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Our Board Of Directors

Chris Foster

Chris Foster

Board Chair

Chris Foster has been with us on the Board since June 2022 and currently serves as our board chair. Chris is a Managing Director at Accenture with over 25 years of executive leadership in the energy, telecom and education sectors, most recently as the Chief Information and Innovation Officer at TC Energy. Chris is passionate about innovation and how technology can enable organizations to succeed and strive for an exciting future vision.

A stereotype ex-pat from the UK, Chris loves nothing more than a great curry and a well-made cup of tea!

“Life has exposed me to how many families are struggling through no fault of their own and just how life changing organizations like Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids can be. I am particularly passionate about the relationship between food security and success in school and other key areas of a child’s life and I am grateful to be a small part of a great team feeding Calgary’s kids.”

Janeen Scott

Janeen Scott

Director

I’m a leader and Human Resource professional with 20 years of experience working with diverse individuals and teams to achieve results. Traveling is a passion of mine, and my time is often spent exploring the local culture and food.

Throughout my various volunteer experiences in Calgary, I’m always inspired by the generous spirit of Calgarians and BB4CK is no exception. I love BB4CK mission to feed kids in schools and I’m proud to be a part of the BB4CK team that is addressing food insecurity in Calgary.

Matt Huys

Matt Huys

Director

As a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP specializing in corporate commercial litigation, I bring legal expertise to the BB4CK board. I am deeply passionate about the organization’s mission and the profound impact that providing meals to children can have on every aspect of their lives. Fun fact: In my free time, I enjoy perfecting my grilling skills as an avid amateur barbeque enthusiast.

“I am truly honored to be part of BB4CK because of the organization’s unwavering commitment to feeding hungry children in Calgary. Witnessing the direct impact our work has on improving children’s lives and educational outcomes brings me immense joy and fulfillment.”

Julia Hewitt

Julia Hewitt

Director

Julia Hewitt joined the Board of Brown Bagging in June 2021 and brings 20 years of knowledge and expertise in risk management and insurance. Julia is the director of insurance & risk management at BluEarth Renewables. Her favorite food is sushi and she loves good coffee.

“Being part of the Board for Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids has been an inspiration; working with so many passionate individuals on the Board and within the organization. This is a cause I care deeply about and am proud to contribute to its success.”

Kyle Setter

Kyle Setter

Director

Having joined the Board of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids in 2019, Kyle Setter is the Director, CEO & Merger Office at connectFirst Credit Union, a regional financial institution here in Calgary. He brings over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, governance, and innovation to the Board.  Kyle takes pride in being a parent to two very busy young children, and stays busy with a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, and golf.

“Being a part of Brown Bagging helps ensure every child in our community has the nourishment and support they need to succeed. Being a parent, this cause hits close to home, and through my role on the Board of Directors, I’m able to make a direct impact, ensuring no child goes hungry at school.”

Twyla Freer

Twyla Freer

Director

Twyla is a proud BB4CK Board member since 2022. Working in both the energy and non-profit sectors, she has almost 20 years’ experience with corporate communications, social performance, fund development and building strategic partnerships to drive social impact. She currently works at Ovintiv in sustainability as a senior advisor.

Twyla believes deeply in BB4CKs mission and that investing in our children’s well-being and the sustainability of their communities builds the foundation for success in the future.

Dave Newby

Dave Newby

Director

Retired former Chief Financial Officer with over 35 years of experience working globally, primarily in the oil and gas industry. Over 20 years of experience in volunteer board positions supporting not-for-profit organizations, including several years as Treasurer/Chair of Audit and Finance committees. Born and raised in the UK, relocated to Canada in 2005.

“Giving school aged a fair opportunity to succeed includes ensuring they are well nourished and able to focus on their schoolwork instead of their hunger. The immediacy of the benefit to kids of enjoying a lunch prepared by BB4CK and their volunteers that day is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of being involved with this amazing organization.”

Katie Mahon

Katie Mahon

Director

Katie is pleased to join the BB4CK board, offering over ten years experience in community development. Katie holds a leadership role with the national charity Ever Active Schools, which supports health and wellbeing for children and youth in school communities, and helps to guide her organization’s efforts around equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Katie has lived in Calgary for just over five years and is very glad for the opportunity to volunteer and give back to this city that has welcomed her warmly. Specifically, BB4CK’ vision of community collaboration and togetherness so that no kid goes hungry aligns with her professional efforts towards health and wellbeing for all children and youth. As a community member in Calgary, a professional in the sector and also as a mother, Katie believes passionately in the work of BB4CK and is proud to be part of it.

Graeme Wright

Graeme Wright

Director

Graeme Wright began volunteering at Brown Bagging in 2016 and joined the board in 2022.  He is the Land Manager for Capital Projects at TC Energy and has a background in project management and stakeholder engagement. These days his spare time is often spent chauffeuring his three kids to all their various social and sporting activities.

“As a father of three high energy kids, the thought of their classmates and friends possibly lacking regular access to healthy food inspired me to volunteer with BB4CK, and I feel very connected to its Mission.  Joining the Board and having the opportunity to work closely with the BB4CK team continues to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”

Chris Salamon

Chris Salamon

Director

Chris Salamon joined the Board of Brown Bagging in February 2024 and currently sits on the Governance Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee. Chris moved to Calgary in 2009 and currently works as a lawyer at Suncor Energy after previously practicing securities and M&A law in Calgary and New York. While not working or trying to keep up with his two kids, Chris enjoys running (slowly), playing tennis (poorly) and following the NFL.

“I am very proud to be part of the Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids organization. Anything that can be done to lessen the impact of food insecurity on children helps make our community a better place”.

Paul Bustard

Paul Bustard

Director

Paul Bustard joined the Board of Brown Bagging in February 2024 and has had the joy of working in the retail grocery industry for 25 years. Paul is the director of operations for western Canada at FreshCo, Empires discount grocery chain. Paul is a sports enthusiast and is a proud supporter of the Calgary Flames and the Dallas Cowboys.

“Working for as long as I have in the food industry I have developed a passion for addressing food insecurity. I hope that I can make a positive impact in addressing the inequity that exists in our city and help shape happier childhoods as a result.  That is why being a part of the Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids board is important to me.”