Making a difference.
Day in and day out.
Caring and compassionate
people have a strong impact
on those around them.

Passions for helping those in need.

Our People

Enviros staff help make our social service programs in and around Calgary a reality. From those who we serve in our social services programs to the staff who deliver our programs, people are our focus. Looking to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Hazel Bergen

Chief Executive Officer

Hazel has been part of Enviros family for the past 20 years and in a leadership role for 15 years. Since joining Enviros as the Chief Executive Officer in 2016, Hazel has overseen the development of new innovative programming including the FASD Diagnostic & Assessment Centre, Triveri House and most recently, STRIDE. Hazel has a passion for the work of Enviros and being part of a community that is responsive to people’s needs. Ms. Bergen holds a Masters of Arts (Leadership) degree from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Calgary. Her interests include golf, physical fitness, spending time with family, and travelling. Hazel leads with authenticity, transparency, and passion with a focus on positive outcomes

Candace Windisch

Director of Services

I’ve been with Enviros for over 15 years and currently act as Director of Services. My background is in Criminology and I have found my passion exploring what can happen when people come together, help each other learn, connect and grow and create opportunities for change. I spent the early part of my career working with young people struggling with trauma and people involved in the justice system. I have spent 15 years working with and supporting people living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). I’m an avid reader, love to travel and be in the outdoors, and spend time with family and friends. I believe that when we support each other to understand the needs of our communities, and use that knowledge to create change- we can achieve anything. I’m privileged to be able to work with people who support environments where growth can happen and a sense of connection and belonging exist. I am passionate about working where innovation is paired with curiosity, empowerment and persistence; where intentional, informed, and strengths based practice encourages resilience, and self-efficacy- all reflected in our achievements. We can have a more accepting, inclusive environment that encourages people to move toward their vision for themselves and their families, ultimately creating a healthy environment for all.

I believe by being open to possibility and striving to do things better, our unique programming enables us to incorporate our shared passion to help vulnerable kids and families.


Financial Controller

Wendy has over 18 years of experience in finance, accounting, audit and tax and has worked with various medium size organizations. Prior to joining Enviros in September 2018, Wendy held the position as Controller with an oil service company for over 6 years. Wendy is a member of the Alberta Chartered Professional Accountants and obtained her CPA and CGA designations in 2013. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Mount Royal University and also holds a Diploma in Computer Science from Nippon Engineer College in Tokyo, Japan. Wendy is a mother of three boys. She likes to work out and especially loves hiking and swimming. She spends most of her free time with her family doing physical activities and traveling together. Wendy is trilingual, English is her third language preceded by Japanese and Mandarin.

I believe that if we all do our part, hold open minds and be respectful of our respective differences, the world will always be a wonderful place.

Carlie Burnett

Manager of Stride Therapeutic foster caregiving and YTA

I have been with Enviros since 1998 and currently serve as Manager of Stride and YTA. During my time at Enviros, I have held a number of roles including Manager of Foster Care, Respite Care and YTA, Group Home Program Supervisor, Community Support In-Home Support Worker, Supervisor of Community Programs and FASD Intervention Specialist. Providing innovative programming to support children and families in a variety of capacities has been truly rewarding. I am the mom of two wonderful girls, as well as a very energetic yellow lab who like to keep me on my toes. Our family enjoys spending weekends camping in the summer months, snowmobiling in the winter months and running to numerous dance competitions in between. I am very fortunate to be part of Enviros and am very passionate about the vision and work we provide to strengthen children, youth and families in our community.

I am passionate about the work we provide to strengthen children, youth and families in our community.

stacey dzuba

manager of passages and connects

Hey there, I'm Stacey Dzuba, and I've been walking alongside youth in the social services system for over 14 years now. From starting my career in the streets of Winnipeg ( treaty 1) to the neighborhoods of Alberta (treaty 6 &7), I've seen firsthand the resilience and strength that young people possess, even in the face of immense challenges. As an Anishinaabe Metis woman, my roots run deep, and my connection to community and culture has always been a guiding force in my work. Throughout my journey as a child and youth care practitioner, I've worn many hats - from frontline worker to supervisor to Manager. But no matter the role, one thing has always remained at the core of my approach: relational practice. It's not just a theory for me; it's the essence of how I engage with the youth I work with. Those 25 characteristics? They're not just checkboxes for me; they're guiding principles that shape every interaction. Enviros is where I've found my home. Founded on the belief in the power of human relationships, it's a place where innovation meets compassion. Here, I've had the privilege of being part of a team that helps youth move from vulnerability to stability, from crisis to independence. Whether it's providing a safe and therapeutic milieu that thrives in culture, offering opportunity to build competence through experiential learning, or assisting those aging out of Children's Services, every day is an opportunity to make a difference. And for me, that difference is made through genuine connections, understanding, and a whole lot of heart. In this vast wilderness of social services, I'm just one person trying to shine a light for those who need it most. But I believe that even the smallest light can illuminate the darkest corners, and I'm honored to be a part of that journey with the incredible youth I have the privilege to serve.

Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. BE STILL they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.
-Linda Hogan

brinnae erb, MACP, C.C.C.

manager of shunda creek recovery centre

Since 2019, I’ve held a variety of roles within wilderness programs operated by Enviros but currently serving as Program Manager for the Shunda Creek Recovery Centre located in Nordegg, AB. My background lies in Adventure Based Counselling and as a registered Canadian Clinical Counsellor, I have extensive therapeutic and lived experience working with addictions and mental health, trauma, and integration of grief and loss. As well as certifications in business coaching, program development, leadership, and various therapeutic modalities which provide a foundational skillset to facilitate evidence-based world class programming and team development. While there are numerous models of addiction and recovery, our program is based on the simple belief that addiction is quite simply the loss of connection. As such, my passion for intentional wilderness programming such as the Shunda Creek program is fueled by the wholehearted belief that healing happens within relationship. Thus, our program’s aim is to facilitate transformative experiences through which participants reconnect with self, others, and the land around them and it is an absolute honour to be even a small part of our young men’s journeys. Wild spaces are where my heart is happiest and in my free time you can find me exploring, camping, hiking, biking, and xcountry skiing in the David Thompson Corridor or paddling on Central Alberta lakes and rivers.

I wholeheartedly believe that healing happens through relationship.

Sylvie Horan

Manager of Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Diagnostic Centre

Sylvie is the Program Manager for the Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Diagnostic Centre (NDC). She has 30 years of experience leading and developing programs targeting vulnerable children, youth and adults with complex mental health and addiction issues; those who have experienced trauma, as well as young offenders. She is a strong believer in not only building capacity within her team, but also ensuring that all community members involved in these programs thrive and feel a sense of connection and belonging. Prior to her arrival at Enviros, Sylvie was the Provincial Project Manager of an initiative that involved working collaboratively with over 30 organizations to develop and implement a provincial census-style survey with the purpose of collecting data to design programs that best benefit youth in schools and communities. In addition, she also spent 15 years counselling students and creating programs for youth identified with severe behaviour and/or emotional trauma coupled with learning disabilities at the Surrey School District in British Columbia. Sylvie is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and holds a degree in Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, learning about new cultures (she speaks 4 languages), indulging in ethnic cuisine, building community and spending time with her family.

I am a strong believer in not only building capacity within our team, but also ensuring all community members involved in these programs thrive and feel a sense of connection and belonging.

Carrie Lanz

Manager of Summit and Excel

Profile coming soon!

caitlin palmer

manager of foster care and respite care connection

Profile coming soon!

Tyler Wilson

Manager of Triveri House

Tyler Wilson has come to Enviros following 5+ years working within Calgary’s homelessness system of care. Tyler has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology which has laid the foreground to pursue a career in the human services sector. Tyler has also travelled the world as a musician writing and producing albums, and collaborating with different musicians and groups from Europe, America, and Japan.

Every day is a new opportunity to better ourselves and the work we do. Our greatest strength is our community and the passionate people who work within it.

Enviros Board of Directors

Josh Malate, President

Chief Finance Officer, Athennian

Josh Malate has been on the Board of Directors for Enviros since 2017 and served on the Audit & Finance Committee. He began serving as President in 2023. Josh is an entrepreneur by passion and has started or joined numerous companies in phases of high growth and innovation. As part of his work, Josh founded Fresh Angles Inc., a business advisory firm that focuses on the needs of small organizations.

Lisa Olsen, Director

Vice President of Human Resources, ARC Resources Ltd.

Lisa Olsen has been a member of the board since February 2015. She served as President until 2023. Lisa is Vice President, Human Resources of ARC Resources, and oversees ARC’s human resources, internal communications, office services and records information management functions. She has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources. Lisa joined ARC in 2008.

