Board of Directors

Edmonton Board of Directors 2021-22

  • President: Peter Haight
  • Past President: Crystal Wood
  • Vice-President and Membership/Community Chair: Julia Harvie-Shemko
    • Regional Outreach Director: Adam Kuzina
    • Student Engagement Director: Taylor Filipchuk
    • Partnerships Director: Darrell Winwood
  • Accreditation Chair: Carrie Rosa
  • Treasurer: Jan Martin
    • Financial Manager: Narith Hang
  • Information Management and Technology (Secretary): Heather Shtuka
  • Communications Chair: Morgan Pike
    • Social Media Director: Heather Mah
    • Newsletter Director: Daniel Purcell
    • Website Director: Jen Annau
  • Programming Chair: Stephen Shaw
  • Mentorship Chair: Tamara Vineberg

Peter Haight
President
president@cprsedmonton.ca

Peter has actively participated in CPRS Edmonton since joining the chapter in 2012. For the last few years, he volunteered under the programming portfolio before joining the board as secretary in 2018. He is currently a communications coordinator with the City of Edmonton where he provides support to transit projects.

His career in communications dates back several years when he worked in broadcast journalism. After finishing school, Peter moved to Red Deer in 2008 to work at two radio stations as a news reader and reporter before moving to 630 CHED in Edmonton. In 2013, he graduated from MacEwan University with a public relations diploma. After graduation, he joined Alberta Blue Cross as a communications officer.

Originally from London, Ontario, Peter graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Theory and Production and a broadcast journalism diploma from Fanshawe College. In his spare time, Peter volunteers as mentor with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, enjoys learning new board games and is always planning his next big overseas adventure.

You can find Peter on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Julia Harvie-Shemko
Vice-president and Community Chair
vicepresident@cprsedmonton.ca

Bio coming soon


Crystal Wood
Past President
pastpresident@cprsedmonton.ca

Crystal brings a decade of communications expertise to the board, as well as several years of event planning experience to the programming portfolio. She is the CEO of Crown Communications Consulting and a senior internal communications officer at the University of Alberta. In both roles, she approaches communications as a two-way relationship that involves both storytelling and listening. She cares about working for a business that serves people by living up to its values. She shares her passion for the communications community with junior practitioners through mentorship and coaching.

Crystal holds a public relations diploma from MacEwan and is accredited in PR. She has worked in a broad range of industries including education, tourism, economic development, health care and manufacturing. 

Connect with Crystal on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Heather Shtuka
Information Management and Technology (Secretary)
secretary@cprsedmonton.ca

Bio coming soon


Carrie Rosa
Accreditation Chair and Treasurer

From an early age, Carrie Rosa always knew she wanted to tell stories about the world around her. After graduating with an Applied Degree in Communications, she spent eight years as a newspaper reporter in Lloydminster and Edmonton. For the past 15 years, Carrie has provided communications guidance and support to various government ministries, agencies and boards. She joined Edmonton Public Schools in 2017 and is proud to currently serve as Acting Director of Communications.

You can find Carrie on LinkedIn


Jan Martin
Treasurer

Jan Martin finished her undergraduate studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Then began
her career in media, working in California, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alberta. While attending law
school, she transitioned to working in non-profit management for several years. After finishing her
master’s degree in communications at University of Alberta, she began working in the oil and gas
industry and now is a full-time faculty member at the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT.

You can find her on LinkedIn


Narith Hang
Financial Manager
treasurer@cprsedmonton.ca

Narith Hang is an articling student with HGA Chartered Professional Accountants. He has a business administration degree from NAIT with a concentration in accounting, and is pursuing his Chartered Professional Accounting and a master’s degree. Narith has interned as an accounting technician and is interested in building relationships and helping businesses achieve their goals.

Originally from Cambodia, Narith volunteers for several organizations in his spare time and enjoys listening to podcasts, travelling and working out.

You can find Narith on LinkedIn.


Morgan Pike
Communications Chair


Stephen Shaw
Programming Chair

Bio coming soon


Tamara Vineberg, APR
Mentorship Chair

Tamara brings a strategic approach to non-profit communications. She has over 16 years experience in public relations and was a journalist in a previous life. Tamara is the associate director of marketing and communications at the Jewish Federation of Edmonton. She is an active volunteer with InspireHer Society and CPRS Edmonton

You can find Tamara on LinkedIn


Taylor Filipchuk
Student Engagement Director

Bio coming soon


Adam Kuzina
Regional Outreach Director

Bio coming soon


Heather Mah
Social Media Director

Bio coming soon


Jennifer Annau
Website Director

Jen is the Digital Communications Coordinator at the Mètis Nation of Alberta and is excited to learn about and share her culture as she grows as a digital media specialist. She recently graduated from the MacEwan Public Relations program and the University of Alberta Faculty of Extensions with her Social Media Certification.

In her free time, you can find Jen volunteering in the Castle Downs community, and exploring Edmonton with her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.


Daniel Purcell
Newsletter Director

Daniel is an emerging public relations practitioner, having received his Public Relations Diploma from MacEwan University in June 2021. Since graduating, he’s passed the PRK© exam and gained experience through practicing communications across a few different industries. He currently serves as a Social Media and Communications Associate with the University of Alberta Students’ Union. 

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys both watching and playing sports, spending time with his family and volunteering with causes that are important to him.