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

Chair and Treasurer

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


During my time as MLA for Airdrie, I came to rely on Community Links to assist me with dozens of vulnerable constituents. This is a great organization and I hope my background in law and politics can assist Community Links to continue their critical work in our community.

Rob Anderson


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