skills are: Strategy, Leadership, Passion, and Commercial Awareness. In addition to being on the board for WBF, he is a board member for National CIO Association, his prior Board Experience: CIO Association Edmonton Chapter, Canadian Cloud Council, Senior Assisted Transportation Servers (SATS), and LIFT Drive Happiness. Freddie became involved with WBF in May 2018.

Jim Kanerva
Jim Kanerva

Jim is the General Manager at Carry Steel. Jim is a self-confident leader who personifies loyalty, team, vision, and values. He is creative, innovative, and able to adapt, has a willingness to solve problems where no solutions exist today. Jim’s prior board experience was on NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Construction Engineering and Management, Management and Technical Board (University of Alberta), Manufacturers Health and Safety Association and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Jim became involved with WBF in April 2018.

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Joelle McLaren

Joelle owns and operates with her husband California Closets Alberta which is a  manufacturer & retailer of custom cabinetry.   In addition, Joelle currently is consulting with corporate office of California Closets Company Inc. assisting teams throughout North America to transition to centralize manufacturing, standardize operational procedures, processes and practises across the corporate owned stores to maximize and enhance the customer experience to their clients in the field.  Joelle’s key skills are Strategic Planning, Change Management & Team Building. Currently she is on the WBF Board.  Joelle became involved with WBF in September 2014.

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Lindsay Osmond

Lindsay is the VP Human Resources for Clean Harbours and is known as a change leader in strategic leadership, mergers & acquisitions, and cost-conscious infrastructure implementation and diversity & inclusion. Her vast experience in employee & labour relations management, employee attraction, development and retention make her a great asset to the WBF Board. She is also a former committee member for Construction Owners Association of Alberta.

Alan Skoreyko

A seasoned entrepreneur with extensive board governance expertise, Alan has three decades of experience helping Alberta companies and organizations to thrive and grow. Alan currently serves as a board member and volunteer, providing leadership and strategic guidance for several different organizations including: Board Chair Magna IV Engineering, United Way of Edmonton Capital Region, Board Chair at Arrkann Trailer and RV Limited and more. Alan became involved with WBF in December 2018.

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Landa Richards

Landa is the Owner of Richards Consultancy Inc. in Calgary, AB. She has completed several professional designations (CPA, CMA, CIA, CMC, CRMA) with experience in internal controls, risk management, compliance, audit and operations management systems as well as a background in many industries including oil and gas, construction, and government. Landa’s prior board experience was with the Norfolk Housing Authority in Calgary, AB. Landa became involved with WBF in December 2019 and serves on the audit committee.