BriarPatch Board of Directors 2018-2019
BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre is a not-for-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with BriarPatch, contact us to find out more!

Catherine McBean

Catherine McBean

President

Catherine is currently serving her fourth year with the Board of Directors, and her second year in the role of President. Catherine also volunteers her time as founder and organizer of the BriarPatch Allergy Support Group.

Samantha Minaker

Samantha Minaker

Secretary

Joined 2018.
Sam is a BriarPatch Preschool parent and mother of two boys. She is a stay at home mom that does the books for her husbands company. Before kids Sam spent over 10 years working in banking. 

Jacqui Konlup

Jacqui Konlup

Treasurer

Jacqui has served in the role of Treasurer since 2016.

Krysta Smith

Krysta Smith

Director

Joined 2017
Krysta is a former BriarPatch Preschool parent and mother of three boys. She works in the communications and marketing field for municipal government.
Jodi Lakevold

Jodi Lakevold

Director

Joined 2018.
Jodi is a mother of three and a BriarPatch preschool parent.  She currently stays at home to raise her children.  Jodi brings extensive experience working in management for agencies in the Edmonton area that served high risk & vulnerable youth.

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Director

Joined 2018.
Denise Jolley

Denise Jolley

Director

Joined 2014.
Denise is a current BriarPatch parent and mother of three with a background in music, project management, marketing communications, and web design. She has previously served in the roles of Acting President and Vice President.

Anna Bruce

Anna Bruce

Director

Joined 2018
Anna is a current BriarPatch preschool parent and a mother to two girls. She is a Realtor with a background in small business as well as working with children with special needs.

 

 

Eileen Edwards

Eileen Edwards

Director

Joined 2018.

 

Eileen is a community member with a background in psychology, education, and ministry.   She is mom to two sons.