CHANTAL BEAVER - Executive Director
My name is Chantal Beaver and I am the Executive Director of The Hub Family Resource Centre. The Hub has been my home away from home since November of 2011 when I first accepted the role of Executive Director. I have an Undergraduate and Graduate degree in Family Studies and am genuinely invigorated by working in the field of Family Life Education. The work that I do is not only fulfilling and challenging, but motivates me to work harder for my community. This past year I have acted as the Chair for the Fort McMurray Early Years Coalition and represented the region on the Provincial Parent Link Network. Most rewarding for me this past year has been my work with the Social Recovery Task Force and Community Partnership Table, forums dedicated to the recovery of individuals and families in Wood Buffalo post-wildfire.
CORDELLA WELSHMAN - Special Events and Volunteers
I am originally from Newfoundland and have been calling Fort McMurray home for the past 12 years. I have been working at The Hub Family Resource Centre for the past 7 years. My role has transitioned since my first day, I am now the Event & Volunteer Manager. My role consists of planning and coordinating all events that The Hub offers, like our largest fundraiser of the year, The June Bug Children’s Festival. The Chili Cook-off, The Children’s Gala & the Nanny Conference are some of the different events we offer throughout the year. Also I recruit, retain and reward all of our great Volunteers that we have per year including events and in centre. I am passionate about what The Hub has to offer the families of The Wood Buffalo Region and the impact it has in every way.
SAMANTHA SIMPSON - Programs and Services
Originally from Victoria British Columbia, I have called Fort McMurray home for nearly 15 years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from the University of Victoria and have been working with The Hub Family Resource Centre for four years. I began with The Hub as a Family Support Worker and have transitioned into the role of Director of Programs and Services. From the first time I came into the centre, I knew I wanted to be a part of this organization. The Hub provides something different for each family from a place to learn and get support for a healthy pregnancy, to a safe place for their children to grow and experience new things, to a friendly face to answer their questions about parenting, car seats, and child development. I am so grateful to be a part of a team that makes such a difference for the families of Wood Buffalo.
MICHELLE DUNPHY - Operations
Originally from Newfoundland, I have been living in Fort McMurray for the past 7 years. I completed the Office Administration program at Keyano College, and have returned to school on a part-time basis to work towards a Bookkeeping Certificate. I have been an employee of The Hub Family Resource Centre since early 2012, starting off as a student doing my practicum, to the Executive Assistant and now the Operations Manager. My role includes but is not limited to; payroll, benefits, operations contracts, renovations and leading the Hub’s yearly audit. The Operations Department and the Hub team have accomplished some new and exciting things! We had some new renovations which included a fully renovated Hub at our Franklin location with new flooring, kitchen cabinets and countertops, paint all throughout and so much more. I am extremely proud of the staff and the work that we do providing such an essential service within our community, and so grateful to be apart of the Hub team.
MISTY SCHAD - Marketing
Born in Edmonton Alberta, I moved to Fort McMurray at the age of 7 and have called this wonderful community home for 17 years. Watching this community grow and thrive makes me proud that I work at The Hub, and the wonderful impact it has on residents in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Being the Marketing Coordinator allows me to become involved and knowledgeable in every department that the Hub offers. It also allows me to interact and answer Hub Families questions on our Facebook page and website and guide them to the right resource they are interested in. This organization truly makes a difference in our region and I am so grateful I can contribute to our incredible team.