Michael Sherbut

Founding Partner | Readymade Experiential Retail

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Safe Haven Foundation has always been part of Michael Sherbut’s life. At the very young age of 3, Michael could be found on site (ready to lend a hand with his Bob the Builder tools) where the Haven’s Way™ homes were being built. He has long talked about one day stepping into the shoes of his parents to carry on this incredible legacy and, in 2015 when Michael turned 18, he took that next step accepting an appointment to the Board of Safe Haven Foundation of Canada. A young entrepreneur, Michael is working to launch retail stores with several leading digital brands, as well as working with his family on a new building development in downtown Okotoks. Over the last few years, Michael has proven to be a leader in his scholastic, athletic and professional endeavors, and continues to bring that leadership to the Board at Safe Haven Foundation. His knowledge of the Foundation through the eyes of the next generation speaks volumes to the impact he will make in the years to come.

A.B. (Sandy) Cameron

Founding Board Member | Lawyer | Cameron Horne Law Offices

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In early 1996, John and Karen Sherbut approached A.B. Sandy Cameron with the concept of Safe Haven Foundation.   Sandy was hooked and in very short order, Sandy had the documentation in place for the incorporation and subsequent submission to Canada Revenue for the charitable licensing of the first program of its kind in Canada.  Sandy Cameron has always had the belief that “there is an obligation to help those in need, particularly those who are in need through no fault of their own.  Supporting Safe Haven Foundation allows Sandy to act on these very beliefs.”  An astute and highly respected lawyer with over 45 years of legal practice, Sandy provides much guidance and direction in all legal and governance matters for Safe Haven Foundation.  He ran an  active practice in Calgary at Cameron Horne Law Office dealing mainly in Land Related Matters, Condominiums and Small Business matters since 1993.   Semi-retired since 2007, Sandy maintains a small practice for select clients.   His commitment to Safe Haven Foundation remains unwavering.  Sandy’s contributions to society through his profession have been nothing less than profound; serving as a mentor, a volunteer, and an esteemed lecturer.  He has served in senior volunteer capacities on many Boards, with one of his most notable accomplishments being the Founder of the Calgary Home Builders Foundation, a not-for-profit charity constructing affordable housing projects for those in need in the Calgary region.  He has received numerous awards for his visionary and forward-thinking engagements, with the ultimate being the Maple Leaf Award for the greatest contribution by a non-builder member from the Calgary, Alberta Provincial and Canadian Home Builders Associations.  Sandy is also one of the first members of the Alberta Home Builders Hall of Fame.

Paul Kelly

President & CEO (Retired) | Connect First Credit Union

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As the former CEO of Connect First Credit Union (recently retired), one of the largest financial cooperatives in Canada, Paul Kelly brings decades of financial acumen and leadership to Safe Haven Foundation.  Paul initially joined our Board because he believed in the goals of the Foundation and recognized how his business, board and financial experience could help benefit Board decisions, and ultimately the young people that we serve. Early in his career someone advised Paul to volunteer for projects that would take him out of his normal sphere of responsibility, something that he has taken to heart.  “When you get broader experience, you see a wider view, and that can help you grow personally, as well as the organization for which you work”.  Paul describes the work that Safe Haven Foundation does as being “impactful, direct, local with a clear line of sight to help the girls at Haven’s Way and ultimately benefitting our entire local community”.  He is excited about the revitalization, new dynamic strategic plan and the future for the Foundation. In addition to serving on the Safe Haven Foundation Board of Directors, Paul’s community involvement includes board positions with the Epilepsy Association of Calgary and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Paul is currently Chair of the Audit Committee for the Safe Haven Foundation.