Our current board and team
High River Policing Committee
Terry was a police officer for almost 40 years. Nearly 28 years, of which, were with the Calgary Police Service and 10 ½ years as Chief of Police in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. During that time, he was a member or chair of many national and provincial police related boards and committees. In 2003, he was invested by the Governor General in the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. After leaving the Moose Jaw Police, he was Deputy Minister in the Saskatchewan Government. During that time, his responsibilities included Corrections, Public Safety and Policing. Subsequently, he was elected a Moose Jaw Councilor and appointed to the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners. For the past five years, he has been a member and current Chair of the High River Policing Committee. For over 4 years, he has been a member of the AAPG. He is the current Chair of the AAPG. Terry has a Master of Human Resource Management, a M.A.-Police Studies and a PhD-Police Studies; all achieved at the University of Regina. His research focus was the measurement of the organizational performance of police organizations. He has designed and delivered learning programs on public sector leadership, management and policing for such as Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, the Canadian Police College, the Saskatchewan Police College and the University of Regina as well as an executive level strategic policing program for the Barbados Police and the St. Lucia Police. He is currently an instructor for Athabasca University as well as for the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education. He now operates as a Public Safety Consultant.
Canmore Policing Committee
Attended school in Burlington, Streetsville and Georgetown Ontario. Joined Air Cadets and was awarded a Flying Scholarship in 1966. I entered the workforce in 1964 working for Northern Electric in Brampton. My next job was with Richardson Securities in Toronto. In 1969, I worked for American Motors in Brampton where I attained the position of Supervisor, National Car Distribution and Executive Assistant to the General Manager – Sales AMC. In 1972, I began my flying career with Air Canada. Based in Toronto for the first year, then transferred to Winnipeg in late 1973. During my career with Air Canada, I was a Second Officer on the DC-8, then a First Officer on the DC-9 and B-727. I was promoted to Captain on the B-727 in 1980. After the B-727 I flew as Captain on the A-320, B-767, DC-8 and the B-747. In 1985 I was elected to the position of Chairman, Air Canada Master Executive Council. In this role, I handled the day-to-day operations of the union on behalf of the Air Canada Pilots. This included contract negotiations with the Company as well as working with International Pilot groups. In the late 1980’s, I was elected to the Canadian Airline Pilots Association Board of Directors as a Regional Director. I served 2 years in this office Then after many years of union service, I returned to being a full time Line Pilot. In 1999, I moved on the best job of my career, Captain on the B 747-400. During my time on the 747, I operated flights all over the world. In early 2000, Air Canada asked me to become a Flight Supervisor on the 747. In addition to flying duties, I was responsible for checking all the 747 pilots, both on flights and in the simulators. A very interesting and rewarding assignment. When Air Canada made the decision to retire the B747, I could not see myself going back to flying a smaller aircraft, thus I made the decision to take early retirement at age 55. Since retiring, I spend my time golfing, riding my motorcycle and flying RC aircraft. I met my wife Jean 51 years ago, and we celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary August of last year. We have two daughters. In 2012, we decided to move back west and settled in Canmore at the Pinnacle. For the last five years I have been on the Board of Directors for the Pinnacle Condominium Corporation, and currently hold the position of 1st Vice President and Treasurer. In 2015, I was appointed by Council to the Canmore Policing Committee. In 2018, I was elected to the position of Chairman, Canmore Policing Committee.
Edmonton Police Commission
John McDougall moved to Edmonton from Ontario in 1986. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1989 as an Army Medical Technician and has served at a variety of bases across Canada. He completed his physician assistant training in 2008 and received his Masters from University of Nebraska Medical Centre in 2010 specializing in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was deployed overseas numerous times and has worked with both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy. John worked his way from a Private to the highest rank a non-commissioned officer can reach, Chief Warrant Officer. In April he accepted a commission to Captain and was recently promoted to Major. These experiences have allowed him to appreciate the hard work of the front line workers and now from the perspective of a senior officer. He continues to serve in the CAF as a clinician specializing in Aviation Medicine. John has been a very active advocate for LBGTQ2+ rights in the community and in the CAF. In 2013 he raised the Pride Flag at CFB Edmonton, a first for any military base. He currently serves at the LBGTQ2+ advisor to 3 Canadian Division, the Army of the West. John is strongly committed to a work life balance for himself and others. He believes this balance contributes to a solid family life and by extension, success at work. His dedication to diversity and inclusion has made him stand out in his military career and his endeavours outside of the military. John has sat on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) as well as director of volunteers for the Edmonton Pride Board. He has the continued loving support of his husband of 23 years, Dave.
