Robert Calvert, Chair 

Deanna Steblyk, Vice-Chair

Lori Bokenfohr

Ryan Callioux

Peter A. Carter

Linda Cook

Derek Cranna, Past Chair

​​Jim Donihee

Graham Johnson

​Nancy PeckHilary Rose

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Robert Calvert, Q.C., Chair

Calgary, Alberta
Director since: 2012
Membership status: lawyer

Robert Calvert, Q.C. is a partner with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP in Calgary. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1974 and works in the field of family law and civil litigation. He was instrumental in establishing the Davis LLP Pro Bono program, which won the top national award in 2010. Robert has also been involved on numerous boards, and he is a frequent presenter at the Canadian Bar Association and Legal Education Society of Alberta. He has also worked with Calgary Legal Guidance and has been on the Legal Aid Roster for many years.

Deanna Steblyk, Vice-Chair

Calgary, Alberta
Director since: 2015
Membership status: lawyer

Deanna Steblyk attended law school at the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1999.  She was in private practice for approximately 10 years, concentrating primarily in the area of civil litigation. She is currently Senior Litigation Counsel with the Alberta Securities Commission in Calgary, and conducts securities prosecutions before the Commission and the Provincial Court of Alberta.  She regularly appears before all levels of court for administrative, quasi-criminal, and related proceedings and appeals. 

Deanna has extensive volunteer board and committee experience, including present roles as Chair of the Board of the Calgary Humane Society, President of the Board of the Association of Women Lawyers (Calgary), Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Civil Litigation sub-section (southern Alberta), and member of the Law Society of Alberta's conduct committee. She has served as a guest instructor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review. In 2013, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service, and in both 2012 and 2013, was a finalist in the Women in Law Leadership Awards, in the category of Leadership in the Community.

Lori Bokenfohr

Calgary, Alberta
Director since: 2011
Membership status: lawyer

Lori Bokenfohr is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the New York State Bar Association, and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation from Osgoode Hall, York University. She practises corporate and tax law in Calgary, Alberta. Lori previously practised with White & Case LLP, a global law firm based in New York, and with Ernst & Young LLP. Outside of her practice, Lori is a member of the Government of Alberta Audit Committee, a member of the national Tax Technical Committee for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and has worked since inception with the Tax Court Assistance Project, a pro bono law program at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.

Ryan Callioux

Edmonton
Director since September 2016
Membership Status:  related lawyer

Ryan Callioux was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2002.   His first legal position was with the Family Law Office in Calgary representing clients in a wide range of family law issues including Child Welfare.  After leaving the Family Law office, he joined Alberta Justice, Social Enhancement Legal Team where he mainly represented the Director of Children's Services and Maintenance Enforcement.  Ryan was also a team member and the family law consultant for the launch of the Alberta Relationship Threat and Management Initiative, now ITRAC.   While working in government, Ryan served as a board member and then Vice President of the Alberta Government Civil Lawyers Association.   He has been a presenter at various conferences on a number of issues including Domestic Violence, the Child Youth and Family Enhancement Act, and issues of concern to the Metis community.   In March 2014, he opened his own law Firm, Callioux Law, and has expanded to 3 lawyers, soon to be 4, and 4 administrative staff.  His practice includes a mix of clients from private retainer, Legal Representation of Children and Youth (LRCY) and Legal Aid Alberta . 

Peter A. Carter

Edmonton, Alberta
Director since: 2014
Membership status: public 

Peter Carter, prior to his retirement, was in the travel industry for 23 years as owner/operator of Carter’s Travel & Cruises, which then merged with Vision 2000 Travel Group. His previous experience includes Administrative Director for the Edmonton Art Gallery for 10 years and 11 years with North American Van Lines, a subsidiary of Pepsico, working his way up the corporate ladder – starting in Ottawa, then transferring to Toronto and finally to Edmonton – with his last two positions being Controller, Western Canada, and General Manager of the Edmonton operation.

Mr. Carter has served on numerous Boards and Committees in the past, which include: Alberta Association of Fund Raising Executives; Boys and Girls Clubs of Alberta; Boys and Girls Clubs of Edmonton; Edmonton Chamber of Commerce; Edmonton Klondike Days Association; Edmonton & Northern Alberta Crime Stoppers; 1st Night Festival; Mayor’s (Laurence Decore) Task Force for the development of a Cultural Policy for Edmonton; West Edmonton Mall Bingo Association; and was the Project Manager for the BrightNights Festival held in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park. He is also a Past Governor of District 4 (Alberta & North Eastern B. C.) and a Life Member of Kin Canada, and is currently a member of Gyro International.

