Our Board

Jennifer Kilback — Board Chairperson

Jennifer Kilback, CPA, CGA is Chief Business Officer at Hyper Hippo Entertainment, an award-winning mobile game studio dedicated to making entertainment that has a positive impact on the world. She has been working in the tech and entertainment/Gaming industry for 18 years. She has been married to her husband, Clint, for 25 years. Together they have two young adult daughters, Cassie and Dani. Jen was born in the Maritimes but now lives with her family in Kelowna, BC. Jennifer can be reached at chair@partnersinternational.ca

Jennifer Walter — Board Vice-Chairperson

Jennifer Walter is a writer, editor, and public speaker as well as wife, mother of 5, grandmother of 5, and business partner to her husband, Ryan.

Mat Stevenson — Secretary

Mat Stevenson, P. Eng. is a research engineer who works on projects in energy and environmental clean up.

Monica Elfstedt — Treasurer

Monica Elfstedt, CPA, CGA is currently the VP Support Services / CFO for ASBA (Alberta Boiler Safety Association), and mother of 2. She brings 20 years of Financial Controller and Management Consulting experience, primarily focusing on corporate strategy, finance and risk management.

Ann Chow — Director

Ann brings a wealth of experience as a global strategist, speaker and trainer in conference planning and project management for over 25 years. Her passion for integrating innovative and collaborative ideas into conferences, projects, systems development, and strategic planning provides a fresh approach to organisations in Canada and around the world.

Phil Dempster — Director

Phil Dempster has 50 years of broad experience in business (information technology management; leasing/finance; marketing and systems analysis), government and not-for-profit organizations. He served full-time with Partners International (Global Offices) from 1977 to 1986 in San Jose, California and more recently, on staff of Partners International Canada. His work has taken him to over 100 countries.

Michel Fahmy — Director

Michel is a versatile businessman with vast experience in international business. Michel has over 20 years of experience in various fields including Sales, Marketing and General Management. In that time, he has worked for a number of large international companies, like Procter & Gamble and L’Oreal, where he most recently led NYX cosmetics in California. As President of ALDO Group International (AGI), he oversees the development of franchised stores in more than 100 countries around the world. 


Peggy Grall — Director

Peggy Grall is the Director of Arrow Entrepreneur, a leadership collective for Christian business owners. She is a Certified Executive Coach and former psychotherapist with 25+ years of experience in the areas of helping people and organizations navigate individual and organizational change.

Dave McComiskey — Director

Dave’s career has focused mainly on the not-for-profit sector, most recently as the international President and CEO of one of the world’s largest non-government organizations. He is currently a self-employed governance and leadership consultant.

Harding Ng — Director

Harding Ng was a practicing medical doctor for 15 years before answering God’s call to enter the pastorate for the next 25 years in Toronto Christian Community Church, where he is now Emeritus Consulting Pastor. He is still committed to doing discipleship and leadership development both locally and overseas through many mission trips.

Ryan Walter — Director

Former NHL player and coach, Ryan Walter is an executive coach, speaker, trainer, and author who inspires individuals, teams, and companies to increase resilience and sustain their hungry spirit.