Our Team

Board

Kirsty Sklar

Board Chair
Kirsty is a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where she practices corporate and securities law with a focus on corporate financings and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly assists clients with corporate governance matters. Kirsty and her family are forever grateful to Churchill Park and their incredible caregivers for the tremendous quality of care and education her daughter and son received at Baby Works. She is thrilled to be able to give back to Churchill Park to ensure they continue to ignite children’s potential and raise curious kids across Calgary.

Herman Lee
Chief Technology Officer at FourNetworks Inc.
Carol Delong
Carol joined the Board in 2020 and is the Director, Operations at Lead Foundation where she oversees the finance, administration, technology and human resource departments. Carol has extensive non-profit experience having worked with the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, Mount Royal University and the Province of B.C. As well, Carol has worked in the private sector primarily managing finance and administration for law firms. Carol holds an MBA and brings over 25 years experience in overall business management to the Board.
Thuy Nguyen

CPA, CA, Treasurer
Thuy is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Canada and currently employed as a Senior Manager of the Risk Consulting practice at KPMG LLP, with specialized focus in Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Thuy has more than 10 years of professional experience and successfully led and managed a variety of projects that include governance management, risk assessment, internal and external audit compliance, and strategy and project managements to help the clients improve their business strategies and controls environment. Thuy has been a member of Board of Directors at Kids@ Churchill Park since February 2020 and is motivated to utilize her experience and knowledge to help establish the vision, mission, and values for the organization as well as many other roles and responsibilities expected of the Board members. With her expertise, Thuy is also a Treasurer and a member of the Governance Committee at Kids@ Churchill Park to bring additional values to the organization.

Vera Blower

Vera is a retired professional with over 40 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Development and Child Care. Throughout her career, Vera held a broad spectrum of positions from direct child care, working within the education system, family resource programs, community development and positions in licensing and child care with the Governments of Ontario and Alberta. These experiences focused on the ability to work within the parameters of government while bringing front-line perspectives and initiative in in using a solution focused approach to issues and policy development.
One example that highlights her leadership, collaboration, initiative and creativity was her work on Baffin Island as an Early Child Hood Education Instructor for Nunavut. Managing a project of this nature provided experience in addressing cultural, community and individual needs and issues. The result was the delivery of a program that was culturally relevant, skilled individuals and a community that respected the work accomplished. Vera’s passion and commitment to the field continues in her retirement.

Kids@ CP Kitchen Team

Program Management Team

BRIGHT LIGHTS CHILD CARE CENTRE
Glenda Montgomery PC, Program Director
Parminder Kaur, Program Coordinator
CONNAUGHT OUT OF SCHOOL CARE

Jeremy Albright, Program Director

Merlita Valeza , Program Director

FAMILY DAY HOME AGENCY

Ange Maisano, Program Director

Maritza Pino, Administration Specialist

Jackie DeLauw, Consultant

PLAYPENN CHILD CARE CENTRE

Twen Tesfalidet, Program Director
Josephine Iskander, Program Coordinator

PUMP-KIN PATCH CHILD CARE CENTRE

Tabassom Aslani, Program Director

Jean Guo, Program Coordinator

PARKSIDE CHILD CARE CENTRE

Gina Hahm, Program Coordinator

Binna You, Program Director

SUNRIDGE CHILD CARE CENTRE

Kuljinder Virk, Program Director

Anna Ampoloquo, Program Coordinator

KAHANOFF CHILD CARE CENTRE

Twen Tesfalidet and Tabassom Aslani as Program Directors

Caroline Tremblay
Chef
Kalpana Kadel
Kitchen Assistant

Support Team

Cheryl Jamieson
Kitchen Assistant and baker
Steve Ljubotina
Delivery
Neelum Shehzadi
Administration Specialist
Michael Oosterhof
Director of Finance
Rachel MacGillvary
HR Consultant
Viktoriya Rimdap
Executive Administrator
Aimee Baragar
Office and Business Administrator
Korrie-Mae Wiszniak - Chief Executive Officer
Korrie-Mae is a visionary, values-based leader. She has over 20 years of executive leadership experience that has focused on driving strategy, creating strong teams, leading financial growth and stabilizing programs. She works to build a passionate culture, ethical practice, based on shared vision and values. Korrie-Mae’s background includes work as an Executive Business Coach, CEO of a Montessori Preschool and VP and Co-founder of a boutique custom home building organization during the last 10 years. During this time, she has demonstrated a multi-disciplinary approach using a diverse set of business skills. Leveraging her extensive experience, she has focused on strategic planning, operational excellence and a strong customer experience. She advocates for building a family- and child-centric culture based on inspiring collaborative efforts and aiming for program excellence and aligned integrity in child care and early learning.

Departments

Administration

admin@churchillpark.ca

Family Day Homes

cpfirst@churchillpark.ca

Finance

finance@churchillpark.ca

Programs

Infant – 6 yrs Care Centres

At Churchill Park, we believe children are naturally curious and want to learn.

Out of School

Our role is to give kids educational experiences and independence so they can be creative in a fun learning environment.

Family Day Homes

Family Day Home programs offer quality child care for infants to twelve-year-olds in approved and monitored family day homes.

Corporate Child Care

We work with employers of all sizes to help them provide a variety of Calgary child care solutions for their employees.

"Our son is very well taken care of. The educators are very sweet and kind and seem to provide him with great care. Thank you Rahima and Cindy for all you do for our little guy."

"Would definitely recommend! We had our daughter at the Sunridge Kids@Churchill Park daycare for over a year and a half. They have a fabulous program - the staff are very professional & were very kind and loving. We are going to miss everyone dearly."

"I cannot possibly express the full extent of my gratitude for this daycare centre and the wonderful group that runs it. It was always clean, safe and efficiently run, but just as much if not more importantly it was always filled with so much love and joy."

"Highly recommend. The staff are kind and knowledgeable. They deeply care about each child. Wonderful place to take your kids."

"Would definitely recommend. We had our daughter at the Sunridge Kids@Churchill Park daycare for over a year and a half. They have a fabulous program — the staff are very professional & were very kind and loving. We are going to miss everyone dearly"

"Excellent daycare! The staff are amazing and they go above and beyond to care for the little ones. My daughter loves this daycare."

"One of the best early childhood development centers in Calgary. Top of the line facility, along with caring and professional staff."

"My son went to more than 3 different daycares in the past. To be honest, this is the first time I feel comfortable and truly happy that he goes to a daycare! The place is very clean, organized, and safe for the kids. I like how they keep the parents updated of everything through the phone app everyday. They let the kids explore and learn through the daily indoor and outdoor activities."

About Churchill

Kids@ Churchill Park is a non-profit Calgary child care and family support agency providing quality child care and early learning opportunities to children of Calgary families. We have been both pioneers and leaders in this field for 50 years.

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Address: 3311 Centre Street NW
Phone: 403-266-4656

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