Marcel Beatch

Marcel Beatch, P.Tech (Eng.) Board DirectorManager, Operations Transformation, Deloitte Marcel is an innovation and modernization leader passionate about people, corporate and operational optimization, and continuous improvement. With over 20 years of experience in the upstream energy industry, he has recently transitioned to an advisory role as a Manager in Deloitte’s Operations Transformation practice. Marcel has […]

Riley Moss

Board Director and TreasurerEnergy Transition Valuation, TC Energy Riley joined the Branch Out Board of Directors in 2022 as a Director and Treasurer. He obtained his CPA while working at KPMG in both the firm’s audit and corporate finance groups, focusing on private equity and high-growth clientele. Following KPMG, Riley has held various financial roles […]

Tristan Dorey

PhD student, University of Calgary Tristan Dorey is a member of Branch Out’s SRP and helps to coordinate each cycle of grant applications. After completing his BSc. in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Tristan moved to Calgary to pursue his PhD in cardiac electrophysiology. His current research focuses on how the autonomic nervous system […]

Erik Fraunberger

Dr. Erik Fraunberger Medical student at the University of Calgary Dr. Erik Fraunberger is the Co-Chair of the Scientific Review Panel for BranchOut. He has volunteered with the SRP for the past 3 years to review grants and improve the review process. Erik received his PhD from the University of Calgary specializing in the metabolic […]

Tracy Thomson

Dr. Tracy Thomson Board DirectorMedical Director, Telus Health Care CenterHBSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, ABAARM Tracy is a practicing family medical doctor, educator, and speaker who is passionate about preventative health with a focus on integrative medicine and brain health. She has studied family medicine, anesthesiology, Chinese Medicine, yoga, Qi Kung, and meditation, and has a […]

Tara Russell

Secretary, Branch Out Board of DirectorsLabour & Human Rights Lawyer, Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP Tara is a dedicated client advocate, educator and advisor in her day-to-day legal practice of workplace law. She serves management clientele primarily in the healthcare, hospitality, energy and construction sectors. She attended law school at the University of Calgary and […]

Katie Greene

Dr. Katie Greene Research Committee ChairFunding Catalyst, Thin Air Labs Katie is on the Health Team and a Funding Catalyst at Thin Air Labs, where she helps early-stage startups to acquire capital. She has spent most of her career in basic science, starting her career in Ireland before coming to Calgary in 2015 for her […]

Crystal Phillips

Co-Founder and Vice-ChairHealth Lead, Thin Air Labs Crystal leads the health sector at Thin Air Labs, a founder-focused innovation and investment firm. In 2010, she co-founded the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, which continues to accelerate new technologies and approaches to neurological disorders in universities across Canada. Crystal is a former national level speed skater, public […]

David Fillo

Chair, Branch Out Board of Directors Dave spent his first career with an international energy company working in downstream commercial leadership roles running international businesses. He and his family have lived and worked across Canada and globally. He is now actively involved with a number of organizations that are supporting and investing in early stage […]

Natalie Alesandre

Bike Tour & Events Manager Natalie is the Bike Tour & Events Manager for Branch Out. She has been involved with Bike Tour since 2018 and enjoys working with all of the esteemed volunteers, participants, sponsors and supporters. She has been an event coordinator for over 10 years with a focus on corporate and large-scale […]