Sammy Ahn is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Calgary currently working as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) at TransCanada Corp. Sammy became involved with LINKages during his last year of high school in 2010 when he was leader of the Sir Winston Churchill High School After-School Program. His involvement with LINKages continued on with his post-secondary studies when he founded the LINKages U of C Chapter in 2012. Sammy has experienced first-hand, the lasting impact of intergenerational connections. He had previously joined the LINKages' Board as Board Secretary and is now the Board Chair.
Alexis Bahry MacKenzie
Alexis Bahry MacKenzie is a senior Marketing and Communications professional with over 20 years’ experience developing organizational growth strategies, marketing plans and communications/outreach programs. She holds a Master of Communications Studies degree from the University of Calgary with a research emphasis on Intergenerational Communications. Alexis shares LINKages’ passion for doing innovative, meaningful work that sparks new connections and provides lasting community benefits. Her education and skill set supports LINKages in its approach to building community connections, developing strong outreach programs and sustaining growth. Alexis is currently the Vice Chair of the Board.
Jake Mooney is a Chartered Professional Accountant registered as an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. Jake has over 20 years experience working in Alberta's health sector helping to improve business practices and enhance the quality and sustainability of health services for Albertans. His involvement in Linkages began in 2016 with an interest to bring his experience and business knowledge to a not-for-profit entity with the capacity to make positive and meaningful impacts on the quality of life for people living in Calgary and Alberta. The Mooney family moved to Calgary from the Maritimes in the mid eighties. They quickly became enthusiastic Albertans and Flames’ fans with the Flames cup run in '86, Olympics in '88, and Stanley Cup victory in '89. Jake is currently Treasurer of the Linkages Board of Directors.
Brent Prenevost lives in Calgary and works with the Alberta Energy Regulator. Brent is a seasoned lawyer with over 30 years experience in the Energy, Financial services and administrative law areas. He is very familiar with the development of social policy through legislation and regulations. As a former director of a non- profit delivering alternative energy in the developing world, he appreciates how a clear vision, sound strategy and effective implementation contribute to the well being of communities. He believes that LINKages' work to foster inter-generational connections promotes character, strengthens families and contributes ultimately to healthy communities.
Kathy is a seasoned Human Resource professional with 30 years’ experience as an internal and external consultant, leader, and coach helping leaders achieve business results through a focus on people and related processes. Kathy currently focuses her practice in the areas of business transformation, organization, team, and leadership effectiveness. She is passionate about the impact leaders have in making the world a better place both at a macro and micro level. For Kathy, LINKages is about leadership in valuing diversity and inclusion by building relationships, breaking down stereotypes, and valuing the unique contributions of each generation.
Sophie Sapergia has served with LINKages’ Board of Directors since 2011. Over 20 years ago she learned the value of fostering intergenerational connections as a youth volunteer with seniors living in long-term care. Since then, Sophie's career has focused on improving health services and supports for seniors and their families. Sophie has managed the development of Canadian guidelines for seniors’ mental health services and she has led Canada-wide and international research and service development initiatives. She currently works with Alberta Health Services in the role of Director, Permanent Supportive Housing & Residential Living. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in gerontology.