Our Board of Directors

Floyd Visser, Executive Director, (2021)

Floyd has dedicated the past 35 years to building client-centric programs and services; walking alongside people to overcome barriers that confront them each day.

In 2004 he facilitated The SHARP Foundation’s strategic planning process and then became its executive director. He led the organization to becoming an internationally recognized best/wise practice in supported harm reduction housing for people living with complex health and social challenges. This was achieved by developing a high-functioning collaborative team of board members, staff, community partners, and most importantly, clients who were encouraged and empowered to participate in the growth of the organization. It was possible through a common belief in, and commitment to, the mission and vision of the organization.

Prior to SHARP, Floyd was the Manager, Counselling & Employment Services, at SAIT culminating in the re-engineering the student registration and financial aid processes to prepare the organization for on-line services and learning.

Athena Pulzoni, Chair (2024) Vice-Chair (2021)

As a passionate and dedicated Senior Human Resources Leadership professional and Certified Coach, Athena is deeply committed to helping individuals and leaders create healthy cultural work environments that foster and promote trust, honesty, respect and excellence. With over 20 years of progressive leadership experience, Athena has proudly led teams in both not-for-profit and private sectors. Her expertise includes, designing talent management strategies; overseeing acquisition programs; leading corporate change management; and implementing core human resource services – all of which achieved operational excellence. She is a trusted business partner and respected people leader who confidently coaches executives and successfully executes strategic priorities. Athena has earned a credible reputation for being committed to fostering a refreshing, collaborative, and support-centric service approach, along with building top-performing teams who help organizations thrive.

Annelies Calnan, Treasurer (2020)

Annelies is an accounting and finance professional born and raised in Calgary. She was drawn to the self-determining methodology and success record of the Doorway. With her background in financial reporting, audit, and business valuations Annelies is excited to contribute to the continued success of the Doorway.

Kim Bourque, Secretary, Director (2023)

Kim is a highly qualified C-Suite Executive Assistant with more than 47 years of experience in providing senior administrative support at all levels of leadership. In her
varied career, Kim has been an active member of the Air Force Reserves, worked in maximum security federal Correctional Institutions and currently supports the President
of a post-secondary institution and its Board of Directors. Kim is passionate in her support of volunteer opportunities and is looking forward to contributing towards the
ongoing success of The Doorway.

Dr. Alexa Geddes, Director (2022)

Alexa is so excited and greatly honoured to be part of The Doorway team as this organization truly aligns with Alexa’s passions in serving her community. She is fiercely driven to helping empower young people to reach their true potential and she has a strong interest in mental health. Alexa is currently completing her pediatric residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital prior to joining a pediatric community practice in the fall of 2022.

Wendy Oddie, Director (2023)

Wendy Oddie is a social worker with Alberta Health Services (Addictions and Mental Health Team – Diversion Team) and an active community volunteer. Her passion for The Doorway is borne out in these statements: I love working with youth clients. I love the energy that comes from young people! I would like to see basic needs to be considered human rights for all. Seeing a young person succeed in their goals gives me joy.

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