Board of Trustees

Guy Pelletier - Chairperson

Guy Pelletier was first elected to our Board of Trustees in 2010. Guy grew up in Jasper and Rocky Mountain House and completed his post-secondary education at Red Deer College and the University of Calgary. He has been an active volunteer for a number of years for a variety of organizations, including the Youth and Volunteer Centre, Red Deer College, Westerner Park, and is currently on the board for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. He and his wife currently reside in Red Deer with their three children. Guy believes in the value of community service and has a strong desire to help advocate for, and promote the importance of Catholic education.

Area: Red Deer

P: 403-343-0817
E: guy.pelletier@rdcrs.ca

Anne Marie Watson - Vice-Chairperson

Anne Marie Watson was born and raised in Red Deer and still lives in the city with her husband and two children. She is a proud graduate of Red Deer Catholic schools and went on to study at Red Deer College, the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Western Ontario (Master of Library and Information Science). She has a long record of active community service including several ministries at Sacred Heart Parish, serving as a Senator at the University of Alberta, participating in the organization of Red Deer's centennial celebrations in 2013, and serving as a former Board Chair with the Central Alberta AIDS Network Society (CAANS). Ms. Watson has worked at Red Deer College Library since 2000 and was first elected to our Board in 2010. She is passionate about building strong communities and the transformative power of Catholic education.

Area: Red Deer

P: 403-348-1064
E: annemarie.watson@rdcrs.ca

David Bouchard - Trustee

David Bouchard retired from our Division after twenty-two years of teaching and was first elected to our Board of Trustees in 2010. In his retirement, David developed Magdalene House, a non-profit society to assist women who are exploited by human trafficking. He strongly believes that we must be vigilant in defending the need for Catholic education in Alberta and wishes to contribute to our Division by embracing our Catholic identity more fully.

Area: Red Deer

P: 403-342-6191
E: david.bouchard@rdcrs.ca

Murray Hollman - Trustee

Murray Hollman is a native of Red Deer and was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013. He is passionate about Catholic education and has a strong faith connection to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish. Murray is a member of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, which he feels has helped to guide him on a great faith journey of prayer, discernment and love for service. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, has sat on the Parish Council at St. Mary’s Parish and serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. As a Senior QA/QC Inspector, Murray believes in dedication and perfection. Murray and his wife currently reside in Red Deer with their two young children.

Area: Red Deer

P: 403-391-0336
E: murray.hollman@rdcrs.ca

Adriana LaGrange - Trustee

Adriana LaGrange was first elected to our Board of Trustees in 2007 and has spent three years as our Board Chair and Vice Chair for two. She has long been involved in Catholic education and her community taking on numerous volunteer and committee opportunities. Adriana currently lives in rural Red Deer with her husband of 31+ years, is a mother of seven children and a grandmother of two. She holds an honours diploma in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies and also owns and operates a family farm in addition to managing the trucking of a large hog partnership. Adriana was elected to be the President of the Alberta Catholic Trustees' Association (ACSTA) in November 2015.

Area: Red Deer

P: 403-347-0225
E: adriana.lagrange@rdcrs.ca

Diane MacKay - Trustee

Diane MacKay was first elected to our Board of Trustees in 2007 and is currently in her third term. A home economist by profession, Diane has experience with non-profit administration, public relations, sales and bookkeeping. She is an active volunteer in her community and is most proud of helping to establish Innisfail’s St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in 2003. Diane and her husband currently reside in Innisfail and have two adult children. She is passionate about community involvement and development, as she feels it is God’s call to serve in this capacity.

Areas: Innisfail, Olds

P: 403-227-4934
E: diane.mackay@rdcrs.ca

Liam McNiff - Trustee

Liam McNiff was first elected to our Board of Trustees in 2001. As a long time member of both the parishes in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, Liam has great experience as a Proclaimer and a Eucharistic Minister. He is most proud of the formation and building of Catholic schools in Sylvan Lake, Innisfail and Olds. Liam currently resides in Sylvan Lake with his wife.

Areas: Rocky Mountain House, Sylvan Lake

P: 403-887-5308
E: liam.mcniff@rdcrs.ca