Governance

A voluntary Board of Governors oversees the mission of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Board of Governors is comprised of industry and public volunteers that represent the heart of the organization. They collectively make decisions about each project to create successful and meaningful results that benefit the people of Alberta.

The Foundation is independent of organized real estate, government, and licensing authorities. As per the Real Estate Regulation, the Real Estate Council of Alberta and the Alberta Real Estate Association each appoint two persons to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Governors, for a total of four out of seven seats.

Three seats are available through an open call for public nomination. The standing Board selects the public members.

Governors are appointed for a three-year term and are limited to serving for two three-year terms.

Janice Resch

Janice Resch

Chair

Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association

Janice was born and raised in Red Deer Alberta into a family that’s has been active in organized Real Estate since 1962. After years of working in the Recreation Therapy field Janice became a licensed REALTOR® in 1995.

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Scott Bollinger

Scott Bollinger

Governor

Appointed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta

Scott is a real estate lawyer with over a decade of experience in the real estate industry as a licensed agent, managing broker and mortgage investment fund manager.

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Penny Omell

Penny Omell

Governor

Public Member

Penny moved into wealth management as a career in 1994, where she has practiced as partner and owner of the Omell Financial Group CIBC Wood Gundy. She loves hearing about her clients’ lives and helping them be financially sound.

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Christine Zwozdesky

Christine Zwozdesky

Governor

Public Member

Christine is a native Edmontonian and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. She enjoyed a lengthy career in property management with regional and national companies until she started her own consulting firm in commercial real estate in 2007.

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Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma

Governor

Appointed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta

Anand is the President and Condominium Manager of 113 West Management Ltd. He is a lifelong resident of Edmonton.

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Incoming appointment from the Alberta Real Estate Association

Incoming appointment from the Alberta Real Estate Association

Governor

Incoming appointment from the Alberta Real Estate Association

Incoming public member selected by the Board of Governors

Incoming public member selected by the Board of Governors

Governor

Incoming public member selected by the Board of Governors

Meet the Team

The team of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation implement the decisions of the Board of Governors and manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.