University of Lethbridge Senate
Mr. Ronal DeGagne is the Founder and President of Communities in Motion and Executive Director of Common Sense Lethbridge. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Lethbridge, and a Psychology/Sociology diploma from Lethbridge College.
Mr. James Dempsey is a Wealth Advisor with The Master Plan, Lethbridge where he provides planning advice in the areas of financial management, investment planning, insurance and risk management, tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. He is a Certified Financial Planner, and holds a diploma from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning.
Dr. Rufa Doria is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Doria & Doria Canada Immigration Consulting Inc. She is a Licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioresource Engineering from McGill University, a Master of Science degree in Bioresource Engineering from Colorado State University, a Masters degree in Public Administration from Holy Name University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Xavier University.
Mr. Bruce Galts is the Owner of Paul Davis Restoration Lethbridge, Partner with Paul Davis Restoration Okanagan Valley, Owner of Galko Renovations, Partner with Genuine Siding and Roofing, and a Property Manager for Galts Management. He is a licensed Real Estate Associate, Certified Master Builder, and Master Home Renovator. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University.
Mr. Leighton Kolk is the Chief Executive Officer of Kolk Farms, an intensive irrigation farm, seed retailer, and beef production operation. He has served on school and church boards, as well as several industry related boards, including the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Alberta Beef Producers, and the Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association.
Ms. Sandra Mintz is the Chief Executive Officer with Lethbridge Family Services. She is the International Accreditation Team Leader with the Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families, New York, and has served as President and Chair of Economic Development Lethbridge. She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management from Athabasca University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Lethbridge College.
Mr. Trevor Panczak is an award winning country music entertainer and known as Canada's "Gentle Giant". He has worked with UFA and the Calgary Stampede over the past few decades, as well as supporting fundraising efforts for several charities, such as serving as Co-chair for STARS Air Ambulance Boots and Roots Gala. He is the owner of Altatude Music and Co-Owner Marketing Business of Promotional Experts.
Mr. Upen Patel is the Engineering Manager of Arvind Mills Ltd. and a multi-franchise owner of nine Subway franchises and five Dairy Queen franchises. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree with Distinction from North Gujarat University in India.
Mr. Tim Rempel is a Partner with Booster Juice Franchises, and Business Development Manager with Galko Group of Companies. He is the former General Manager of Total Communications, a wireless communication supplier operating out of Lethbridge, Alberta. He is also an active community volunteer.