MICHAEL FLYNN – Executive Director


Mike joined CAPLA in Nov 2017 with an expansive background in non-profit management, with a particular emphasis in organizations that exist to fulfill the mandate of its membership. Mike’s experience includes the roles of Executive Director of the Calgary Police Commission and the Urban Development Institute as well as Executive Advisor at Mount Royal University. He recognizes the value of working with volunteers, particularly in a committee setting, and believes in creating a collaborative environment and building a learning culture that utilizes the strengths of each individual.

Mike holds a BA from the University of Victoria and an MBA from University College Dublin.

Kari Whipple – Member Services Manager

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Kari joined CAPLA in January 2018 with an eight year background in non-profit experience ranging in a variety of roles.  She was formally with non-profit organizations within the Human Resources sector managing various positions. However, her favorite role was always her connection to the members and participating with the volunteer committees.  She looks forward to bringing this passion to CAPLA and building new relationships with the CAPLA members and stakeholders.  Kari holds a BA from Idaho State University.

Iana Atanassova – Accounting and Office Administration