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RMWB Combative Sports Commission Members

Members of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Combative Sports Commission are:

Roger Ashfield (Chair)

Roger Ashfield

Roger Ashfield

Roger Ashfield has resided and worked in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo since January 2010. He is accompanied by his wife Leanne and also has 3 of his 4 children working and residing in the region. He is a very proud and active grandfather of 3 local grandchildren, two of which were born in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Roger has been an active participant, coach, and board member in many community organizations promoting youth football both in our region and back in Ontario. Being one of Roger’s many passions, Football, has opened the opportunity to coach at various levels for over 17 seasons while being active in community based boards as well as provincial governance boards promoting the sport in his native province of Ontario. Roger played a key role in the initial development of the Holy Trinity Knights football program here in Wood Buffalo for both Senior and junior players.

Roger has a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology – Robotics and Automation complimented with the recent completion of his MBA, he works in the Oil Sands managing projects for a major oil company of various size and complexity from conception to completion. Roger excels in strategic leadership opportunities and believes that open and two way communication is the key to bringing people together to achieve great things!

 

Phil Heinzelman (Vice Chair)

Phil Heinzelman

Phil Heinzelman

Phil Heinzelman has resided with his wife, Wendy, in Fort McMurray since 2009. Phil graduated with a BSc in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Northern British Columbia and attained his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan. Currently Phil is a practicing dentist, working out of Fort McMurray Dental Centre, as well as his newly acquired Timberlea Dental Clinic.

Practicing in Fort McMurray for the past six years has allowed Phil to get in touch with many different aspects of the community. Aside from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Combative Sports Commission, he has been actively involved in both minor and men’s football in the region. A lifelong boxing fan, Phil has had the opportunity to travel to both Las Vegas and New York to attend various World Championship events as a spectator.

 

 


Moe Kdouh (Treasurer)

Moe Kdouh

Moe Kdouh

Moe Kdouh arrived in Fort McMurray October 2010 from Lebanon (the country of God’s Cedars). Lebanon is a small francophone country on the Mediterranean which has more than 6,000 years of culture. Moe, a proud father of 2 beautiful girls (3 years and 11 months), now calls Fort McMurray his home.

Moe has a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences. Since he has moved to Fort McMurray he started working in the banking sector, helping the people in his community to thrive and prosper. He is currently working as a Financial Advisor at The Royal Bank of Canada. Moe completed a Professional Business Communications Certificate at Keyano College and courses through Canadian Securities Institute to further enhance his knowledge and skills. Moe can also speak Arabic, English and French.

Moe is heavily involved with the non-profit sector having served for 6 months on the Fuse Social Board as an interim Board Member, a Co-Founder of Conversations Wood Buffalo, and a Committee Member for almost 2 years with KidSport Wood Buffalo. Moe also enjoys volunteering for many non-profit organizations like Food Bank, Keyano College, Northern Health Foundation and Big Brothers Big sisters. He is also a 2015-2016 Leadership Wood Buffalo Alumni.

Sharon Grantham (Member)

Sharon Grantham

Sharon Grantham

Sharon Grantham has resided in the RMWB since August of 2011 with her husband and son. Sharon has a 20+ year health care background, and in 2017 graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a Masters in Nursing. Sharon currently works at Keyano College as a nursing Instructor and Coordinator of the Health Care Aide program.

When she is not working, Sharon volunteers with the Oil Baron’s, the Keyano Huskies, The Syncrude Boreal golf tournament, the Keyano College Faculty Association, and most recently the Alberta Winter Games that were hosted in the community.

Sharon has practiced Martial Arts since January of 1999, and is currently working on her 5th Dan in Tae Kwon Do, which will grant her the title of Master. Sharon welcomes the opportunity to be part of the RMWB Combative Sports Commission and utilize her experience as a health care professional and experienced Martial Artist to support ongoing combative sports in the region.

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