Board of Directors 2022-2023
Neil Holatko - President
Director | Calgary, AB
Neil Holatko has been a Condo Owner and Board Member since 2018. He is currently the President of his 44 unit condominium property.
He is a Red Seal Journeyman, and is currently completing his Blue Seal Certification with a Business Management Specialization.
Neil is a Union member through Local 110, where he has been a Pension Trustee for over 3 years. He has also assisted the Government in harmonizing apprentices through the Provincial Apprenticeship Committee and modernized the Red Seal Standard.
He plans to remain active within the Condominium sector and make meaningful change wherever possible.
Terry Gibson - Vice President
President | Calgary, AB
Terry Gibson, a resident of Calgary, is co-founder and current President of Condo Owners Forum Society of Alberta. He is a public consultation professional with extensive real estate / housing experience. In his career, he has financed condos, overseen the construction of two large condo projects and has lived in condos for over 23 years.
Terry has facilitated many workshops on board governance throughout the province of Alberta for nonprofit societies and condos, and has authored many information and education bulletins for condo stakeholders. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Commerce degree from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Treasurer | Lethbridge, AB
Phil moved to Lethbridge seven years ago with his wife Irene, after working most of his life in the retail book and publishing industry. He has lived in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Halifax.
Phil obtained his Property Manager’s Licensing from RECA (Real Estate Council of Alberta) in 2015 and was a Property Manager for over two years working with over 20 boards, numerous vendors and many condo owners.
Phil has held positions on many non-profit boards including the McGill Music and Arts Society of Lethbridge, Elim Society for Seniors Care, and has been on various Condominium Boards. He currently serves as a volunteer with Connected Canadians, an Ottawa-based non-profit which helps seniors navigate the often daunting world of technology and he will be joining the Board of the Martha Retreat Centre in Lethbridge in December 2021. Phil assisted in the 2021 Lethbridge civic election, acting as Campaign Media and Communications Manager for a local candidate for City Council.
Phil retired in September 2021 as Operations Manager for the Lethbridge Food Bank where he worked for the past 5 years. He enjoys music, singing, travel, reading and developing websites and all things geek.
Lee Ann Bartley
Secretary | Airdrie, AB
Lee Ann recently moved to Airdrie from Victoria, BC. (yes I know, why?! Good question long answer :)) She retired in 2020, after 20 plus years as the Executive Director of a small non-profit. She has also worked in the legal field (accounting) as well as the credit and financial industries.
Lee Ann has been a strata owner in BC for 30 plus years, being on council most of those years and has served time in all of the positions. She’s had experience with self-managed stratas as well as working with Property Managers.
Once she has spare time again, she is looking forward to travelling, exploring Alberta again and visiting old friends (she lived in Calgary as a teenager), reading, knitting, card making, etc.
Director | Calgary, AB
Terry Brooker has lived in and volunteered on Condo/Strata boards, ranging in size from 27 to 700 units, since 2004 in Alberta, British Columbia and Belize, with experience as Treasurer, Secretary and President over the years.
Terry has been on the COF Education Committee for 2 years, working particularly on the Condo Chats, to provide information on a range of subjects to all Condo Owners.
Terry is a Professional Engineer with 45 years’ experience in Western Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Scotland; with senior executive roles, including Director and President, in private and public (TSE and TSX) exploration and production companies. Terry has also been a principal in establishing and operating 5 private companies for investments in commercial and residential real estate, franchise coffee shops and consulting.
Director | Cochrane, AB
Bob moved to Cochrane in 2012 after a varied 41 year career in the Canadian military, as well as nuclear and chemical industries. He is a registered professional engineer in both Saskatchewan and Alberta and worked in engineering, facility management and marketing capacities. His formal education includes a B.Eng. (Chemical), graduate Diploma in Public Administration, as well as a Second Class Engineer’s Certificate of Competence (Alberta).
Bob is a Rotarian with service to his communities both in Saskatoon and now in Cochrane. In preparing for board service, he participated in the Condo 101 course offered by CCI-SAB. Besides good governance of his Association, his interests include promoting education of boards in good governance, renewal of his Association’s bylaws and advocating for effective dispute resolution on condo issues to avoid costly legal processes.
Director | Canmore, AB
Following a 38 year career with a major bank, in 2010 David retired to Canmore, Alberta, living in a condo purchased some years prior.
Interested in applying some of his knowledge and skills that helped to build his career, David joined the condo Board in 2011 and has served as its President for most of his time on the board. In addition, he serves as President on another condo board where he has a rental property. In 2018 he joined the Board of the Canmore Seniors Association, serving as President for 3 years and continuing in the role of Past-President. In 2015, David founded the Canmore Condominium Interest Group which provides a forum to support the sharing of information and problem solving.
David supports striving to achieve a ‘best in class’ condo corporation and positive community reputation, including strong governance (principles and practices), financials (budget, finance, capital work), Board structure (organization, operations, collaborative and team approach), and progressive communications with owners.
Living in Canmore means getting out into the wild, and he volunteers extensively with Alberta Parks assisting in the areas of wildlife research and management.