Our Team


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From Left to Right

Jamie Findlay - Development Manager

Jen McCarron - Communications & Marketing Manager

Neil Mitchell - Lead Program Facilitator

Bre-Ann Dart - Program Facilitator

John Harrop - President and CEO

Wendy Hennel - Finance Manager

Melinda Channon - Executive assistant



Sano Stante, Board Chair 
Sano contributes over 31 years of direct experience in real estate sales/development and nine years prior experience in development and construction. He has expertise consulting to governments, businesses and institutions regarding residential and commercial real estate markets, as well as assisting builders in developing and marketing real estate in Calgary. A passion for sustainable housing and communities remains a common theme in Sano’s endeavours throughout his career.Sano contributes over 27 years of experience in real estate, sales and development, consulting to government, businesses and institutions regarding the real estate market, as well as assisting builders in developing and marketing real estate in Calgary.


Councillor Brian Pincott, Director
Brian is currently serving his third term as Councillor for Ward 11 in Calgary. His background includes working in social, economic and environmental justice locally. As a member of Council, he has dedicated himself to fostering a culture of sustainability in the city and has a keen interest in affordable housing as evidenced by his involvement on the Board of Calgary Housing Company since 2007. Brian graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985.

Elizabeth Huculak
Elizabeth joined the team in July 2015. Elizabeth has over 10 years in senior leadership and executive management positions in dynamic, results-oriented organizations including Homes By Avi and Jayman MasterBuilt. Elizabeth was employed for 15 years at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), undertaking roles including Director Risk Management (Insurance and Securitization). She also has experience and expertise in governmental, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial organizations in finance, housing, construction and real estate development, and clean energy development and deployment. 

Lisa Oldridge, Director
Lisa is Principal at Hugessen Consulting, an independent consulting firm that advises boards regarding senior executive compensation, performance and governance. She has extensive knowledge of public and private equity investment and financial markets from 15 years’ experience in various capital market roles. She is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, and has been certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Director
Naheed Nenshi is currently serving his second term as Calgary's Mayor. He is a passionate Calgarian, an accomplished business professional and a community leader. During his first term in office, Mayor Nenshi’s leadership has resulted in many positive changes in Calgary to build better communities and transform government to reinforce a culture of constant citizen-focused improvement at The City of Calgary. Prior to becoming Mayor, he ran a large nonprofit, was a trusted advisor to corporate leaders in Canada and the US, and authored the book Building Up: Making Canada's Cities Magnets for Talent and Engines of Development.    

John Harrop, Ex Officio Director, President and CEO
A registered architect with a masters degree in business, John brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate and sustainable design. The first ten years of his career were in traditional architectural practice and the last ten years have been on the development and construction side. A born and raised Calgarian, John has worked in Calgary, Banff, Toronto, Vancouver, London and Helsinki.  He has been involved with all aspects of the development process from design, planning and financing through to construction, closeout, sales and leasing.  He has extensive experience in single family, townhome, mid-rise, high-rise and mixed-use residential.



Our Advisory Committee consists of a group of talented and diverse experts who help our organization identify new ideas and share our messages with the broader community.

Bob Jablonski

Jill Lassaline

Käthe Lemon
Editorial Director, RedPoint Media

Leslie Evans
Executive Director, Federation of Calgary Communities

Marg Pollon
Founding Executive Director, Bridges of Love

Martina Jileckova
Vice President Housing, Calgary Homeless

Sarah Woodgate
President, Calgary Housing Company

Vivien Lok
Settlement Coordinator, Immigrant Services Calgary


Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation (AHCC) is a nonprofit social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that delivers well-appointed, entry-level homes for Calgarians who have been caught in the city’s growing housing affordability gap. 

Through our Attainable Home Ownership Program, we connect builders, developers, lenders, lawyers and others to bring down the upfront costs of ownership so qualifying Calgarians can buy their very own home with a $2,000 down payment. Furthermore, when you decide to buy an attainable home, you're also choosing to pay it forward to help another family in the future. When you eventually decide to refinance or sell your home on the market, a share of the appreciation goes back into the program to fund more developments that will help even more people get a foot on the property ladder.

Do you aspire to own a home of your own? Contact us today and let us show you just how attainable this milestone can be.

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