St. Albert Policing Committee
I am a St Albert resident for about 34 years, married with two adult children and one grandson. I was employed with the Edmonton Police Service for just over 30 years, retiring in 2007. Since retirement, I have done contract work (both with the EPS and privately) but am now fully unemployed. I commit a fair amount of time to volunteer work, and we have a property in the country that is a ‘happy place’ for all of my family. Gardening, fishing and several other outdoor pursuits take up a big part of any ‘free’ time. I have been involved in the development of civilian oversight in St Albert for about three years. As a former police officer, it was clear to me that many existing policing activities would benefit from some sort of careful review, in addition to the need to separate policing from city council and the need to be more responsive to community concerns. After much effort, the City of St Albert passed a ‘Policing Committee Bylaw’ in June of 2017. I have accepted the role of Public Complaint Director for the St Albert Policing Committee. For those outside of AAPG (and civilian oversight) circles, this position and role is designed to assist with the submission and resolution of complaints against either individual police officer(s), or the service of a specific policing task as provided by the Detachment. I’m looking forward to engaging our community in this regard. I’m also delighted to be a part of the Provincial Association (AAPG), as I have much to learn. Happy to be part of this group!
Camrose Police Commission
Mark grew up in central Alberta and has developed a passion for giving back to each community he has been involved in. Mark is currently Director Credit Risk - Business and Agriculture with ATB Financial and has spent time working in 7 different communities in Alberta. Mark served as Director and Chair of the Brooks Policing Committee for 2 years and has been on the Camrose Police Commission for the past 5 years, currently serving as vice-chair. Mark is very involved in the community and is honoured to be able to bring his passion to the AAPG board of Directors.
Fort Saskatchewan Policing Committee
Perry started his tenure in the sign industry in 1998 with partner Howard Johnson in a tiny building with 1 computer and a plotter and by the summer of 2005 was able to purchase Advantage Signs Ltd. from Howard. A few years later, he had developed his business enough to purchase its 15000 sq. ft facility in the Industrial Park of Fort Saskatchewan. Today, ASL staffs over 30 personnel, and produces every aspect of commercial and industrial signage. Perry is a genuine people-person who enjoys bringing people together for a common goal. His passion to be challenged whenever possible has seen him involved in many committees, both as a member and as a director. He has been an active member for years on the board of the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) for local industries. He enjoyed serving as a Director on the 2007 Alberta Senior Games committee, served 2 years as a Director on the Chamber of Commerce, and now serves on the City Policing Committee. Perry has served as President of the Alberta Sign Association (ASA) and served as President of the Sign Association of Canada for 2 years. In 2018 Perry sold his business and currently provides consulting in the sales field. Perry has been married to Pam for 32 years with 3 beautiful daughters and resides in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. I have spent my life as an Albertan, married for 32 years, raising 3 daughters and now have one beautiful grandson. In 1998 I started a sign company in my home town of Fort Saskatchewan and grew it into one of the leading sign companies in Alberta, with sales over 5 million. In April of this year I sold my company and am currently assisting with this transition. At 51 I find myself with the rare opportunity to choose how I spend my time. I have chosen to spend that time having an impact on the future of our planet. That may come across as a bit lofty, however, I believe this to be a rare opportunity and I’m determined not to squander it. I’ve been a catalyst in changing ideologies within industries before. For example, in 2011 after being elected President of the Canadian Sign Association, I spearheaded the overhaul of the organization from an Ontario centric to a Canadian centric association. This involved influencing the minds of leaders in the industry who feared change. This involved changing well-entrenched views in an industry that was not used to change. This was a huge challenge that I was successful in accomplishing. It brought me to realize that change like this is not accomplished simply by changing bylaws or enacting decrees (although this is a necessary part of change); change is accomplished through a process of winning over individuals one person at a time; by being open and available, listening to the concerns of those affected, giving them an opportunity to have their concerns heard and acknowledging them. This is my talent, my gift and I’m good at this. Now I want to use my abilities for a loftier goal. If we are going to have a significant impact on reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we need to reach the hearts of Albertans, especially those directly connected to the fossil fuel industry. Let me help.
