Program Staff



Ariel Haubrich, M.Ed. Psych 

Ariel is the Program Coordinator and manages and supervises the work of WOW. Ariel loves to be a part of exciting and imaginative initiatives, and that makes this the place to be! She has a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and comes from a background in counselling, education and program development. Ariel plans and participates in many of the programs, provides training and information to schools and the community, supports and educates staff and students, and helps any visions you may have for health and wellness programming in your schools and community come to life! Ariel has many favorite quotes and "words to live by," but one she always returns to is, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." ~African Proverb.


Ariel's office is based out of Wainwright High School, but she can be seen in the hallways and events of all the schools and at various government and community meetings and networking events. She has both administrative and clinical roles along with programming which keeps her busy and most easily reached via phone or email!


Contact info:
780-806-6969
ariel.haubrich@btps.ca


Courtney Fischer, B.A., Psych

Courtney is one of our Wellness Facilitators and works based out of the Blessed Sacrament School & Irma Public School.  Courtney's educational background is in human development and counselling, and this along with her energy and personality make her the perfect fit for programming, supporting and connecting with kids!  Courtney loves sports, and being involved in the community.  She comes from a small community and recognizes the importance of building strong relationships and connections. She's excited to join the team and has a smile and a helping hand wherever and whenever needed!   Courtney's favorite quote is "Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." ~Winston Churchill

As a Wellness Facilitator, Courtney's role is to provide programming, education, support and awareness to students and families in all areas of wellness; she works with the school and community to create programs and activities and provide support and services to students and families and they reach their wellness potential and find success with their mental health.

Contact info:
780-806-6173


Brant Saretsky, Cert. Health Care Aid

Brant is a Wellness Facilitator with WOW and works based out of Wainwright High School.  Brant is a certified Health Care Aid and brings experience, energy and passion working and volunteering with youth and seniors in our community. Brant has a strong connection to our community and understands that having good relationships and programs is key for kids' mental health. Brant's favorite quote is "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." ~Albus Dumbledore

As a Wellness Facilitator, Brant's role is to provide programming, education, support and awareness to students and families in all areas of wellness; she works with the school and community to create programs and activities and provide support and services to students and families and they reach their wellness potential and find success with their mental health.

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Alyse McKinnon, Dip. Child & Youth Care

Alyse is a Wellness Facilitator and works based out of Wainwright Elementary School and Hughenden Public School.  Alyse has a diploma in Child & Youth Care from Lakeland College, and has worked with children in a school-based setting and also in out of school programs. She is passionate about working with children, teens, parents, and the community to promote and guide others about mental health and wellness. Alyse is energetic, full of ideas, and is excited to be a part of the WOW team. Alyse's favorite quote is "when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

As a Wellness Facilitator, Alyse's role is to provide programming, education, support and awareness to students and families in all areas of wellness; she works with the school and community to create programs and activities and provide support and services to students and families and they reach their wellness potential and find success with their mental health.

Contact info:
587-281-2751


Colby Hinton, B.Ed (Maternity Leave 2015-2016)

Colby is a Wellness Facilitator and works based out of Wainwright Elementary School.  Colby has a degree in education and brings years of experience working with kids and families of all ages.  Colby has a fantastic energy and great ideas for new programs and connections!  Colby is engaging and friendly and always greets you with a smile!  She loves to hear new ideas and her happiness and vision are welcome additions to the WOW team!

As a Wellness Facilitator, Colby's role is to provide programming, education, support and awareness to students and families in all areas of wellness; she works with the school and community to create programs and activities and provide support and services to students and families and they reach their wellness potential and find success with their mental health.

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Jenn Vickruck, B.Ed (Maternity Leave 2015-2016)

Jenn is a Wellness Facilitator with WOW and works based out of Wainwright High School.  Jenn has a degree in education and brings years of experience, energy and passion working and volunteering with youth.  Her eagerness, supportive nature, creativity, organization and dedication are a great addition to the WOW team!  

As a Wellness Facilitator, Jenn's role is to provide programming, education, support and awareness to students and families in all areas of wellness; she works with the school and community to create programs and activities and provide support and services to students and families and they reach their wellness potential and find success with their mental health.

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TEAM!


Community Partners

Wainwright on Wellness believes strongly in the values of collaboration, teamwork and community partnership. We have many individuals, groups, organizations and agencies that work with us to provide our programming and build the capacity of our students and community!

