Our Team

At Business Link, our dedicated team is committed to helping Alberta’s small businesses and entrepreneurs grow and thrive. From personalized client support and strategic leadership to impactful programs, compelling marketing, and efficient administration, we work together to provide the resources and guidance you need for success. Meet the passionate professionals who make it all happen.

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team drives Business Link’s mission forward with strategic vision and a deep commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and small business success.

Paul Cataford

Executive Director

Meaghan Kernaghan

Manager, Administration

Matt Hill

Director, Client Services & Operations

Kathy Falla

Director, Administration & Corporate Secretary

Jake Nay

Controller

Amy Thompson

Director, Marketing and Communications

Client Services & Operations

Our Client Services & Operations team is dedicated to providing personalized support and efficient solutions to help Alberta’s small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.

Yoshio Oishi

Business Strategist

Matt Hill

Director, Client Services & Operations

Lorraine Fiddler

Business Strategist

Kolby Klassen

Digital Analyst

Jenny Huang

Business Strategist

Frank El Baraqouni

Business Strategist

Diana Bruce

Business Strategist & Digital Service Squad

David Bayda

Manager, Client Services

Cindy Castro

Business Strategist & Digital Service Squad

Carol Webster

Business & Market Research Strategist

Barry Yewchuk

Market Research Coordinator

Abdalla Mohamed

Manager, Client Services

Programs

Our Programs team designs and delivers impactful initiatives that empower small businesses with the knowledge and resources they need to grow and succeed.

Pat Guist

Manager, Canada Digital Adoption Program

Mariana Ramkissoon

Funding Administrator, Canada Digital Adoption Program

Linda Posada

Funding Administrator, Canada Digital Adoption Program

Linda Griffioen

Education & Programs Coordinator

Jennifer Dawson

Team Lead – Funding Administrator, Canada Digital Adoption Program

Isabel Dobernig

Program Coordinator, Canada Digital Adoption Program

Diana Bruce

Business Strategist & Digital Service Squad

Cindy Castro

Business Strategist & Digital Service Squad

Abdullah Khan

Funding Administrator, Canada Digital Adoption Program

Marketing & Communications

Our Marketing & Communications team crafts compelling stories and campaigns that connect with our community and highlight the success of Alberta’s entrepreneurs.

Julian Castro

Marketing Specialist

Ashley Lewis

Senior Marketing Specialist

Amy Thompson

Director, Marketing and Communications

Finance & Administration

Our Finance & Administration team ensures the smooth and efficient operation of Business Link, managing resources to maximize our impact on the small business community.

Meaghan Kernaghan

Manager, Administration

Kathy Falla

Director, Administration & Corporate Secretary

Jake Nay

Controller

Board of Directors

Business Link’s Board of Directors serves to support our mission of helping Alberta small businesses start and succeed. They oversee and guide our organization, making sure we stay responsible to the people who support us and the entrepreneurs we serve all across Alberta. With members coming from various communities in the province, they bring valuable knowledge in small business, innovation, boosting the economy, education, and supporting Indigenous and immigrant communities.

Mark Dickin

Board Chair

Joshua Day Chief

Board Member

Colin Christensen

Board Member

Renee Fehr

Board Member

Rolando Inzunza

Chair, Human Resources Committee

Rohit Joshi

Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Kim Orlesky

Board Member

Michael Oshry

Chair, Stakeholder Relations Committee

Tsikinaakii Katie Rabbit-Young Pine

Board Member

Hansine Ullberg

Board Member

Steve Whittington

Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
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