BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE LEGACY CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
The Gift of Music is a program of The Legacy Children’s Foundation – Alberta
Darryl Wernham, Chief Executive Officer
Darryl has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary, has been an Executive Director and Resource Development Consultant for various agencies throughout the city of Calgary. His career has encompassed 40 years of clinical, community and management practice including government, non-government and community based organizations. During his tenure with the Alberta government, Darryl managed a very large Fund on behalf of Calgary’s most “at-risk” youth as a senior manager with Children’s Services. Prior to launching Legacy he had the opportunity of providing program research and evaluation services for a group of Anonymous Donors whose funds reached programs throughout Western Canada and targeted communities in the United States. Darryl has raised substantial funds for various charities over the past 10 years as well as providing leadership to The Legacy Children’s Foundation, an organization that he founded and one that he passionately believes in. Darryl is a certified Leadership Trainer, through Phi Theta Kappa in the United States and for 4 years he taught Leadership Development through Mount Royal College, for both the profit and not for profit sectors. Darryl has been instrumental in creating and managing the Gift of Music Programs in association with Legacy and he wholeheartedly believes that the way to tackle many of societies social ills is through community based, early intervention and preventative programming.
Patrick A. Toth, Chairman
With 25 years of finance and marketing experience, and 10 years within charitable foundations, Pat Toth adds a wealth of experience to The Legacy Children's Foundation Board. He has invested considerable effort in various charitable causes and for the past 10 years was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Impact Society. Pat is Vice President of Encap Corporation, an Investment Management Counsel company, and President of TGS Capital Corporation, which provides advisory and financial services to privately held and publicly traded corporate clientele.
Shawn Wilson, Treasurer
Shawn Wilson has been an Investment Advisor for the past 14 years and is currently a member of the Lions Club International. Shawn has just finished a two-year term as treasurer for Crowfoot Minor Hockey and is a past volunteer for the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mark Johnson, Director
Mark is a born and raised third-generation Calgarian employed with Jacobs Canada Inc. as corporate counsel. He studied at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, where he graduated from law in 1995. He has extensive experience both professionally and as a volunteer in the non-profit world, including service as a board member for the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute and for Calgary Family Services. Most recently Mark was chair of the board of governors for Calgary Family Services from 2005-2007 and is currently serving as past chair. Mark enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, sports and coaches hockey, lacrosse and soccer. He and his wife Lindsay Allan live in southwest Calgary with their two wonderful children and an always-changing assortment of pets.
John White, Director
John is a veteran in the insurance industry with over twenty years of experience. In addition to a long-term interest in appropriate life insurance strategies, John has more recently introduced a focus on health care issues to his practice with critical illness insurance, global health care insurance and long term care insurance. His passion for, and commitment to, objective analysis and advice ensures that clients are provided with an in-depth understanding of their financial health as it exists today, and in the future. John brings to the Legacy Board the same level of passion and commitment to ensuring a better life for our children – today and in the future.