About

Our Board Members

MP Kerry Diotte

Kerry Diotte is a two-term Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach first elected in 2015. He’s a former award-winning journalist. His first foray into politics was being elected as an Edmonton city councillor in 2010 where he earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog for taxpayers.
EDA President, David Egan

 

I am a long-time community volunteer that has worked with many Edmonton organizations such as Easter Seals, Boys & Girls Club, Childrens’ Wish, and politically in numerous civic, provincial, and federal campaigns.

In my political endeavours, in addition to my time spent as a campaign volunteer, I have served as President, CFO, VP Policy, and riding captain on as many as 3 provincial/federal boards at the same time and participated on 2 leadership teams (including for Erin O’Toole), and with Kerry’s support and volunteer hours, I was proud to have served as the United Conservative Party candidate for the riding of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview in the 2019 election. In that race, though it was unsuccessful this time around, I obtained the best improvement for the conservative vote between the 2015-2019 elections for any riding in Alberta. I have also worked with Kerry on his board and on his campaign in several capacities for almost 4 years, including as GOTV (Get Out The Vote) captain, and would love to continue my duties as President of his EDA.

I have lived in Northeast Edmonton my entire life and I currently live here with my wife, Brisana, and 19-month-old son, Callum. I am 33 years old and have worked as a Power Engineer for just shy of 13 years. I have also studied Chemistry, hold a BSc, and have part-time been working towards obtaining my MBA. My wife and I co-own several small businesses in the area, the most prominent being the redevelopment and reopening of Edmonton’s historic Transit Hotel.

EDA VP, Heather Stanchfield

 

Heather has been sitting on the Edmonton Griesbach Conservative Board for 3 years and lives in SW Edmonton. Heather has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alberta and has been an RN for 14 years. Heather currently works as a clinical manager for a seniors care company as well as a clinical consultant for a vaccine program. Heather’s previous experience includes working at the safe consumption site on the Downtown East Side of Vancouver and working as a case manager for homecare. Heather is particularly interested in federal health and social issues. Heather is mom to an 11-year-old, Connor, a 9-year-old named Madden a dog named Daisy; as well as significant other to Jason, who is a criminal defense lawyer.

EDA CFO, Ernie Diletzoy

 

Professional Membership of 44 years in Governing Accounting Body

Fully comprehensive on accounting principles

Experience

55 years of professional accounting experience.

Experience in private sector accounting

Experience in government accounting.

In my experience, I have been involved in recognizing many highly improper accounting practices (this includes violation of tax laws, fraud & embezzlement). To fully explain I would have to write a book.

Secretary, Shelley Tupper

 

I have been involved with the Edmonton Griesbach EDA since its founding meeting that was held November 30, 2013.

At the 2015 AGM of Edmonton Griesbach I was elected Secretary. Since then, I have enjoyed the work and responsibility that comes with this position.  I have learned a tremendous amount from serving on the Edmonton Griesbach Board from working with some very hard-working individuals. I enjoyed working on the 2015 and 2019 election campaigns and I am looking forward to the return of a majority Conservative government. 

   
Policy Chair, Andrew Root

 

My name is Andrew Root, I'm a labourer turned investor with a business diploma who is also active at campaign work and regularly donating to the cpc on a monthly basis.  

I've lived in Edmonton Griesbach since 2012 and in Edmonton since '06. Since Joe Clark was leader of the PC party I've been active in conservative politics; voting to unite the right. 

It's my belief that I have a unique perspective as someone originally from Ontario; I know how liberals think, the games of divide and villify while playing on the emotions of the vulnerable and misinformed which they play and what's more, I believe that I know how to defeat them.  Policy is my greatest interest, and I will work to see Canada become a much more wealthy country and the cpc eventually the naturally governing party.

Communications Chair, Nabeel Masood

 

Nabeel Masood is currently a student at the University of Albert pursuing a degree in Politics, History, and Economics. He has been an active volunteer in both his hometown Saskatoon, and Edmonton. He has worked on over a half dozen municipal, provincial and federal campaigns and looks forward to keeping Edmonton Griesbach Tory blue.

Adrienne South

 

Adrienne South has spent a decade working in various levels of government, communications and broadcast media.

Originally from Kitchener-Ontario, she worked in various roles with the City of Kitchener working with children and youth at recreation facilities, day camps and teaching aquatics and youth leadership training and development.

Adrienne got her start at Rogers TV in Kitchener and Stratford hosting local news segments.  She graduated from Conestoga College with a degree in Journalism-Broadcasting and went on to be the first female to graduate from the Sports Journalism post-graduate program at Loyalist College, before obtaining a post-graduate certificate in event management.

