Land and Property Rights Tribunal
A retired lawyer after 35 years, Mary-Kay Brook was General Counsel for the Alberta Liquor Control Board for 12 years before moving to Alberta Justice. At retirement, she was a Director at Alberta Justice, leading a team of 25 lawyers. Her practice has primarily been in administrative, employment and trade law, including public policy and crafting legislation.
Mary-Kay has also served on many community and church boards and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and at an orphanage in Tanzania.
M. Edmund Bruton holds civil and common law degrees from McGill University and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1982. After several years of civil litigation experience, Mr. Bruton's practice and employment evolved to the oil and gas, energy marketing and power generation sectors. More recently, Mr. Bruton has served as a member of the Calgary Assessment Review Board and as a presiding officer with the Municipal Government Board.
Katherine Camarta is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Politics, Queen's University in Law and Mount Royal University in Journalism. She has been practicing law since 1979 and has experience in corporate finance, energy project development, corporate and commercial transaction work, and securities, energy and environmental regulation.
Katherine also sits on the Board of a medical research foundation and the City of Calgary’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and volunteers at a hospital.
Murray Dennis is an accredited municipal assessor and appraiser. He has over 25 years of experience as an assessor with Rocky View County and City of Calgary.
Lynda Downey is a former Director, Alberta Municipal Affairs. She has over 15 years of experience working with property assessment and taxation, policy development and implementation of legislation.
Ms. Hisey is a Registered Professional Planner with certification in Local Government Administration, over 25 years’ experience in urban planning and land administration. Former member of Edmonton SDAB.
Mr. Jackson is a former senior manager and planner with Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Oil Sands Secretariat.
Bill Johnston is Municipal Government Services Consultant. He is a former Municipal Administrator and mechanical engineer.
Walter Krysinski is a retired assessor with more than 30 years of experience and was a district assessor for the city of Calgary.
Line Lacasse holds a civil law degree from the University of Montreal and a common law degree from McGill University. She has practiced law for over 25 years, advising clients on regulatory, administrative, indigenous and environmental matters. Line has worked in private practice focusing on aboriginal and environmental matters, and as legal counsel in the energy and utilities industry, including at the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (predecessor to the Alberta Utilities Commission) and TransCanada.
Ms. Patricia Mackenzie is the Principal of Mackenzie Management Consultants. She serves as a member on Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Board of Directors and the Land and Property Rights Tribunal. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan.
Terri Mann was appointed a Member of the Surface Rights and Land Compensation board July 2016 and continues, to serve in that capacity. She also served with the Edmonton Assessment Review Board. Additional work experience includes civil litigation and work as a sessional Instructor with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Business (instructing business law).
She has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.
Felix is a retired planner and a former head of City of Lethbridge Planning Dept., Real Estate and Land Development. He was a Former planning advisor with an engineering and planning consultant firm and a former volunteer consultant in international land development and design projects.
Debi Piecowye is a lawyer who has extensive administrative law experience. She has appeared before many tribunals and all levels of the Alberta Courts. She provides legal advice on a variety of matters to the Edmonton City Council and senior management.
In addition to attaining an LLB with Distinction, she also earned an MBA from the University of Alberta. She holds a Certificate in Negotiation from Osgood Hall Law School of York University and a BA in English from the University of Saskatchewan.
Donald Roberts is a senior executive with a utility corporation and major regional financial institution. He is experienced in business and management including in agriculture, real estate, mining, manufacturing and processing. Mr. Roberts is an agri-business practice leader for an international accounting and consulting firm.
Barbara Samuels has 20 years of consulting experience and is a Policy and Program Developer with 17 years as Director of Planning at the University of Calgary.
Sheldon Steinke has over 30 years of municipal experience including CAO of Crowsnest Pass, Town Manager (Coaldale) and County Manager (Lethbridge #26). He was a former Commanding Officer with Canadian Armed Forces.
David Thomas is a Lawyer, former teacher, member of town council and Regional Landfill Commission for Drayton Valley. He is an owner of a Cattle Ranch and MGB Member (2000-2012). Mr. Thomas is also a former member of the Surface Rights Board (SRB) and Land Compensation Board (LCB).
Miles Weatherall is a Management Consultant, he was with Alberta Public Service for 38 years. He has experience in quasi-judicial roles, is a member of the Municipal Government Board, the Life Insurance Council and the Alberta Mental Health Review Panel Roster. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Administration with Distinction, a Certificate in Public Administration from Athabasca University and a Master of Business Administration at Athabasca University.
Earl Williams is an Executive with more than 35 years’ experience in real estate development, portfolio management and human resources. He is a former real estate practice leader with an accounting firm and a former Chair for Calgary Board of Tourism.
Harold Williams is a retired assessor with more than 30 years of experience. He was a former councillor of Summer Village of South View. He was also a Director of Linear Assessment and an Executive Director of Assessment Services, Alberta Municipal Affairs.
Ike Zacharopoulos is a Calgary based executive with a background in municipal government and finance. He has 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector including senior leadership roles. Ike also has extensive background with administrative tribunals and quasi-judicial boards.