Mark Greenwood, Director

Actuary Mercer Canada

Mark Greenwood joined the Board of Directors in June 2019. Mark is an actuary with Mercer Canada. He has over 30 years of experience advising companies and trustees on the design, financial management and administration of their pension plans. He joined Mercer in 1985, transferring from London, England to Calgary in 2000. Mark has been an active member of the Kinsmen Club of Calgary, a longtime supporter of Enviros since 2001.

Katherine Gomes, Board Treasurer

vice president, controller, ARC Resources Ltd.

Katherine Gomes joined the Board of Enviros in 2022 and serves on the Audit & Finance Committee. Katherine is the Vice President, Controller of ARC Resources Ltd., and is responsible for the company’s financial reporting, disclosure, internal control, and compliance activities. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting in the energy industry, as well as experience at an international accounting firm in its audit practice. Ms. Gomes is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Trevor Josephson, Director

Psychologist, Josephson Psychological Services Ltd.

Dr. Trevor Josephson has been an Enviros Board Member serving as a Director since 2008. Trevor is the founder of Josephson Psychological Services Ltd. and provides psychological services to children, teens, and adults. Services include individual, couple, family, and group therapy. Prior to founding Josephson Psychological Services Ltd., Trevor was a Psychologist at William Roper Hull Child & Family Services for three years. Trevor holds a PhD in Education Psychology from the University of Calgary, a Master of Arts Degree from the University of West Georgia in Humanistic Psychology and a BA in Sociology / Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

Allie Laurent, Director

Lawyer, McLennan Ross

Known for being a strong advocate, creative and personable, Allie offers pragmatic advice about a wide range of employment issues. She has built her reputation on making every effort to honour the relationships she has established, and the trust clients have placed in her. Allie maintains a labour and employment practice advising and acting for employers in a variety of industries. She is particularly knowledgeable regarding terminations and wrongful dismissal claims, privacy matters, illness and disability management, policy development and enforcement. Allie also assists clients with human rights matters, and has appeared and participated in conciliations, Tribunal Dispute Resolutions and before the Human Rights Tribunal. Though she has a strong track record of reaching fair settlements without incurring excessive legal costs, Allie is a tenacious litigator when need be. Persuasive in the courtroom, Allie provides clear arguments grounded in sound legal theory that reflect her clients’ position and their specific objectives. She has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal. She has also assisted clients with responding to administrative proceedings under the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, Employment Standards, and Employment and Social Development Canada. Allie understands the legal and business issues involved in safeguarding clients’ interests and works to minimize risk by identifying issues early on and crafting thoughtful solutions to employment concerns. She works closely with her clients to determine the best options for their unique circumstances, and she explains legal proceedings in an easy-to-understand manner. She takes the time to assure and support her clients and their decisions throughout the process. Allie is an active community member, regularly volunteering her legal services at the Women's Centre of Calgary and Calgary Legal Guidance. She has also recently joined the Board of Directors of Enviros Wilderness School Association.

Francesca Simon, Board Secretary

Wellness Services Administrator, Mount Royal University

Francesca Simon has been an Enviros Board Member serving as a Director since April 2015. Francesca is a Wellness Services Administrator at Mount Royal University, a position she has held since 2006. Prior to joining Mount Royal University, Francesca was a Risk Consultant at Innovative Risk Consulting and a Community Liaison with Ghost River Rediscovery. Ms. Simon has a Master of Arts (M.A.), Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor’s degree, Health and Physical Education/Fitness from McGill University. She also has a Certificate – Canadian Risk Management, Human Capital Risk Analysis & Management from Simon Fraser University.

Stacey ward, director

independent governance, risk management, and audit consultant

Stacey Ward is a governance, risk management, and audit professional. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Stacey held the role of Director of Corporate Risk with AltaGas Ltd. for the last eight years. Prior to joining AltaGas, she held the role of Corporate Governance Lead at Gibson Energy. As an Internal Audit leader with both Chief Audit Executive and Audit Committee experience, Stacey is well-versed in advising leaders on complex matters and the achievement of strategic objectives. In addition to her 20+ years of working in the corporate sector, Stacey also brings to the table the knowledge gained by having owned and managed an off the grid retreat center where groups facilitated their events related to self growth and development.

alabi adenekan, director

Biography coming soon!

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