She has covered various Ontario Hockey League Teams, hosted Inter-County Baseball on Rogers TV Toronto, and worked and volunteered in promotions for several sports teams and leagues – including the AHL Toronto Marlies, Belleville Bulls, Waterloo Siskins and upon moving to Edmonton spent several years working as the In-Game Host for the Edmonton Propsects. Adrienne also covered several international sports championships through her work with SportsCanada.TV

After more than two years as a videojournalist with Global News in New Brunswick she then spent a year at CTV London in 2019 working as a weekend anchor, producer and weather specialist before moving back to Edmonton.

In Edmonton she also worked at CTV Edmonton as a news writer and was an airborne traffic reporter on 630 CHED and iNews 880 via Canadian Traffic Network. 

Stella McNeil

 

I have lived in Alberta all my life. I was raised on a farm east of Wainwright and moved to Edmonton after graduation. My parents always voted Conservative and I have followed them believing that Conservatives were the best platform to run both our province and nation. My husband and I have lived in the riding for almost forty years. Although I voted every election, I never paid much attention to politics until after our two children left home and I was retired. I volunteered by door knocking and call-hub telephoning for the United Conservative Party and Jason Kenney. I started attending meetings with the Edmonton Griesbach Association representing our Member of Parliament, Kerry Diotte and joined the Board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Darrel Slugoski

 

My name is Darrel Slugoski and I was born in Edmonton in 1966. I have lived in 30 countries and traveled through additional 6 countries. I have attended college three times. I also worked in the social services field in 6 countries. I have a lot of life experience in which has lead me to advocate for the rights of others. It has also lead me to the conservative party. I believe that our Conservative ideals and values make the most sense to me. We value common sense and practical ideas to move our country forward. I also believe in Kerry Diotte who also shares my values and is a great leader. I am hoping to contribute my small part to change Canada for the better.

EDA VP, Fundraising Chair, Maria Vicente 

 

Maria holds both a BA and MA in Political Science and an MLIS in Library and Information Studies.  She has had an extensive career in both fields.  She is currently working as the Senior Council Assistant for Councillor Jon Dziadyk.  She is also working as a Pharmacy Assistant for Shoppers Drug Mart where she has assisted with Covid-19 testing, flu shots and Covid-19 vaccinations.  She is also an active member of St. Charles Parish and is an active member of the Catholic Women's League.  She has lived in the federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach for over 40 years and is excited to be a board member to support Kerry Diotte's re-election campaign.

Feyissa Tola

 

My name is Feyissa Tola I born In Ethiopia and completed my high school at Arsinegelle Ethiopia as well as Teaching training institution Awasa Ethiopia then I came to Canada in 2003 I started my first job pork plant Brandon Manitoba after ten months I moved to Edmonton Alberta in Edmonton I had work in different companies then get job Canada post have worked for eleven years I am proud to serve public first time I was volunteering in municipal election campaign door knocking delivering flyers to their doors. I strongly support the Conservative party of Canada volunteering my constituency MP during election time Canvassing as well as participating in EDA federal and provincial I had to participate in federal and provincial policy and constitution amendment AGM meeting I would like to inspire youth to join the conservative party of Canada both levels federal and provincial I am happy to participate with my party for future better Canadian life.

Matt Solberg

 

Matt is a government relations consultant having spent much of the last decade working with the Wildrose and United Conservative Parties. I’m proud to have played a role in building the conservative movement provincially and as a resident of Highlands for the last 4 years, I’m hoping to help build the party and re-elect our Conservative MP here in Edmonton-Griesbach.

I have a lot of experience in campaign tactics in leadership roles but I know that the real work happens at the constituency board, grassroots level. I would be honoured to continue to serve the members of the board of Edmonton-Griesbach.

Oleksandr (Sasha) V. Shyshyn

 

My official first name is Oleksandr, but my friends and family call me Sasha. I am a proud husband, father, Albertan and Canadian. Born and raised in Ukraine, I have found Edmonton to be my new home away from home. I have a bachelor's degree in Linguistics - I am an English language teacher by trade. After nearly 15 years in road construction, I had to move on and now I am a licensed real estate professional dealing in residential real estate. As someone who was born and raised in a post-soviet country, I have always been a strong believer in conservative ideas - small decentralized government, low taxes, freedom of speech, and family values.

Serhiy Adamyk

 

My name is Serhiy Adamyk. I attained a degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Finance from Concordia University of Edmonton, and currently working as Financial Securities Advisor at La Capitale Financial Securities. I have been an active member of the Conservative Party, Griesbach since 2016. It has been an amazing experience that allowed me to learn and build relationships. I moved to Canada from Ukraine when I was 9 years old. For the past 17 years, I have been proud to call Canada my home. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about our government for the past 5 years as their leadership has been subject to numerous scandals and unethical behaviour. That is why we need to do everything in our power to ensure Conservatives emerge victorious at the next election. I would love the opportunity to continue to serve on this board with like-minded individuals.