Our Board of Directors work hard to keep Money Mentors the most trusted credit counselling agency in Alberta. As a non-profit, our Board’s responsibility focuses on ensuring we are meeting the needs of our most important stakeholders―our clients. We are honoured and privileged that our Board members have chosen us to use their considerable talent, and limited time, to help us remain the most helpful credit counselling agency in the province.

Jim Thorne

Executive Director

Jim Thorne has been with Money Mentors since its inception in 1997. Beginning his journey as our Financial Manager, he went on to become the Executive Director of the agency in 2006. Jim believes in the importance of a strong financial foundation that stems from an education in personal finance, and he’s honoured to lead the team providing free, quality financial advice, education and debt solutions to Albertans.

Board of Directors

Shawn Graham


Public Member
Director of Business Operations
Mosaic Primary Care Network

Doug Mushka


Public Member
Investment Advisor and Financial Planner
RBC Dominion Securities

Baldev Dhah


Public Member
Principal Broker
The Mortgage Centre, Elevo Mortgages

Lorne Broski

Public Member


Donna Carson

Appointee – Alberta Insolvency Practitioner’s Association

Senior Vice-President
MNP Ltd.

Simone Demers-Collins

Appointee – Alberta Human Ecology & Home Economists Association

Professional Home Economist

David Mohammed

Public Member

Director, Customer Experience
BC Assessment

Lindsay Rydl

Appointee – Minister – Service Alberta

City of Calgary

Michael Simonson

Public Member

VP – Syndicated Lending
connectFirst Credit Union

Afshan Mahmood

Public Member

ARS Compliance Specialist
Enmax Power Corporation

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