Board and Staff

Board of Trustees

Eric Sawyer
Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, Finance, City of Calgary
Chairperson, Burns Memorial Fund

Steve Dongworth
Fire Chief, City of Calgary
Chairperson, Burns Fire Fund

Roger Chaffin
Police Chief, City of Calgary
Chairperson, Burns Police Fund

Katie Black
Director, Community and Neighbourhood Services, City of Calgary
Chairperson, Burns Children’s Fund

His Worship Mayor Naheed Nenshi
City of Calgary

Glenda Cole
City Solicitor, City of Calgary

Sat Parhar
Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service

Stuart Laird
Battalion Chief, Calgary Fire Department

Burns Memorial Fund Staff:


Michelle ClarkeExecutive Director
Phone: 403-234-9396, ext. 4
(Contact for Community Grants and all other inquiries)

Louise RoblinGrants Coordinator
Phone: 403-234-9396, ext. 3
(Contact for the High School Bursary Program)

Portia YipCommunications and Grants Coordinator
Phone: 403-234-9396, ext. 5
(Contact for Communications, Oral Health, and Watson Family Foundation Fund)

Charlotte ChesnutGrants Administrator
Phone: 403-234-9396, ext. 2
(Contact for Police Fund, Families Moving Forward, and Campbell McLaurin Foundation)

Jackie DavisGrants Administrator
Phone: 403-234-9396, ext. 1
(Contact for Fire Fund and Families Moving Forward)