Laura Derhousoff

Founder- President

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 improved well-being and support for our healthcare workers. She has done volunteer work in Cambodia with the People Improvement Organization at the orphanage clinic for program development. In her travels she studied in India for her Yoga Instructor licence with Yoga Alliance. Currently, she is working on her Nurse Practitioner Licence while she practices as an RN at the UofA.

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Sanna Westermann

Board Member- Vice President

Sanna joined Stress Reduction Association with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience in business strategy and development.

She graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree - majoring in Marketing. Sanna has 6 years of experience in Digital Marketing and is currently working on obtaining her Masters Degree at the University of Alberta in Business Administration. 

With her experience as a Board of Governors member for another non-profit organization, and her education and experience in business administration and organization, she has proven her ability and passion to help our organization advance.

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Soki Srey

Treasurer of the Board of Directors

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. 

Her work ethic and passion had always stemmed from helping vulnerable populations or supporting non-profits serving the community. She has served for 4 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 is a practicing Buddhist that believes in karma and strives to balance family, friends, and of course finances. She currently works with the non-profit organization People Improvement Organization (PIO) since 2007 and has served as the treasurer for the charity 'Girl Guides of Canada' since 2012. 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 such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marjorie Canezal

Secretary Board Member

Marjorie completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at Our Lady of Fatima University in Valenzuela, Philippines in 2002. In 2007, she moved to Edmonton, Alberta, she found an opportunity to work as a Therapy Assistant. She has since become a registered Physiotherapist and enjoys working with Alberta Health Services in the Ortho/Trauma unit.
Marj has worked in various in-patient departments in the University of Alberta Hospital. She has received the Champion of Care award in 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 becoming one of the many healthcare providers recognized for providing exceptional care to her patients.
For Marjorie, she believes that problems are meant to occur to help pave the road to opportunity, particularly if those thoughts are translated into actions. She is a passionate, sociable, dedicated, and multi-talented individual who has discovered the importance of being a community member and a healthcare worker.

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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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