HSCA Has Hired a New Executive Director

Monday October 2, 2017

Message from Tyler Chalmers, President, Board of Directors for Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association:

The HSCA Board of Directors is proud to announce that, after a thorough process, Karen Gallagher-Burt will take over the executive director position. Karen comes to us from the Calgary United Way. With over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Karen holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and specializes in Community Engagement.

Karen will head the executive department and will be responsible to liaise with our board of directors and various sub committees. She’ll serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization, and will represent the company and all professional business capacities. Karen will also oversee the HSCA administration department managers.

Karen describes herself as a "Social Worker, Social Justice Activist, Political Geek, Voter, Life Partner, Husky Lover, Mum, Canadian, Social Media and Gaming nut, and Nerd". Karen says she is excited for the opportunity to work in a strong and diverse community. We believe that her pasttion and expertise will complement the HSCA team nicely. We also believe that under Karen's leadership the organization will continue to deliver on its mission to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst-Sunnyside, as well as members and program participants throughout Calgary.

Anticipate seeing Karen around the office in the next couple of weeks. Her first official day is October 17th. Please join the HSCA board of directors in welcoming Karen to our dynamic organization.


Tyler Chalmers President, Board or Directors Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association