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Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors governs the Clear Water Academy Foundation. It ensures Clear Water Academy and its faculty fulfill its mission to educate Catholic Christian leaders as a top-ranked school. The Board sets policy and hires and oversees the Executive Director to manage the school's day-to-day operations. All CWA Foundation Board Members reside in Calgary, AB, including priests and local lay members. 

Greg Oberti, Board Chair

Greg is a Partner in the Capital Projects & Infrastructure team in Calgary and is PwC Canada’s Energy Transition Leader. He has over 20 years of experience advising both private and public companies on a wide range of corporate activities. He has experience in capital planning, deal structuring, modeling, financing, strategy and operational optimization and moved to Calgary from Geneva, Switzerland where he previously worked at one of the world's largest commodity trading firms. He has worked in over 15 countries and speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently.  Greg is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and teaches at the University of Calgary where he delivers undergraduate and graduate courses in Project & Infrastructure Finance. He was recognized for his contributions by the Government of Alberta with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2023 and has recently been elected as a Fellow by CPA Alberta.  Outside of work, Greg is an avid skier and aviation enthusiast holding multiple pilot licenses.  Greg and his wife, Jordann, have three children at Clear Water Academy.

Sean Maxwell, Vice-Chair 

Sean is a lawyer and partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, practicing as a member of the Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. Called to the bars of both Ontario and Alberta, his practice touches on all issues relating to pension, employee benefits, and deferred compensation plans including fiduciary duties, income tax and securities law compliance, ongoing plan administration and compliance issues, disputes over the use of plan assets, development and documentation of pension, employee benefit and deferred compensation plans, and issues arising from corporate transactions and commercial insolvencies. Sean is also a member of the firm's Associates Committee. Sean is also active in the community, serving as the Secretary of the Calgary Girls Choir Society and is the Together in Action coordinator for St. Michael Catholic Community. Sean and Theresa's three daughters all attend Clear Water Academy.

Andrea Bernal, Director

Andrea Bernal is a Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta, with 20 years of experience in reservoir engineering. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a Master’s degree in Engineering with a specialization in reservoir characterization from the University of Calgary.  During her career, she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of multi-disciplinary projects not only in Canada but also internationally, in countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, and the Middle East. Andrea is currently the President of AnBound Energy Inc., an energy subsurface consulting company based in Calgary. She and her team provide engineering and geological consulting services to clients in Canada and overseas. 

Together with her husband, Dubert, they have two young sons who have attended CWA since 2014.  At CWA, Andrea and her family discovered Regnum Christi and she and her husband have been members since 2017. Andrea and Dubert are regular volunteers at CWA and very involved in Regnum Christi and their church communities. Andrea is passionate about Catholic evangelization and married couples' enrichment programs and support. She also supports various organizations that focus on parental freedom of education and constitutional rights in Canada. Andrea is looking forward to sharing the gifts God has granted her with Clear Water Academy for many years to come.

Tom Bieschke, Director

Tom is a professional engineer, and the Chairman, President, CEO, & Co-Founder of Caltex Trilogy, a growing private E&P company with operations in Western Canada. Prior thereto, Tom co-founded Caltex Resources, Caltex Energy, and Krang Energy which were also private E&P companies that were successfully sold. Tom is/has been on the Board of Directors of several other private E&P companies and one service company. Tom has Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Tom is active in the community and coaching with various sports associations that his sons are active within. Tom and his wife, Stephanie, have three sons who attend or are alumni of Clear Water Academy.  Tom is the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee.

Dan Britton, Director

Dan Britton was the founder of Chariot Carriers, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of child carrier products for active families. Chariot became a worldwide market leader, with its products distributed in over 20 countries. In 2011 Chariot was acquired by Thule Inc, a leading outdoor and automotive accessory company. Dan continued to work at Thule as Director of Innovation for its ‘Active with Kids’ division until 2020. Since then, Dan and his wife Jodie have opened and operated health clinics focused on treating pelvic floor-related issues.

Dan graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Calgary in 1989. Dan has been active in his community, including various volunteer roles at his parish and with his children’s sports teams. He has been a CWA Foundation board member since 2012 and is a past Chairman.

Dan and Jodie have seven children – three are currently attending CWA and four are CWA alumni. Their oldest child started at CWA in 2002, and they are excited to journey with the school for many more years.

Fr. Avinash Colaҫo, Director

Fr. Avinash Colaҫo was born in Goa, India. He joined the Seminary of the Society of the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier, Pilar, Goa, India. In 2000, he was accepted as a Seminarian into the Diocese of Calgary and was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Frederick Henry in June 2003 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary. During his time with the Diocese of Calgary, he has served in various roles; Associate Pastor at St. Luke’s and St. Albert the Great Parishes in Calgary, Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Brooks, St. Peter’s Parish, and Ascension Catholic Parish in Calgary. He is currently the Rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral and also provides leadership for the Feed the Hungry Program. When not serving others within the Diocese and beyond, Fr. Avinash might be found tapping into his love of music or involved in various sports, either as a spectator or a participant.


Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc, LC, Director

Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc, LC was born and raised in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the priestly congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, in 1990. He continued his studies in the U.S.A., Canada, and Italy, and earned his Philosophy and Theology degrees from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. On December 24, 2002, he was ordained a priest in Rome, Italy.

Fr. Kenneth has worked most of his life as a chaplain for the lay movement Regnum Christi in Canada. Throughout his ministry, Fr. Kenneth has been working to help people live out their baptismal calling to the fullest and accompany them to reach their full potential as apostles for the mission. He has done this by preaching retreats, and spiritual direction/spiritual coaching to youths and the lay faithful throughout Canada and the US.  He chaplains numerous pilgrimages, missions, summer camps, and outdoor treks in the wilderness. He currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. On rest days, he enjoys hiking and scrambling in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

Aaron J. Noga, Director

Aaron is a self-employed independent businessman and a former partner at one of the largest global professional service firms in the world. He is a self-driven and ambitious senior strategic finance leader with extensive experience who is enthusiastic about growing businesses with high-performing executive teams.  He has extensive experience in a variety of industries including private equity, real estate and construction, financial services, and energy and oilfield-related services.  Aaron holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Great Distinction) degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has been a Chartered Professional Accountant for 25 years.  Aaron has also been involved with various community and charitable organizations and has held several positions as a Board member and treasurer of Obesity Canada, Kindred Connections Society (formerly Catholic Family Services), and the Calgary Public Library.  He is also a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Audit, Risk and Finance Committee as a member at large.  He was formerly a Board member and treasurer of the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association and was the treasurer of the North American Pipe Band Association in Salt Lake City, UT. Aaron has been a member of the Clear Water Academy Finance Committee since 2015 and joined the Board of Directors in 2016. Aaron and his wife, Monica, have one son who attends Clear Water Academy.