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CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES
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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.
Liaison Team Lead
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 team lead position for the Liaison program and enjoy learning effective leadership and support for the team. Have a great year!!!
School Liaison Facilitator for GPCSD and ENF
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.
Holy Cross / ENF
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.
ENF/ Louis Riel/ St. Gerard
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, Louis Riel, and ENF. 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.
On Maternity Leave
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!
St. Clement / St. Mary Beaverlodge
Hello! My name is Shelby Fitzpatrick. I am from Fort McMurray and I come to CFS with a Diploma in Addictions and Community Service Work. I am situated at St. Clem, and St Mary’s in Beaverlodge. I have two littles at home, our son who is six years old, in grade one and is neurodivergent and our daughter who is four years old. My husband is a transport truck driver and we have been together for 8 years. I truly enjoy the work with littles and believe that mental health is super important.
Mother Teresa email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Shauna Sheldon and am a farm girl from Manitoba at heart! I completed my Psychology Honours degree at the University of Manitoba and am currently working toward my Masters in Counselling Psychology. Having recently moved to Grande Prairie, I feel super blessed to be hired by CFS to work with the students and staff at Mother Teresa school, and to be part of a community that is dedicated to teaching, supporting and nurturing its students. I truly believe that “it takes a village to raise a child”.
St. John Paul II
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.
St. Thomas More (Fairview)/ Sexsmith/ Spirit River/ Beaverlodgeemail: email@example.com
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 nearly 4 years. I joined this awesome team in October 2022, and I am loving the agency and my role. Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, I am providing support to our Catholic County schools, which I love and appreciate as a person from a small community and a small school. I’m passionate about helping others, and I love building relationships with my students and their families and supporting them however I can. Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, travelling, crafting, and spending time with my family and friends near and far!