Meet The Leadership Team
Hope’s Home proudly employs qualified and energetic staff whose passion for helping children with complex medical needs is just as strong as our own.
Learn more about the folks behind Hope’s Home below.
Jacqueline is a compassionate, dedicated advocate and passionate leader. With a background in pediatric nursing, Jacqueline is a Registered Nurse and the Founder and CEO of Hope’s Home. Under the authority and guidance of the Board of Directors, Jacqueline works closely with her Executive Team and is responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic plan and achieving the mission, goals and objectives of Hope’s Home.
Jacqueline has excellent interpersonal skills that are essential to working with a diverse group of individuals. She consistently and effectively represents the organization with government officials and community agencies. Jacqueline creates liaisons to promote the growth and development of the organization, as well as new partnerships to facilitate the ongoing support of Hope’s Home.
She has been awarded the 2010 Saskatchewan Healthcare Excellence Award for Community Leadership and the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She freely offers her time and energy to be a voice for children with complex medical needs. Jacqueline is a 2013 graduate from Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership, 2016 Professional Leadership Certificate and 2018 Professional Management Certificate from University of Regina Continuing Learning with ongoing training in leadership and professional coaching. She is the recent recipient of the 2018 U of R Alumni Humanitarian & Community Service Award.
With help and dedication from the amazing staff at Hope’s Home, there is a place for special children just to be kids. Jacqueline’s dream is our reminder that there’s no place like Hope.
Sudesh is the Chief Financial Officer for Hope’s Home. He brings with him 20 years of experience in finance. His skills vary from accounting and Financial Management, Enterprise Risk Assessment, Business Planning, Change Management, IT and System implementation.
Sudesh graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Charted Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and holds designation with The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Professionals, and the Global Risk Management Institute Inc. In addition, he has completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Laurentian University.
Sudesh’s work experience varies from non-profit organizations, credit unions, automotive, manufacturing, marketing, yellow pages, and construction industries.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors with the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Saskatchewan.
Sudesh and his wife have lived in Regina, Saskatchewan with their two teenage daughters for over ten years.
He enjoys traveling, spending time in cabins, consulting on business issues, photography and following sports. You can view his photography on Facebook.
You can also connect with Sudesh on Linked In.
Allison is a seasoned human resource professional and leader. She has been working and leading in the field of human resources for over a decade and holds a Masters in Human Resource Management (Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business) and a Bachelor of Administration degree (University of Regina). Allison is change management certified through PROSCI and has taken various leadership and management related courses.
Passionate about fostering strong, collaborative relationships, working strategically to achieve goals and objectives, and using data to diagnose problems and drive solutions, Allision brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Hope’s Home. Allison comes with experience from executive provincial government, private industry, non-profit, and co-operatives.
Her experience in HR covers a wide scope of functions and variation in the delivery of HR programs and services. She is also skilled in other business functions including product marketing management, financial securities services, and leading customer service teams. Her education and experience in these business functions have allowed for the development of a strong business acumen, strategic communications, and ability to find workable HR solutions across business lines. Allison has provided HR consultation to leaders at all levels of an organization, lead and participated on a variety of HR projects, and mentored and coached other leaders.
On a personal note, Allison loves scuba diving, backcountry mountain hiking, cooking, and flower gardening.
Amanda has been with Hope’s Home since 2007. Beginning her journey here as a floor nurse she has held many positions including Nursing Coordinator, Operations Manager for the Regina region and now has been the Senior Manager of Supportive Living since 2015.
Amanda’s responsibility is developing and overlooking all operations for our supportive living homes across the province. Amanda works hard to ensure that these children have a fun and safe environment to live and play alongside other children, and to participate in their communities and the early development programming we offer at Hope’s Home.
In addition to the Supportive Living Program, she works alongside the nurses in our supportive living and daycare programs to develop the nursing departments and policies and procedures that govern the care provided for all of our children.
Amanda graduated from Alberta’s Practical Nursing program in 2004. She since has trained to facilitate Color Spectrums training as well as Basic Skills training, is a graduate of the Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership program, the LEAP management skills development program and is working towards being a certified coach with the International Coach Federation.
Lisa Graduated from the University of Regina and quickly found her place at Hope’s Home in 2009. She has grown within the organization and now oversees the programs of our childcare centres within the province. Lisa strives to ensure each child has a place to grow and flourish in an integrated program. Early learning and intervention are key initiatives that Hope’s Home offers all our families whether in house or partnering with outside agencies. Allowing children to explore and learn in safe and fun ways no matter their condition/ability is something we strongly believe for.
Pam comes with 10 years of experience working at Hope’s Home. She started out as a RN student for her community placement and quickly fell in love with the organization and the mission. Pam showed us that she had a natural gift for leadership and has since taken on the roles of Regional Manager and then Nursing Supervisor, and now Manager of Nursing Operations.
