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Melissa A. Schultea, CAE, Senior Manager, Canadian Activities
Alexandria Brown, Meetings Specialist, Canada
Arlene Hare, Accounting Assistant
Blaine Horner, Calgary Section Coordinator
Charity Tsang, Administrative Assistant
Emma Blake, Events Administrator
Jill Thomas, Member Services Specialist
Jinny Bae, Training Administrator
Kristin Briard, Events Manager
Leah Miller, Assistant Editor
Mark Hoekstra, Sales Manager – Canada
Olive Kaufman, Registration Coordinator
Rudeen Du Plessis, Events Assistant
Shefali Jariwala, Senior Accountant
Yarah Moharam, Marketing Manager

Canada Board of Directors

Manages SPE Canada activities in accordance with the administrative and fiscal policies of the SPE International Board of Directors.

Darcy Spady

Shane Freeson

Canadian Regional Director
Darcy Spady
Sanjel Corporation

Chair — SPE Canada Board
Shane Freeson
Cenovus Energy

 Dennis Hahn

Mike Gatens

Director — SPE Canada Board
Dennis Hahn
Talisman Energy

Director — SPE Canada Board
Mike Gatens
Unconventional Gas Resources

Cam Matthews

Darcy Spady

Director — SPE Canada Board
Cam Matthews
C-FER Technologies

Director — SPE Canada Board
Robert Hawkes
Trican Well Service Ltd.

Stephen Graham


Director — SPE Canada Board
Stephen Graham
Society of Petroleum Engineers

Director — SPE Canada Board

Edwin Macdonald

St. Brendan's Exploration Ltd.

Lynn McMaster


Past Chair — SPE Canada Board
Lynn McMaster
Baker Hughes


SPE Canada Events Advisory Committee

Suggests workshop topics, workshop program committee members, and locations for workshops.

Helen Chang, Nexen
Kris Costello, Nalcor Energy
K.C. Yeung, Brion Energy
Mike Gatens, Unconventional Gas Resources
Robert Hawkes, Trican Well Service Ltd.
Claudio Virues, Nexen

SPE Canada Training Advisory Committee

Recommends topics and qualified instructors for courses to meet training needs in Canada.

Bent Nielsen, Snamprogetti Canada
Carmen Goss, Prominent Personnel
Catherine Le Blanc, LeBlanc and Associates
Darcy Spady, Sanjel Corporation
Dennis Hahn, Talisman Energy
Evan Noble, Weatherford
Mark Bacon, Champion Technologies
Mike McIntosh, Weatherford
Roger Hough,
Lowell Professional Services
Timour Baichev, Ryder Scott Company
Tom Byrnes,  Alberta Energy Regulator

SPE Canadian Educational Trust Fund

Supports educational programs and activities, endowment of Chairs, and scholarships operated by other non-profit groups, organizations, and Canadian educational institutions for the purposes of promoting, educating, or disseminating information related to, the petroleum industry.

Helen Chang, Chair, Nexen
Max Medina, Secretary, Statoil
Karen Santillana, Treasurer, Suncor
Kelly Edwards, Harvest Energy
David Quirk, Trican Well Service, Ltd.
Evan Noble, Weatherford
Dennis Hahn, Talisman Energy
Bruce Lukey, ConocoPhillips