Board of Governors

  • Dr. Gary Lepine

    Dr. Gary Lepine – Chairperson

    Dr. Gary Lepine has been providing Professional Ethics seminars to the oil & gas industry since 2003. In 2008 he formally began Concord Professional Development where his work expanded to include training on creating a respectful work environment, team building, and organizational culture. Since beginning Concord he has worked with a variety of associations and companies in the oil and gas sector as well as being involved with public and not for profit sectors. Gary is also a Clinical Ethicist with Alberta Health Services, working out of the Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus. He has been associated with New Heights School and Learning Services since 2010.

    Gary has three children, Madi, Sarah & Sam, and enjoys the outdoors and most sports.

  • Debbie Lemke

    Debbie Lemke – Secretary

    Debbie has spent over the last 30 years in various financial and operational roles as an accountant in the Oil and Gas sector. She was a past president of the Janus Academy and has sat on various non-profit boards for the past 16 years. A current volunteer for the Autism Aspersers Friendship Society (AAFS) and participates in the Corporate Challenge. When not working, Debbie likes to play golf, ski, garden, and spend time out her home on Vancouver Island. With her husband Cliff, they have their son, Nicholas, who attended New Heights for 4 years. They know first-hand how amazing the school is as Nicholas greatly benefited from his time at New Heights.

  • Dave Hall

    Dave Hall – Treasurer

    Dave is a husband, father, and entrepreneur and is proud to devote time to New Heights. His son Zach, diagnosed with autism at a young age, recently graduated from New Heights after attending New Heights for 9 years. Dave has been on the Board as Treasurer for the last 7 years. He is passionate about the opportunities that New Heights provides for children on the autism spectrum, proud of the achievements of the school in its young history, and excited about the bright future of the school. Dave is active in oil and gas production and real estate development and enjoys most sports.

  • Mike Grovue

    Mike Grovue – Director

    Mike is the Chief Operating Officer at Sagium, a Wealth Management Firm, by day, but in his spare time he likes to go hiking, curling or cross country skiing with his family. A born and raised Calgarian, Mike and his wife, Kristen, have deep family roots in Calgary and have raised their two boys here. Mike has strong social values and believes in giving back to his community.

    Mike developed a strong connection with New Heights many years ago when the school was in its infancy. He has been on the Board ever since and is proud to be part of the process that has brought New Heights to a highly respected school of excellence that it is today. In addition to his strong support of New Heights, he also supports Horizon Housing, Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Chapter, United Way, and The National Music Centre.

  • Paul Lopes

    Paul Lopes – Director

    For the past twenty-five years, Paul has been responsible for multiple site management, training and development, and the implementation of environmental, waste, and recycling programs for the Canadian region. He has served on the Board of New Heights for the past nine years and enjoys helping facilitate New Heights growth. In Paul’s spare time, he likes to work on classic cars, watch sports, camp, and listen to music. A plate of wings (the hotter the better) will always put a smile on his face.

  • Kathy Reimer

    Kathy Reimer – Director

    Kathy Reimer has been on the Board of New Heights for 4 years. She is excited to be a part of a dynamic and courageous Board that desires to build a rewarding future for the students at New Heights. Kathy worked at RBC Royal Bank for over 30 years as a financial advisor and obtained her Personal Financial Planning designation through Canadian Securities Institute. After deciding retirement wasn't her cup of tea, Kathy chose a new career in the financial sector as a Debt Relief Specialist for Bromwich & Smith, a licensed insolvency and bankruptcy trustee firm.

    Previously, Kathy served for several years on the parent’s board at Foothills Academy, a school for children with learning challenges. Kathy is passionate about helping people achieve their goals through skill building and education.

    Kathy is married to Lorne Reimer and they are parents to two adult sons, Dana and Jonathan. She counts Rosie, a sweet and playful basset hound, as one of her best pals. In her spare time, Kathy takes piano lessons and tries, somewhat unsuccessfully, to grow a vegetable garden.

  • Gary Vickers

    Gary Vickers – Director

    Gary Vickers is the Area Manager for Emco Corporation, a wholesale distributor of plumbing and heating products for the construction industry. He has been with Emco Corporation for 22 years running businesses in Calgary, Fort McMurray and Southern Ontario. His responsibilities include the general management and strategic direction of Emco’s branch locations including recruiting and developing world class teammates, financial management, sales management, and managing inventory, buildings and leases.

    Gary has served as President of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, A Director of the
    Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta, and Vice President of the Fortress Mountain Division of the Canadian Ski Patrol. He has also been a volunteer and fundraiser for many organizations including ELS for Autism, Allies for Autism, Habitat for Humanity, The Mustard Seed, and The Calgary Humane Society.

    With his wife Lisa, Gary has two children Audrey (10 years old) and Jamie (12 years old), who is a full time student at New Heights School. In his spare time, Gary can be found golfing, cycling, skiing, or playing his guitar.



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News

Message from PAC

November 19, 2018

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Events

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Nov 26

New Heights Society AGM

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Dec 6

PAC meeting

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Dec 10

FOP Day

For Preschool/Kindergarten families only.  Contact [email protected] for more details.