Board of Directors
President - Christina Matisons
Christina moved to Riverbend as a teenager in the 1990's, working at our local McDonalds and running volunteer children programs and a Teen Club at the Riverbend Community Centre. After living overseas for over 10 years, together with her family she moved back to Canada and bought a house just doors down from her parents who still live in Riverbend. Christina is an MBA-qualified HR Professional and has had previous Board experience with Impact Volunteering. She joined the RCA Board in 2018 and is excited to continue her involvement in the community that she grew up in.
Treasurer - Walter Janzen
Walter and his wife moved to Riverbend in February of 1994 with their first two children. They now have four grown children. Walter first began volunteering with the Stampede Breakfasts in the late 90’s, helping with the music and then flipping pancakes. He joined the rink volunteers in 2010 and for the last few years has been the lead rink volunteer. He became a board member of the Riverbend Community Association in September 2014 and took on the role of Treasurer in June of 2016. He and his wife enjoy walking through Riverbend’s many green spaces and Carburn Park.
VP Communications -Olga Maciejewski
Olga moved to Riverbend in 2004. Olga is an MBA-qualified Project and Change Management Professional with previous board experience with ALS Society of Alberta. Olga has been involved with RCA in various roles since 2017 and is excited to have the opportunity to make the community, where she is raising her three kids, a better place for everyone. Olga is passionate about keeping everyone informed about key issues impacting our community and feels fulfilled with the opportunity to use her creativity.
Director (Facility Operations)-Ken Schultz
Ken moved to Riverbend in 1982 with his wife Elaine. They raised 3 children while Ken worked in the oil & gas industry as a cost estimator, commuting downtown by bicycle. Last October Ken transitioned into a second career as a licensed residential contractor, which gave him the flexibility to pursue some additional interests. Ken is hoping to use his construction administration and hands-on skills in his board responsibilities.
Director (Volunteer Resources)-Amy Lem
Amy grew up in Lynnwood in the 70s’ and moved to Riverbend in 2000. She worked in the manufacturing sector (oil and gas) with her previous employer of 15 years. Amy obtained her Human Resources Management certificate from the University of Calgary in 2006, and was the Human Resources Manager for the last seven years of her employment. She founded and operates a part-time business, which has sold products throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom; and she works part-time as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business. In the spring and summer months, she enjoys as much camping as possible. She looks forward to giving back to the community as well as contributing her experience to the board.
Other Key Contacts:
- Membership Coordinator- Heather Kolesar email@example.com
- Volunteer Coordinator- Natalia Gonzalez- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Softball League- Cody Halleran: email@example.com
- Volleyball League- Heather Broklesby: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holy Angels School Liaison -Lisa Fleece: email@example.com
- Riverbend School Liaisons -Christina Matisons: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olga Maciejewski: email@example.com