Our Board of Directors

Leslie Tamagi (Interim Executive Director) (2020)

Leslie’s background spans several decades in the non-profit sector, as a leader for diverse agencies ranging from very large to very small, grass roots organizations. The majority of her consulting practice has been working with senior leaders and boards across various subsectors including addictions, housing, mental health, domestic violence, homelessness and disabilities. Having now completed several interim positions, she can attest to the value of providing stability while allowing for adequate time to plan and prepare for a new leader.

Eric Dahl (2016)

Eric was inspired to get involved after learning about the effectiveness of their system in getting youth off the streets. He is the founder of Dahlars Inc. As a Member of the Board, Eric brings product development skills and a cutting-edge perspective on how to integrate established organizations into the current online world.

Jim Empey (2016)

James M. Empey is a seasoned executive with a track record of proven leadership and broad based business experience. Currently he is VP and CFO of a private company The Bodtker Group of Companies. He has held senior level executive positions in finance, operations and business development in both private and public companies. James looks forward to contributing to the further development and The Doorway’s continued success story.

Andrew Hunter B.A., B.Ed. (Chair) (2016)

Andrew is an elementary school teacher with The Calgary Board of Education. He has been involved with The Doorway since 2007 filling many roles at different times as an employee, volunteer, and society member. Andrew believes deeply in The Doorway’s approach to community building and is honored to have the opportunity to serve as a Director of the Board.

Michele Heighton (2020)

Michele is a highly motivated sales professional with more than 25 years of experience in business development, corporate account management, and team leadership. Currently she is Regional Sales Director at Workiva. Michele is a returning board member and looks forward to contributing to The Doorway’s continued success.

Brent Olynyk (2016)

Brent is a Partner at Lead 2 Perform, and has been involved in client projects related to operations, leadership and safety in a variety of industries, Not for Profit/NGO’s, and Forestry throughout Canada, USA and Asia. Brent represented Canada at the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia and his passion for high performance and excellence has continued after his athletic career through the work that he has done supporting Lead 2 Perform’s clients, and at The Doorway.

Eeva White (2018)

Eeva has thirty years of broad experience as an advocate, leader and lawyer with all levels of government, public agencies, charities, private and non-profit organizations in a diverse range of industries.  She brings strong integrative governance skills with a focus on board change and growth. Eeva’s life-long desire to help the youth of our city, through participation in the justice and education sectors, lead her to The Doorway.