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Board & Staff

Board of Directors:


Rachelle Arvay - Chair

Branch Manager, ATB Glenora

Rachelle Arvay is the Branch Manager at the ATB Financial Glenora. She has worked for ATB for over 15 years which allowed her to be on Business and Advisory boards in many communities. It is a tremendous gift to be a part of different organizations where every person truly has a voice in determining the future. Rachelle keeps busy with her kids, loves to travel and takes care of rescued animals. Rachelle looks forward to helping grow the Stony Plain area by tackling the new and old obstacles in creative ways.


kareema batal - Vice Chair

Owner, Neo Juicery

With a B.Sc. in Nutrition and Food Science and a M.Sc. in Human Ecology, Kareema aspires to be a leader in the industry through Neo Juicery. A mentor, she has provided guidance to other businesses through the Alberta Agriculture and Food Council (AFC), as an adjudicator on the Marketing of Agriculture Products Appeal Tribunal, and through lectures at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. Her commitment to socially-led, human-centered business development is rooted in her desire to see business done better in our community.


Stephanie Hendin - Treasurer

Manager, Anexco Properties Ltd.

Stephanie and her family have been a part of the SPR area since 1959 when the first Davis Automotive store opened and the area was known as Jasper Place. As a commercial property owner in the 167th street area, Stephanie is hoping for continued improvements and positive action, that will assist in enabling the many and varied SPR businesses to enjoy successful operations.


Lindsay Elms - Director

Lori Elms Design Group

Born and raised in Edmonton, and a volunteer and participant in many community programs and events for most of her life, Lindsay continues to fall in love with this beautiful city. After studying interior design at NAIT Lindsay joined Lori Elms Design Group in 2008 to pursue her career and love of all things design. Lindsay believes that not only all good designs, but community growth begins with an idea and grows with a collective action.  Lindsay has confidence in the power of community, and is thrilled to be part of the SPR board.


Russ Garritty - Director

Designex Consulting Ltd.

Russ and his wife moved to the area in September 2005. They like the area as it has easy access and enjoy its friendly vibe. Neighbourhood safety is also a priority for him. He has volunteered in coaching youth sports, and supports the Hope Mission. His passions are house design, motorbikes, and trying new BBQ recipes. His vision is to see more unique business move into the area.


BRIAN DELMaN - Director

Owner, Cigar & Tobacco Express

Having worked in the Scaffold Industry for over 45 years and being somewhat retired, I decided to try something new and completely different from anything I had worked with before, purchasing Cigar and Tobacco Express in January of 2022 This has resulted in a very steep learning curve that I am enjoying! In my spare time I enjoy the company of family, friends, my grand and great grandchildren, and walks and play time with my Australian Labradoodle, Ricci.


Daniel Letourneau - Director

General Manager, Ocean Odyssey Inland

A Red Seal chef by trade, Daniel connected with long-time West Edmonton denizen, Patricia Batten, in early 2016. He helped develop Ocean Odyssey Inland’s in-house fish and seafood products, before taking on a managerial role in 2018. Passionate about business development, Daniel helped modernize many of Ocean Odyssey’s sales and marketing processes. Still a chef at heart, he loves to cook, garden, and share food with loved ones. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and walking his Irish Setter, Snickers.

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Nicola Lapp - Director

Owner, TwinFlower Studio

Nicola opened her retail storefront on Stony Plain Road after immediately falling in love with the area. After outgrowing her home-based studio, Nicola knew she wanted a retail space in an established neighbourhood with connections to other independent businesses. With over 13 years of experience in the floral design industry, Nicola loves creating community around a shared love of flowers. Nicola is looking forward to forging new connections along Stony Plain Road and believes story-telling and warm referrals are at the heart of successful business relationships.

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Brandon Schatz - (on leave)

Owner, Variant Edition
Artwork: Darren M. A. Calvert

Brandon Schatz is the co-owner of Variant Edition Graphic Novels + Comics, which won the 2019 Joe Shuster Award for Most Outstanding Comics Retailer in Canada. We moved the business to the Stony Plain Road area in 2016, identifying the area as one with huge potential, especially with the LRT soon to come through. Brandon believes that the best way to create lasting, meaningful change in this world, it’s to build connections and points of strength within your community and be part of smaller changes that build up and out.



Todd Janes

Executive Director

Todd Janes brings over 25 years of experience working within not-for-profit organizations, primarily at the senior level;  and joined SPR in September 2019. Janes is deeply involved in community and volunteers in leadership roles and at local and national levels. He has actively volunteered since the age of 12 and believes that if we don't like aspects of our community, we should work collectively to make things better. He is excited to lead this organization to significant transformational change over the next five years as we navigate building a destination Mainstreet for Jasper Place and west-central Edmonton. He is deeply curious about many things and loves listening to people and thinks community-initiated projects are powerful.

Justin Frame

Justin Keats

Members Relations and Communications Coordinator;
SPANN Editor

Justin is an engaged organizer, passionate about providing a voice for the long-term needs of communities. Combining an extensive customer service work history with an interest in community advocacy, he has served on the boards of both the Downtown Edmonton and Oliver Community Leagues, two urban neighborhoods experiencing exceptional growth and revitalization. Justin has a sincere drive to ensure individuals are informed and engaged on matters that impact them, leading him to a Communications Degree and a career focus in local representation.  He enjoys gardening, kayaking, practicing circus tricks, and obeying the demands of his two meowzers, Horace and Jasper.