Board of Directors

Dedicated to Enhancing the Quality of Life For All Who Seek its Service...

Catholic Family Services is incorporated in accordance with the statutory regulations pertaining to not for profit charitable organizations in the Province of Alberta.

 

The CFS Board of Directors will function as a governing Board with a duly elected slate of officers and an Executive Director to act as liaison between the agency staff and the Board.

 

The agency will function in a manner consistent with Catholic philosophy and will be guided by its volunteer Board of Directors.

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TRENT WAUGHTAL

President

Trent Waughtal lives in Grande Prairie with spouse and one daughter while other daughter attends university.  

 

Trent has been employed with RBC for 22 years and currently the Regional Vice President, covering northern Alberta. Trent holds an MBA in executive consulting from Royal Roads University in Victoria, his certified financial planning designation and degree, business administration from GPRC. 

 

They are parishioners of St Joseph's and Trent is a 4th degree Knight of Columbus. They are active in your community and also farm as a family. “ I believe the impact that Catholic Family Services has on our community and in our schools is significant and important work, I enjoy being part of that solution” 

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TYSON SCHARTNER

Treasurer

Tyson graduated with a bachelors of commerce degree.  Tyson started his career in corporate and oilfield accounting before transitioning into management for an electrical company. Tyson is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast.  He joined the board in November 2015 and was elected Treasure shortly after.

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BRIANNE MICHAUD

Secretary

Brianne Adrian became a member of the board in March 2016. She was born and raised in Grande Prairie and currently teaches Grade One in the GP Catholic School District. Her passions include traveling, music, camping, and quadding in the Peace Country. Brianne is an active member of St. Joseph's Church where she teaches Liturgy of the Word for Children and Reconciliation classes. She is excited to serve the community of Grande Prairie through CFS.  

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Henri Chauvet

Director

Henri Chauvet moved to Grande Prairie in 1995 with his wife Rachel who is a teacher at École St. Gerard School. Together, they have raised three children, all currently living and going to school in Edmonton. Henri has worked with Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools for the last 26 years. He has been a principal for 19 years at various schools within the Division. For the last four years, he has worked out of the Division office and is currently the Director of Inclusion Education.

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FR. LEO ENGLISH

Archbishop's Representative, CRSP

Fr Leo is a native Newfoundlander, ministering as a Redemptorist priest, with St Joseph's Parish Community in Grande Prairie. Leo is a social worker by profession and has a grateful heart for many great ministry experiences across Canada-from sea to sea to sea! Passions include country music, black coffee, ocean views and one on one conversations.  He has been the Archbishop's representative since September 2016.

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RAY BIGGS

Vice President

Ray recently retired from AHS after a 26 year career in health care social work practice in Grande Prairie. Frequenting coffee shops to discuss current goings-on and patronizing local performing arts (a shout-out to GP Boys Choir!) add to his quality of life in GP.   Ray also enjoys bicycling and walking on local trails.  Regular trips to original home town Victoria are made to visit family and enjoy salmon fishing/camping at Pt. Renfrew.  Ray is actively involved at St. Joe's parish, finding particular meaning in co-facilitating the Catholics Returning Home program.  A CFS board member encouraged Ray to consider joining the team, a nomination he happily accepted in November 2020.