Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for your IIBA® Calgary Chapter

Paula Maychruk President, Paula Maychruk

Paula works in the insurance industry here in Calgary as a Program Director. 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.

Trevor Cook Vice President, Trevor Cook

Trevor achieved his CBAP® in September 2017 and joined our Board in January 2018. He is a results driven Business Analyst who is focused on delivering a high quality product. Trevor is also a conscientious, resourceful, highly loyal and committed worker. In addition to his BA experience, Trevor has an extensive background in a variety of positions of both highly technical and highly functional natures. This helps him understand the full application lifecycle.

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.

Mike Jones Director of Education, Mike Jones

Mike holds a CBAP® and has been active in the Calgary Chapter over several years most notably as a 'Mentor' in the Mentorship program. Mike took up the mantle of Director of Education in January 2018.

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.