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Professional Staff

The professional staff, in consultation with the Volleyball Alberta Board of Directors, conducts the affairs of the organization and deliver its programs and services to the membership and the volleyball community. Please contact us directly to answer any of your questions. We have offices in Edmonton and Calgary. 

Edmonton Office- 11759 Groat Road, T5M 3K6

(Fax: 780-415-1700, email:
Name Title  Areas of Responsibility Telephone Email
Julie Noel Office Administrator Online Registration (VRS), Accounts Payable/Receivable, Calgary Facility Bookings, Casino, Inventory & Store, Awards and Banquets, General Inquiries 


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Ryan Bunyan Program Director Officials (Administration, Development, Recruitment & Retention)


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Derek Hemsley Program Director 13U/14U Age Class, Adult & Masters Age Class, Alberta Winter Games, Summer Camps, Online Registration (VRS)


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Kiruthika Rathanaswami Program Director Early Stages Program Director (Mini, Atomic), Saville GO sports programs/camps, School Clinics, Edmonton Youth & Adult Beach Leagues, Content Marketing, & Sponsorship 


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Jim Plakas Technical Director Coaching (NCCP & CBET), Long Term Athlete Development, Western & Canada Summer Games, Technical Advisor for all programs


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Summer Staff
Camp Director 
Camp Director

Jasper Volleyball Camp & Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp
May-August (only)

Summer Staff
Beach League Coordinator May-August (Only)
Summer Staff
GO Camps Coordinator
June-August (Only)
Early Stages Summer Camps (Multisport)

Calgary Office- Unit #6, 135 Commercial Drive, Calgary AB, T3Z 2A7 

Name Title  Areas of Responsibility Telephone Email
Ray Sewell Program Director 15U & 16U Age Class, Beach Volleyball, Team AB Beach, AB Summer Games  403-
Diane Bugler Program Director 17U/18U Age Class, Indoor Provincial Team/Elite Development 403-
  Marketing & Communications Marketing, Media, & Sponsorship
  Beach Tournament Coordinator May - August only

Executive Director 

Name Location Areas of Responsibility Telephone Email
Terry Gagnon Red Deer Leadership, Finances, & Facility Development 587-273-1513

Volleyball Alberta Committees

Committee Committee Chair Email Address
Athlete Development Jeff Anderson
Business Development Terry Gagnon
High Performance Ken Briggs
Leadership Leigh Goldie
Awards and History  Dave Johnson

Are you interested in helping guide the future of volleyball in Alberta?  Do you have experience and skills to help develop programs, policy and governance for Volleyball Alberta? Volleyball Alberta is always looking for passionate people who want to help guide and build the future of volleyball in Alberta.

If you are interested or have experience in any of these areas please fill out the Committee member application form and send it in to Volleyball Alberta at

Committee Member Application Form Link: Online Fillable Form

Printable Committee Member Application Form


Volleyball Alberta Board of Directors (2017-2018)

President Leigh Goldie
Vice-President Ken Briggs
Secretary/Treasurer Dave Johnson
Director at Large Jeff Anderson
Director at Large Christine Smyth
Board of Directors
Officials' Representative Jim Merrick 
Officials' Representative Stephanie Shostak
Director Jonathan Goldie
Director  Michelle Whyte
Director Raynell Prince
Director Travis Rott
Director Aaron Heinemann
CIS/CCAA Representative (non-voting) Vacant  
ASAA Representative (non-voting) Vacant