Board of Directors

2023 CPBI Board of Directors

Clark Dehler  Tracy Young-McLean,  Director at Large

Clark Dehler    

Clark has been actively involved in the CPBI since 2005. He has also held positions as Regional Chair during the period when Calgary hosted the National Forum in 2009, as well as chair of the Programs Committee. 


Doug Volk
Past Chairperson

Doug Volk has been actively working in the Pension & Benefits industry since 1989 in various positions and organizations based out of Regina, SK.  He is currently the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Superannuation Commission.  Doug became a CPBI member in 2003 and soon joined the Saskatchewan Regional Council in 2007.  He was elected the Saskatchewan Regional Chair for 2012-2014 before joining the National Board as Saskatchewan Region representative in 2014. Doug was elected Vice-chair in 2017, then served as the National Board Chairperson from 2020 to 2022


Tracy Young-McLean

Tracy is Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services at Rise Air, a regional airline based in Saskatoon. Tracy first became a CPBI member in 2001. She then joined the Saskatchewan Regional Council and was elected regional Chair for 2009-2011. Tracy was nominated Director at Large in 2016 and became Vice-Chairperson in 2022.

Pierre Caron    Ryan Johnston

Pierre Caron
Treasurer & Director, Quebec Region

Pierre Caron is an actuary with over 41 years of experience in investment consulting for large pension funds in Quebec. He is the main force behind the CPBI pension and investment program in Quebec. Pierre is also a lecturer on finance at the UQAM and author of 2 books on investment and risks. Pierre was nominated Director at large in 2016. 



Natasha D. Monkman
Secretary & Director, Ontario Region

Natasha Monkman is a pension and benefits lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  She regularly advises both public and private sector employers on governance, plan administration, investment, transaction related and compliance matters with respect to their employee benefit plans and pension plans. She has assisted clients with respect to the strategy, negotiation and implementation of complex plan design changes, including single employer to jointly sponsored pension plan mergers and conversions. 

Natasha has been actively involved with CPBI since 2010.  Natasha has been a member of the CPBI Ontario  Regional Council since 2011 and was most recently the Chair of the Ontario Regional Council since May 2017.  Natasha was also the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for the Ontario Region


Ryan Johnston 
Director at Large

Ryan is with Manulife Financial, based in PEI. Ryan first became a member of the CPBI in 1999 then in 2001 he joined the Regional council. He was elected Chair on the Atlantic Regional Council for 2007-2009. in 2011, Ryan joined the National Board as representative of the Atlantic Region and was elected Vice-Chair in 2015 then Chairperson of the CPBI in 2017.

David Tutty
 J.J Burnell Ken Lieu

David Tutty
Director, Atlantic Region 

David Tutty became a CPBI member in 2005. He then joined the CPBI Atlantic Regional council, was elected regional Chair in 2009-2011 and continues to be active on various regional committees. David was nominated on the National Board as the Atlantic region representative in 2017. 


Director, Manitoba Region

JJ Burnell is a partner with MLT Aikins LLP, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. JJ joined the CPBI in 2001 as a member where she became a Fundamentals Committee Member, and in 2006-2007 JJ was a member of the Annual National Conference Organizing Committee. JJ became a Regional Council Member in 2018 and soon joined the National Board of Directors where she was appointed as Director for Manitoba Region in 2019.


Tami Dove
Director, Saskatchewan Region

Tami Dove has been part of the financial services industry since 2001 in various pension, advisory (insurance, investments, planning), and regulatory positions throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta.  As the Director, Member Experience, Tami leads the Co-operative Superannuation Society’s member experience strategic initiatives for the organization and collaborates with pension and financial partners from across the country to bring financial wellness to the Canadian public and financial industry. Tami believes in lifelong learning and has obtained several credentials and designations in her field, including a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation, the Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC), and the Project Management Professional® designation (PMP®). Tami has been involved with CPBI since 2007, and joined the National Board of Directors as Director, Saskatchewan Region in 2023. 

 Ken Lieu

Sharon Vogrinetz
Director, Alberta Regions

Sharon first got involved with CPBI when she was asked to assist with Forum in Edmonton in 2002. The following year Sharon became Treasurer of the Northern Alberta Council until 2012, vice chair in 2012 and chair from 2014-2017. She also Co-Chaired the CPBI Western Conference in 2010, 2016 and 2018. Now retired, Sharon worked for the Alberta Teachers’ Association for 22 years in negotiations, pensions and benefits. 


Ken Lieu
Director, Pacific Region

Ken Lieu is with Sun Life Financial based in Vancouver, BC. Ken became a CPBI member in 2009. In 2011, he joined the CPBI Pacific regional council where he volunteered on various committees. Ken joined the National Board as the Pacific Region representative in 2017. 

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