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                                                                                                   Board President

                                                                                                      David Irvine


David Irvine is a world-renowned speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor.


With more than forty years of experience as a family therapist, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and adviser to executives, David has dedicated his life to helping leaders create accountable and authentic organizations. With advanced degrees in human development, science and social work, David takes a unique approach to leadership development that helps leaders amplify their impact by discovering and deepening their authentic presence.


David and his team have created the Authentic Leadership Academy, a one-of-a-kind program that creates community, and helps leaders achieve new levels of success by living integrated lives. SAGE Forums, small groups of peer mentoring where leaders learn together and support each other in every area of their life are another of David’s unique offerings.


David is a bestselling author of seven books, with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide, and hosts the podcast The Leader’s Navigator with his daughter, Hayley. He is also a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, in their graduate program.


"I joined Wayfinders Wellness as a Board Director because I deeply believe in the cause of this organization. I have facilitated leadership development programs with law enforcement organizations across Canada and have come face-to-face with the impact of trauma on the lives and the families of these dedicated first responders. Also, my daughter is a law enforcement officer, so I have a personal commitment to the building of a community of support to our first responders and veterans who suffer psychological injuries through their work. As a former family therapist and now a leadership development specialist, I am passionate about mental health and the building of psychologically safe organizational cultures. It is a privilege to have been asked to serve on this board and to support the work of this society – for the betterment of those we serve and the world they serve."

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                                                                                               Board Vice-President

                                                                         Vacant Position - Seeking Interested Applicants


- The Vice President shall be ex-officio a member of all committees of the Board of Directors.

- They shall, in the absence of the President, preside at all meetings of the Society.

**NOTE: All positions of the Board are volunteer positions as under the rules of the Societies Act of Alberta, Board Members cannot be paid for Board related work**

- Time commitment requirements vary per position on the Board, but on average works out to be 3 - 5hrs per week.

If you are interested in learning more about Wayfinders Wellness Society (WWS) and joining it's Board, please email your resume to or call our administration 403-975-3871 to set up a time to meet with the Board President. 

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                                                                                                   Board Secretary

                                                                                                       Erin Cunes


Erin Cunes is a Human Resources and Communications professional with over 10 years of experience, mainly in Calgary’s oil and gas industry. She is passionate about leadership, the future of work and work-life integration, and is a strong proponent of wellness, both in the workplace and in life. Erin has a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication, a Certificate in Human Resource Management and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership. She has been a Director for Calgary Montessori School since 2017 and previously held a volunteer position as part of United Way of Calgary and Area’s Gen Next Committee. 


As a mother of two young children, Erin is hoping the world her kids grow up in will be one with less stigma and more understanding of mental health and mental wellness. “I believe strongly in the healing power of nature and the importance of community and believe the ranch is the perfect setting to support those dealing with challenges stemming from PTSD and OSI. This is important work and I am honoured to support the society as a member of the Board.”

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                                                                                                   Board Treasurer

                                                                          Vacant Position - Seeking Interested Applicants


If you are interested in joining an amazing cause working with a team of likeminded people wanting to support the work being done to provide safe space for the mental health and wellness needs of First Responders, Military/Veterans, and their families living with PTSD/OSI injury because of trauma from their job, this is a great opportunity on our volunteer Board. Typically, the time requirement per week would be approximately 1-2hrs per week (at most) except for at fiscal yearend due to reporting responsibilities, as well as for reporting periods required for grants. Board members are also required to attend 1 Board Meeting per month which is done via Zoom.

Responsibilities of the Board Treasurer are as listed below (as outlined by Alberta Societies Act):

The Treasurer shall receive all monies paid to the society and be responsible for the deposit of same in whatever Bank, Trust Company, Credit Union, or Treasury Branch the Board may order. He/she shall properly account for the funds of the society and keep such books as may be directed. He/she shall present a full detailed account of receipts and disbursements to the Board whenever requested and shall prepare for submission to the Annual Meeting a statement duly audited of the financial position of the society and submit a copy of same to the Secretary for the records of the Society. The Office of the Secretary and Treasurer may be filled by one person if any annual meeting for the election of officers shall so decide. 

