2017-2018 Board of Directors
Current Board of Directors / Roles and Responsibilities / Archive
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
Richelle Lindsay started in the oil and gas industry in 2005 at Shiningbank Energy. Over the last 13 years she has worked at several companies. For the last 8 years, Richelle has progressed her career at Crescent Point Energy Corp. from JV contracts administrator, moving to JV Analyst, to Team Lead of JV Administration, and is currently a Joint Venture Representative. Richelle completed her Geology Technician Certificate at SAIT in 2006 and the JV Administrator and JV Analyst Certificates in 2008 at Mount Royal University.
Passionate about petroleum Joint Ventures, Richelle has volunteered for the PJVA for 8 years, working on the Task Force Committee and on the PJVA Board as Director of Early Morning Sessions, Luncheons, and serving 2 years as Vice President. Richelle is looking forward to serving the PJVA as President in the 2018-2019 term, and continuing to improve the value to our membership and industry.
Past President/Strategic Advisory GroupTracey Moore-Lewis
Tracey began her oil and gas career with Petro-Canada as a Joint Venture Analyst following a decade long career as a civil litigation paralegal (foreclosures and collections). When Petro-Canada merged with Suncor in 2009, Tracey became a Joint Venture Representative for Suncor's North American Onshore team where she remained until joining Enerplus as Team Lead of Joint Ventures in 2014.
In the industry of oil and gas, Tracey has volunteered for PJVA for over ten years, including several years as education director. She has completed her CAPLA Land Contracts certification, as well as her Joint Venture Admin and Joint Venture Analyst certifications through Mount Royal University. Tracey brings a strong passion for Joint Ventures and dedication to creating resources that will support our industry as well as looking for ways to implement new initiatives that will positively impact and grow knowledge and our membership.
Vice PresidentGrant Feddema
Grant was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada. He attended and graduated from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and minor in Management. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 12 years in a variety of roles including field operations and Joint Ventures at companies such as Apache Canada Ltd, Devon Canada Corporation and for the last 5 years serving as Supervisor, Joint Ventures at Ridgeback Resources.
Grant is an active member in the Petroleum Joint Venture Association and has taken the PJVA Mount Royal Joint Venture Analyst Certificate program courses. In addition he has been on the PJVA Education Committee for 3 years most recently in the capacity of Analyst I Program Coordinator. Grant joined the PJVA Board of Directors in the fall of 2013 serving as Director of Marketing. This past year Grant was the Director of the Task Force portfolio and will be taking on the role of Treasurer for the 2017 – 2018 PJVA fiscal year.
Integrity Audit & Accounting Ltd.
As President of Integrity Audit and Accounting Ltd., Kody has been specializing in joint venture accounting and joint venture audit for both upstream and midstream oil and gas companies for over 20 years. He has performed and managed a number of audits at a multitude of companies across the industry. In addition, he has been involved in training on PASC model agreements, equalizations, joint venture accounting, and joint venture audit.
Kody has a MBA from the University of Calgary specializing in Global Energy Management and Sustainability, and is an accredited (CFE) Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Conference DirectorBradley Hodges
Brad has 15 years of oil and gas experience in crude oil marketing (Norcen Energy), market analysis and consulting (Ziff Energy), fiscal policy (British Columbia Ministry of Energy), economics, and joint ventures (Shell Canada Ltd.). He has worked in several roles involving financial evaluations, operational efficiencies, and stakeholder negotiations. Brad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Victoria.
JV AdministrationLorie Caron
Lorie joined the oil and gas industry in 1981 within the Exploration Services area at PanCanadian and held different administration, clerical and analytical positions within drilling, completions, accounting, production/facility operations, mineral land and joint venture. Within the JV group, she performed a variety of tasks from administration to analyst work, before moving into a leadership position.
Presently, Lorie is the Group Lead, Joint Venture Administration at Encana. Lorie has successfully implemented an end to end document solution for the Joint Venture agreements at Encana, and has had positive results working with vendors to capture JV Administration processes within their systems. She continually provides innovative ways to help automate and standardize the basic JV Administration processes within Encana, which allow Administrators to focus on additional non-routine Administrative tasks and grow in their own career development.
Lorie was instrumental in the re-write of the PJVA-Mount Royal Joint Venture Administration course, and teaches this same course at Mount Royal University.
Education - SeminarsDan Tonellato
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
Dan has been in the industry for 29 years, the past 9 of which he has spent as a Joint Venture Representative for BP, Apache and most recently Talisman. Dan graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Chemical Technology and has worked in many different roles supporting groups in Engineering, Operations and Accounting. Dan is a native Calgarian with a penchant for travelling and spending time with his family.
