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Board of directors

Heather Stockall

Board Chair

Heather is the present Chair for the Board of Directors and past Treasurer and Chair of the Human Resources and Finance Committee (HRF).  Heather started with Seventh Step in May 2005 and was an HR Business Partner with Agrium at the time.  Now retired, she operates a dog daycare & boarding business out of her house.

Rod Rudolph

Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

Rod joined the board in July of 2023.  Rod strongly believes in showing his fellow human beings compassion, support and understanding. For some, that means a second chance in life and embracing those who need it most with forgiveness. Rod is a Partner at Pinnacle Accounting and Finance, and holds both the PBA and IPFM designations.

Bonnie Lewin

Vice Chair, Chair of the Human Resource Committee

Bonnie joined the Board in 2010 and took a two-year break in 2020 to complete a Masters in Social Work as she has a passion to help individuals realize their potential and identify their strengths and resiliency when overcoming challenges. Bonnie’s youth probation experience will contribute to the mission and vision of the organization as we support offenders in recognizing their potential and becoming accountable for their actions.

Bernard Pitre

Director, Chair of the Governance Committee

Bernie spent his 35 year career in Corrections in institutions and in the community in both provincial and federal jurisdictions. He has been connected with Seventh Step since 1976 in various capacities due to his employment and joined the Board in 2011.  Bernie is presently the Lead of the Funding Committee.

Mick Cawthorn


Mick has been involved with the Alberta Seventh Step Society since the mid 90’s, both as a program participant while incarcerated and since his release. Having had first hand knowledge of the program and its benefits to those re-entering the community, Mick is a lifelong supporter and contributor to those in need of the Society’s help. Mick is currently the Board Chair of the National Seventh Step Society of Canada. Mick owns and operates Kane's Motorcycle Shop in Calgary.

Amanda Desjardins

Director, Chair of the Funding Committee

Amanda is a mining engineer who recently completed her MBA.  She joined the board in May of 2022. She hopes to use her MBA to further Seventh Step’s goals to give back to the community.  She believes in the ability for people to change and grow with effort and determination.

Ashley Teixeira


Ashley is a young professional who currently works as a political assistant. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. She joined the board in 2023 because she believes in the mission that given the right support, everyone should be given the opportunity to live a dignified and meaningful life.  She loves working with charities that support men and women who work hard in changing their lives. She hopes that her past volunteering experience will help her aid in fulfilling the Alberta Seventh Step Society's mission.

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