Dedicated, diverse and involved

Photo of EFCL staff outdoor, Aug 2018

The EFCL staff is dedicated to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and to the community league movement. Each member brings considerable skills, expertise and experience to their jobs that benefit both the EFCL and the community leagues. 

 

Interested in joining the EFCL?

Visit the Career Opportunities page.

 

Meet the EFCL Staff

Laura Cunningham-Shpeley

Laura Cunningham-Shpeley

Executive Director

Laura is the past president of Ritchie Community League and previously worked as a Senior Program Officer with Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. 

Joanne Booth

Joanne Booth

Operations and Membership, Senior Director

Joanne has 25 years office administrative experience. Her duties include office management, events and planning. Joanne also manages membership services to our leagues, and manages the online membership sales. She is very familiar with all aspects of league management having, at one time or another, held most of the positions at her home league of Strathcona Centre

Nora Begoray

Nora Begoray

Business Development Director

Nora has worked with several charities, non-profit organizations and her own community league of Parkallen, organizing events, programs, redevelopment projects, donations and fundraising initiatives. Nora is the lead staffer at the EFCL for the 100th Anniversary Project, manages sponsorship opportunities and plans many of the public participation events.

Barb Stang

Barb Stang

Administrative Assistant

Barb has worked in administration for 26 years, mostly with the City of Edmonton. Being semi-retired, she is very happy to work part-time with the EFCL as administrative assistant. In her spare time, Barb loves to walk her dogs in the River Valley with her almost new husband. 

 
Stephanie Kovach

Stephanie Kovach

Community Planning Advisor

Stephanie is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta’s Urban and Regional Planning program, where she focused on community planning, sustainability, and the ways in which our neighbourhoods can enhance our quality of life. She is very excited to be joining the EFCL and looks forward to working with and learning from Edmonton’s many diverse communities.

Jasmin P. Joe

Jasmin P. Joe

Communications Officer

Jasmin is a self-proclaimed Edmonton enthusiast with a background in communications and graphic design. 

She has volunteered with several diverse non-profit organizations in Edmonton's arts and music communities, including a music festival. 

Jasmin graduated with diplomas in Public Relations as well as Digital Arts and Media from MacEwan University. If you have a question about social media, she is the person to ask.

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson

Governance & Programs, Senior Director

Colin has spent the last 10 years working in human resources and program management roles. His passion in human resources is in training and development. Having experience as a board member for social services, education, community development and funding agencies allows him to understand the challenges and opportunities that the non-profit sector faces. Colin works to enhance programming at EFCL and support the governance processes of the individual leagues.

Chantelle Zimmer

Chantelle Zimmer

Community Active Recreation Consultant

Chantelle is currently a PhD student in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She has volunteered with several non-profit organizations and worked as a teaching and research assistant in the areas of physical education, recreation, and sport prior to EFCL. She is passionate about improving active recreation programming for Edmontonians to enhance individual and community well-being.

 
Ronak Patel

Ronak Patel

Energy Transition Officer

Ronak is an Edmontonian passionate about sustainable development and creating a cleaner future. His duties include project planning, grant writing and managing the Green Leagues program to help Edmonton Community Leagues become leaders in energy efficiency and solar power generation. Ronak is happy to help with any questions, concerns, or problems that communities may have on their sustainability journey.

EFCL Offices:

7103 105 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30