PACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Building Safe & Caring Communities Through Support & Education
Delbert has served on the Pace Board since 1997. He is a Red Seal and Blue Seal Heavy Equipment Technician. Delbert has many years of mechanical, management and business experience. He has started a successful small business and has mentored others in their small businesses. Delbert is currently a Heavy Equipment Technician (HET) Instructor for Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC). Delbert’s community involvement has included serving as a volunteer fire fighter, Canada Winter Games, and more than 20 years on the Pace Board of Directors.
Connie has served on the Pace Board since 2007. Since 2001, Connie has been a Psychology instructor at Grande Prairie Regional College. In addition to teaching, she has also engaged in numerous community-driven studies designed to facilitate evidence-based best practices.
Over her academic career, Connie has received a number of research awards, most recently from the Canada Council on Learning and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. As the principal investigator for the SSHRC-funded GP-Police and Crisis Team project and the SSHRC-funded Youth Belonging and Connection project, she has worked in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, the RCMP, Alberta Health Services, The City of Grande Prairie and Sunrise Youth Shelter.
She is optimistic that the research findings will have a significant positive impact on services provided to community members and is excited about the number of research opportunities that the research projects afford GPRC students. Connie is currently a member of GPRC’s Board of Governors and has been a long-standing member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Grande Prairie. She serves on the community board for the Suicide Prevention and Resource Centre, and on the Community Foundation’s Vital Signs leadership committee.
Judith was trained as a Registered Nurse at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital in the UK, prior to relocating to Grande Prairie in 1979. The focus of Judith’s nursing career has largely been in Mental Health, and she has owned and operated a private counselling practice in Grande Prairie for over 26 years. Judith has served on the Pace Board since 2010.
Dennis has served on the Pace Board for over 15 years. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA)/Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), graduating university in 1970 and being admitted to The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) in 1975. Dennis has worked as an audit manager for an international accounting firm, was the treasurer for the University of Alberta (U of A), as well as a college instructor at GPRC. He currently has an accounting practice in Grande Prairie.
Dennis has held a wide range of volunteer and community service positions and continues to actively engaged in supporting the continued growth and resiliency of Grande Prairie.
Adele has worked with children, youth, families, and adults since 2005. She has a Masters of Counselling degree, specializing in Counselling Psychology from the Campus Alberta Applied Psychology Initiative (a collaboration from the Universities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Athabasca), is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and is a Registered Psychologist. Her earlier work experience includes front line and supervisory work at a treatment home for children and providing behavioral consultation to families and agencies. Adele worked as a trauma therapist at Pace for five years and that is where her passion in the area of sexual violence began. In her role at Pace, along with providing individual therapy, she facilitated the women’s support group and therapy groups.
Adele currently operates a private psychology practice where she continues to work with children, youth, and adults. Adele also facilitates the First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse workshop and mentors new facilitators.
She is creative, caring, understanding, and brings a calm presence to the individuals she works with. Adele is passionate about working with survivors of sexual violence, facilitating healing, and educating others. Adele joined the Pace Board in 2019.
Roxie has served on the Pace board since 2016. She is a representative of the MD of Greenview, where she is serving her second term as a Councillor representing Ward 7, Crooked Creek/Ridgevalley/Sturgeon Heights. Roxie retired from Education in 2012, having taught many years in the Public and Catholic school systems. Her most recent positions were as a Teacher and Administrator for the Peace Wapiti School District, 14 years in Penson School in Grovedale and 5 years in Ridgevalley, her old High School. She has lived most of her life in the area and is pleased to be giving back to her community in this small way.
Jason is an alumni and the current Moodle Coordinator for Grande Prairie Regional College. He has extensive experience as a web developer, and in his current role Jason manages all aspects of the college’s learning management system. This role includes server management, group and one-on-one training, as well as supporting students, faculty and staff with any issues they may encounter. Jason joined the Board in 2019.
Greg has served on the Pace Board since 2018. He is the Operations Support Officer for the Western Alberta District RCMP. Prior to being posted in Grande Prairie, Greg served in the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan. He has been involved in a number of family violence prevention initiatives, Aurora Research Institute’s Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence project. Greg is also a member of the Caribou Centre Leadership Team and the Prevention of Family Violence Leadership Team.
Sharon joined the Board of Directors in 2019.