Protecting your assets and finances to best serve you and your family requires knowledgable, professional advise. Our Financial experts, analysts and planners will be at the Divorce Symposium to answer your questions.
Catherine Toews, CPA, CGA
As a Certified Master Coach and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst she believes the ‘human story’ is one of the most fascinating aspects of life. She has over 25 years in senior corporate and entrepreneurial positions. Her shift in career focus, from financial management to life coaching, was inspired by over five years of volunteer work with victims of domestic violence. Her focus is Emotional Wellness because she believes it underpins every financial decision made. As part of her unquenchable curiosity Catherine has traveled extensively and continually seeks new tools that will benefit her clients.
Jan Vanderheyden, CFP
Jan Vanderheyden joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 2002, opening an office in Edmonton, Alberta. Vanderheyden has built a successful business based on helping individual investors work toward achieving their financial goals.With much successful growth in his business, he has invited another financial advisor to join him to better serve local investors in their community.
Over the years, he has served in field training and mentoring new financial advisors, including travelling to the firm's training facility in Mississauga, Ontario as part of the visiting veteran program.
Vanderheyden currently volunteers in the role of Recruiting Leader, supporting a team in growing the number of financial advisors in his region encompassing mid and northern Alberta.
He holds the Certified Financial Planner professional designation and has had enjoyed leadership training including; the Leadership Development Capacity program and The Climb: An Ultimate Development Challenge for Leaders.
Zaki Alam, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT, is a Senior Vice President with MNP’s Insolvency and Restructuring group in Edmonton. He has extensive experience in both consumer and corporate insolvency restructuring.
Zaki specializes in working with individuals and proprietorships through bankruptcies, creditor proposals, debt repayment negotiations, protection of assets and wage and financial counseling. A proven problem solver, Zaki offers financial counseling services to help his clients understand their unique financial situation and provides detailed information so they can make informed choices about their debt resolution.
He is a recognized expert on consumer financial issues and is regularly sought out by television, radio and printed media for comments about personal finance topics.
Sharon Numerow is the Founder of Alberta Divorce Finances and Calgary’s Choice Tax Services. She trains accounting professionals on Tax Return Issues in Separation and Divorce. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Tax professional who has been educating and empowering men and women on the financial and tax implications of the decisions to be made in divorce negotiations.
Sharon has been featured in the Calgary Herald, on the CORUS Radio network, as a speaker for Calgary Family Services and Dept of Justice Mediation group, has presented at the Legal Education Society Mediation course, the Canadian Bar Association, and recently featured on Global Television.
Sharon is committed to helping clients clarify their financial future.
Donna Carson, CPA, CGA, CIRP, LIT is a Senior VP with MNP’s Insolvency and Restructuring group in Calgary and Central Alberta.
With over 26 years of experience, Donna has worked with a wide variety of individuals and small businesses in helping them deal with their financial situations. She consults with them on a range of options for resolving debt challenges, including budgeting and cash flow management, debt consolidation, consumer proposals and bankruptcy.
Over the years, this has included numerous engagements where debt and relationship breakdown interconnect. She works with debtors and their counsel to review matrimonial issues relating to that debt.
Donna is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP). Part of her volunteer work has included serving as a Board member for the National insolvency exam and marking committee.
Kalee Boisvert is a financial advisor with Raymond James, and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional. Kalee understands that a major life transition such as divorce can leave you in a vulnerable position. She also recognizes that if you are facing this major life transition it is imperative to create and implement a sound plan that is reflective of your personal financial vision.
Kalee is a strong proponent of continuing education and is currently pursuing her MBA through the evening program at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. Kalee is also the proud mother to a three year old daughter named Ivy.