Leadership Team

We’re passionate about what we do. After all, we’re helping women and their families lead better lives. Our leadership team provides the strategic vision for us to empower women on their journey toward creating lasting change in their lives.

Lori Patrick

Executive Director
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    As Executive Director, I am responsible for ensuring that the goals of Adeara, as set by the Board, are being achieved. I provide oversight of Adeara and also spend much of my time raising awareness and funds. I take my role very seriously and count it a privilege to make a way for women who are often dismissed or forgotten. Giving women a space to change, and supporting them in that, is what I love. My goal is to ensure that every woman who comes through our doors is given the opportunity to live her life free from addiction, breaking the cycle for future generations.

Kate Wyse

Clinical Program Director
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    I oversee all the counselling, programming, and support staff at Adeara. I also work closely with our program staff in the area of intaking new residents and their children. I have my masters in counselling and I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor. I love working with our residents and seeing how God moves in each of their lives. My goal and prayer is to see every woman who comes to us for help reach sustainable recovery and build healthy happy families.

Megan Andersen

Program Coordinator
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    I schedule the monthly programming for our residents, oversee training & onboarding, calculate statistics, work with the clinical team, and manage client files. I love making a difference by empowering women to be who Jesus created them to be. I love teaching women how to build effective systems into their daily life to reach their goals. I also am a huge excel spreadsheet nerd and love tracking long term change in our communities. I am usually in the background, secretly building the systems that allow daily life to flow smoothly at Adeara.

Katie Wilson

Counsellor
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    I’m an Addiction Counsellor, which means I listen, support and guide the women in recovery at Adeara. I’m here to show the love of Jesus to all and through his love, help women find freedom from addiction. I’m currently working toward my hours to receive my Addiction Counsellor II certification. I’ve completed programs with The Addiction Academy and Genesis and I’ve trained in Inner Healing with Ellel Ministries Canada. I’m also a Relapse Prevention Specialist, Interventionist and Love & Respect Marriage mentor.

Kendra Bovenschen

Counsellor
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    I get to journey alongside women in the day-to-day as they heal from addiction and its impacts on their lives. This means I help facilitate therapy and deliver education specific for addiction; I also work together with women to set lifestyle parameters for their recovery. Having attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The King’s University, I am at Adeara as a Counsellor because I believe healing is possible in people’s lives.

Teresita Cueva

Clinical Coordinator
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    I’m part of a body called Clinical Team and I serve as their “digits” (i.e. fingers), as I do computer work for them. I also provide support to residents by liaising with our partner pharmacy and other offices to coordinate their medication and various other needs. As menial as these tasks sound, they give me incomparable joy and fulfillment because they are significant pieces to our women’s restoration to self, family, community and God. Their success is also my success.

Loudell Herms

Facility & Support Coordinator
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    It is my job to be a bridge among the different spokes of Adeara—the clinical team, the facility, admin, and the support team, while ensuring that our residents are well supported in their recovery journeys. I LOVE pouring into people and building healthy teams. I truly believe that Jesus can change everything, so to see the everyday miracles in our residents’ lives and families is amazing!

Corrie Carrola

Support/Intake Coordinator
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    I’m a daytime support worker, assisting with day-to-day client needs, office work and client intake. I’ve worked at Adeara for about 13 years and absolutely love it. I enjoy working in an environment dedicated to helping women (and their children) overcome addiction. Every day I get to “do life” with these brave women who work incredibly hard to overcome the challenges they face. I love watching their journeys and sharing in their joy as they experience the positive impact on their lives and in the lives of their children.

Juli Holland

Donor & Community Relations
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    My title at Adeara is Donor & Community Relations, but I’m also the Event Lead. I have a background in events and have always had a heart for people, which has proven to be a good combination. I get to plan all of our fundraising and awareness events and foster relationships with people who believe in the work of Adeara, and ultimately, the work of Jesus. It is an honour to help provide women with a supportive and compassionate community, help write their stories of success, and heal their hearts in the process.

Kendra Thompson

Communications Lead
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    I help Adeara build a supportive community and stay connected to it through marketing, fundraising and donor relations. My heart is to take all the beautiful things that are happening at Adeara and open the door, so that everyone can see the incredible things that are happening inside. I believe that once people see the heart of Adeara, they’ll want to become a part of this change too.

Tracy Lemke

Operations Lead
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    I work alongside the Executive Director providing oversight to a variety of administrative functions at Adeara. My goal is to support the mission of empowering women on their journey to create lasting life change, by ensuring the effective and efficient operation of Adeara.

Charlene Nanninga

Thrift Store Regional Manager
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    My job looks different every day. I love working with the volunteers and customers. Our goal is to make the store a profitable endeavour for Adeara, so I work towards that daily.

Barb Olynyk

Bookkeeper
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    I’m the bookkeeper. I’m glad to be working at Adeara, because working with an organization that makes a difference, makes ALL the difference.

Board Members

Adeara is a leader in addiction recovery and our Board of Directors plays a vital role in our work. Our board facilitates Adeara’s connection with communities and our capacity to change the lives of women struggling with addiction, mental health concerns, trauma and abuse.

Board Directors

Andrew Lee
David Cornock
Elaine O’Connor
Todd Sumner
John Powell
Erica Kalke
Charlene Dykstra
Natasha Varma

Executives of the Board

Mark Evans – Chairman
Jesse Jervis – Vice Chair
Jayton Sontag – Treasurer
Shauna Yohemas – Secretary
Connie Spooner – Chaplin