Education - AcademicHelen O'Brien
Husky Energy Canada
Helen began her career in the world of oil & gas with a small service company, in the accounting group (consisting of a total of two people). From there she moved on to several other employers, including Czar Resources, where she began her life in Joint Ventures, moving on to Ranger Oil, Barrington Petroleum, ARC Resources, Devon Energy, Apache, Lightstream and finally, Husky Oil, where she has recently celebrated two years of service in the Joint Ventures group as Supervisor of the SE team. She has been fortunate enough throughout her career to have worked with, and hopefully, learned something, from some wonderful mentors and colleagues in the JV world, whom she has great respect and appreciation for. Helen has volunteered for a number of PJVA task forces in the past and has recently taken on the Analyst 1 Coordinator portfolio, which involves updates and maintenance to the materials provided for students taking the course both at SAIT and through the PJVA eStudies programs. Helen’s involvement in and with the PJVA over the years has been a fantastic learning experience and a huge benefit to her development as a Joint Venture practitioner.
Maureen has over 13 years' experience in the Oil & Gas Industry from Operations to Land and Joint Ventures. She graduated from York University with a Bachelor’s diploma and has worked with a variety of E&P companies in various roles to develop a broad base of experience in the Industry from Agreements to Accounting and is working on Joint Venture Analyst Certification. Maureen brings a passion for volunteering in the Industry with SPE and PASC as well as PJVA, serving on the PJVA Conference and Admin Portfolio Committees and is dedicated to initiatives that add value to PJVA.
Director at Large - LegalAshley Weldon
Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Ashley is an energy lawyer with the law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. Her practice focuses on oil and gas transactions, providing legal advice to large and small exploration and production companies as well as the oil and gas service sector. Ashley has worked on a variety of projects including mergers, acquisitions, asset due diligence, energy projects, corporate re-organizations, construction and service agreements, and other operational matters. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree in addition to her law degree.
Education - EMSJonathan Cassetta
Vermilion Energy Inc.
Prior to joining Spartan Energy, Jonathan worked for Cenovus Energy Inc. (for 5 years) as Joint Venture Representative managing all JV business within the company’s conventional assets and in Canadian Pacific Railway (for 8 years) where he held various positions within Operations, Management Planning and Product Design.
Jonathan holds a BA from the University of Calgary and a Joint Venture Administration and Analyst Certificate from Mount Royal University.
Jonathan brings a passion for volunteering with the PJVA including being a past member of the Pad Sharing Agreement Task Force and currently sitting on the PJVA Golf Networking organizing committee.
JV Administration Co-ChairClaire Basinger
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
Claire began her career in the Joint Venture and Oil and Gas Industry in 2005 when she started working with Apache in the Midstream, Joint Venture, and Regulatory groups. In 2010 Claire left the industry to get her Bachelor of Education but came back as a Contractor at Compton Petroleum. In 2014 Claire joint Crescent Point as a Joint Venture Analyst. Claire was born and raised in Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Management. She completed the JV Administrator and Analyst Certificates in 2007 and 2008 at Mount Royal University. For the past four years, Claire has enjoyed volunteering for the PJVA Education Portfolio as the Exam Coordinator more recently with the Audit Committee for the Seminars.
Task ForcesJohn Downey
Prior to joining Pembina in late 2017, Kevin worked for Veresen Inc. (for almost 6 years) as Project Accountant and later as Financial Analyst managing accounting and finance functions for several energy infrastructure and midstream assets. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration with Major in Accounting from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Kevin has extensive experience in energy sector where he developed strong analytical, communication and decision-making skills.
Bennett Jones LLP
Jana Prete is a partner in the Energy group at Bennett Jones LLP. She advises oil and gas and power clients on corporate commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other energy-related matters. She advises on a wide variety of aspects pertaining to energy project development, including joint ventures, operation and maintenance, transportation, processing and marketing arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects.
Association ManagerConnie Pruden
Phone: 403-244-4487 x201
Connie is a seasoned Association Manager with extensive hands-on experience in all facets of association management. With over 20 years at Associations Plus and its predecessor company, Connie has worked with clients in industries as diverse as oil and gas, retail, trades and agriculture.
Connie assists clients with a full complement of administration services, including membership drives, sponsorship campaigns and budgeting, but her true passion is event planning and working directly with the Board of Directors.