Foundation Staff

Foundation Staff

Allan Northcott


Prior to joining Max Bell Foundation in 1998, Allan Northcott was a member of the academic staff at the University of Illinois and the University of Calgary, and was a member of the research staff at Canada West Foundation. He has served as an advisor and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of both Imagine Canada, and Philanthropic Foundations Canada. Tel: (403) 215-7310 Fax: (403) 215-7319

David Elton, Ph.D.

Special Advisor

David Elton is a professor emeritus of the University of Lethbridge, where he was a faculty member for 27 years. From 1980 to 1997, he served as President of Canada West Foundation, which is a Calgary-based public policy think tank. From 1997-2016, he was President of Max Bell Foundation. He continues to serve on the Boards of a number of national research and public-policy oriented organizations. Tel: (403) 215-7310 Fax: (403) 215-7319

Alida White


Alida White is an Administrative Assistant with 20+ years of administrative experience. She is also a certified Land Administrator. Alida volunteers her time with Inn From The Cold and Opening Gaits. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, golfing in the summer, and curling in the winter. She joined Max Bell Foundation in the fall of 1999. Tel: (403) 215-7310 Fax: (403) 215-7319

Margaret Herriman

Program Officer

Before joining Max Bell Foundation in 2016, Margaret worked in communications, fund development, and program delivery at several of Calgary’s non-profits, including YMCA Calgary, the University of Calgary, and Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College and a Master of Arts in history from the University of Calgary. Tel: (403) 215-7310 Fax: (403) 215-7319