The Leadership Team

Millie

Millie Beckel
Executive Director
South Region


Inclusion has always been a way of life for Millie. It was while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women's Studies at Carleton University that the possibility of making a career of it occurred to her. Taking the bus to University every day, she came to know a person with a disability and found herself supporting him in his efforts to get a job at the school's cafeteria. This was to be the first of many successes in developing people's personal support networks and connecting them to their communities.

After 23 years at Spectrum Society in Vancouver, Millie joined Richmond Society for Community Living in 2015. Her knowledge and passion for aligning individualized services to community living are instrumental in improving everyday life for everyone living in Richmond. Millie has built strong relationships and partnerships with the staff she works with, the funders, politicians, businesses, community groups and member families throughout the lower mainland and is looking forward to building all those same connections here in Medicine Hat.

Millie has worked direct support with individuals, been a home share provider as well as lead the teams of people who coordinate service delivery including, 24/7 staffed homes, Independent living, outreach, life skills, social Enterprise and Home share. The teams she has collaborated with strive to ensure that every person has their voice heard and have access to all the supports, connections and resources they need to live the best lives possible. The staff Millie has worked beside are inspired to do the best job possible, ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in their community.




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Shannon Hansen
SW Zone Director
South Region

Shannon is a native Montanan and has had the opportunity to live throughout the USA with her husband, Jeff, and their four children, moving to Lethbridge in July of 2012. Shannon and her family were the 2006 California State Legislature award winners for the "Service Above Self" award for their work for persons with disabilities. Shannon has been dedicated to making a difference for over twenty years in the non-profit sector focusing on community integration and increased quality of life for all.

Shannon holds both a Bachelor of Arts- Social Science with an Education Concentration and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management with an Organizational Leadership Specialization. Shannon is elated to be part of the McMan team because of the heart and dedication poured out towards clients, the emphasis on staff gratitude, and the creative, flexible approach to challenges.



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Sara Pettigrew
Regional Office Manager
South Region

Sara has worked in the nonprofit sector for years. Coming from the Saskatchewan Stock Growers for 3 years and moving to Medicine Hat to work for McMan for the past 7 1/2 years. Sara started with McMan as the administrative assistant and now holds the Regional Office Manager position. Sara would describe McMan as "the best organization to work for; an organization that truly cares about why they do what they do and about the people behind the scenes to make the why a reality."



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Tracie Mutschler, CA
Director of Finance and Administration
South Region

Tracie achieved her Chartered Accountant designation in 2009 after articling at a public accounting firm in Medicine Hat. She continued working in public practice until she took a two year break from the workforce to enjoy being a stay at home Mom. Tracie joined McMan in the spring of 2015 and is excited to bring a financial way of thinking with her to McMan and combine her passion for finance and community within our organization.



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Leah Schmidt
SE Zone Programs Manager
South Region

Leah has been with McMan for 13 years, first as a Program Supervisor for the Parent Link Centre, and currently in the role of Programs Manger. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University and will be utilizing the experience to enhance the positive culture as a part of the Management team.



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Tracy Tanghe, RSW
SE Zone Programs Manager
South Region

Tracy is a registered social worker who has been with McMan for six years in variety of different roles. Tracy started with Housing First before transferring to Family Development and then becoming a Programs Manager in 2016. Tracy is passionate about social justice and program development and truly believes she has the best job in the world. Every day Tracy is fortunate to observe dedicated professionals committed to helping make a difference at an individual, family and community level. McMan is an amazing organization to work for with a strong focus on work life balance, a strengths-based culture and a continued commitment to supporting individuals and families in our community be all that they can be.



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Trevor Kruger
SW Zone Programs Manager
South Region

Trevor moved from Swift Current to Lethbridge in 1990 to attend the University of Lethbridge. He graduated in 1995 with a general Arts degree and spent the next 16 years working for PDD community agencies supporting Adults and Children with disabilities. Trevor began working with McMan in 2012 as the Program Supervisor in the residential program and In December 2016, became Program Manager of McMan South. Trevor oversees all programs and works closely with the Director Shannon Hansen.