Our WOW Advisory & Partnership Committee consists of:


Community Service Providers & WOW Committee Partners


Keily Stetson
Keily is an Addiction Counsellor and Prevention Specialist with Alberta Health Services, and works out of the Wainwright Addictions Office.  Keily is able to provide supports and services for all types of addictions, and also works with schools and community to increase understanding and awareness of alcohol and drug use and gambling.  Keily can provide prevention services that include classroom presentations, targeted prevention groups, parent information sessions and interactive information booths at school and community events.  Keily has a fantastic energy and ability to connect with students and schools and brings great resources and ideas to curriculum and community!



Dawn Smyl, B.HS
 
Dawn is an Addiction Counsellor with Alberta Health Services, and works out of the Wainwright Addictions Office.  Dawn provides support and services to anyone who requires information or resources related to addictions, or who is concerned about their own or someone else's alcohol, tobacco, drug or gambling issues.  Dawn is able to provide services in the community or school setting as requested, and all services are voluntary, free of cost and confidential.   With her welcoming personality and fantastic energy, Dawn can build relationships and help with ideas at the community level and is a great resource in the community! 



Fallon Stafford, B.CR 
Fallon is a Community Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services, and works out of the Wainwright Community Health Office (Provincial Bldg) .  Her program aims to empower people to improve their health and quality of life, promote healthy living, provide information & resources, develop partnerships and create sustainable initiatives.  Fallon can facilitate community & committee vision & reference discussions, engage in strategic planning with organizations, provide resources and information about the determinants of health, and support policy development.  She is knowledgeable and passionate about working with professionals, committees and organizations to accomplish a healthier, happier population and would love to hear your ideas!   

Contact info:
780-842-4077


Kari Aykroyd, Dip. Rec Therapy
Kari works with Family & Community Services in their early childhood programming as the Program Manager at the Parent Link Centre. Kari can facilitate many programs (the Virtues Project, Kids Have Stress Too, Infant Massage, Pre/ Post Natal Fitness, Triple P Parenting, etc) and has a wealth of experience and passion for working with and supporting families. Kari sits on many community committees and loves to hear new ideas for programming and ways to help children learn, play and grow!  

Contact info:
780-842-2585


Tanya L'Heureux,
 B.Sc (Leave 2015-2106)
Tanya is a Population & Health Dietitian with Alberta Health Services, and works out of the Wainwright Community Health Office (Provincial Bldg).  She works to support and encourage the implementation of  The Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children & Youth in schools and school districts.  She can provide resources, information, consultation, training and support to school advisory committees, staff, parents and health teams to implement nutrition programs and policy. Tanya enjoys partnering with various community members and organizations (both locally and provincially) to promote health, create strategy, connect resources and build capacity. Tanya's favorite quote is "The crucial letters in wellness are we." ~Unknown



Kaleigh Ralph, 
Dip. CYC 
Kaleigh is an Independent Living Supports Worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association, and assists individuals (ages 16+) that have a mental health diagnosis to develop the skills required to enjoy life independently in the community (budgeting, finding leisure activities, employment supports, etc).  Kaleigh loves to partner with community agencies and individuals to help with projects and to share information and resources related to mental health and wellness.  Her favorite quote is "whatever you are, be a good one!" ~Abraham Lincoln.

 
Contact info:
780-842-8099


Holly Duchow,
 M.Sc
Holly is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Alberta Health Services and our area Team Lead for Children's Rehabilitation Services.  Holly works out of the Wainwright Community Health office (provincial building), and provides speech and language services.  She also coordinates with her team and other community to plan and participate in collaborative community programs programs related to the healthy development of children and youth.  Holly's wholistic and knowledgeable approach to services and programs promises commitment & success in all she does.  Her favorite quote is from A.A. Milne's beloved "Winnie-the-Pooh: "Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh,' he whispered. 'Yes Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet taking Pooh's hand, 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'  

Contact info:
780-842-4077


Christine Harvey B.A, RSW
Christina is a social worker and holds many positions with the Military.  She is the Family Liaison Officer, the Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator and the Deployment Coordinator with the Military Family Resource Centre. She provides individual and family support to military and defense staff families, and coordinates a number of programs on the base and in the community (the Babysitters Course, Rainbows Grief & Loss, First Aid, etc).  Christina functions as co-lead for the Crisis Response Team for our school divisions, and participates on various committees.  She partners with many agencies to provide services to the Wainwright community.  Christina’s current favorite quote is “Everything is a nail to a hammer”. –unknown