Shannon Acton, MSc, P.Geol., is a professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in the exploration and development of energy resources in Western Canada. She is the Chair (2021 – present), past Vice Chair (2019 - 2020) and Secretary (2018 - 2019) of the PHAS Board of Directors. Having served on other academic and technical society boards, Shannon joined the PHAS board in May 2018 with a desire to use her experience to contribute to PHAS and to engage with the local community.
Grace has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 15 years, with experience in trading, optimization, and forecasting. She has a knack for numbers and hopes to utilize her experience to help support the ongoing growth of the organization. Grace joined the Board of Directors in 2023 and is an active member of the finance committee.
Megan Hunter is an HR and Operations Specialist with 10 years managerial experience in Alberta’s nonprofit industry. She is the Secretary (2021 - present) of the PHAS Board of Directors. Having two children in the PHAS program, Megan joined the Board in December 2020 as a means of giving back to the community that has enriched her children's lives. She has a vested interest in the success and growth of the PHAS programs and enjoys being involved in her children's before and after care experiences.
Darren Mondor is a senior IT professional with 25 years of experience in a variety of business and technical roles across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. He currently works at The City of Calgary, where he leads the IT Project Management Office. A lifelong learner and strong proponent of education, he holds a Master of Business Administration and multiple certifications, including a Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation from Project Management Institute. Darren joined the Board of Directors in December 2020, and with two children in the program, he is excited to leverage his prior governance experience to support PHAS.
Jason Munroe, MBA, PMP, has over 20 years of project management experience in the aviation industry that were gained from working for airlines in Canada and abroad. Currently he is working in a Strategic Procurement capacity where he gets to apply his project management skills through developing requests for proposals, negotiating with vendors, and preparing contracts for multi-million-dollar projects. Jason has a child in the program and joined the PHAS Board of Directors in February 2022 as a way to give back to the community.
Dr. Amanda Smith-Demers
Amanda Smith-Demers, MSc, PhD, is a registered psychologist (R.Psych) with over 15 years of experience working with children, youth, and their families. She works as the Psychology Team Lead at Renfrew Educational Services and in private practice with Carbon Psychology as a child psychologist, providing mental health support and psychoeducational assessments. She is known for her strength-based and neuroaffirming approach to psychological practice, working with a wide range of neurodiverse folks and as an advocate for neuroaffirming care. Amanda joined the Board in 2023 as a means of giving back to her community and to help support a community-based childcare program. She has a vested interest in the overall success, growth, and further development of the organization and is excited to leverage her education and experience to help further PHAS programming.
Janna West, P.Eng., is a professional engineer with 14 years’ experience working in the downstream oil and gas industry. She currently works as a Fleet & Payments Senior Product Manager overseeing day-to-day operations, functional projects and developing the strategic outlook for various lines of business. Janna lives within the King George school community, is a NW Calgary Ringette coach, and has two children in the PHAS program. Janna joined the Board of Directors in 2023 and is excited to leverage her business acumen and passion for fostering happy childhood environments to support the PHAS organization.
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PHAS is a nonprofit childcare organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Serving on the board is a highly rewarding experience and is a great opportunity to network with other professionals and community members. If you have a desire to engage in your community and would like to join our friendly and professional team, please consider volunteering on the board. You do not need to have children enrolled at PHAS or have previous board experience to become a board director. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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