2019-2020 Board of Directors
Waseem Jabre (Chair)
Waseem was born in Rachaya, Lebanon in 1971. From studying law at the University of Lebanon (Zahle’), to following the family’s footsteps to Canada, to becoming one of the most respected corporate managers in the Retail Telecom industry; Waseem has always been driven to succeed. He is currently the General Manager/Owner of Mr. Mike’s in Drayton Valley. His style and personality have driven him and the companies under his direction to success. He has been a member of the Drayton Valley Health Foundation since 2016 and the Vice Chair since 2017.
Jason Kennedy (Vice Chair)
I was born in Drayton Valley in 1976, and currently reside in the Brazeau County with my wife and have three children. Some of the things I enjoy are hunting, riding horses and fishing. Drayton Valley is home and I have a long line of family on both sides whom homesteaded and were partakers of the beginning stages of our community’s oil and gas industry. I have a deep interest in the wellbeing of our community and its economic growth of both our town and county.
Carol Vowk (Treasurer)
Carol moved to Cynthia in 1985 to pursue her career after achieving her Business Administration Diploma. She met and then married a local man and raised her family here in Drayton Valley. Carol worked for many companies within the oil and gas industry and was a volunteer within many of our youth organizations such as Drayton Valley Air Cadets, Brazeau Snowmobile Club, Drayton Valley Soccer and the Hot Lunch Program at her children’s schools. Carol has been the Secretary for the Health Foundation Board since the Spring of 2017.
Mitzi Koebernick (Secretary)
Michelle (affectionately known as Mitzi) is a graduate from the NAIT Medical Records program. Michelle currently is the Health Information Manager at the Drayton Valley Hospital. Michelle loves to travel and is an active community volunteer involved in the Drayton Valley Curling Club, Oil Wives and Drayton Valley Ladies Golf. Michelle was the Chair of the Drayton Valley Health Foundation for 5 years.
Pam Baker (Board Member)
Pam moved to Drayton Valley in 1986 with her husband, Don, and two sons. She taught adults for Alberta Vocational College, Grant McEwan College & Norquest College at the Pembina Educational Consortium for 17 years. Pam left education to pursue another passion and became the Volunteer Coordinator at the DV Hospital and retired in 2014. Pam believes in being part of a community by volunteering and over the past 35 years.
Brandon Arts (Trustee)
Joelle Valliere (Trustee)
Joelle is a graduate of Canadian College of Funeral Service as both, Funeral Director and Embalmer. Joelle is the co-owner of Affinity Funeral Service in Drayton Valley. She considers the opportunity to serve families of Drayton Valley and surrounding areas during their time of grief and loss an honour and privilege. Joelle also enjoys the opportunity to be a part of Aim for Success as well as mentoring others joining the Funeral Service profession. Joelle started serving on the board for Drayton Valley Health Foundation in 2018.
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Mac St. Jean (Trustee)
Mac relocated to the Drayton Valley area in 1995 and has worked for Secure Energy in marketing and sales for the past 14 years. Mac appreciates the outdoors and enjoys camping, quadding, spending time with his family and is an avid fisherman. Mac has been a board member for the Drayton Valley Health Foundation since 2018.
Lori DeCosta (Festival of Trees)
Colleen graduated from NAIT as a Combined Lab & X-Ray Technician. Colleen has been the Executive Director for the Drayton Valley Health Foundation since 2006 and is also an apprentice Funeral Director at Affinity Funeral Services.