Next Step meets the standards for a Certificate of Recognition in Workplace Safety (COR)


Executive Director
Send Brandon an email

Brandon has been with Next Step from the start. His education background consists of a Bachelor Degree in Community Rehabilitation from the University of Calgary, and he has been working with individuals with disabilities for 24 years.

His passion is playing guitar and he would like to record an instrumental CD in the future.
Accounts Manager
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Coreena moved to sunny Medicine Hat from Hinton where she was a Program Coordinator at a Parent Link center. Her love for people and outgoing attitude has resulted in her working in the human services field in various positions for numerous years. 

She enjoys her interactions with all who come into the office.  In her spare time Coreena enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors and the wonderful weather that Medicine Hat has to offer.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RHONDA MCKENNA
Human Resources Manager
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Rhonda moved to Medicine Hat 21 years ago with her husband, from Grande Prairie.  Since arriving in Medicine Hat Rhonda has seen her family grow, with the arrival of her son and has grown to call Medicine Hat home.  Since arriving in Medicine Hat, Rhonda has worked in several non-profit organizations and enjoys helping people be the best they can be.

Rhonda loves spending time outside in the wonderful sunshine Southern Alberta offers.  You can find her almost every weekend outside enjoying the many activities Medicine Hat and Elkwater offer. She is particularly fond of paddle boarding or hiking one of the many trails in Medicine Hat or Elkwater with her camera in hand. 
Program Manager

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Jennifer was born and raised in Medicine Hat.  She attended Lethbridge College where she completed the Therapeutic Recreation Gerontology Diploma Program.  Jennifer has a passion for helping others.  As a Recreational Therapist, she acknowledges the signifiance of leisure and recreation as integral components of optimal health and well-being for individuals with illnesses and other conditions.  Jennifer joined Next Step in 2016 as a Program Coordinator.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family/friends, loves music/attending concerts, and enjoys travelling when she can.
TRACY SNOW, B.ScN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Program Coordinator
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Tracy has completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and has worked in hospital settings such as Ambulatory Care Units in Fort McMurray as well as St. Albert.  Prior to her Nursing Degree, she completed her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate and worked in Halifax at the QEII Hospital. Preceding her LPN Designate, Tracy completed her Health Care Aide Certificate, Laboratory Assistant Certificate, as well as a Medical Administrative Assistant course.  Tracy has worked in nursing homes in Ottawa, ON as well as Halifax, NS and worked in a  Transitional Care Unit for individuals with specialized needs awaiting long term care placement at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Tracy stepped back from Nursing in 2012 as she needed to focus on her daugher with special needs.  During this time, Tracy focused on community supports, a myriad of doctor appointments and surgical interventions necessary for her daughter.  It was during this time that her focus on those living with disabilities became a passion of hers and her career focus took a different direction.  Tracy started with Next Step in 2016 and brings experience as a Front Line Staff and Team Leader to her position as  Program Coordinator.

Tracy loves spending time with her three kids, attending music festivals/concerts and travel.  She is hoping to travel to Newfoundland this year to see her family.
Program Coordinator
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Carrie was born and raised here in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She enjoys a variety of activities including acrylic painting, crocheting, gardening, baking, reading and photography. She is an avid dart player in the local league and volunteers with several organizations at a local, provincial, and national board level.

Carrie started her professional career in the Registered Nursing program, but decided to change her interests to Social Work.  She has completed her Bachelor Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary (2013) and is also registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.  Carrie has worked in this field of disability services for the past eight years and brings complex behavioural support experience as both a Team Leader and as a Program Coordinator.
Program Coordinator
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Program Coordinator
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Jimmy was born in Abucay, Philippines and finished his BA in Philosophy at Mother of Good Counsel Seminary and Master in Business Administration (Regis Program) at Ateneo De Manila University. He moved to Edmont, AB as a graduate student in 2005, and completed his Masters in Religious Education (School Administration Program) at Newman Theological College. His thesis on school administration was published in 2008.  

Jimmy worked as a teacher in high school anbd Executive Director of a Youth Foundation in the Philippines prior to his life in Canada. He volunteered as a teacher in Jr Á Sr High School while studying in Edmonton. He also worked as a Library Assistant Á Assist to the Registrar at NTC.

Jimmy moved to Lethbridge, AB in 2008 and started working in Disability Support Services as a front line staff, Team Leader and Supervisor. In March 2020, his family moved to Medicine Hat, where Jimmy started working at Next Step Residential Services as a Team Leader and at present a Program Coordinator.

Jimmy has been involved in sports organizations as a Board Member of Lethbridge Sports Council, volunteer coach in Minor Basketball League, and President of Southern Alberta Players Basketball League.
Having two sons and a wife who loves camping abd the outdoors, Jimmy is always busy driving their motorhome "Homey" in different campgrounds around Alberta from Spring to Fall. When "Homey" is parked during the cold months, Jimmy and his young family would usually watch movies, cook new recipes, play riddles and board games, or sing karaoke. Jimmy is a lyricist by hobby and already recorded two songs in Tagalog.
Program Coordinator
Send Connie an email

Connie moved to Medicine Hat from B.C. 8 years ago with her son. Since arriving to Medicine Hat, Connie has watched her family grow with the birth of her second son, getting married and gaining a stepson. Connie has  worked in disability services for 12 years. She has previously worked front line with persons with disabilities. She also worked for 2 non-profit agencies in programs that focused on mental health, addictions, FASD, behaviour modification and family support. Her son became ill with a rare genetic condition and it reminded her that her passion is helping Individuals with unique needs to live their best life. Connie is a passionate person that puts her heart into everything she does. She loves spending time with her family, camping, travelling and anything outdoors. when the weather is nice. When the weather is cold and gloomy, she can be found curled up by the fireplace reading a book or playing board games with her children.