Lynne Harrison – Founder and President

Lynne_bio-thumbnailLynne L. Harrison lives in Canmore, AB with the majestic peaks of the Three Sisters, Mt. Lawrence Grassi and Mt. Rundle dominating the view she enjoys all day from her windows. While attending Carleton University in Ottawa for Journalism and English, Lynne headed to Whistler BC for a semester to ski. Finding inspiration in the mountains that she loves so much, Lynne worked, raised her kids and sold her paintings …

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Jan Wood – VP

jan-wood_thumbJan Wood currently resides in Calgary Alberta with her husband Chris. She is Secretary on the Board of Directors for Elimu and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Calgary Marketing Association. From 20012 to 2014 she lived in Denver Colorado where she volunteered then worked with OpenWorld Learning, a non-profit that supports after school computer programs.

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Dianne Legros – Director, Secretary

Dianne LegrosDianne Legros currently resides in Calgary and enjoys a varied career with in the Real Estate Industry. Employed full time with Award Winning Crystal Creek Homes and CIR Realty, Dianne has been a realtor in the Calgary area for over 10 years.

As an avid skier Dianne worked with Crazy Canuck Dave Irwin as a crew/coach member and subsequently on the Dave Irwin Dash for Cash to raise funds for the Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury Recovery (DIFFBIR). Dianne has also volunteered and helped to organize the Jimmy Huega MS ski race held at Sunshine Village for numerous years; and she participated and raised funds for MS through the MS Ride for Life.

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Morag Armit – Creative Director of Global Events

Morag-Armit_thumbMorag is based in Calgary, Canada having travelled the world for many years, before settling here 10 years ago. Morag’s role in helping to develop Mental-Aid is in event management, tapping into her wide contacts within the hospitality industry in the UK, North America and Europe.

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Harold Burbank – Director of U.S. Operations

Harold Burbank - Director of U.S. OperationsAttorney Harold Burbank holds three degrees in international relations, human rights and law/international law, and practices civil and human rights law from offices based in Canton, Connecticut USA. His mental health education and employment experiences include teaching, coaching (ski racing), advising and dorm parenting US/international prep school students, US poverty law clinics, Amnesty International casework …

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Colin Barr – Director of European Operations

Colin Barr - Director of OperationsColin Barr’s reputation, while predominantly earned in his home city of Glasgow, stretches far and wide. He is the go to guy for many celebrities and brands events, hosting & DJING @ events for the following film premiers and brands; Ralph Lauren Scottish store opening with Texas @ One Devonshire Gardens, Vanity Fair party @ Donna Karan New York, Gattica, Gerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets, Men In Black, Scottish Fashion Awards 3 years, Cruise, Giorgio Armani @ the Tramway, Mr. Nice Howard Marks book launch, Absolut Vodka, Moet & Chandon Rose launch at London Fashion Week , Pommery Champagne, Grande Marnier, Hendricks Gin, Havana Club, Smirnoff Black, Magners, Rekordalig, Kopparberg and Bacardi …

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Dr. Beth Hedva

Beth-Hedva_thumbDr. Beth Hedva, author of Journey from Betrayal to Trust and the award-winning Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness, is an internationally recognized authority in the field of ‘change’. As a counsellor she helps individuals find enlightening ways to succeed in meeting life’s greatest challenges. You will find her listed in Cambridge, England’s 12th Edition of The World’s Who’s Who of Women, nominated for inclusion in the 1st edition of the Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine & Health Care. Beth Hedva was inducted into the American Biographic Institute’s 2009 Hall of Fame for “Humanitarian Contributions in Cross-Cultural Psychology”.

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