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Board of Directors


Executive 2019


Ian has been a member of the SBHASA for multiple years.  He has a passion for volunteering, helping out with many of our own events, and is also heavily involved with fundraising for the Calgary Ostomy Society which raises money to send children to camp.  Ian was born with Spina Bifida and enjoys spending time with his English Bulldog (Maggie Mae). 

(Michelle LaBerge -  Acting President)

Michelle LaBerge - Vice President             

Michelle has been a valuable member of the SBHASA for several years, serving on the board as a Member at Large for the past 6 years.  She loves spending time with family and friends, being outside, or playing all sorts of board games / card games.  Michelle is a HUGE Calgary Flames & Calgary Stampeders fan.  She does not miss a game, either attending in person or watching on TV.  Michelle was born with Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus.

Samantha Hershick-Fraser (2nd Vice)          





Samantha has been a valuable member of the SBHASA for several years and recently served on the board as a Member at Large.  She has a passion for sledgehockey, playing since the age of 12...that's about 20 years of sledge exper ience!  Samantha volunteera at The Alberta  Children’s Hospital a few times a week as a wayfinder.  Another passion of Samantha's is spending time with her two nieces Alice (5) and Ava (2).  Although she doesn't currently have any pets, she is a cat lover!  

Steve Simon - Treasurer          

Steve has been our Treasurer for several years now.  His wife Sharon previously held the position of Secretary.  Steve has worked hard to keep our finances and bylaws in order.  We are grateful for the long hours of work the Simon family contributes.  Steve and Sharon are proud parents, as well grandparents...their youngest child Dylan (who does amazing glass sculpting!) was born with Spina Bifida.

Tricia Spruit - Secretary / Office Manger

Tricia has been a Board Member with SBHASA for several years.  She handles the financials for the association and Coordinates the annual Hope Classic and other fundraisers.  She and her husband Chuck keep busy with 3 children and their youngest son Joel, (turning 9 this year), who was born with Spina Bifida.


  • Minh Ho

  • Yee May

  • Kathy Hawryluk

  • Dianne Page

         Nancy Gerdel -  Clinical Resource Nurse (ACH Myelo Clinic)  (403) 955-7135