Your Wellness Support Team is Here for You
Sarah is a registered Social Worker, who has been working with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Winnipeg & Manitoba, for over 10 years. In her work experience with the CMHA, she has worked alongside Manitobans experiencing homelessness, and more recently, helping people connect to the resources and supports they need to thrive in life. She is looking forward to the challenge of offering this support to Manitoba’s educational workforce, who provide front-line support and tools for academic success to our province’s students, families and communities every day.
Nadera has worked in the education sector for 17 years in a variety of roles including lunch supervisor, educational assistant, and teacher. During this time, she gained a first-hand understanding of the pressures faced by school staff members seeking mental health supports. She saw the opportunity to become a Wellness Support Specialist as a way to help provide much needed services and supports for all of Manitoba school staff. Nadera is excited to bring her love and appreciation for education and mental health together to provide a holistic, people-centered approach to provide wellbeing support and care for all in Manitoba’s education workforce.
Irene was the Assistant Superintendent in the Louis Riel School Division responsible for programming in Libraries, Physical Education, Practical and Fine Arts. Prior to that role, Irene was the Principal at Glenlawn Collegiate, Windsor Park Collegiate and Vice-Principal at JH Bruns, Samuel Burland, and St. George. She is a physical education graduate who spent 43 years in education and continues to be in awe of the amazing education workforce who put their hearts and souls into working on behalf of students and families.
Elvera (MSW, RSW) is passionate about mental health promotion and wellness. Her past work in supporting mental health awareness, creating mentally healthy schools, and child and adolescent psychiatry brings an abundance of knowledge and experience that informs her role as Supervisor of the Care for All in Education’s team of Wellness Support Specialists.