HPC Board of Directors

HPC is governed by a committed Board of Directors who bring deep sector knowledge and relationships to this role. Our current Board is:

 
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Shayne Ramsay, Chair - BC Housing

Shayne Ramsay is CEO of BC Housing, the provincial agency responsible for creating affordable housing options for British Columbians. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Homeowner Protection Office, Director of Development Services for BC of Housing, and the Director of Housing Policy and Program Development with the former BC Municipal Affairs and Housing. Shayne is familiar with the Ontario housing environment having held several positions at Cityhome in Toronto and with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He serves as Chair of Housing Partnership Canada a peer group of housing provider CEOs from across Canada committed to innovation in the housing sector.

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Rick Farrell, Vice Chair - General Manager, Housing Services & Housing York Inc.

Rick Farrell is the General Manager of Housing Services and the General Manager of Housing York Inc.  As General Manager of Housing York Inc., York Region’s housing company, he oversees the operation of 2,600 units of social housing and provides leadership and support for the development of new housing developments.  He has over 40 years of experience in the social and affordable house industry.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University and a Masters Certificate in Municipal Administration from York University.  He has served on many industry related boards and committees including Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, Alberta’s Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Brenda Strafford Society for the prevention of domestic violence.  He is currently the Vice Chair of Housing Partnership Canada.

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Sarah Woodgate, Secretary - Director & President, Calgary Housing Company

Sarah Woodgate has over 20 years of experience in affordable housing, urban planning, real estate, land development, and community development. Sarah was appointed the President of Calgary Housing Company (CHC) and Director of Calgary Housing for The City of Calgary in March 2015. Sarah has led the development of Strategic plans for both organizations. She holds a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership, is a Chartered Institute of Housing Chartered Member, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a Professional Accredited Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Kevin Albers, Treasurer - CEO, M'akola Group of Societies

Kevin Albers is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager and holds a Certificate in Project Management.  Kevin has extensive experience in Project Management/Property Management with affordable housing, and commercial/residential development.  Kevin has demonstrated successful experience working with BC Housing, CMHC, VIHA, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), numerous municipalities, First Nations and conventional lenders to secure a variety of projects and funding including affordable rental housing, assisted living, and supportive housing.  Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer of the M'akola Group of Societies (since 1997).  Kevin has navigated the Society through massive expansion (nearly tripling to nearly 1,600 housing units and 100 employees) throughout most of the Province of BC.  

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Greg Dewling, Chair, Membership Committee - CEO, Capital Region Housing Corporation

Greg Dewling is CEO of Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) located in Edmonton, AB.  CRHC operates 4600 publicly owned homes and 690 corporation owned homes throughout the capital region of Edmonton.  It also administers 3400 rent subsidies serving over 20,000 Albertans.  Greg is a Chartered Member and Chair of Chartered Institute of Housing Canada along with being Past President of Alberta Public Housing Administrators Association.  He holds a Bachelor of Theology and Master of Business Administration along with an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors-Rotman School of Management.