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Laura Derhousoff

President & Founder

Laura knows when and how to lift up those around her towards a worthy cause. She gathered an amazing team to support her vision of improving the well-being of our healthcare workers. She has done volunteer work in Cambodia with the People Improvement Organization at the orphanage clinic for program development.

Laura has traveled and studied in India for her Yoga Instructor license with Yoga Alliance. Currently, she is working on her Nurse Practitioner License while she practices as an RN at the University of Alberta.

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Claudette Okimaw

Vice President

Claudette joined Stress Reduction Association with the desire to see an improvement in the lives of frontline healthcare workers. She currently lives in Driftpile First Nations and is excited to help SRA fulfill its mission.

Claudette was born in Edmonton to a Roman Catholic family and is the mother of ten children. She has a background in finance having had worked in CIBC on business accounts and in the credit department, then moving onto her second career as a Registered Nurse.


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Soki Srey

Board Member & Founding Member

Soki Srey is truly a joy to be around and uses her wealth of experience in non-profit financials to the benefit of this organization. She is legally bondable in Alberta and throughout Canada, technical training in: anti-money laundering and fraud detection. 

She has served for 5 years as District Treasurer at Girl Guides of Canada, 3 years as a CSR and FSP at the Bank of Montreal, and 3 years as a Financial Budget Planner for PIO. Soki served as the Treasurer for SRA for 2 years and has graciously continued on as a Board Member, continuing to help serve the community.

Soki’s empathic nature lead her to become a certified 'End of Life Doula' in 2020, where she uses her knowledge and skills to help others cope and navigate through difficult times.


Vicky Kwan

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Vicky joined Stress Reduction Association with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity. She has been a RN for 6 years and has recently gone back to school to pursue a Masters of Nursing in the leadership stream.

She is passionate about making connections with others in order to create a stronger sense of community. She is committed to carrying out our organization's mission of supporting all healthcare workers.


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Board Member Mark Cherrington - a Social Justice Advocate for the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights

Mark Cherrington

Board Member & Legal Advisor

Mark Cherrington is a Social Justice Advocate at the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights. Mark cares deeply about helping the vulnerable population and constantly devotes his time supporting youth in the greater Edmonton area.

Mark's experience in the legal system and devotion to our community is so valuable and appreciated by SRA. He helped create the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights, a non-profit society and registered charity. He has dedicated his life to helping people and is an invaluable member of our Board of Directors.

Check out this article about Mark!


Sanna Westermann

Director Emeritus, Co-Founder of SRA

Sanna co-founded Stress Reduction Association with Laura Derhousoff with the vision and drive to build our Non-Profit Organization to ensure sustainability to support the mission, vision, and values of SRA. She focused on developing the organization with vast experience in business strategy and development.

She graduated in 2022 from the University of Alberta with her Masters of Business Administration degree, and from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree - majoring in Marketing. Sanna has 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing and Business Development and is now a full-time consultant at Active Reach Consulting.

Sanna served as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for SRA from the beginning in 2020 until March 2023. Thank you for your service and for continuing to assist SRA in our mission!

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