Governance

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's Board of Directors is entirely volunteer based. Board members are required to be highly engaged in donor cultivation, fundraising, special events, and increasing membership.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is currently recruiting Board members who can put into practice the following skills: business development, marketing, social media, networking with small to large businesses, and finance.

If you are interested  in getting involved by joining our Board of Directors please contact us, call: 780-790-9236 or email: [email protected]

Board of Directors

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Tasneem Rahim

President

"I support Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta because I am passionate about empowering young girls to reach their full potential. As a former victim of cyber bullying, I realize the importance of providing mentorship and support programs to young girls to deal with ordeals as such. Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta ensures that girls get proper mentorship, awareness and support though the programs it delivers. In addition to that, as a mining engineer and woman in STEM, I am aware of the difficulties and challenges females constantly face in male-dominated industries and Girls Inc. successfully prepares young girls to overcome difficulties, explore careers in non-traditional fields and thrive in their chosen career paths. It’s absolutely wonderful being part of a diverse and inclusive board and my experience have helped me learn and grow as a person as well as give back to the community."

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Victoria Brown

Vice President

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Gina Snooks

Secretary 

"I joined the Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta team, as a board member, because I believe in the work that we do to support all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold. Gender inequality, injustice, racism & gender-based violence (and more) are not just abstract ideas and girls in our communities experience these issues daily. Girls Inc.'s research-based, gender specific programming not only supports girls with the tools they need to navigate a world in which these issue are real, but also inspires them to transform the world. And that's why I'm proud to be a part of this team."

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Arlene Vanderzwaag

Treasurer

"I support Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta because of their great program offerings such as learn to run, Power of Stories, Operation SMART, and Friendly PEERuasion that help girls feel confident to be smart, strong and bold. I enjoy the opportunity to work with an incredible group of other volunteers and staff while giving back to the community in a meaningful way. Finally, I value how Girls Inc. raises the profile of exceptional women in our community through events such as Women of Inspiration."

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Annalee Nutter

Director

"I choose to support Girls Inc. because we empower girls, helping them discover their strengths and educating them in areas which support their interests and most importantly, their self-esteem."

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Katie Erb

Director

“This community means so much to me and has given me many opportunities. I wanted to give back in some way; After seeing Girl Inc. of Northern Alberta in the community and the impact they’ve have on young women here, I knew I wanted to be a part of their movement to be Strong, Smart and Bold”

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Jesse Wowk

Director

"Girls Inc. provides the young women in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo with amazing opportunities to be empowered and grow to be strong, smart, and bold. I am enthusiastic to be part of the board and support the continual growth of our programs to all girls throughout our community."

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Niki Gill

Director

"I am passionate about providing learning and growth opportunities for girls and young women in their endeavors to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. offers great programs to uplift and inspire girls to be confident in themselves and explore their potential, and I am proud to be a part of such an exceptional organization."

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IJ Uche-Ezeala

Director

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Harsh Shah

Director

"The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and this wonderful community means so much to me and have given me and my family ample opportunities. My passion has always been in empowering young generations to unlock and unleash their full potential. I am a firm believer of Diversity and Inclusion and believe in equal opportunities. Girls Inc. is one of the few organizations in Northern Alberta and in this region which provides mentorship, awareness, support to young girls to be strong, smart and bold. It inspires young girls to be self-confident and I am proud to be part of Girls Inc."

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Nicole McMillan

Director