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Liaisons

Dedicated to Enhancing the Quality of Life For All Who Seek its Service...

The Liaison Program works in the community and Separate School System in Grande Prairie; i.e., Principals, Teachers, Families, and Students to help foster growth and development for all individuals who seeks its service.

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JOANNE GIPMAN

St. Kateri

Liaison Manager

email: j.gipman@cfsgp.ca

Hello, my name is JoAnne Gipman. Evidently, I am lifer at Catholic Family Services! The going joke is that I am the “dinosaur” at the office, you know, kind of like part of the furniture!

Anyways, I am married with three adult children and very proudly a grandmother of three AWESOME grandchildren.

I also spend some of my spare time attending to my personally owned company, Foundations for Families.

I enjoy travelling, camping, backyard fires and spending time with family and friends.

I love my Liaison position at Catholic Family Services, this school year I have been assigned St. Kateri,. I’ve also been assigned the Liaison Manager position for the in-school program and enjoy learning effective leadership and support for the team. Have a great year!!!

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NATASHA BERGERON

School Liaison Facilitator/  Liaison at ENF

email: n.bergeron@cfsgp.ca

Hello! Bonjour! My name is Natasha Bergeron and I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I am the School Facilitator here at Catholic Family Services and I facilitate presentations related to mental health throughout GPCSD schools and at ENF. I have been a part of this amazing team since September 2020 and I am loving every minute of it. I get to help young minds become aware of their relationships, mental health and themselves in a positive way. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta in 2020. Outside of work I love camping, baking, spending time with my family, playing video games with my partner and volunteering with the French Association.

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TARA SMOKE

St. John Paul II

email: t.smoke@cfsgp.ca

My name is Tara Smoke and I have been a Family/School Liaison with Catholic Family Services since 2017.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary and have previously worked with at-risk youth in an outreach school setting.  I enjoy getting to know and support children and families as a Liaison and believe in the power of building relationships.  I am a married mother of 2 pretty great humans who I learn from daily.  I love to read, go camping, and socialize with friends and family.

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MEGAN BUTLER

St. Mary's - Sexsmith/ St. Patrick

email: m.butler@cfsgp.ca

Hi there! My name is Megan Butler. I was born and raised in a small community in Newfoundland, and I graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology. I have lived in Grande Prairie, Alberta for just over 4 years. I joined this awesome team in October 2022. This year I have been assigned St. Mary's (Sexsmith) and St. Patrick. I’m passionate about helping others, and I love building relationships with my students and their families and supporting them however I can. I'm looking forward to another great school year. Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, travelling, crafting, and spending time with my family and friends near and far!

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TAELOR JOHNSON

Mother Teresa/Ste. Marie-Spirit River/St. Thomas More-Fairview

email: t.johnson@cfsgp.ca

My name is Taelor Johnson and I was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area. I completed my Bachelor of arts in psychology at the University of Lethbridge. I am very excited to be back and work in my home community. I am thrilled to be working as a School Liaison with Catholic Family Services. My passion is working with children and seeing how they learn, grow, and prepare for the world. I look forward to helping them to help them build those skills. I will be working out of Mother Teresa School, as well as Ste. Marie in Sprit River and St. Thomas More in Fairview. I am delighted I get to explore the peace country through this work. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, canning, baking, crafting, the outdoors, and my pets.

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Jen Lubrick

Holy Cross & Ste. Marie Spirit-River

j.lubrick@cfsgp.ca

My name is Jen Lubrick. I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. I gained experience in the field working on Northern Vancouver Island.  I am grateful to be working for Catholic Family Services and I love my new home in Grande Prairie. I grew up enjoying the many hiking trails on Northern Vancouver Island and I look forward to exploring Alberta. I am thankful to be part of the team. 

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TANISHA ARMSTRONG

St. Joseph High School

email: t.armstrong@cfsgp.ca

Hello! My name is Tanisha Armstrong. I have my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria. I am very excited to be joining the Catholic Family Liaison team. My passion lies in supporting people especially in the most crucial times of their lives.

I was lucky enough to be raised in the sunny Okanagan and because of this I love being outdoors. I am an avid swimmer and cannot wait to camp every summer. Most importantly I love spending time with my husband, animals, family, and friends.

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REBEKAH WISEMAN

 Louis Riel/ St. Gerard

email: r.wiseman@cfsgp.ca

My name is Rebekah Wiseman. I was born in Ontario, lived in Newfoundland during my high school years, and then made my way to Grande Prairie in 2011. I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Athabasca and earned my EA certificate in 2018. I have been working with children and families since 2016 and am passionate about relationship development and providing support. I am so blessed to be working with the team at Catholic Family Services as a School/Family Liaison. I am currently working out of St.Gerard and Louis Riel. I hope to partner with parents, teachers, and students to help support the next generation as they grow and succeed. Outside of work I enjoy learning, staying active, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

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LIZ DICKMAN

St. Catherine and Saint Thomas More 

email: l.dickman@cfsgp.ca

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MYA TOERPER

St. Clement/St. Mary-Beaverlodge

email: m.toerper@cfsgp.ca

Hi there, I’m Mya! 

This is my first year working as a Liaison with Catholic Family Services and I am so excited to be working for such a fantastic organization! I graduated from Athabasca University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with Great Distinction. I have lived in the Beaverlodge region all of my life and it is an honour to now be able to serve the community I love through my work as a liaison. I am passionate about mental health and I will always strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those I meet. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, pets, family, and friends. I also love the outdoors and enjoy skiing, hiking, golfing, and biking.

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KATIE BUCKNELL

On Maternity Leave

email: k.bucknell@cfsgp.ca

Hi! My name is Katie Bucknell and I was born and raised in Grande Prairie! I’ve been with Catholic Family Services as a School/Family Liaison since March 2019. I love being apart of this agency and providing support in whichever ways I can to students so they can be as successful as possible throughout the school year. I graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology through Athabasca University. Outside of work, I love to be outdoors and am such a sports lover! I also love going for walks with my dog, travelling, and spending time with family and friends as much as possible!

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