Gordon Francis BSc. CCHT.


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Gordon has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. He is an entrepreneur, a business builder, and a problem solver.  Gordon has conceived, developed, and divested two high-tech businesses.

Gordon is most happy, and most successful, when working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments that are resistant to change or that may be challenged with competing priorities. In these contexts, Gordon has consistently found a way to make lasting change, and to establish a high-performing workforce that is the foundation of corporate and public sector excellence.


Gordon earned a Bachelors of Science with Distinction in Computer Science (University of Victoria, 1988). Gordon is certified with the American Council of Hypnotic Examiners as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and he runs a private hypnosis clinic on weekends.

Gordon and his wife of 30 years live just outside Edmonton where they have raised three children.

Brandy Payne BJourn.


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Brandy is life-long advocate for personal health and well-being, especially mental well-being. Brandy’s career, and her life path, have been about adapting, flexing, and ‘digging-in’ as dictated by her principles and her intention to be a catalyst for progressive, positive change.

In 2015, Brandy was elected to the Government of Alberta for the electoral district of Calgary-Acadia. She served as an MLA for four years. In 2016, Brandy was appointed as the Associate Minister for Health, responsible for Mental Health and Addictions, a Cabinet post that she held for more than two years.

Brandy earned a Bachelors of Journalism in 2000 (Carleton University) and was trained as Project Manager in 2007 (Mount Royal University). Brandy is also certified by the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Workplace Psychological Health & Safety Advisor, and as a Wellness Works Canada Training Affiliate.

Brandy and her husband live in Calgary, where they are raising two incredibly cute girls.

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