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 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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
Board Member since 2022
Harley Crowshoe’s ancestry is Blackfoot and originates from the Piikani Nation Reserve in southern Alberta.
Harley has extensive Aboriginal Policing experience with First Nations people in Alberta and British Columbia. Throughout his RCMP career he held supervisory positions as a Detachment Commander in “K” (AB) and “E” (BC) Divisions. After more than 20 years of service with the RCMP he retired at the rank of Staff Sgt.
Harley joined the Aboriginal Policing Directorate as the Regional Manager, responsible for Alberta and North West Territories. This provided him the opportunity to continue working closely with the First Nations communities in Alberta and NWT.
Harley has worked for AHS for many years, first serving the AHS Wisdom Council as chair; then the AHS South Zone as the Indigenous Health Senior Advisor; the AHS South Sector as Indigenous Health Provincial Director; and has supported AHS as an Indigenous Health Advisor. He is retired, but works parttime with Aakom-kiyii Health Service guiding their accreditation journey. He also sits on a number of committees, including a Member of the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials.
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
for more information about Fresh Start Recovery or any of our programs.