Board of Directors
This approach and the dedicated staff at Fresh Start offer individuals the best chance for lasting sobriety.
– Craig Borgland • Board Chairman, FSRC
Fresh Start Recovery Centre Board of Directors
Fresh Start is fortunate to rely on the sound judgment and wisdom of a very experienced and diverse Board of Directors. Their passion for excellence and their belief in the value of our work serve us well.
Craig H. Borgland, BA Econ
Board Chairman and Fund Development Committee
Oil & Gas
Board Member since April 2011
“My goal is to contribute my resources to helping families overcome addiction, and I believe that the Fresh Start approach provides the best opportunity for success. It’s the comprehensive therapeutic approach, powered by the passion, expertise and dedication of its staff that makes Fresh Start so successful.”
Vice Chair, Secretary and Audit Committee
Board Member since November 2002
“Being part of Fresh Start allows me to dedicate my expertise and life values to helping those struggling with addiction. I believe that the continued successes of Fresh Start towards helping these men and their families, is truly a blessing to society.”
Fund Development Committee Chair
Board Member since 2014
“Fresh Start is family. I came to know Fresh Start when looking for help for a loved one. What I discovered was an organization doing tremendous work for addiction recovery, with knowledgeable caring counselors and executive, dedicated alumni and community supporters, and committed board members. It is inspiring, and a privilege to participate in the success of Fresh Start.”
Wilfreda E Thurston
Governance Committee Committee
Professor -Department Community Health Sciences
Board Member since November 2013
“Many years ago I worked in addictions prevention and treatment. Also, my family has not been left unscarred by addictions. I know what a devastating role addictions has in our communities. When I was approached to be on the board, Fresh Start had just opened a new facility and I knew adaptation was ahead. Still there was the real possibility of more challenges and growth. Having served on other non-profit boards I was pleased to offer my experience in support.”
Fund Development Committee
Board Member since June 2015
“Addiction is highly prevalent and affects everyone. I have a strong interest in supporting Fresh Start which offers an integrated approach of in-house and in-community support to individuals and their families. This approach and the dedicated staff at Fresh Start offer individuals the best chance for lasting sobriety.”
Board Member since November 2016
My first recollection of an alcoholic was my father when I was around six. That same year he joined AA, got sober and went on to live an incredible rewarding life. He often said that the program saved his life. I guess you could say I followed in my father’s footsteps finding sobriety at the age of 34. The last 28 years have been a constant reminder of what one can achieve when you get clean. I have witnessed firsthand what addiction looks like in the eyes of a family. I have lost a son and brother to drugs. If my being on the board of Fresh Start results in saving just one soul from the disease of addiction and then I will consider my time well served.
Board Member since November 2016
Addiction has impacted both my personal and business life .. I would like to help both the addict and their families battle this terrible disease and the epidemic it has become.
The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website https://www.alberta.ca/addiction-mental-health.aspx
Ron Jarrett, owner of Mission Fitness is what a committed and helpful community partner is all about. He trains the clients in the house weekly and believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation. That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection. Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. www.missionfit.ca