ATSB Board Members

Members of the Alberta Transportation Safety Board are appointed by Order in Council on the basis of their competence, experience, knowledge of the quasi-judicial process and knowledge of traffic safety and associated legislation. Board member requirements and selection processes are outlined in the Board Member Appointment Process, Requirements and Qualifications document. Following appointment, Board members are required to complete the Principles of Administrative Justice course through the Foundation of Administrative Justice.

Lynn Varty
(Chair)

Lynn Varty has over 35 years of executive leadership experience holding senior positions including Assistant Deputy and Registrar/Executive Director. She has significant knowledge of administrative law and hearing processes. In addition she is adept in financial, capital, IT and HR management and, strategic and business planning. Lynn was awarded the Alberta Government Outstanding Achievement Award for Women in Leadership and the Association of Canadian Court Administrator's Award of Merit for outstanding leadership and innovation.
Gordon Bogstie Gordon Bogstie finished a thirty two year career with Canada Post in 2010. He has served on two previous boards. He was appointed to the Board of Referees for nine years, which dealt with matters concerning employment insurance. He has also served on the Appeals Commission for the Worker's Compensation Board of Alberta as an appeals commissioner. He has a degree from the University of Calgary in history.
Mark Brown Former RCMP Sergeant with 32 years policing experience in Alberta. Served nine years as Unit Commander and supervisor of both the High River and Foothills Integrated Traffic Units consisting of RCMP Constables and Alberta Sheriffs. Four Year Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology.
Edmund Bruton

Mr. Bruton holds civil and common law degrees from McGill University and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1982. After several years of civil litigation experience, Mr. Bruton's practice and employment evolved to the oil and gas, energy marketing and power generation sectors . More recently, Mr. Bruton has served as a member of the Calgary Assessment Review Board from 2012 - 2014 and as a presiding officer with the Municipal Government Board since 2015.

Joshua Budinski Currently a Senior Manager with the Canadian Aviation Transportation Security Authority overseeing aviation transportation security. Extensive experience in the instruction of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air, Road and Rail, as well as a Certified Dangerous Good Spills Instructor. Graduate of Grant MacEwan University Law Enforcement and Security program.
Katherine Cherniawsky Lawyer, formerly in private practice concentrating on administrative law and legal research. Significant experience in legal writing. Former instructor of legal courses at the post-secondary level. Member of the City of Edmonton Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
Carol Dougall Former self- employed Event Specialist. Active community volunteer. Extensive experience serving as Panel Member and Hearing Chair on quasi- judicial appeals, including AISH, Family Support for Children with Disabilities and Child, Youth and Family Enhancement. Former member Youth Justice Committee.
Gibson Glavin Gibson Glavin served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for over 31 years. During his policing career, he held senior management positions in the RCMPís national headquarters in Ottawa and divisional headquarters in Edmonton. He was the developer and commander of the RCMPíS first Special Tactical Operations unit and first manager of the Alberta RCMPís Behavioural Sciences Group. He has had many years of experience as a tribunal adjudicator, holds a degree in Communications as well as an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership, and is a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb.). He served as a peacekeeper in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s.
Patricia Gregory Patricia Gregory is an adjudicator with the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service. She is a former Provincial Prosecutor and non-presiding Justice of the Peace. Patricia has over 20 years of experience working for Alberta Justice in several areas of the court, including the Court of Appeal. She has been a lifelong volunteer in her community and holds a Management Development Certificate from the University of Calgary and a Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice from the Foundation of Administrative Justice.
Wilma Haas Retired career public servant (35 years) with extensive experience in senior executive leadership in large and complex organizations. Former Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Licensing & Registration. Lifelong community volunteer including appointments to the Alberta Attendance Board, Central Lions Seniors Association, and elected to the New Horizons Charter School Board. Degrees in science and business administration. Certified Professional Manager.
Richard Hachigian Spent 33 years as a Development Officer with the City of Edmonton Planning Department performing numerous roles. Am currently a member of the Edmonton Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
Nancy Hack Since 1997, Nancy Hack is a private practice mediator helping people resolve their differences. She was a Board Member for 9 years with the City of Edmonton's Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, and a Public Member for 8 years with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta Professional Disciplinary Appeal Panel.
She has a Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice from the Foundation of Administrative Justice (2012), and is an instructor of Principles of Administrative Justice. Nancy holds a B. Ed., is a C. Mediator and RFM.
Annette Koski Former private practice lawyer with a focus on estate planning and estate administration. Also has education degree and was a substitute teacher with both St. Albert School boards, and an instructor at MacEwan University for the Legal Assistants program and University of Alberta for the bar admission course for law students.
Diane Laird Former Director, Alberta Registries with responsibility for service delivery through the registry agent network throughout Alberta. Extensive knowledge of the Motor Vehicle System and major involvement in the regional implementation of the move of Alberta motor vehicle services to a private business delivery. Former voting representative to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
Robert Lamble Former traffic safety research scientist at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, Saskatchewan Government Insurance and Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Former member of provincial and national committees on traffic safety research and the National Safety Code. Managed a variety of in-house and consultant projects in traffic safety, e.g., drinking and driving statistics, evaluation of an administrative licence suspension program, vision standards in commercial vehicle operators, elderly driversí fitness to drive and truck safety evaluations. Previously taught experimental psychology at Mount Allison University. Holds a Ph.D. in biological psychology from York University.
Eugene Maeda Eugene Maeda was first appointed to the Alberta Transportation Safety Board in 2015. He was a police officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for 34 years. From 2012 to 2014, he managed and provided oversight of the Alberta RCMP Management Review and Unit Level Quality Assurance processes and sat on the Division Review Committee. He presents on Diversity Awareness, Bias-Free Enforcement, and Ethics in Enforcement at MacEwan University in the Police and Investigative Studies program. Eugene also serves as a board member on the Law Enforcement Review Board.
Melanie McCallum A graduate of the University of Alberta, B.A. Sociology, Melanie worked as a Childrenís Aid Worker for the City of Edmonton. She participated extensively in the Volunteer Sector in addressing the social, cultural and economic needs of the larger Edmonton Community. Melanie was a Director in Intergovernmental Relations for the Government of Alberta. She is a current member of the Edmonton Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and Co-Chair of a Syrian Refugee Committee.
Marco Manna Former RCMP constable with 15 years' experience in various public safety and emergency services roles throughout Alberta including victim services, ambulance and fire dispatch and emergency roadside assistance. Actively involved in his community in various roles and currently a serves as a Union Steward with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta.
Joel Porter Practitioner and driver trainer with Emergency Medical Services/Alberta Health Services. Former City of Calgary employee with responsibilities associated with safety, security and enforcement on the transit system. Former member Assessment Review Committee and Youth Justice Committee, High River.
Eileen Sullivan Former Administrator of Edmontonís Provincial Court Traffic (retired) has 35 years of experience working for Alberta Justice in several areas of the Provincial Court of Alberta. Extensive knowledge and experience as a non-presiding Justice of the Peace.
Joan Thomson Joan Thomson is a retired teacher and community volunteer. She has experience as a member of quasi-judicial appeal panels within Community and Social Services and Children's Services as well as the E.I Board of Referees. M. Ed. and B. Ed. degrees (University of Calgary), and B.A. degree (University of Toronto).