Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Lisa-BOD Dr. Lisa Bélanger — Founder

Lisa Bélanger has a PhD in Behavioral Medicine from the University of Alberta, Certified Exercise Physiologist, speaker and author. Lisa received her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics and Psychology with honors from St. Francis Xavier University and it was while she was there that she lost her best friend to cancer. Her research focuses on the impact physical activity can have on cancer survivors.  The loss of her friend and the survivors she has met along the way have inspired the creation of Knight’s Cabin.  Fueled by passion and caffeine.

Patricia-BOD Patricia Graham — Secretary

Patricia Graham has a B.A. with First-Class Honours in English from St. Francis Xavier University; a M.A. in English and a B. Ed with distinction from Western University; and a J.D. from Queen’s University. She loves tea, rugby and her dog Rochester and is an avid Crossfitter. Patricia is excited about Knight’s Cabin’s mission to help cancer survivors take action and make positive health behaviour changes to continue improving their lives, and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this charity.

Lou-BOD Lou Pokol — Donor Relations

Lou Pokol graduated from St. Francis Xavier with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Biology. There he developed his slice of entrepreneurship and started two businesses. After graduation Lou has worked in both the Pharamaceutical and Oil and Gas industry; wherein he currently is a Drilling Fluid Engineer servicing the US and Canada. He currently resides in Canmore and is an avid hiker and snowboarder.

Adam-BOD Adam Rozenhart — Interim President

Adam is a digital strategist at DDB Canada in Edmonton and he has helped lead a number of clients into worlds they never imagined. His client work has included projects like Plenty of Syph and Sexgerms with Alberta Health Services; and the Pride Tape and NoHomophobes projects with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies at Services at the U of A. He joined DDB in March 2016 after spending the nine previous years as an entrepreneur. Adam hosts and produces a travel podcast called the Expats, is the co-founder of Nerd Nite Edmonton, and the Edmonton Social Media Awards (or Yeggies).

Tabitha Stokes

Tabitha Stokes has a B.A. From Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a major in English and a minor in Linguistics. She worked at a bank as a loans officer for several years, but for the past 2 years she has been the office administrator of the local church. Tabitha lives in Bareneed, Newfoundland and Labrador, (a small town about an hour drive outside of St. John’s). When Tabitha is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, as they take care of and have lots of fun with their two daughters and busy dog. She enjoys activities outside, but she also loves crafting whenever she can.
Tabitha was first introduced to Knight’s Cabin when her and her husband were honoured to attend the first retreat in Newfoundland, in May 2016, after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer in November 2014. She joined the Knight’s Cabin Board in October 2016, and is ecstatic to be apart of this impacting organization.

Kalina Whitelaw

Kalina Whitelaw was born and raised in Nova Scotia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Francis Xavier University. After graduation, her love for adventure and travel took her to Australia, Thailand, Ireland and The Rocky Mountains where she fell in love with the culture and lifestyle. Kalina is a 200 hr certified Yoga Teacher with a passion for the outdoors, good food, family and friends. Kalina is honored to be able to be part of an organization that promotes health behaviors such as nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management to empower individuals to make the best of the rest of their lives.