Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for the IIBA® Calgary Chapter

Paula Maychruk President, Paula Maychruk

Paula manages a team of Business Analysis, Quality Assurance and Project Management professionals, working in the insurance industry here in Calgary. She holds both her CBAP and PMI-ACP designations, and has spent many years working for and with IIBA® in a variety of capacities.

Her career has taken her all over Canada, as well as overseas, and (aside from work) her passions include training at the local gym, travelling, volunteering, and spending quality time with family and friends. She is motivated the most by building new relationships, solving problems, helping people, and finding ways to add value. Paula is also a frequent speaker at IIBA®/PMI conferences and chapter events, with a special focus on agile practices, project delivery models, and certification.

Lola Akande Treasurer, Lola Akande

Lola holds the CBAP designation and has over 9 years experience across various roles and geographies. She currently works as a Business Systems Analyst with a Financial Services company in Calgary. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and sampling new cuisines. She is also an avid watcher of soccer games and an ever-optimistic fan of Manchester United! Lola believes Business Analysts make the world a much better place.

Lavina Wiebe Director of Communications, Lavina Wiebe

Lavina is a strategically minded business analyst who along with being passionate about improving business processes enjoys volunteering with the Calgary Chapter of the IIBA® and has been active in the Calgary Chapter over several years. A skilled communicator and technical writer, this is the first time for Lavina to be working in the communications area for the Chapter but she brings solid visual communication expertise to the role. Friends and family are a priority for Lavina but she does find time to enjoy her hobbies of reading, singing, and playing the flute.

Carrie Nermo Director of Events, Carrie Nermo

Carrie graduated from the University of British Columbia prior to relocating to Calgary. Her recent position at the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) as a Senior Petroleum Analyst provided an environment to pursue data analysis, requirements gathering, compliance investigations and enforcement issues. She has a diverse background and a passion for research, data analysis and modeling with a keen eye for detail and identifying solutions. Based on her experience with the ASC, Carrie continued her education with business analysis courses and joined the IIBA® Calgary Chapter in 2015. An avid volunteer, she brings a creative flair to all her deliverables.

Maggie Xu Director of Member Services, Maggie Xu

Maggie has two years of Business Analyst working experience in Intelligent Information for Businesses and Professionals in the past. She is currently working as a Pipeline Data Analyst at an Oilfield Service Company in Calgary. Maggie's skilled at gathering business requirements and has strong data management and reporting skills which have been gained within the Energy market.