Linda Cook

Edmonton, Alberta
Director since: 2011
Membership status: public

Linda C. Cook is the Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Public Library and is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of Alberta’s School of Library and Information Studies where she teaches the senior management course.  She has been the recipient of a number of awards for excellence in service to the library community, including the University of Alberta’s Library and Information Studies Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal given for outstanding service to the community, and the Outstanding Public Library Service Award for Canada.

She is a past President of the Canadian Library Association, and sits on the boards of the Alberta Library, Legal Aid Alberta, Public Lending Right Commission and the Downtown Business Association, of which she is Chair.   She is also a member of the Edmonton Glenora Rotary Club.

Derek Cranna, Past Chair 

Edmonton, Alberta
Director since: 2011
Membership status: lawyer

Derek Cranna is a partner with Field LLP in Edmonton. He was admitted to the Saskatchewan bar in 1999, and to the Alberta bar in 2001. His practice focuses on labour and employment issues, administrative law and professional discipline matters, and institutional governance advice. Derek also has a background in human rights claims arising out of correctional settings, as well as claims on behalf of Aboriginal peoples relating to their attendance at Residential Schools and their treaty, Band membership, and Indian Act rights.

Prior to joining Legal Aid Alberta, Derek was a Director of the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association and the Edmonton Inner-City Housing Society.

Jim Donihee

Calgary, Alberta
Director since: 2014
Membership status: public

Jim Donihee was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) in January of 2013. Previous roles in the energy industry include: VP & Chief of Staff at Pengrowth, Chief Operating Officer at the National Energy Board, and VP Organizational Effectiveness at EnCana. Mr. Donihee, a retired Colonel from Canada’s Air Force, also has extensive multinational operational experience having served as a NATO Commander of forces in Yugoslavia, NORAD Commander in the Arctic, the US and as Base Commander of CFB Cold Lake, Canada’s largest operational CF-18 fighter base.

A passion for flight led Mr. Donihee to become a single seat fighter pilot (CF104, CF5, & CF18 Hornet) in Canada’s Air Force where he served for twenty-eight years retiring as an Air Force Colonel. For noteworthy excellence in Leadership he was decorated by the Governor General of Canada and inducted into the Order of Military Merit. A strategic thinker and skilled Governance practitioner, Mr. Donihee is ICD trained and has extensive Board experience having served as a founding Board Member of Projex Technologies [Chair of Governance, and Chair of HR & Comp Committees] as well as having served as Chair of the Corps of Commissionaires of Southern Alberta where he led a governance review of the $1B National organization of 17 Divisions.

Mr. Donihee holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the College Militaire Royal. He has also completed the Queen’s University executive program on Strategic Planning as well as Masters level studies in Systems Integration and Project Management, and the Australian Army’s Command and Staff College focusing on Strategic and Operational Leadership.

Graham Johnson

Edmonton, Alberta
Director since: 2014
Membership status: lawyer

Graham Johnson is a criminal defence lawyer and partner at Dawson, Duckett, Shaigec & Garcia. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2006. While situated in Edmonton, he also practices law regularly in Fort McMurray and in Fort Chipewyan as required. He has been very involved working with and for Student Legal Services (SLS) for a number of years, and has been an advising lawyer to SLS since 2006. Mr. Johnson brings to the Board a wide breadth of knowledge as a roster lawyer, with both urban and northern rural experience.

​Nancy Peck

Calgary, Alberta
Director since September 2016
Membership status: Public Member, Chartered Professional Accountant

Nancy Peck is currently the Chief Financial Officer of AltaCorp Capital Inc. She has over 25 years of financial experience with a formal accounting designation. She has completed the Director’s Education Program with ICD. Ms. Peck brings with her experience and knowledge from working as the Director of Finance and Human Resources for Legal Aid BC and has served on a number of Boards.
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Hilary Rose

Edmonton, Alberta
Director since September 2016
Membership status:  Public

Hilary has served as treasurer and finance committee chair for not-for-profit boards and advisory committees, including the Edmonton Opera, Friends of Rutherford House, sporting organizations and the University of Alberta's Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST). She developed her career expertise in senior positions with Price Waterhouse, the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta and the Auditor General of Alberta.     

Hilary Rose is a Chartered Professional Accountant, member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, trained facilitator and certified internal auditor. She graduated with a degree in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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