Brad Field

President & CEO
Brad comes to Homes for Heroes with over 30 years of local and international, private and not-for-profit leadership experience. Until 2021, Brad was the president of BRC Group, headquartered in Calgary. With locations in Canada and the US, Brad and his team created an industry-leading reputation of excellence. Through his experience in transportation, healthcare, strategic consulting, and fire suppression, he brings a wide range of skills to the Homes for Heroes team. Brad was past board chair of Terminator Foundation and currently sits on the board of Business for Calgary Kids.
Brad has been a proud Calgarian for over five decades. His volunteer work in building homes for the impoverished with Homes for Hope, has provided him with valuable insight into the challenges facing our unhoused population. An avid supporter of our Canadian Veterans, Brad is honored to represent this organization.

David Howard

Sr. Vice President

David is a founder and former CEO and President of Homes Heroes Foundation. In David’s new role he is spearheading the charities growth. David works with Federal, Provincial, and Municipal stakeholders to secure new sites for Veterans Villages across Canada. Homes For Heroes aims to help those who were willing to give their all to protect us and maintain our freedoms and get them back to a place where they feel supported & engaged. With the goal to end the issue of Veteran Homelessness, it is important that Homes For Heroes has Veterans Villages across Canada. David has been working within the Canadian Veteran community for the last 20 years and is committed to helping those that have served Canada.

David Howard has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for his service to our Veterans and Canada.

Cameron Diggon

Vice President & Director of Fund Development

In his capacity as Vice President and Director of Fund Development, Cameron Diggon is responsible for securing the funds necessary to sustain and grow Homes For Heroes Foundation.

Cameron is a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, starting his military career in 1968 as a gunner with the 57th Field Regiment RCA, before attending at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating he served as an Armoured Corps Officer with the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) and the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Canada, the Royal Canadian Regiment in Cyprus (’74-’75), and the Royal Canadian Dragoons in West Germany.

Cameron has served in senior leadership positions with a wide variety of Canadian charities and not-for-profits, including the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Foundation, the Calgary Military Museum Society, the 78th Fraser Highlanders Historical Society, the Calgary Polo Club, and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires – Southern Alberta.

Nav Shergill

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Professional Accountant and almost 40-year resident of Calgary, Nav has led multidisciplinary teams in finance/accounting, operations, human resources, information technology as well as marketing and communications, all with a focus on developing himself and his fellow team members. Nav’s years of executive experience, background in strategic financial and operational leadership particularly across the government, real estate, homebuilding and not for profit sectors make him uniquely attuned to the needs of H4HF.

Specifically, he has served as a CFO/COO at a technology firm, a large homebuilder as well as similar roles at the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Nav has also volunteers his time as a mentor to many individuals and organizations, while serving on several boards. Nav has received the City of Calgary Chief’s Award for his contributions in the community.

Nav is really looking forward to using his skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of our Veterans.

Angie Shilliday

Village Operations

Angie is a dedicated advocate for social change and has spent her life championing causes close to her heart. Her passion for addressing homelessness and addiction, coupled with co-occurring mental health challenges, has been the driving force behind her journey.

As a board member and volunteer at Recovery Acres Calgary Society (Men) and C.A.R.E. for Women, Angie played a pivotal role in reshaping the narrative surrounding recovery. Her visionary leadership and hands-on approach were instrumental in the conceptualization, creation, and construction of a safe haven for women on the path to recovery.

Beyond her local initiatives, Angie’s commitment to making a difference reached global proportions during her tenure as a Global and Local Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity. Leading teams with unwavering enthusiasm, she personally contributed to building homes for families in need, both domestically and abroad. Her work with Habitat for Humanity underscored her belief in the transformative power of community-driven action.

Anita Huynh

Financial Analyst

Prior to joining the Homes For Heroes Foundation,  Anita worked with Scouts Canada for six years as an Accounting Assistant. Anita provided financial support for Scouts Groups, Camp Committees and National Scouts programs. Through a variety of fun experiences, outdoor adventures and contributions to their community, Scouts builds resilience and skills that set them up for life. Anita has many years of experience in accounting for nonprofit organizations involved in education, arts, and construction. Anita enjoys working with nonprofit organizations and being part of creating a better tomorrow.

Anita is applying her experiences and educational background to support the H4HF team and assist our Canadian Veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.

Tate Kirkland

Veteran Services Manager, ATCO Veterans Village, Calgary

Tate is the Veteran Services Manager with the Homes for Heroes Foundation at the Calgary Veterans Village. He has an educational background in social work from the University of Calgary, and extensive experience working with vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on homeless and substance use populations in a frontline setting.

Prior to joining H4HF, Tate worked at the Calgary Alpha House Society in the shelter and on the outreach team. He went on to work as a caseworker at the demographically designated women’s building through Alpha House Society. Before transitioning into social work, he worked with Alberta Health Services for ten years in the inpatient pharmacy at Foothills Medical Centre. Tate is honoured to continue his work and pursue his passion working in the homelessness sector with the Homes for Heroes Foundation.

Melissa Jivraj

Case Worker, ATCO Veterans Village, Calgary

Melissa is a Case Worker with the Homes for Heroes Foundation at the Calgary Veterans Village. Melissa began her education at Mount Royal College graduating with a Social Work Diploma in 2006. She soon entered the field of Homelessness and Addiction, being hired by Calgary Alpha House Society, and learning invaluable experience in Harm Reduction and the Housing First framework. She then attended University in Queensland, Australia, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Soon after graduation, Melissa spent her time working as a Probation Officer, earning her Certificate IV in corrections, and cementing her case management skills and abilities.
Making her way back to Calgary in 2012, she continued casework with vulnerable and previously homeless individuals, and later with families as well. She was hired by the City of Calgary, working at the Calgary Housing Company as a Tenant Liaison, and further developing her resourcefulness and problem-solving abilities. Melissa is extremely passionate about housing, and the mental & emotional well-being of all those she serves.

Sherri Clarke

Case Worker, ATCO Veterans Village, Edmonton

Sherri joins the H4HF team having dedicated much of her career to the mental health profession, with education in Applied Psychology and Counselling, as well as Community Mental Health. She is a member of the Canadian Professional Counselling Association and the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation. Previously, she helped to open Jessie’s House, the emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors in Morinville Alberta, where she worked as a client advocate. Sherri also volunteers at the Veterans Association Food Bank in Edmonton, where she works on the client care team as an addiction counsellor.

As the wife of a veteran, Sherri understands the military culture which informs her therapeutic approach to be rooted in empathy, respect, and a genuine commitment to her clients’ well-being. Her goal at Homes for Heroes is to assist her clients in achieving sustainable recovery, fostering resilience, and embracing a fulfilling and meaningful life.

It takes a village to build a village.