Board of Trustees


Anne Marie Watson, Chair

Area: Red Deer

Phone: 403-348-1064

Anne Marie Watson was born and raised in Red Deer and is a proud Red Deer Catholic grad. She completed post-secondary studies at Red Deer College (now Red Deer Polytechnic), the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Arts), and the University of Western Ontario (Master of Library and Information Science; now Western University). Ms. Watson is a lifelong parishioner at Sacred Heart, is an active community volunteer and advocate, and works at Red Deer Polytechnic Library. She has been a Trustee since 2010 and remains passionate about building strong communities and the transformative power of Catholic education.

Sharla Heistad, Vice-Chair

Areas: Bowden, Didsbury, Innisfail, and Olds

Phone: 403-994-3871

Sharla Heistad has been a member of the Innisfail community since 1998 with her husband Jason and three daughters Emma, Claire and Ella. She says that it has been a wonderful journey watching Catholic education grow and become an integral part of both the Innisfail and Olds communities. Olds holds a near and dear place in her heart, as she grew up in the community. Her parents still call Olds home and she is proud to represent the community. She believes in faith-based education and hopes to be a positive voice in supporting Catholic education. Sharla is proud to serve her second term as the QEII Ward Trustee and looks forward to supporting, nurturing and advocating for a strong and vibrant Catholic education system over the next four years.

Murray Hollman

Area: Red Deer

Phone: 403-391-0336

Murray Hollman is from Red Deer and was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013. He is passionate about Catholic education and has a strong faith connection to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish. Murray is a member of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, which he feels has helped to guide him on a great faith journey of prayer, discernment, and love for service. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, has sat on the Parish Council at St. Mary’s Parish and serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. As a Senior QA/QC Inspector, Murray believes in dedication and perfection. Murray and his wife currently reside in Red Deer with their four young children.

Monique LaGrange

Area: Red Deer

Cynthia Leyson

Area: Red Deer

Phone: 403-848-1232

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Cynthia Leyson graduated from Centro Escolar University with an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication. She has been married for 32 years and has a grown son who lives in Calgary. She is an active member of St. Mary’s Parish and involved in various ministries. Cynthia is an Adult Server, Eucharistic Minister, CWL, member of Arts and Environment and for nearly 20 years, she has been Coordinator for Junior Altar Server. Previously, she served as the chairperson of Union of Catholic Apostolate and secretary of the Liturgy. Her mission is to support and promote Catholic education while upholding the best interest of students and staff.




Dorraine Lonsdale

Areas: Caroline, Eckville, Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake

Phone: 403-844-0263

This is Dorraine’s second term with RDCRS as an elected school board trustee for the Highway 11 Ward. This geographic region encompasses east of Sylvan Lake through Rocky Mountain House including the communities of Caroline, Eckville, Benalto and surrounding areas. She is very committed to supporting the mission of Catholic education and its future growth.
Dorraine has been married to Brad for 39 years. Rocky Mountain House has been their home the entire time. Dorraine and Brad are proud parents to two grown daughters that attended Catholic school in Rocky Mountain House from Kindergarten through Grade 12. During those 17 years, she was an active member on the parent council at both St. Matthew Catholic School and St. Dominic Catholic High School. Dorraine herself is a proud graduate of Bishop Garcia Diego Catholic High School and also is a graduate from the Olds College business program in 1982.
Dorraine was employed for 24 years with Wild Rose Public Schools as an administrative assistant at West Central / Will Sinclair High Schools as well as the WRSD Division Office. This was followed by over six years as Assistant Controller for a pipeline company prior to her retirement.
Over the years, she has been committed to multiple ministries at St. Matthew's Parish in Rocky which she enjoys to this day. Brad and Dorraine love being grandparents. Their favorite pastime is being together with their family. In Dorraine’s spare time she enjoys golfing, curling, camping, reading, traveling and quilting.

Kim Pasula

Area: Red Deer

Phone: 403-350-1808

Kim Pasula was born and raised in rural Alberta. After graduating from a small school in a class of 19 students, he went on to earn three university degrees and has made a living working in business and education, running his own small businesses and teaching as a college instructor. Kim has two children Brett and Kate, which are graduates of our Catholic schools and his family are members of Sacred Heart Parish. Kim strives to ensure that teachers and schools can deliver the highest standard of education and that all budget decisions are made in the best interests of children. He will work to create a system where all the best our schools have to offer are accessible to all, at no cost to children and their families.

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