Brad retired from Royal Bank of Canada in 2015. During his 37-year career he enjoyed working in many varied positions including Personal Banking, Business Banking and operations. Brad was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in January 2009 at the age of 54. In March of the same year he underwent a radical prostatectomy, but by September his PSA levels were once again elevated and he was transferred to the care of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In August 2010 Brad qualified for a clinical trial and began 6 months of chemotherapy treatment combined with 18 months of hormone treatments. By January 2013 his PSA levels were climbing again and more treatment is expected to commence in 2016. With the support of his wife Wendi, who is a member of the Wives, Partners & Caregivers group and also volunteers with PROSTAID Calgary, they hope to be able to help others as they experience the cancer journey.
David Lunn was a biology teacher, science department head, and assistant principal with the Calgary Board of Education for over thirty years. He has coauthored several biology resources and served on numerous committees. After retiring from teaching he worked for a not-for-profit educational organization developing and implementing programs in energy and the environment for Canadian schools. Dave volunteers for PROSTAID Calgary and also for the Prostate Cancer Centre where he drives and hosts for the ManVan. When weather permits, you’ll find Dave on a golf course every Monday and Wednesday morning, in and around Calgary.
Dorothy came to PROSTAID Calgary in March 2020, right at the beginning of COVID 19. She had spent the previous 12 years working for Alberta Health Services, in Calgary and previously in Red Deer. Her most recent position was Senior Consultant for Patient Engagement & Experience, with CancerCare Alberta, where she became known to many of the PROSTAID members as she recruited them to be Patient Advisors. So, when her position was coming to an end, as they say, turn about is fair play. Board members approached her to fill the vacant position as Program Director. Retirement didn’t take as she went back to work for AHS within a month. She now works full-time as a Project Manager with Calgary Zone, Seniors Health & Continuing Care. When she isn’t working for AHS or PROSTAID, she enjoys spending time with her teenage grandson; going to hockey games, golfing, football games or camping. They sometimes invite her daughter and son along on their adventures.
Chris is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is currently employed within the audit practice at KPMG LLP. He is a born and raised Calgarian, having completed both his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering as well as his Bachelor of Commerce degrees at the University of Calgary. Chris enjoys working with others, and has spent numerous years educating and mentoring high school students about business and ethics as an advisor with the Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta Company Program. Having recently seen a number of close friends and family suffering in their battles with cancer, he hopes to gather more information in an effort to create additional public awareness about the disease as well as available support systems for individuals.
Leslie is now enjoying her retirement. She previously had a 25 year career with Royal Bank, working in various administrative roles in several departments. She also has over 15 years experience as a bookkeeper/treasurer both in private industry and in the not for profit sector. Leslie enjoys singing and is an active member of the Confederation Park 55+ Seniors Choir. When not singing or volunteering you will likely find Leslie out on a golf course. Leslie enjoys working with people and volunteering keeps her connected with work she enjoys. Volunteering with PROSTAID Calgary will give her new challenges and opportunities to help.
Ron’s 44 year Sales and Marketing career was primarily spent in the Business Communications Industry with such firms as Sharp’s Audio Visual, 3M Canada, and Polaroid Corp. Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 1995, he opted for Radical Surgery as initial treatment, and followed up 8 years later with External Beam Radiation. He is currently under watchful care of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Terry is a graduate from the University of Guelph with a BSc Agriculture (microbiology). He worked for many years in the investment industry as both a registered representative and a venture capitalist raising funds for numerous companies during their early start up. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, he knows personally the effect that it has on an individual, his family, and the treatments needed. It is with this knowledge that he plans to help others successfully challenge and overcome this disease with education, understanding, and most important early detection.
Fouad retired in 2002 from Nortel Networks Inc. in California where he was a vice president of operations. During his career he with Nortel he worked in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and was transferred to the USA, California in 1998. After retirement he moved back to Alberta, he consulted with startup companies for several years, then fully retired in 2005. Fouad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, he underwent radical prostatectomy and Radiation therapy. Fouad has been a member of the Prostaid Calgary support group since 2009 and volunteers to help with new special events and new members.
Antonio is a retired University Professor with more than 40 years of teaching and research in biological sciences. He is very committed to serve the community and participates in several volunteering activities. Previous to his appointment as a Member of the Board, he has been in charge of the Prostaid Calgary Knowledge Library and has taken part in fundraising activities for the organization. Antonio was attracted by the work of Prostaid after losing some of his best friends to prostate cancer and realized the importance of providing support to patients affected by prostate problems and their family members.
Metis roots, Winnipeg Manitoba. Raised, educated and employed in Calgary and Edmonton. Career, Indigenous Relations – Industry Liaison. Prior: City of Calgary Police Constable and Calgary Transit. 1974-1981. Indigenous Relations Liaison in three sectors: Two major Oil and Gas Companies, Calgary – Amoco and Burlington Petroleum’s – Indigenous community program development and Oil & Gas project notification – 21 years Calgary. 1981-2002 Government of Alberta – Alberta Research Council – Indigenous community program development – 10 years Edmonton. 2003-2012 Metis Nation of Alberta – Provincial Industry Consultation Liaison – 4 years in Edmonton. 2013-2017 Retired in Calgary 2017 with wife Paulette. Two daughters and grandchildren nearby.