Jann Beestonand I am the Executive Director
At Volunteer Alberta, Jann can often be found talking about issues that keep her awake at night or looking for her coffee. She values Alberta’s nonprofits as pathways to civic engagement and quality of life in Alberta. Jann has volunteered in Board and Committee roles with the Community Learning Network, Athabasca University, Rural Alberta's Development Fund, CCVO, Stars of Alberta, and the Institute for Public Administrators of Canada. She has also volunteered with many rural community sports, music, arts, theatre, and library organizations in her adopted hometown of Hanna.
Outside of work, Jann loves music, theatre, art, travel, and is an insatiable reader. Her favourite place to be is anywhere near water – she finds the Edmonton River Valley breathtaking. She is most proud of her daughter, who has completed her Veterinary Medicine Degree and pursuing Conservation Medicine.
Jann has been with Volunteer Alberta since 2013. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 30 years and graduated from Royal Roads with a Masters in Leadership.