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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.

Our main contact line is for general information, registration, club and membership queries.

Phone: 780.415.1703 ext. 1


Edmonton Office - 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6

Calgary Office - Unit #8, 135 Commercial Drive, Calgary AB, T3Z 2A7 


Diane Bugler
Executive Director

Telephone: 403-202-6540

Calgary office


Jim Plakas
Director, Technical Pathways

Technical Advisor for all programs, Long Term Athlete Development, Club Accreditation & Recognition Program, Safe Sport, Team AB North


Edmonton office


Julie Noel
Office Administrator

General Info & Administration, Member & Club Assistance (insurance, letters of good standing), Facility Bookings, Financials & payments, Online Registration (VRS), Awards & History Committee

Telephone: 780-415-1703

Calgary office


Derek Hemsley
Manager, Age Class & Camps

13U/14U Age Class, 17U/18U Age Class, Summer Camps, Online Registration (VRS), Athlete Development Committee


Edmonton office


Ray Sewell
Manager, Beach & Age Class

Beach Tournaments & Leagues, Team AB Beach, 15U & 16U Age Class, Venue Coordinators - YYC, Beach Committee, Sport Court Rental


Calgary office


Kiruthika Rathanaswami
Manager, Early Stages & Communications

Early Stages Programs (Mini, Atomic, Saville GO Sports/Multi-sport camps), School & Community Clinics, Edmonton Youth & Adult Beach Leagues, Content Marketing, Venue Coordinators - YEG, Athlete Development Committee

Edmonton office

Manager, Coach Development

NCCP, Women in Coaching Initiatives, Respect in Sport, Coach Development & Mentorship Programs (Indoor, Beach, Para), Leadership Committee

Manager, Referee Development


Coordinator, High Performance


Coordinator, JVC & SLVC
Jasper Volleyball Camp & Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp



Beach League Coordinator
Edmonton Youth & Adult Beach Leagues


Coordinator, Beach Tournaments


Coordinator, Play Sports Alberta
Summer Camps (Multisport)



Volleyball Alberta Committees

Committee Committee Chair Email Address
Business Development Michelle Whyte
Athlete Development Jeff Anderson
High Performance Ken Briggs
Leadership Bruce Edwards 
Beach Committee Raynell Prince new email coming soon!
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.

Committee Member Application Form Link: Online Fillable Form

Printable Committee Member Application Form


Volleyball Alberta Board of Directors (2020-2021)

President Bruce Edwards 
Vice-President Ken Briggs
Secretary/Treasurer Dave Johnson
Director at Large Jeff Anderson
Director at Large Michelle Whyte
Officials' Representative Jim Merrick 
Officials' Representative Will Anderson
Director Jonathan Goldie
Director  Travis Rott
Director Sonja Johnston
Director Open Open
Director Open  Open