Governance

Girls Incorporated 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: admin@girlsincofnorthernalberta.org

Board of Directors

Girls Inc of Northern Alberta

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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Katie Erb

Vice President

“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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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."

Anne Marie Newsham

Director

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Phanisree Timmaraju

Director

"I chose to support Girls Inc. as I strongly believe that their core values of Strong, Smart, and Bold mean so much for girls. I was very fascinated by their research based programming for young girls which not only helps them develop certain skills but most importantly imparts confidence in them to lead a life free from gender stereotypes.  Being a board member and volunteering alongside like minded peers, I find this a great opportunity to learn and give back to the community."

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Tara Stephenson

Director

"I joined Girls Inc as a Board Member to help give back to our community. I felt this organization had values that could help empower young girls to build self-confidence and enrich them with opportunities to achieve goals for their future."

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Shelley Tourangeau

Director

“I feel it’s of value and importance to support the youth in my community – particularly young women and girls. I am giving up my personal downtime I usually use for a bath, to read or to write!”

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Farooq Shamshad

Director

"Drawn to the prospect of helping my community, I decided to involve myself in a team that served a demographic dissimilar to my own: girls. Given that thriving communities are built with women, it is imperative that we use our resources to help girls succeed, with an emphasis on those in the indigenous community."