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Our Team

our

Directors

Brad Field

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Brad is the president of BRC Group (Calgary) and BRC Coach & Transit (Las Vegas). BRC is well known as an industry leader across North America specializing in commercial vehicle repair and refurbishment. Over the last 25 years, Brad has built businesses in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, fire suppression, heavy equipment and real estate. A 2004 graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program, Brad was nominated as a “Leader of Tomorrow” by Business in Calgary Magazine in 2008. As a current member of World Presidents’ Organization and a former member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, he values the opportunity to act as a mentor to young entrepreneurs. Brad’s record of service is extensive. A long-time board member of Business for Calgary Kids, a fundraising organization for Calgary based children’s charities and programs, he is also a proud supporter and team lead of “Homes for Hope” which provide homes for the less fortunate in Mexico. The recipient of Rotary International’s “Paul Harris Fellowship,” Brad is committed as much to supporting the community through organizations as he is to assisting individuals and families in need brought to his attention through his personal and professional networks. Through his work with Terminator Foundation, Brad’s understanding of and approach to addressing the stigma around addiction has been profoundly transformed. He truly values all points of view and encourages healthy dialogue around how to best support our youth. Brad and his wife, Sheryl are proud parents; grateful for the privilege of raising three wonderful children, Mitchell, Kyle and Haley.

Angie Shilliday

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

Angie won the title of Mrs. Canada in 2014 and utilized her reign to promote what she is passionate about and skilled at…building with Habitat for Humanity. Beyond that, recognizing a gap in the social system, Angie was on a mission to create awareness surrounding addiction and mental illness afflicting women with children. Her heartfelt and personal goal was recently accomplished through a very hands on volunteer venture at 1835 Recovery Acres-Men’s Treatment Center. Co-creating, hosting and downright getting “er done” on the TV series “Crowns of Construction”, Angie showcased her skills as a Jack (or Jill) of-of all trades and her passion for her community by renovating a run-down four-plex into a much needed Women’s Addiction Treatment Facility C.A.R.E.

Jacqueline Smith

DIRECTOR

Dr. Jacqueline Smith, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She is an educator and published researcher within her field of study that addresses addiction and mental health across the life span. Jacqueline is currently serving as President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Nurses Society of Addiction. She embraces community partnerships and is an associate member of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and sits on the Advisory Committee for Drug Free Kids Canada.

Eric Peterson

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Eric is a man of faith, loving husband and father, and serial entrepreneur. Small business, new ideas, and grassroots projects bring excitement to his day-to-day. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Ambrose University and owns and operates various businesses in the Calgary area. Eric brings dynamic thinking and management skills to the Terminator Foundation and applies these as the Treasurer.

Derek D. Fraser, CFRE

DIRECTOR

Derek is a Principal with Osborne Interim Management and President of Derek D. Fraser Philanthropic Advisors Inc., a fund development consultancy in Calgary, AB. The firm’s current clients reach across a broad spectrum of organizations from independent schools, professional association foundations, performing arts organizations, and social service agencies. Derek has worked in the non-profit sector since 1987 and has had the privilege of experiencing the width and breadth of fund development work with concentrations in annual giving, capital campaigns, major gift work both in Canada and abroad, Board development, strategic planning, alumni affairs, along with association organization and volunteer management. Derek is a part-time instructor with Georgian College with their online non-profit studies program. Derek first worked in the Arts while working at the Shaw Festival in 1985, after completing an exciting year at Disney’s EPCOT Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Derek recently served as chair of the AFP Canadian Council in 2013-2014 and is a past president of the Calgary & Area Chapter of AFP. Derek currently serves as a Director on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and chairs the Major Gifts Committee. Derek completed 11 years on the Divisional Board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – AB/NT/NU and chairs the Fund Development Committee of Youth Central in Calgary. Derek holds a B.A. (Hons) in Film Studies from Queen’s University and earned his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 with re-certifications in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

our

coaches

Vanisha Breault

Vanisha Breault discovered her love for running quite accidentally, in the middle of winter more than a decade ago when she decided to “learn to run”. The first few weeks and months she described as pathetic and hilarious. Pushing her 2 young boys in a stroller, Vanisha would stop frequently to check on them and give herself a break. The boys soon got frustrated with her stops and called out to her, “Mom we’re fine. Geeez keep going!” As the days rolled into each other she realized half way thru a “run” that she hadn’t stopped at all. She vividly remembers that day; she realized she could actually run. SHE HAD BECOME A RUNNER. Vanisha has been running ever since. She runs all year long, outside and in all weather conditions. “Running outside has been like a metaphor for my life”, she says. Without prior triathlon experience, no equipment, and stuck somewhere in the middle of level one water exploration and level two basic primary skills she set her mind on the 70.3 Ironman. With only three and a half months of training, on July 24th, 2016 Vanisha completed her first 70.3 Ironman. Believing that the gruelling distance of the 70.3 ironman paralleled overcoming addiction she knew that as long as she didn’t quit she’d cross the finish line. It was while training for this triathlon the idea for Tri Terminator was born in Vanisha’s heart.

Sheryl Field

With almost three decades of experience as a healthcare professional, this mother of three has developed an energy around caring for our youth with a passion for optimal mental health. Sheryl’s educational background includes a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, certifications in critical care, integrative health and triathlon coaching. Sheryl is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Sheryl’s own completion of marathons, ultra-marathons, and triathlons gives her the insight into the training and commitment needed for a successful Triathlon experience. She has mentored all ages in the pursuit of three sport training. Sheryl is welcomed as The Tri Terminator Foundation’s lead coach, with her primary focus being unconditional support, coaching and educating, while fostering lasting relationships for our amazing Tri Terminator athletes.

Steve Towns

Steve is an accomplished marathon and ultra-marathon runner, having enjoyed over 30 full marathons and ultras across Canada and the United States. Enjoying races from 5Km to 100 miles, Steve is a running lunatic who loves to share his joy for running with runners of all levels, simply pursuing the passion for relentless forward motion. Steve also advocates the benefit of sport and training as a method of recovery from addiction and mental health disease, having experienced these challenges personally, and as a father of people in recovery. Regardless of experience, speed, fitness level, Steve is eager to help you accomplish your training goals.

Kathy Urquhart

Not only is Kathy the proud wife and mom of two adult men, she holds a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree from the University of Alberta and a Level 1 Coaching Certificate. From a young age, Kathy found passion in athletics where she naturally transitioned into a competitive swimmer and coach. In 2000, Kathy took up running in a healthy attempt to combat stress and lose weight. She participated in sprint triathlons as well as numerous 5km, 10km and half-marathons. Unfortunately, issues with her foot became problematic and Kathy redirected her passion back to swimming where Kathy has been teaching and coaching swimming at the Shawnessy YMCA since 2004. In the early part 2017 Kathy became an integral part of the Tri Terminator Coaching Team. Her expertise in teaching stroke improvement and efficiency has been instrumental in increasing the athlete’s endurance & speed. She is excited to be coaching the “Fierce Warriors” again in 2018.