Our Board of Directors

Larry Leach

Board Chair

Larry is our Board Chair. He is very active volunteering in our community as Past President of Crossroads Community Association, Board Member at Phoenix Education Foundation , Past President of Calgary Eagles Soccer Club. He is employed as Executive Director of 12 Community Safety Initiative in Calgary and brings a passion for communication and building healthy communities and encourages everyone to "Shout it from the Rooftops" and share the Cornerstone story. In the past he has blogged with the Huffington Post, his own Small Business Marketing and Advertising Blog and on education issues with ARTICS (knowyourtrustee.com). In 2013, Larry received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service and was named a 2019 "Face of Calgary Communities" with the Federation of Calgary Communities. Larry, his wife live in the Crossroads community in Calgary and Larry has been involved in this community in many ways since 2000. 

Scott Irvine

Scott Irvine has been with Microsoft for 7 years based in Calgary supporting Enterprise clients across Western Canada.  For the past 3 years he has been the Sr. Data and AI Sales Specialist helping local clients explore new projects related to big data, machine learning, IoT and AI.  Prior to that Scott worked at Bell Canada for 10 years in a number of roles including building out their ICT Data Center Practice in Western Canada.  Scott has a Bachalor of Commerce from Ryerson University is a certified Artificial  Intelligence Engineer from Microsoft and holds an Executive Strategy Certification from Wharton University.  He sits on the IT Advisory Board for Woods Homes.

Bill Welch

Bill has been a volunteer with Cornerstone since the summer of 1996 and enjoys spending time with the youth building puzzles and playing games. Bill works in the field of software quality assurance and is currently at P2 Energy Solutions. In 2005, Bill was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.

Salimah Kassan

Salimah is an empathetic, resourceful and driven leader who is determined to make meaningful impacts on the people and systems in Calgary. Driven to envision and execute strategy, galvanize resources, track results, and make lasting shifts in society, Salimah is a trusted collaborator and innovation co-conspirator within Calgary’s social impact and economic development networks. She is a subject matter expert in policy development, asset-building, poverty reduction, community economic development and behavioural economics. Salimah is a key player in launching, building and executing Calgary’s poverty reduction plan and Canada’s national financial empowerment movement. Salimah is currently the Executive Director of Sunrise Community Resource Centre, supporting an amazing team of compassionate people serving citizens living on low incomes in South East Calgary. Salimah is the President of the Board at Downstage Theatre, a board member with Arts Commons and volunteers with the Ismaili Muslim community.

Nancy Hughes

Nancy is currently the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at Bethany Care Society, one of Western Canada’s largest voluntary, not-for- profit providers of health, housing and community services for seniors and persons with disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Alberta. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, Nancy has a keen interest in the development and implementation of innovative service delivery models with a particular emphasis on access management, resource utilization and system and business process redesign. She has been involved in several large capital projects, including the design and commissioning of the South Health Campus and of Bethany Riverview – Bethany Care Society’s newest purpose built centre for dementia care.


Robyn James

Robyn works at NATIONAL, a national, integrated public relations firm that has been serving Canadians since 1976. Her current client portfolio features communications, design and marketing initiatives for a number of high-profile brands in the energy, health, and tourism industries. Robyn is passionate about leveraging her experience with emerging trends in an effort to connect and engage audiences through content and design. She crafts captivating copy and designs visual narratives that combine market-driven knowledge with a practical approach to creativity. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Calgary and a Certificate of Graphic Design from the Alberta University of the Arts.

Scott Gordon

Scott is Supervising Legal Counsel at Imperial Oil. Since joining Imperial Oil in 2010, Scott has worked in several different legal portfolios, including litigation, claims, project development, labour & employment, conventional upstream, bankruptcy & insolvency, and land. Prior to working at Imperial Oil, Scott worked as legal counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Scott volunteers at Calgary Legal Guidance (11 years) and the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project (4 years). Scott was also involved in Social Ventures Partners “Fast Pitch” program (2016, 2017). Scott has a JD from Dalhousie University (2006), and a B.A. (Great Distinction) form the University of Saskatchewan (2002).

Justin Acton

Justin is an experienced Cash Management Advisor currently employed at Servus Credit Union. Justin has a BFA from the University of Calgary. Justin grew up in the Greater Forest Lawn area and has spent the last twenty in Albert Park/Radisson Heights. Justin also volunteers with the Albert Park/Radisson Heights Community Initiatives Group and the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association of Calgary.



Executive Director: Jeff Gray


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904 19 Street NE, Calgary AB T2E 4X7

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Albert Park Radisson Heights

2636 12 Avenue SE, Calgary AB T2A 0E9

(403) 452-9620