Public agency member biographies
Biographies of members appointed to a public agency by the Government of Alberta.
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board
j’Amey Bevan has served as Board Chair since May 2016. She holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the boilermaker trade, an Achievement in Business Competencies Program (Blue Seal) certificate and a masters in leadership.
j’Amey is a Director on the Alberta Workplace Essential Skills Board, the Better SuperVision Board and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Board and has been the project team lead for the Mentorship Project at the Building Trades of Alberta.
Shawna Boreen has been a board member since June 2013. Shawna has a Bachelor of Commerce and extensive experience in the crane industry. She is the special projects manager at Sarens Canada and previously was the Chair of the Crane Rental Association’s Board of Directors. She is on the Audit Committee for Women Building Futures, which is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to attracting, training and mentoring women to enter and be successful in the construction trades.
Blaine Boutin has served as a board member since May 2016. Blaine has a certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the automotive services technician trade. He has more than 25 years in the automotive service industry and is an automotive service technician and shop foreman at DynEco Automotive Service. Blaine participated on the Automotive Service Technician Provincial Apprenticeship Committee in 2009-15. In 2013, he was awarded Canadian Technician of the Year by Canadian Technician magazine.
Delaine Coleman has served on the board since May 2017. Delaine has a certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the electrician trade, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. Delaine is an instructor with the Electrical Industry Training Centres of Alberta, an active member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local 424 and Chair of the Sisters of 424 Women’s Committee.
Richard Daley has served as a board member since May 2014. Richard has a certificate in the cook trade, a Bachelor of Commerce and Hotel and Restaurant Administration Degree. Richard is a chef and owner/operator of Earls Kitchen + Bar in Lethbridge. He has been a member of the Cook Provincial Apprenticeship Committee since 2003 and was the presiding officer of the committee until his appointment to the board. He is also a member of the Lethbridge College Culinary Advisory Committee.
Delanee Daviau is certified in the welder trade with an interprovincial Red Seal endorsement. She is a welder with the Ironworkers' Local 720 and is the co-chair of Build Together, Women of the Building Trades—a national program that promotes, supports and mentors women in the skilled construction trades.
Brian Dort is certified in the industrial mechanical (millwright) trade with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement. He is a business agent for the Millwrights Local 1460 for the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo district. Previously, he was a millwright instructor a SAIT and the Nova Scotia Community College. He has been active in the board’s Industry Network, participating on the Industrial Mechanical (Millwright) Provincial Apprenticeship Committee and the Local Apprenticeship Committee.
Shannon Eitzen has served as a board member since May 2014. Shannon has a certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the hairstylist trade. She has been the owner/operator of Tangles Hair Studio in Red Deer since 1995. Shannon has more than 25 years in the industry and with training and supervising apprentices. She has also served as a member of the Hairstylist Local Apprenticeship Committee in Red Deer.
Tyrone John is the owner/operator of T6 Electric and is a certified electrician. He is an active community member of the Kehewin Cree Nation and works primarily in the residential construction sector through housing projects with the nation. He specializes in the renewable energy sector, primarily from the perspective of generating low-cost, self-sustaining renewable energy for his community.
Gursewak Mann has served on the board since May 2017. Gursewak has certificates with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the steamfitter-pipefitter trade and the plumber and gasfitter (B) trade. He also has an Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) Certificate from Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Gursewak has more than 15 years in the oil and gas industry and is currently a Construction Coordinator at Sherritt International Metals Business Unit in Fort Saskatchewan.
Craig Mathes has been a board member since May 2014 and is a service manager for Gateway Mechanical Services. Craig has a certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic trade and a certificate in the gasfitter (A) trade. Craig also has an Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) certificate from Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Previously, Craig was a member of the refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic provincial and local apprenticeship committees.
Mx. Willerton is the owner/operator of Intuition Electric Group and holds certification in the electrician trade with an interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement. S/he has been involved in several boards and committees at a community level. S/he has served as Chair and Policy Director for the Edmonton Pride Festival and as Chair and Association President for the Adult Slo Pitch in Fort Saskatchewan. S/he is a current member of the policy committee for the New Democratic Party and is the Policy Director for the LGBTQ Caucus.
Mr. Mike Yorke has 27 years’ industry experience and holds Red Seal Steamfitter and Provincial Gasfitter certifications. He is currently employed as the manager of labour relations for North West Redwater Partnership. He is a board member with the Association for Construction Workforce Acquisition and a committee chair with the Construction Owners Association of Alberta. He is a past member with the Northern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association and a non-voting member with Trade Winds to Success.