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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.

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St. Kateri

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, and St. Mary Beaverlodge. 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!!!

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St. Joseph High School


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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On Maternity Leave 


Hi, my name is Kristy.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2007.  I have been a Liaison since 2016 and love every minute of it! I am a married mother of one with one on the way (plus a dog) and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love working as a Liaison and getting to know the students that I work one on one with through games and fun activities. I love music, movies, animals, and hanging out!

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On Maternity Leave


Hi! My name is Sarah Rosvold, I was born and raised in the County of Grande Prairie and graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Calgary in 2016. I have been one of the Liaisons since September of 2017, I LOVE this role as I get to build relationships with such cool kiddos and support them where ever is needed! I love spending time with my kids, when not at work, you will probably find us working on the farm, playing hockey or reading books! 

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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.

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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.

Megan Butler

St. Thomas More (Fairview)/ Sexsmith/ Spirit River/ Beaverlodge

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!

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St. Clement / St. Mary Beaverlodge


Hello, my name is Kayla French. I am from British Columbia, I relocated to Grande Prairie in 2014. Myself, husband and two children moved here for a sense of community to raise our young family and Grande Prairie felt like the best choice. I am currently a completing a Bachelors of Social Work at the University of Calgary, expecting to graduate Fall of 2023. I am so excited to join the Catholic Family Liaison team to work with students and families navigate the most influential years of the students lives. I enjoy chasing water falls, hiking, camping and paddle boarding when I can escape winters and engaging within our community at events over the winter months. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year to watch all the students learn and grow.

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Kristen Morgan

St. Catherine and St. Thomas More (Fairview) 

Hi! My name is Kristen Morgan; I was born and raised in British Columbia and graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2021. I relocated to Grande Prairie and have been a Family/School Liaison with Catholic Family Services since the fall of 2021. I absolutely love being a part of this agency and building relationships with the kiddos I work with. Outside of work I enjoy watching anything true crime, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family!

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Tanisha Armstrong

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.

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Kourtney Commandeur

ENF/ Louis Riel/ St. Gerard

Hi there! My name is Kourtney Commandeur; I was born & raised in the Peace Country area and call Grande Prairie my home. I graduated from the University of Lethbridge in the spring of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a double minor in French & Sociology. I began with Catholic Family Services in the fall of 2021 as a School & Family Liaison. Being a part of this agency is very rewarding and I enjoy each and every student and family I work with! I love working with youth, and I find that I can learn just as much from them, as they can learn from me. Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering, being outdoors, camping, walking my dogs, and spending time with my friends and family!

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