Board of Directors
Glori Meldrum B.Comm.
Founder & Chair
Founding Little Warriors has been a life long dream for Glori Meldrum - she just didn't know it. Her "Ah-Ha" moment occurred nearly 24 years after being abused. Glori had a dream to do something to help prevent child sexual abuse, and Little Warriors is the realization of that dream.
Glori is a successful entrepreneur, and it is her business knowledge, strong vision, and willingness to take risks and dedication to self-improvement that makes Glori an asset to the Little Warriors Board of Directors.
In addition to being a Little Warrior herself, Glori is a business owner, mother, wife and philanthropist. She owns and operates a successful advertising agency and web development company. Glori is also involved in a number of projects for local not-for-profit organizations including The Good Samaritan Society, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Glori’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. She’s the recipient of the 2011 Canadian Living Me to We Award – Social Action category; Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Social Entrepreneur category; the 2009 Rotary Integrity Award; a 2008 Global Woman of Vision award; a 2005 YWCA Woman of Distinction award; was named one of Caldwell Partners’ 2010 “Top 40 Canadians Under 40”; and she became the first female president of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) of Edmonton.
Dwayne Stang, CA, CFP
Dwayne Stang is the Managing Partner of a local accounting firm, Stang LLP Chartered Accounts. Dwayne graduated from the University of Alberta with Distinction in December 1999 and received his designation as a Chartered Accountant in October 2002. During his professional career Dwayne has focussed his attention on providing services to owner managed companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Jason is currently the Chief Executive Officer of DynaLIFEDx, one of Alberta’s largest private healthcare organizations. At over 1100 employees DynaLIFEDx is Canada’s most regarded multidisciplinary clinical laboratory organization and is recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. DynaLIFEDx provides clinical diagnostics to support physicians, patients, hospitals and other health providers from central Alberta through the Territories. DynaLIFEDx is internationally accredited for quality and is routinely listed as one of Albert’s Best Workplaces. Its dedication to the community includes sponsorships and fundraising for a variety of charities and paid days off for all employees to participate in community/charity events.
Jason is a Certified Management Accountant, a graduate of the Queens Executive Program and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Jason works with an ownership board, including Borealis Infrastructure (OMERS) and Laboratory Corporation of America (publicly traded) as well as a board of senior policy advisors. With a decade of experience at the executive level his background includes roles such Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Business Development/Government Relations. Although his professional background is financial, he is regarded for his transparent and accountable leadership style, as a creator and driver of innovation and strategy, and a trusted and supportive partner to both government and industry. Jason participates in various bio-tech related industry groups, works with Economic Development and on various community committees and serves on the Board of the Bissell Centre.
On a personal level, Jason lives in St. Albert with a family that includes six active children. In between work and kids he is an active outdoorsman with passions from sailing to skiing, motorbikes to mountains, and loves to spend time with his family or behind the boat at their cabin near Athabasca.
Tim practices in all areas of taxation law with an emphasis on estate/succession planning, corporate and personal tax planning and purchases and sales of businesses.
Tim is a graduate of the University of Alberta where he received numerous academic awards including the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Award for the highest mark in Corporate Taxation and the Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association Prize for excellence in Evidence. Tim is an active author and lecturer with organizations such as the Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Bar Association, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and the Federated Press. He is presently a Director of KidSport Edmonton, a non-profit organization promoting organized sport participation.
Tim is married and has 2 beautiful daughters. He is a past board member of KidSport Edmonton, avid rugby fan and former avid rugby player.
Guy Mersereau is the President of Vallen. Vallen (Division of Sonepar) is a national distributor of safety, industrial MRO and janitorial products and technical services. Guy is a highly motivated, creative and versatile executive with significant skills in developing solutions over 40 plus years. He is especially adept at internal and external communication, training and inspiring leadership to deliver on results. He has proven senior-level strategic business planning, policy direction and decision-making. Guy is a member of the American Supply Association (ASA) and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Cross Cancer Golf Tournament, and the Safety Committee of ASA. Guy has long history of leadership roles with volunteer organizations including Associated Canadian Travellers and Greenfield Community League.
Marcie Kiziak is the Vice President of HR and EHS for Magnum Energy Services, an industry leading group of companies in the energy sector headquartered in Edmonton, with multiple branches across Alberta. Prior to her role with Magnum, Marcie spent nearly 10 years in the oil and gas and construction sectors focused on HR Management and Integration.
From 2009 until 2012, Marcie served as a Director, Vice-President, and ultimately President of the HRMAE which became the Human Resources Institute of Alberta – Edmonton Chapter. In 2015, Marcie rejoined the HRIA as a Director and has since been elected to the Vice Chair role as well as sits on the Governance Committee.
Marcie has a degree in Management with a focus on Human Resources and Labour Relations from the University of Lethbridge, a Project Management Certificate from NAIT and a Change Management Certificate from Prosci. She currently sits on the Human Resources Advisory Committee for NAIT and regularly volunteers to speak for the U of A’s HR Association, as well as MacEwan University’s Business Conference and has served as a panelist for Alberta Oil.
Greg Mittelsteadt is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Cougar Drilling Solutions, a manufacturer and provider of down-hole drilling tools and directional drilling services to the oil and gas sector. As an executive with Cougar Drilling Solutions, he provides leadership to the global operations focusing on strategic initiatives, finance and operations support.
As an alumnus of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Commerce program, where he graduated with distinction, and a Chartered Accountant, obtained articling with PwC, he understands the value of an educational background to support continued personal growth. He has pursued knowledge in the fields of six sigma, lean, team dynamics and most recently completed a governance course through the University of Alberta executive education program.
Greg is a highly engaged professional that has experience across a wide range of industries; information technology, waste management, distribution, construction and oil & gas. This breadth of experience, along with his chartered accountant designation, enables him to work closely with an organization to develop a structure and management discipline that supports the enhancement of enterprise value with a long term focus.
Viewed as a balanced leader, Greg believes in building an organization’s human capital to facilitate the attainment of its specified objectives. This concept of balance extends to his community involvement, where he routinely allocates time and energy to multiple board positions where he provides governance, fundraising and organization support, utilizing lessons and skills acquired over the course of his own personal journey.
From a personal perspective, Greg lives with his family in Sherwood Park where, along with his wife, they raise two active children. The family activities cover a diverse range of interest’s covering equine, soccer, volleyball, motocross and swimming. When the family is not actively engaged in the various sporting activities they can be found relaxing on their acreage.
Julianna is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources and communications consulting practice which helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in training and development for 18 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year facilitating learning and speaking.
Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a nationally designated Certified Human Resources Professional. She is a past president of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton and board member of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and is the current Chair of the HR Advisory Committee for NAIT and Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.
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