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Board of Directors

The PBP Community Association Board of Directions is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers who believe in Community and making Palliser Bayview and Pump Hill a better place to live.

Below is a list of our current Board Members:

President: Susan Russell

Past President: Jay Nelson

Treasurer: Virander Mahajan

Secretary: Angela King

Director, Maintenance & Lifecycle: Cal Melrose

Director, Civic Planning: Dave Illsey

Director, Communications: John Kipp

Director, Events: Jenny Keyes

Director at Large: Lesley Farrar

Director at Large: Kevin Braithwaite

Director at Large: Sushma Mahajan

Rink Team Lead: Trevor Brown

If you would like to join our Board, please join us on the first Tuesday of the month for our monthly board meeting to see what we are all about. We have positions to fill and new ideas for additional board member roles. Email pbpcam@pbpcommunity if you would like more information or if you would like to attend our Board Meeting.

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Susan Russell

Susan is all about community and volunteering. She is passionate about visual arts and is a solid arts supporter. A visit to the Glenbow museum is a must. Susan love the game of golf and volunteers yearly at the Shaw Charity Golf Classic. She enjoys walking around the Glenmore Reservoir and the off-leash dog park. She is an ardent Miami Dolphins fan. Susan has been a member of the PBP Community Association as a Director at Large, Vice President and now President. Susan is looking forward to continuing in her role as a community volunteer with the Palliser Bayview Pumphill Community Association.

Past President

Jay Nelson

Jay is a serial volunteer and has served on various other boards, primarily for arts organizations. He lived in Palliser for 5 years as a child and was drawn back to the community as an adult due to the great location and the proximity to nature.


Virander Mahajan

Bio Coming Soon


Angela King

As a resident of Palliser since late 2017, I love being a part of a community where I see people out running, biking, skating, and walking their dog.  How lucky we are to have so many community parks and be near the Glenmore Reservoir and Fish Creek Park.  By being a part of our community association, I’m able to participate in ensuring our mature community continues to be inviting and inclusive. 



Facilities Director

Cal Melrose

Cal volunteers at the PBP as our Facilities Director and is one of our most valuable volunteers. He is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that functionality, comfort and safety is met for all users of the Hall. Cal has time on his hands due to retirement, and volunteering has given him the opportunity to give back to the Community. He believes we are all members of the Community and should give back when we are able. We appreciate all that Cal does at the PBP!

Director, Planning & Civic Affairs

Dave Illsey

Dave Illsey has called Calgary home for over 50 years, Palliser has been his preferred Community since 1987. After retiring from his career in Architecture in 2017, Dave joined the Board of Directors at the PBP Community Association as the Director of Planning & Civic Affairs. Dave is passionate about his role at the PBP and the future of his Community and spends endless hours meeting with other Community Associations to promote and develop a district planning committee, “District 32 - SW Calgary - Multi-Communities Growth Planning Group”.  Over the next couple of years, this committee will lead community planning efforts on behalf of the 8 communities in District 32.

Director of Communications

John Kipp

John and his wife Maria moved to Bayview in 1996 with their two children, Gabrielle and Alexander. Aside from helping in Maria’ Interior Design business, John enjoys playing golf at the Cottonwood G&CC, undertaking various improvement projects, and offering his services as an on-demand executive.   

Director at Large

Sushma Mahajan

Sushma Mahajan moved to Calgary in 1982 and has been a long standing community member of the PBP district for the last 30 years.  Aside from her profession in architecture, she enjoys the abundance of parks, green space, Glenmore Reservoir and safe community feel.   The friendly character of the community makes this an ideal place to live and raise a family.  Sushma believes in supporting the community where she lives and applies her passion for project based work in various areas.

Director of Events

Jenny Keyes

Jenny Keyes joined the PBP Community Association in 2015. Jenny has held the roles of both Director at Large and Director of Events. Jenny is responsible for helping organize the Community Clean-Up and many Holiday events for the past few years. Jenny has a passion for bringing the community together through events and enjoys meeting neighbours through this work. Jenny has lived in the community for the past 7 years and has 4 children. 

Director at Large

Kevin Braithwaite

Kevin was born and raised in Calgary. He has lived in various locations throughout Western Canada working in the trades as a Journeyman Welder. Kevin met his spouse Reva in Saskatoon and they decided to return to his hometown and put down roots in Calgary.  Kevin is active in his community and has recently opened up the Pawticular Pet Supply store  in Oakbay Plaza.

Director at Large

Lesly Farrar

Lesley is a ceramicist and avid XC skier and hiker. Lesley loves living in PBP because of our green spaces and wildlife. She loves her neighbours, and I consider Mrs Coyote (who lives at the end of her street) to be one of them. The little walkways as our parks and public spaces change, Lesley will advocate for early and meaningful public engagement. She believes that we get the government we deserve and that effort will be rewarded. 

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