Director, Alberta Governance BoardLead, Men's Peer Support Group

Neil Scully

P. Geol, Senior Geologist


I am an alienated parent and needed to talk to people who really understood what I was going through. CCMF was a huge help to me. I know how much CCMF is needed in the community and I want to give back to CCMF to make sure this service continues, expands and can help others.

My goal as a member of the board is to support men and their families on their way through the legal system, and to help them keeping a healthy mind and positive thinking along their way. I also like to remind everyone once a while – Equality is for Everyone!

Director, Alberta Governance BoardCoordinator, Counselling Program

Tanis Moore

Treasurer, Alberta Governance Board
Coordinator, Legal Resources Program

Vanessa Farkas-Brahmakshatriya


I work with CCMF to honour the men in my life who have been sidelined and mistreated, and especially to help fathers be present and active in their children’s lives. It’s time we were all reminded of the value that men and boys bring to families and society.

Dr. Giancarlo is anthropologist and senior lecturer at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. She first encountered parental alienation by watching the deterioration of her then-husband’s relationship with his daughters.

Dr. Giancarlo and her associate published a qualitative research study, “Kids Come Last: The Effect of Family Law Involvement in Parental Alienation.” She is also the author of the book, “Parentectomy”, a narrative ethnography of her researched 28 cases of parental alienation, with a model for its resolution.

Christine is a staunch supporter of CCMF to promote men as equal parents and members of society.

View Dr. Giancarlo’s curriculum vitae here.

Academic Advisor, Alberta Governance Board

Christine Giancarlo


Director, Edmonton BranchChair, Alberta Governance Board

M. Sean McMurtry



I am working for an Alberta in which children have equal access to both parents and their extended families, and where the joys and burdens of parenthood are shared fairly.

I have supported women’s equality for many years and it seems to me that after 60 years of working on women’s rights and building services to support them it is now time for some balance if there is to be true equality.

There is a desperate need to support men in an organized and programmed way. CCMF is serving that need and I’m honoured to be a part of that.

Director, Alberta Governance Board

John Dickson

Ph.D. (Management)

Executive Director

Beth Barberree

MA Health Leadership, BA Psychology


I have seen men and families who I care about affected by relationship strife. I am honoured to be a part of the important work that CCMF Alberta is doing.

The difference CCMF’s programs make to improve the lives of men, families and our communities is real. It’s a great feeling to go work every day and be able to contribute to making a difference for those we serve.

I am a divorced father who successfully parents two teenage children. During the past three years I have been a volunteer, executive committee member and director of CCMF.  My primary focus and specialty with CCMF is as a Buddy-Coach and Peer Support Leader to separated/divorced men who are in the process of navigating the family law system.

CCMF has helped me tremendously over the years and because of that I am passionate about assisting men and their families in Alberta.

Director, Alberta Governance Board

Donnie Zest