Lethbridge Police Commission
Rachel was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After earning her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2009, she chose to move to and make Lethbridge, Alberta, her new home. Since moving to Alberta, Rachel has placed great importance on connecting to and giving back to her new home, particularly in areas that impact citizens on a personal level. Rachel is a partner in MacLachlan McNab Hembroff LLP where she has accumulated ten years of legal experience in many areas of law including civil and commercial litigation, contract, administrative, governance, and professional responsibility. She is a member of the Lethbridge Bar Association, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, and the Canadian Bar Association. Born out of a willingness and desire to engage with her community, its citizens, and organizations, Rachel also has several years of involvement in various boards and committees, including the Lethbridge Police Commission, Lethbridge Family Services, and YWCA Lethbridge & District. Rachel’s interest and dedication to serving as a director on the AAPG Board arises from a combination of factors, including her own experience with and in military organizations, particularly serving as a reservist with the Fort Garry Horse (Reconnaissance Crewman), her legal career and background, as well as being a friend and family member to persons who have served as police officers in various Canadian communities. She feels honoured by the opportunity to serve on the AAPG Board and work alongside its other members who bring forward a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Rachel shares her home with her wonderful and supportive husband, Blaine, and their pampered cat, Jackie. Competing with her passion for the law and volunteering, is a passion for world travel, scuba diving, and most often combining the two.
Calgary Police Commission
TJ (Tongjie) Zhang is a Manager in PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice in Calgary. TJ is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). TJ holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. His work in Information Security has been published and presented in prestigious international conferences as well as local business media. TJ helps clients deliver values through successful projects and programs, including Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment, Security Operation, Incident Response, Project Assurance, ICS/SCADA Security Assessment, Security & Infrastructure Design, PCI-DSS, DLP, SIEM deployment, SOX Compliance, ERM, GRC, Risk Assessment and Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment. Outside of professional career, TJ is also an active community leader, who is currently a Director of the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation (Alberta) Board, and a Public Member in the Council of the College of Alberta Dental Assistants, both appointed by Lieutenant Governor in Council of Alberta. TJ is also a Senator in the University of Calgary Senate, a Commissioner of Calgary Police Commission, a Board Member of Alberta Association of Police Governance, and a Board Member of SPIE (Calgary Security Professionals Information Exchange Society). He served as Chair of the Livery Transport Advisory Committee of the City of Calgary Council, Vice-President (Finance and Services) of the Graduate Students’ Association in the University of Calgary, Calgary Representative of the Alberta Graduate Council, Trustee of the Campus Trust and Vice-President Internal of JCI (Junior Chamber International) Calgary.
Medicine Hat Police Commission
Red Deer Protective Services
Her passion for volunteering has allowed her to sit on many Boards and Committees in her 29 years of Management. In addition to a year on the Board of AAPG as the Treasurer, Victoria currently sits on the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Municipal Direction Committee and the City of Lethbridge Police Commission, as the Chair of the Policy and Governance Committee. Her prior volunteer positions include Vice-Chair of the City of Lethbridge Subdivision and Development Appeals Board, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee, Chair of the Chamber Education Committee, City of Lethbridge Efficient Land Use Strategy Community Liaison Group, Co-founder of the Lethbridge Xploring Trades Committee, Chair of the HR Committee with the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) Lethbridge, and Alberta Representative to CHBA National Education and Training Advisory Committee, in addition to positions as Co-founder, Vice President and President of the South Bay Chapter of the National (US) Association of Real Estate Appraisers and California Association of Real Estate Appraisers, where she lobbied Government for Licensing of Appraisers. Her role in these committees and boards honoured her with Provincial and National recognition. Victoria compliments her volunteer experience with 29 years in Management roles and currently offers Business Organization Consulting. She is an experienced and passionate representative of Policy, Procedure and Governance. As our Executive Director, her diverse skills and qualifications are an asset to the AAPG Board and Membership in addressing the needs of Police Governance bodies.