Staff and Volunteers


Heidi Klaassen (Executive Director) is a Calgary-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Calgary Herald, Westword, Living Hyphen, Alberta Views, The Sprawl and various anthologies. Her personal essay, “Been Caught Stealing: Life Inside The Lorraine” was a finalist for the 2021 Digital Publishing Awards.



We are grateful to the following CNFC members who volunteer their time and energy to support our efforts.

Online Programming Committee

Chris Moore (chair)
Michèle Dawson Haber
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Myrna Kostash
Donna Besel

Membership Committee

Margaret Lynch (chair)
Lenore Rowntree
Bernadette Wagner

Marketing & Communications Committee

Margaret Lynch (chair)
Fiona Campbell
AnnMarie MacKinnon
Višnja Milidragović

Development and Stewardship Committee (formerly Fundraising)

Marsha Faubert (chair)
Taslim Jaffer
Jessica Payne

2023 Conference Planning Committee

Margaret Lynch (chair)
Fiona Campbell
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Sue Nador
Sandra Phinney
Wanda Taylor

2023 CNFC-HLR Nonfiction Contest Administration

Nancy O’Rourke (Coordinator)
Parishae Ali
Bruno Cocorocchio
Karin Doucette
Taslim Jaffer
Anna Shannon
Nora-Lyn Veevers


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