The Senior Manager of Nursing Operations leads the Supportive Living and Daycare nurses in the development and maintenance of policies, evaluation and assessment of training modules, leads the Nursing Policy Committee and most importantly, is the go-to resource for Hope’s Home nurses.
Evelyn came to Hope’s Home five years ago to fill the position of executive assistant to the CEO. Having a child with complex medical needs within her family circle, it was Hope’s Home’s mission, vision and values that drew her to the organization. Her many years of experience in the administrative field and organizational abilities have proven an asset to the CEO. She has now expanded her duties to support the COO and CFO as well.
Originally from Edmonton, Thandi was an Administrative Assistant with the University of Alberta’s Department of Medicine from 2008 to 2020. Thandi then moved to Regina in January of 2020 and worked for the SHA, Department of Pharmacy in Administration before joining the Hope’s Home family.
When asked what drew her to Hope’s Home, she said, “A friend of Hope’s Home recommended the job to me and I identified with the organization’s purpose, mission, and values.”
Thandi enjoys practicing yoga and snowmobiling with friends in her free time. She definitely came to the right province for that!
Raquel Vallee was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. From an early age, she had an awareness of a bigger picture and has strived to help things be better; whether by helping her fellow students and teachers or by volunteering at various organizations.
She has held positions in the field of childcare and administration and loves people. Her goal at Hope’s Home is to aid her team in the smooth running of this great organization and support wherever she can.
Joseph, casually referred to as Joey, is a graduate of the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina with a degree in Accounting and a Certificate in Economics. Joey’s responsibilities at Hope’s Home include: general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and supporting the other departments.
Arlynn has worked with Hope’s Home since July 2017, first as an administrative assistant at our Warman location before joining the leadership team as a Finance Administrator based out of the Saskatoon provincial office. She graduated from Bow Valley College in Calgary, AB with an Administrative Professional Certificate and is always seeking opportunities to continually grow and learn!
Arlynn is passionate about Hope’s Home’s mission and values and is honoured to be part of this growing organization.
From an early age, Mickey knew that working with children was where her path would lead her. Equipped with her ECE Level III and years of experience working in early childhood education, Mickey started working at Hope’s Home Prince Albert in 2013 as the Early Learning & Childcare Manager. As Hope’s Home began its journey in Prince Albert, Mickey took it upon herself to help grow the organization’s awareness in its new city. She became the face of Hope’s Home Prince Albert and increased its fundraising efforts by creating the annual Hope’s Home Golf Tournament.
In December 2019, Mickey accepted the temporary position of Regional Fundraising Manager, and brought Swinging with the Stars to Prince Albert that same year raising $110,000. Mickey continued to prove her value as an integral member of the Fundraising & Marketing department and her position became permanent in December 2020.
Mickey is looking forward to the future of the fundraising department and all that they will continue to accomplish as a team.
I come to Hope’s Home from Federated Cooperatives Ltd. where I filled the role of Social Responsibility Advisor. Prior to that, I was the Manager of Development and Engagement at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPSCH) Foundation .
Joining the team of Hope’s Home is an exciting opportunity both personally and professionally as I am motivated to be out in the community, meeting people and sharing stories of the impact that their donation can make. I look forward to the challenge and personal connection that comes from championing a cause like Hope’s Home that I truly believe in.
Danielle comes to Hope’s Home with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and over 10 years of marketing experience, most recently at the Saskatoon Public Library. Joining the Hope’s Home team is an exciting opportunity as it combines her personal passion and first-hand experience in the need for inclusivity as a mom to a high-needs child with her professional knowledge and experience of connecting with the community.
Danielle is excited to build more awareness of Hope’s Home by spreading the Hope’s Home story and vision.
Kelsey completed the Human Resource Management program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2019 and quickly started her HR career. She joined Hope’s Home’s leadership team in February 2020, working closely with the Senior Manager of HR in Saskatoon. Kelsey has always had the desire to help others, and felt instantly connected to Hope’s Home’s mission, vision, and values. She is grateful to be working alongside this wonderful group of people.
A graduate of the Paul J. Hill School of Business, Linda comes to Hope’s Home with various years of experience working at the University of Regina and at the Government of Saskatchewan. Her professional portfolio includes international relations, donor relations, policy development, and human resources. Linda is an avid believer in supporting local communities and is proud to be part of the Provincial Leadership Team of Hope’s Home.
Fairuz works with leaders across the organization to fulfill policy, procedure, handbooks and other internal document requirements.
Fairuz has experience as a Childhood Educator and as an Executive Administrative Officer. She loves to learn and has a Masters of English Degree and a Master of Administration Degree from the University of Regina. Fairuz has traveled to 9 different countries, loves to paint, draw, dance and sing. Fairuz hails from Bangladesh and she and her husband now live in Regina.