Board of Directors and Staff

Chair - Dave Maffitt

Dave Maffitt is a native Albertan and has lived in the Airdrie area since 2006. He has worked in the Calgary oil patch since 1981 and is an active volunteer and board member with Volunteer Airdrie, Airdrie Minor Basketball, Calgary Minor Basketball and Alberta JKA Karate. Dave also volunteered as the Basketball Sport Chairperson for the 2014 Alberta Summer Games which was hosted by Airdrie in July, 2014.

Vice Chair - open

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Treasurer - Carmen Vetian

Carmen has been a Certified General Accountant (CGA) since 2001, in good standing with the Certified General Accountants Association of Alberta.

Since 1999, she has worked primarily in public practice, in various roles from junior apprentice to senior manager, and for the past 5 years the Owner/Partner of her own accounting and tax practice in Airdrie, Alberta.

She has also had the opportunity to work in industry as a corporate tax analyst for the Canadian division of an international company. In addition, she was also a corporate tax analyst in the oil and gas industry, also involved in planning, preparation and reporting of all the corporate tax to tax authorities and international based parent corporation. Within these roles, she has had various responsibilities for all tax compliance and due diligence processes for regular tax reporting requirements and also for acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.

A professional accountant is an essential part of a business, and Carmen partners with her clients to assist them in their success, and truly enjoys helping businesses and people with their tax planning and strategies for the future.

Secretary - Position Open

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Director - Danielle Dansereau, PMP, RYT-200, Usui Level III

Mrs. Dansereau has 17 years of operational and consulting experience in program management across various industries including Oil and Gas, Government, Public Education, and Telecommunications and High Tech. Mrs. Dansereau has expertise working on large, global, and complex strategic initiatives with a strong focus on process improvement, information management, data migration and complex organizational change projects.

Danielle holds a Senior Leadership position in a local management consulting firm, Mosaic Inc, sits on the Board of Advisors for a publicly traded technology company (OTC:WRAP) and also spends her time teaching and operating the yoga studio Blacksmith Yoga Community, Airdrie’s original yoga studio.

Danielle and her family have been residents in Airdrie since 2003. Her passion lies with connecting people with opportunity. Opportunity to connect, opportunity to thrive and opportunity to be the best version of themselves. With this focus, she is excited to join Volunteer Airdrie’s Board of Directors and participate in strengthening the community of Airdrie through Volunteerism.

Director - Charlotte Blackwell

Charlotte has dedicated her life to caring and advocating for others. From a young age she started volunteering in hospitals and won awards based on her service. She volunteered mentoring girls of all ages in modeling and body positivity. She then worked in pediatrics and in the special care nursery as a nurse until she retired when her third child was born. While at home with her children, I wrote and published 4 young adult novels. Once her children were all settled in school full time, she began volunteering at the school with special needs students. From there she decided to return to the work force as a special needs learning assistant for Rockyview schools. Charlotte is an avid volunteer within the community, always assisting with AMHA, dance studio’s, schools and more.

Director - Dorothy May

Dorothy May has been proud to call Airdrie, AB home to her family since 2000. Dorothy enjoys an efficacious career working with families and their children who have special needs, primarliy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has always appriciated the small town feel that Airdrie has had to offer. As she watched our beautiful city continue to grow, so did her desire to become more diversly invoved. In the spring of 2016 she reached out and applied to become a member of the board of directors for Volunteer Airdrie. Dorothy brings with her over ten years experience on the board of directors for Stephen’s Backpack Society as their volunteer coordinator. As she continues to serve and volunteer for both nonprofits her appriciation and passion for volunteerism has become a vertue of her lifestyle.

Executive Director - Melanie Taylor

Melanie Taylor is a wife and mother of two young adults who have lived in Airdrie since 2005. Volunteering as a family is a way to have some fun and be an active part in our amazing city. She has worked with Calgary Brown Bagging Society, Crime Stoppers, American Academy of Fertility Care Practitioners, Aids Calgary and the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce. With over 20 years of leadership experience Melanie feels her greatest success is team culture. Volunteerism as a team plays a big part in adding joy and inspiring team members to be lifelong volunteers. Melanie joined Volunteer Airdrie to share her passion and experience with others in inspiring those around us to enjoy the gift of volunteerism.