If you are interested in learning more about Wayfinders Wellness Society (WWS) and joining it's Board, please email your resume to or call our administration 403-975-3871 to set up a time to meet with the Board President. 


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                                                                                            Board Director at Large

                                                                                                        Ray Smith

With 35+ years of progressively responsible and collaborative leadership with executive experience in critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Ray held positions from Corporate VP, Global Operations Manager and Director positions while improving corporate financials, strategy and culture.


Ray was employed with Imperial Oil Ltd, Halliburton and Weatherford. Ray is a motivational leader with experience in navigating risk, setting priorities and is associated with strong decision-making capability. Ray graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Technology (honors) has completed various post-secondary programs. Ray was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and awarded Alumni Award of Distinction (Civil Engineering) from his alma mater. Ray has 14 patents in Canada/USA/Other countries and has written numerous SPE and technical peer reviewed papers. Ray is an SME with multilateral design and installations. Ray has contributed on various boards as a director including Leduc Nisku Economic Development Association, Energy Safety Canada and recently with Wayfinders Wellness Society. 


"I joined Wayfinders Wellness Society (WWS) as a Board Director to provide the “duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience” to provide governance and fiduciary support. I was raised in a family of first responders of policing and nursing. Now as I stand in a semi-retired status, I want to give back to the community in serving first responders, the military, veterans and their families in recovering from PTSD and OSI injuries. I am honored in supporting WWS members and the community in navigating mental health recovery and wellness. WWS is a non-profit organization that fund raises in accordance the Alberta Societies Act, while building on its core values of Wellness, Community, Trust and Wisdom to successfully improve the recovery process of Mental Health Wellness in our community."

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                                                                                            Board Director at Large

                                                                                                   Morrie Goetjen

Morrie enlisted with the Calgary Police Service in 1980, at the age of 19, retiring in 2005. During this period, Morrie worked his entire career in uniform patrol throughout the city as a constable, then for his last 7 years as a sergeant in the Forest Lawn district.

During his police career, Morrie built-up a medium sized ranching operation in the Cochrane/Cremona area, which he currently operates.

In the 1990's, Morrie volunteered with the Calgary Stampede, Centennial Fair committee. From 2005 until 2017, he coached young female athletes in Cochrane minor hockey, ringette, and soccer programs. He also sat as a director (and president) of the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association from 2006 until 2023.

Morrie also spent 3 years with the Rocky View County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board from 2019 until 2022, as a member-at-large. Morrie also sat one term on the Alberta Beef Producers board of directors, from 2019 until 2021.


"I was drawn to Wayfinders Wellness by its founder Paul Wagman, and Executive Administrator Stephanie D., as they created this safe place for first responders to gather and heal. Obviously, with my background in law enforcement, I know firsthand the perils that first responders face in the workplace and I simply wanted to give back to those who served and continue to do so. I am honored to be a part of this organization and look forward helping out, any way that I can." 

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                                                                                            Board Director at Large

                                                                                                     Rick Timlick

Rick Timlick, an internationally recognized authority in organizational performance, culture, engagement, and leadership, brings a wealth of experience and insight to every endeavor. He is a prominent speaker, consultant, author, and adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, specializing in leading organizations through comprehensive transformation.


With more than twenty years of steadfast commitment and hands-on experience, Rick excels in enhancing organizational performance, nurturing a conducive culture, and boosting engagement and retention. His portfolio spans various organizations across the globe, from multinational corporations to ambitious startups. Rick consistently aids organizations in executing their strategies sustainably and repeatedly, thus paving the way for enduring success and growth. As a committed educator at the University of Calgary, he imparts his extensive knowledge to aspiring business leaders, preparing them for future challenges.


Known for his compelling presentations, Rick captivates global audiences with his insightful strategies and practical wisdom on creating an invigorating company culture, enhancing engagement, and cultivating effective leadership. His ability to forge strong relationships across organizational hierarchies has positioned him as a trusted thought leader in the field.


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                                                                                            Board Director at Large

                                                                         Vacant Position - Seeking Interested Applicants

If you are interested in learning more about Wayfinders Wellness Society (WWS) and joining it's Board, please email your resume to or call our administration 403-975-3871 to set up a time to meet with the Board President. 

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