Three staff members work together to deliver the quality programming SAIPA continually strives to offer:
Sharon Rempel, Executive Director: Sharon has been with SAIPA since 2012, with years of experience in the disability services field! Sharon brings enthusiasm and passion to her work with SAIPA, always finding creative ways to develop new programming and partnerships! When she’s not in the office, Sharon is often out promoting SAIPA’s services through community meetings and presentations. Sharon can always be seen with a smile on her face and a bounce in her step, creating a positive environment for staff and advocates alike!
Anna Olson, Advocacy Coordinator: Anna joined SAIPA in 2009, bringing a degree in Community and Disability Services and a diploma in Disability Studies. Anna brings heart and dedication to her position with SAIPA, establishing a strong and meaningful bond with self-advocates. As the primary overseer of SRSAN, Anna spends much of her time meeting with self-advocates, listening to their concerns and helping them achieve their goals. Anna assists advocates to have their voices heard on both a local and provincial level through various projects, initiatives and committees. Anna believes every voice matters!
Jenn Hyggen, Community Engagement Coordinator: Jenn has been a member of our team since January but has worked in the field for 15 years. She studied Disability and Community Rehabilitation at Lethbridge College and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge. Jenn has served on the Board of Directors but is happy to now be Editor of SRSAN’s bi-monthly newsletter, The Ripple while also teaching the workshops that SAIPA offers. This full time mother of three is passionate about teaching, inclusion and Diet Pepsi.