Meg Barker is a regulatory compliance professional, a qualified mediator, and a professional geologist with extensive experience in energy regulation, resource development, environmental stewardship, and land use planning. She has worked for over 25 years with independent quasi-judicial regulatory boards, administrative tribunals, and government agencies in energy and resource industries across western Canada. She has a B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology from the University of Manitoba, and Q.Med. certification through the ADR Institute of Canada.
Samantha Georgsen has a public relations practice, helping clients across western Canada reach their strategic communication and advocacy goals. She previously held various roles at all three levels of government, including in the areas of health, education and environment. Samantha has two decades of board and committee experience with various local community groups in both Calgary and Edmonton.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary.
Barbara Johnston holds a B.Comm. (Accounting) from the University of Calgary and a LL.B. from the University of Alberta. She has provided legal and business advice, and educational services to numerous client groups as in-house counsel for a large integrated resource company, as well as audit financial preparation services for diverse client groups at a large public accounting firm. She has expertise in risk management, consumer banking transactions, debt financing, asset acquisition and divestiture.
Kevin Kelly is a lawyer who works with individuals, organizations and boards to help them resolve disputes. He has served on numerous boards, hearing panels and advisory committees. He has extensive training in arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conflict management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (1989) from the University of Victoria and Law degree (1993) from Cardiff School of Law and Politics.
Mr. Al Kemmere is a Senior Advisor with Alberta Counsel Lawyers and Lobbyists. He serves as a board member on the Rural Health Practitioners Action Plan and on the Land and Property Rights Tribunal. He is the past President and board member with the Rural Municipalities of Alberta and past Councillor and Reeve of Mountain View County.
Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Olds College include the core competencies of leadership and governance, as well as preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Kemmere was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.
Kim Heesung is an architect with more than 30 years of experience in business. She is a member for the Calgary Alpha House Society Board of Directors and a former director of Victoria Crossing Business Revitalization Zone. Kim is was also a member of Calgary Planning Commission; Calgary development Appeal Board.
Entrepreneur. Certified board director. 22 years of municipal government experience including 13 years as Mayor of the City of Leduc. Competencies required for members of the Municipal Government Board include assessment, land-use planning, and/or a background in law. Mr. Krischke was directly recruited and appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Mr.Melton is a commercial real estate executive with over 30 years' experience in the real estate field, including acquisitions and dispositions, land development and financing arrangements. Mr.Melton today oversees the strategy, growth and success of two publicly-traded companies. Competencies required for members of the Municipal Government Board include assessment, land-use planning, and/or a background in law. Mr.Melton was directly recruited and appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.
Frank Wesseling is a professional planner with more than 30 years of municipal & regional planning experience. He is a former Director of Palliser Regional Planning Commission and a former Director of planning for both Medicine Hat and Cochrane.
Dennis Woolsey held a Senior Management position with Municipal Government Board (MGB). He has been a member of MGB since 2010.
Engineer (retired) with more than 30 years’ experience in municipal administration. Former city manager, City of Lethbridge.
Larry is a Certified Management Consultant and has been a course developer and instructor at MacEwan University, NAIT, and the University of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Industrial Design and is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. He has been a member of many boards.
Michael Vercillo is a chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with more than 25 years’ experience as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He is a former Chief Financial Officer of health and housing organizations.
Tamara Bews holds a B.Comm. (Finance) and a LL.B. from the University of Calgary. Her experience is in energy, transportation and agricultural issues. She has practiced primarily in administrative and commercial law, and regulatory compliance, in both private practice and as in-house counsel for TransCanada Pipelines, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Canadian Pacific Railway. She has represented clients in regulatory matters at provincial and federal administrative tribunals, and in judicial review matters at the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Glenn Selland is a land use, environmental and regulatory professional with more than 33 years of experience in the management and resolution of sensitive and controversial issues. Glenn looks forward to continuin to serve the NRCB, an agency that models balanced decision making in the public interest.
Glenn is an active member of the Cloverdale Community League, serving as co-chair of the LRT Liaison Committee, and is a member of Concordia University’s Board of Governors.
Nick Tywoniuk holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering (water resources) from the University of Ottawa. He has substantive dispute resolution experience. Nick has worked with Environment Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada, and internationally. Nick is a chartered arbitrator and chartered mediator, and participates in conflict resolution programs at the Alberta Civil Courts, Service Alberta business licence appeals, and Alberta Municipal Affairs. He is a public adjudicator for the Law Society of Alberta’s discipline hearings.
Lana Yakimchuk was a teacher and farmer with more than 35 years of experience. She was a former councillor of Mountain View County and was a member of Olds Hospice Governance Committee as well as Mountain View County SDAB.
Jerry Zezulka has worked for a private consulting firm specializing in property assessments, Canada Mortgage and Housing in the appraisal department, and in his own fee appraisal firm as a real estate appraiser. In 2009, he joined the Municipal Government Board and continues his appraisal practice.