Our Team

Board of Directors:

Glenn Michalchuk – President
Andrew Spence – Vice President
Bruce Klassen – Treasurer
Jodi St.Amant – Secretary
Dr. Angela Clark – Director
Peter Havens – Director
Kelsey Noakes – Director
Susan Peterson – Director
Shanlee Scott – Director
Mike Zacharias – Director

Leadership Team:

Kelly Holmes – Executive Director at RaY
Breda Vosters – Director of Grants and Information at RaY
Olga Shmelova – Director of Mental Health and Addictions at RaY
Talia Potash – Director of Housing at RaY
Caryn Birch – Director of Education and Training at RaY
Ran-Lee Rhinas – Human Resources at RaY


Kelly Holmes, Executive Director

Asha Harrington, Executive Assistant

Breda Vosters, Director of Grants and Information

Brittney Nygaard, Information Team Lead

Kerby Reimer, Operations Manager

Ayla Banks, Program Assistant

Kenny Chee, Stats & Information Assistant

Ran-Lee Rhinas, Human Resources Manager

Kate Armstrong, Communications & Public Relations Coordinator

Allan Bedard, Financial Controller

Dwight Samchek, Bookkeeper


Access to Immediate Needs

Steve Wolfe, Basic Needs Coordinator

Scott McNicol, Street Outreach Coordinator

Brittney Nygaard, Street Outreach Worker


Cultural Program

Heather Houston, Cultural Advisor

Lionel Houston, Cultural Advisor



Talia Potash, Director of Housing

Aaron Ghebrehiwot, Rapid Rehousing Manager

Stephanie Reinheimer, Housing First Case Manager

Jason Fillmore, Housing First Case Manager

Arielle Ziesmann, Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

Apryl Aisaican, Transitional Housing Manager

Devin Bray, Transitional Housing Team Lead

Phoebe Ross, ROOM Case Manager

Jude Bradford, ROOM Case Manager

Ahmad Salem, REST Case Manager

Francis Romawac, REST Case Manager


Mental Health & Addictions

Olga Shmelova, Director of Mental Health & Addictions

Haley Hickey, Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead

Laura Canfield, Mental Health & Addictions Case Manager

Swati Bhatt, Mental Health Virtual Platform Lead

Chelsea Johnson, Mental Health Case Manager

Aisha Akano, Mental Health and Addictions Case Manager

Amanj Palani, Mental Health Case Manager


Education & Training

Caryn Birch, Director of Education and Training

Dominique Hodder, Level Up! Team Lead

Danielle Preusentanz, Life Skills Facilitator, Level Up! Lift Off

Troy Taylor, Life Skills Facilitator, Level Up! Launch Pad

Casey Wall, Level Up! Case Manager

Cassandra Valmestad, Level Up! Case Manager

Kate Matthews-Lindsey, Level Up! Case Manager

Shanice Parker, Level Up! Case Manager

Laura McNish, Classroom Assistant

Marshall Wiebe, Growing Opportunities Case Manager

Lauren Kroeker-Lee, Social Enterprise & Employment Coordinator

Pete Van Loon, Kitchen Coordinator

Carlos Severight, Moving Coordinator

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