Our Leadership

Our CEO

Paula Telfer

Interim CEO, Easter Seals Alberta

Paula is a proven leader with over 17 years of senior management experience. Throughout her career, she has directed programs and initiatives designed to address the needs of vulnerable people in a multitude of different social sectors. Her resume includes work with street outreach, youth homelessness, family and child protection and much more. She was the 2015 recipient of the FCSSAA Award for innovative programming and has achieved her certification in Strategic Leadership.

This past year, Paula brought her passion and commitment to Camp Horizon as Director of Operations. She is a believer in building collaborative community relationships as well as developing strong and sustainable connections with our donors and clientele. She looks forward to the opportunity to increase the visibility and impact of Easter Seals Alberta in the province. Welcome to the team Paula! We look forward to watching Easter Seals Alberta flourish under your leadership!

Our Board of Directors

Susan Anderson

Owner/Trainer, Herradura Farms Ltd

I support Easter Seals because it not only provides kids with disabilities a great opportunity to be themselves, it provides the parents a well deserved week of respite.

Nancy Beauchemin

Partner, SVS Group LLP Chartered Professional Accountants

I support Easter Seals to give my time towards an Alberta focused charitable organization to help those with disabilities live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dale Briske

Chartered Professional Accountant, Retired 

I support Easter Seals Alberta because of its experience and mandate to provide equipment and services to people and families with disabilities and medical conditions. I am honoured to be a volunteer of this amazing organization as they consistently help those in need and enhance the inclusion and independence of Albertans with disabilities.    

Debbie Couch

Director, Total Rewards, ATB Financial 

I truly enjoy helping people, especially children and adults with disabilities, so Easter Seals Alberta was a perfect fit for me to do what I love.  

Bradley Wamboldt

General Manager – Enterprise Technology, Suncor Energy Inc.

I support Easter Seals because I believe everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to society to the maximum extent of their capabilities, without being held back by artificial constraints.

George A. McConechy

Portfolio Manager, Novus Pro at Raymond James

I support Easter Seals Alberta because it is a cause close to my heart. I believe I can make a difference in the lives of Albertans with disabilities and medical conditions.

Dan McPhee

Commercial Manager, Retired

I support Easter Seals Alberta because I feel passionately about the experiences we’re able to provide at Camp Horizon. Camp allows individuals with disabilities to get outdoors, be physically active, and not have their disability hold them back.

Vineeta Maguire

VP, Encana Corporation

My family has been a part of Easter Seals as volunteers and Board members for over ten years. We love to empower children and families to excel in anything they put their mind to. Easter Seals is an organization that puts those values to action regardless of the challenge.