Patricia Tuckey, M. Ed.

Board Member

Recently retired Calgary business owner –  At Work Learning.  Successfully lead and develop teams  to support the application of adult learning principles in the workplace; effectively champion diverse enterprise-wide learning and organizational development strategies with a focus on competency; reputation for encouraging and curating inclusive human capital and relationships at any level.

Several years of volunteer contributions including (Past) Calgary Food Bank; Chapter Chair – I4PL (Institute for Learning and Performance); Director, Calgary Human Resource Association; Calgary Drop In Center;  (Present) Director, Calgary 55 Plus; Director, Fund Development – Third ACTion Film Festival.

Personal interests involve anything in nature – hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, canoeing.

Motto:  “Git er Done, and have fun doing it!”

Aroop Rayu – ON LEAVE

Board Member

I’m an artist-educator with over a decade of experience in the creative arts and the non-profit sector. My belief has always been that a story shouldn’t be limited to just one medium, leading me to experiment with various forms of expression. However, among them all, films have remained my first love. Currently, I hold a leadership role in an arts-based organization that uses art as a medium to support Mental Wellness and skill enhancement. I am excited to be a part of THIRD ACTion Film Fest and explore how I can support its mission and learn more in the process.

Rose Bene

Interim Board Chair

My love of film began as a young child and has endured over time as I transition into my third act. The opportunity to share stories/information that help others maneuver the challenges of aging is a passion for me. Over the course of my career, I have been involved in many different aspects of teaching, media design and production as well as, working in the non-profit environmental sector. I hope to bring this expertise to my role as a board member for THIRD ACTion Film Festival.

June Read

Board Member

I am an eclectic professional. My diverse range of interests include educational institutions, publishing, engineering, staffing services and passenger transportation. Managing communications, human resources, public relations and operations provided me with opportunities that intersected with volunteer opportunities for Calgary Immigrant Womens Association, SAIT, Calgary White Hat Awards, Calgary 88 Olympics Transportation consortium, to name a few. I also enjoy the medium of film, not only watching but also working with creatives to produce. As a native Calgarian, I am excited about the THIRD ACTion Film Fest; and its mission to educate and entertain about ageism.

Allan Nielsen

Board Member

I began my education by studying physics at the University of Alberta, then studying history, then law. Thereafter, I became a lawyer with a large firm and stuck with that for 43 years. I learned a lot in that job and now try to apply some of that knowledge to assist volunteer organizations in and around Alberta. THIRD ACTion Film Festival is a great organization to be a member of and I anticipate learning a lot from the other board members AND the films!

Karen Hughes


Senior Contracts Specialist and Buyer

Mariette Rabacal


Retired CA, CPA

Lyn Cadence

Executive Director

As someone who cares about the power of story to change hearts and minds, I’ve worked in the book publishing industry for years, reading widely and watching a wealth of films. I’ve promoted books, edited books, and guided people through the publishing process. Now in my own third act, I’m jazzed to be working with THIRD ACTion to create and celebrate a healthier narrative about aging using film as the primary driver.