Our DWW Staff

Edmonton

Doreen Slessor

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

elisa

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

erin

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Kim Zahara

FUND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Caitlin

BREEDING PROGRAM MANAGER

Tia Nazarek

ADMINISTRATIVE/FUND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Heather

HEALTH AND KENNEL MANAGER

Emily Hendsbee

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Taylor

EARLY CANINE DEVELOPMENT TRAINER

Jaime Travers

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

Stephanie O'Neill

KENNEL PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Calgary

Michelle

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Kim Jeannotte

PUPPY PROGRAM TRAINER

Grande Prairie

Rebecca Hayes-Copeland

PUPPY PROGRAM TRAINER

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Kim Palichuk is the Executive Legal Counsel to the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta. In her role, Kim provides legal and strategic advice that impacts the operations of the Provincial Court.

She has practiced law since 1998, and has significant litigation experience in private practice, as well as within both the federal and provincial government.

Kim is a lifelong pet owner, and currently shares her home with her husband and three dogs, two of whom are rescue animals.

She has been previously involved in animal welfare and rescue organizations as a volunteer and fundraiser and is an enthusiastic, longtime certified Pilates Instructor.

PAST PRESIDENT

Toby Ramsden joined DWW (then Western Guide Dog Foundation) Board twelve years ago as treasurer and then became president four years later.

He became involved with the organization because of the wonderful work our dogs do for people. He has worked for many different companies, including public and private, in the UK, Guernsey, and Canada in finance and accounting.

Toby has owned his own businesses and worked in public practice as a CA in the UK, Guernsey, and Canada. Currently, he operates an accounting and tax franchise, Ledgers, in St. Albert.

VICE PRESIDENT

Dale Hanson is an Educator by profession, and is now retired after 28 years as a Teacher and Consultant. Dale now works as the Owner/Operator of Executec Business Centre.

Dale spends time working with not-for-profit Boards, helping them to understand their roles and responsibilities.  She has worked with many organizations to develop by-laws, policy, procedures and create strategic plans.

TREASURER

Janice Kent has been very involved in her community since 1998 with many different Boards, including not-for-profit organizations such as Change for Children Association, Canadian Blood Services Cord Blood Bank, Edmonton Police Foundation, Grandview Heights Band Council and our very own Dogs with Wings Board.

Janice is a CA and CPA and has worked in the industry for over 25 years. She is now the President and Owner of her own business, Janice L. Kent Professional Corporation.

SECRETARY

Darcy Pacholok is the Human Resources Manager for Celanese EVA Polymers.  His focus is helping to accelerate Celanese’s transformation through leadership, differentiated talent models, attracting and developing the best talent.  Darcy is also striving to build a culture of engagement, agility and inclusiveness.

Further, Darcy is involved with the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL as a Northern Alberta Scout, where he uses his keen people skills and abilities to select talent in hockey.

Darcy has been married over 30 years, and has three adult children.  His family has been involved with dogs for more than 30+ years, and involved with Dogs with Wings for the past 6 years.

DIRECTOR

Teresa Boudreault has been in the Peace Region for the past 10 years, living on a certified organic quarter section with her husband and labs Ruckus and Polo.

Teresa has provided services to her local community through Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)  for the last 9 years.

She is also a recipient of a Passionate Heart Award, as well as the Governor General’s Award for Volunteering.

DIRECTOR

Bio To Be Announced Soon

DIRECTOR

Collin Herbers is the retired Owner and CEO of Herbers Autobody Repair. For over 30 years, Collin wore the many hats necessary of a small business owner to grow Herbers Autobody into an industry recognized ‘Best in Class’ organization. The company brand has been synonymous with excellent autobody care in Edmonton for many years.

Collin was introduced to the impact of DWW through a Companion dog that was given  to teamed up with a member of the Herbers Autobody Management Team who was diagnosed with ALS. At that point, he saw the powerful effect DWW has on an entire family, and knew one day that he wanted to contribute to such a great organization.

Collin continues to sit on the Board of Herbers Autobody, operates a real estate investment company as well as a charitable foundation. He is married with three children, and is the proud owner of a Spaniel (Chester) and a blind rescue cat (Otis).

 

DIRECTOR

Bio To Be Announced Soon

DIRECTOR

Jeff Boadway joined the Dogs with Wings Board in 2018. He currently manages large scale projects for an international Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm in the Edmonton region.

Jeff is involved with other not for profit organizations in Edmonton as he sits on the Board of Directors at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton  where he serves as the Facility Chair.

Jeff is a long time resident of Edmonton and enjoys being part of organizations which enhance a community's identity.

CONTACT US

11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011
e. info@dogswithwings.ca

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