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

Board Chairman and Fund Development Committee

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.”

 

Dale Burstall

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.”

Charlene McLaughlin

Director and 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.”

Stephanie Borgland

Director and Fund Development Committee

Board Member since 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.”

Glen Rumpel

Director

Board Member since 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.

Jan Gryckiewicz

Director

Board Member since 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.

Lisa Howland                                                                             

Director

Board Member since 2021


“I have a strong passion for mental and physical health and helping those in need gain access to the necessary resources. Through personal experience and family tragedy, I came to realize that a large gap exists in the form of treatment, recovery and prevention of addiction. Fresh Start is doing a wonderful job at bridging that gap. It provides their clients with the means to get back on their feet and assists with long-term recovery and family support to create lifelong success stories.” 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

Mission Fit

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

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