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The Wood Buffalo Board Of Directors

NOW RECRUITING

Volunteer Board of Directors Members

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is now recruiting volunteer Board of Directors members, for more information click here.  

To apply for a board member position, please complete the below form and email it the Executive Director.

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Meet The Wood Buffalo Board Of Directors

Community Futures Wood Buffalo has a wonderful board of directors. They’re all experienced in the world of business and volunteer their time to help make this community even stronger than it already is.

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Jason Vargo

Board Chair

Jason has lived in Fort McMurray since 1974. He graduated from SAIT in Calgary with a diploma in Aviation in 1995, and joined the family car dealership business where he worked for over 20 years.

Since they sold the family business in 2015, he began working as a local residential and commercial Mortgage Broker, in addition to being a commercially rated pilot.

A past member of the Rotary Club and the Fort McMurray Flying Club, he enjoys helping out with school acitivites and his daughters’ competitive dance team.

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Senay Yemane

Board Member

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Matt Pate

Board Member

Matt Pate has lived in Fort McMurray since 2008 after graduating from the University of Alberta with a Business Management Degree. He began his business with IG Wealth Management in 2010 and earned his Certified Financial Planning Designation in 2014 and continues to develop and service his clientele. He has been involved with the local Rotary clubs in a variety of facets and is currently in the role of Area Governor providing support to the local clubs, linking them to district resources.

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Yonis Libah

Board Member

 

Yonis Libah hold an advance diploma in manufacturing engineering technology and he is an active member of science and engineering technology professionals of Alberta. In addition, he is certified project manager professional (PMP) by project management institute and currently teaches project management modules at Keyano College.

Yonis has 15 years of progressive professional experience in capital and sustaining projects in both oil/gas in the manufacturing industry. Throughout his career, Yonis has performed a variety of roles in project management fields, which enabled him to build a solid base of knowledge and expertise. Such as, project development lead, project estimator and Lead Planner and Scheduler. By joining Keyano College in 2019 as a Project Management instructor, it allowed him to share his passion, skills and knowledge of project management within the community.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and playing Basketball. In fact, he is an avid Raptors fan.  #WeTheNorth

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Warren Borysuk

Board Member

Warren has been a member of the Fort McMurray Community for the past 22 years. Through a 32-year career, he has been involved in business start-ups and growth initiatives with a multitude of companies, including two business start-ups of his own.

Currently, Warren is the Chief Administrative Officer for ICD Group which is a local Fort McMurray First Nation company that provides Mechanical Services, Tailings Management, pumping and Dewatering expertise across Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. As a new member of the CFWB Board, Warren is excited with this opportunity to provide advice and guidance that can help new entrepreneurs and small business to achieve success.

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Patricia Scantlebury-MacInnis

Vice Chair

Patricia Scantlebury-MacInnis first moved to the Wood Buffalo Region in 2014. She has been in her current role of Director of Operations with Wood Buffalo Housing since 2017 and is accountable for the full spectrum of Tenant Services activities, in a unique environment of third-party community housing management and corporate-owned projects. 

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Accounting, and has also obtained her Certified Property Management (CPM®) Designation. She sits on a number of community boards but likes to spend her free time with her husband Greg and their two children.

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Martin Wright

Board Member

Martin is a professional hotelier, having worked for over 15 properties in various markets across different hotel types.

Currently, Martin is the General Manager at the Travelodge By Wyndham Fort McMurray. 

Martin sits on the Board of the Wood Buffalo Regional Library and is a Member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Hospitality Management Program, Douglas College, Vancouver, BC.

Fort McMurray is home to Martin, his wife Paula and their cute cat Frankie.

Interested In Becoming A Board Member Or Committee Volunteer? Get In Touch!

Impact the growth of our community and join our board. We’re always looking for great people to help better our business community here in Wood Buffalo and offer new growth opportunities to Wood Buffalo based entrepreneurs.

Contact Us

Unit 107 - 8026 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5K3
P: (780) 791-0330
E: cfwbadmin@albertacf.com
 

Communities Served

Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay, Fort McMurray, Janvier, Saprae Creek