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Board of Directors


Cindy Smith – President

Cindy has been the fearless leader of the SBHANA as the President for the past eleven years. She is the mother of four young children. Her son Nathan was born with spina bifida. Cindy has a background in occupational therapy. Also, Cindy has recently become the Camp Director for Camp Freedom.

Melody Hilman – Vice President

Bio coming soon. Melody recently joined the board in 2017. She has 3 sons, one of which was born with Spina Bifida.

Brooke Bateman – Treasurer

Bio coming soon.

Sean Bouffard – Secretary

Sean has been on the Board of Directors since 2013. He has been an active volunteer at June Awareness events including but not limited to manning displays, selling raffle tickets and being a constant presence. Sean participates in the NoLimits Peer Support and attended the SBHAC National Conference held in Vancouver.


Ken Godbeer

Ken was one of the original SBHANA Board of Directors members. He left the board in 1990 and rejoined in 2006. Ken also spent many years volunteering with Alberta Northern Lights in various positions including Treasurer and President. Ken is the father of three grown boys including his son Chris, who was born with spina bifida.

Chris Minchau

Chris has been a member of the SBHANA for many years. He has been active volunteer on the SBHANA Board of Directors and the SBHAC Board of Directors. Chris is currently a coach for the Edmonton Sled Hockey Club, Home of the Edmonton Impact.

Betty Ann Thibodeau

Betty Ann is a Pediatric Urology Nurse Practitioner and works closely with many of our members. Betty Ann has been a key volunteer for Camp Freedom as the medication nurse. We are grateful to have her share her insights and knowledge with the board.

Curt Coupal

Curt is one of the newer members of the Board of Directors. He has volunteered at the Christmas Party, participated in the Hope Classic and fundraised for the NoLimits trip to the SBHAC National Conference.

Lisa Bennett

Lisa moved to Edmonton from Hinton, Alberta, and has  been with us for three years. She is the Coordinator for the NoLimits Peer Support evenings and has volunteered for SBHANA events. Lisa has been a member of our Association for many years and as a teen attended Camp Freedom.

Dale Abraham

Dale returned to the board in 2015-2016 fiscal year. He shares relevant information with the SBHANA office. He is also an active volunteer at Hope Classic as a route Marshall and Dale helped out at the Skate for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus and our KMS Tools Smokie Sale.

Meighan Jones

Bio coming soon.