Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

I joined the Board of Community Links in 2012 to give back to the community.
In all areas of my career experience, I have developed a versatile, transferrable
professional skill set with carefully nurtured business values.

Maria Eligon

Vice Chair

I want to support the work that is being done within Community Links for residents of all ages, which is why I became a Board member in 2012. I bring an ability to balance and understand the needs of staff, children and families with the realities of budgets and program expectations.

Dianne Hill


I joined the Community Links Board this year to support the programs and services provided by Community Links. My strong background in Service Clubs and FCSS programming will help me to help Community Links make Airdrie a great place to live.

Dirk Bannister


I returned to Community Links Board to continue to give back to the community. I have enjoyed the hard work and dedication shown by the staff and have seen the organization grow over the years as the needs of stakeholders have evolved. In good times and challenging times, organizations like Community Links are vital to ensure communities remain strong and vibrant.

Chris Harper


I joined the Board in 2016, as I have been inspired by the work of Community Links and the important function it serves in this community. I am pleased to be joining the Board of Directors and look forward to working with the staff and volunteers to help build a strong support for this great organization in the years to come.

Greg Wagland


I joined the Community Links Board in order to take the opportunity to use my experience to give back to our community. I come from an extensive background in the not for profit sector starting out as an in home family therapist and then moving into Leadership. My international background includes the delivery, development and implementation of evidence based models of therapy for positive outcomes working with children, youth, families and women.

Ashley Jellema


I joined the Community Links Board as I have come to appreciate Community Links good work in the Airdrie area. In looking at common or shared values I believe my personal beliefs align very closely with the vision of Community Links. Giving back is a mutual responsibility all of us as a society share. I enjoy the sense of satisfaction that comes with knowing that I can contribute to the wellbeing of others by being part of organizations like Community Links.

Glenn Smaha