Board of Directors

Edmonton CREW is managed by a Board of Directors that works together to set and accomplish the Chapter’s strategic goals—helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Serving on the Edmonton CREW Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field.

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the CRE industry
  • Leadership skills and experience that benefit you and your company
  • Impact on the future of women in CRE
  • Expanded professional connections
  • Opportunity to influence direction and benefits of Edmonton CREW membership

2018 Edmonton CREW Board of Directors


Alison McGavigan
(780) 328-2586


Sharon Ohayon, Lawyer
Witten LLP
(780) 428-0501

Past President

Patti Walsh
Grant Thornton LLP
(780) 401-8246


Mihaela Faryon
(780) 424-7722


Patti Macdonald
Bishop & McKenzie LLP
(780) 421-2406

Director - Future Leaders

Charli Elber

Director - Education

Laura Bradley
Manulife Real Estate
(780) 409-2338

Director - Membership

Karen Dyberg
Dyberg Insurance
(780) 432-7595

Director - Events

Shanna Dorsch
Solutions Business Interiors
(780) 638-2761

Director - Marketing & Communications

Rebecca Matthys
Wave Engineering
(587) 782-8964

Director - Sponsorship

Michelle Robinson
TD Commercial Banking
(780) 448-8188

Past Presidents

2017 Patti Walsh (Grant Thornton LLP)
2016 Melanie Ducholke (Camgill Enterprises Ltd.)
2015 Jill Sheward (Brownlee LLP)
2014 Marg Sebzda (Canada ICI)
2013 Twyla Purschke (Colliers)
2012 Christine R. Zwozdesky (Alexson Solutions Inc)
2011 Izabela Kotula
2010 Carla Voss