Worked in the field of seniors and disabilities for over 37 years, Moving from New Brunswick to Calgary in 1996 Heather began her career journey, initially , as a psych nurse in 1982, Attained her Certification of Human Services Counsellor in 1988 and completed her Recreation certification in 2014. Heather opened Loving Hands Partners In Care in Airdrie January 2016, relocating to Calgary April 1, 2021.

Hello everyone, I am a social worker and have worked with people in vulnerable situations since 2010. I have been fortunate to be able to work for the last 3 years with special needs people. I am characterized by being a creative, loving, and gentle person; I am also a positive person, and I want to share my smile with you. I am from Colombia; therefore, I have the possibility to teach Spanish at a native level, providing a multilingual learning experience for you. In addition, I love technology and I think it is important to build skills that can push us to connect with others. All these will help you to develop important tools for the future which will allow you to explore what the world has to offer.

Hello everyone, I am a social worker and have worked with people in vulnerable situations since 2010. I have been fortunate to be able to work for the last 3 years with special needs people. I am characterized by being a creative, loving, and gentle person; I am also a positive person, and I want to share my smile with you. I am from Colombia; therefore, I have the possibility to teach Spanish at a native level, providing a multilingual learning experience for you. In addition, I love technology and I think it is important to build skills that can push us to connect with others. All these will help you to develop important tools for the future which will allow you to explore what the world has to offer.

Sarah Litchfield
Program Assistant

Sarah is an extremely compassionate and creative individual, her aim is to assist as well as to be there as a companion in client’s development and interaction in the facility. One of her many roles is to create and engage with others in the different activities that Loving Hands Partners In Care provides. Her hope is to provide others individuals with different levels of abilities with a fun and creative learning environment, that both encourages learning as well as social development. Being knowledgeable in many areas of art and creative/learning activities she’s fast on her feet and quick to learn and teach!

Hi my name is Nicole and am so proud to be the newest member of the loving Hands Family..I am a mom to 3 busy boys and live in Airdrie.  Although I have nor formal training, I have worked in the demographic of disabilities almost since birth as my mom has worked in the field for 45 plus years . we have  always supported special needs friends in our home.
 
I have  attained a wealth of knowledge and experience over the years and feel very comfortable isn this chosen field
I am excited to learn and grow at the Loving Hands center

Nicole Kinsella
Program Assistant

Roli Mack
Social Worker, program and Admin Assistant

Roli is a Professional Musician from the University of Lethbridge with many, many years of experience. With his band, he had travelled to many places all over Canada and internationally. He is a very kind and funny instructor, characterized by his great patience and understanding of what makes us unique. He loves country music and Rock & Roll. Roli is excited to share his time and music knowledge with all his Loving Hands friends.

Hello to all! I have been practicing yoga since 2014 and teaching since 2020. I have tried numerous styles of yoga and my favourite is traditional yoga (Hatha). Yoga has had such a healing impact on my life both mentally and physically, and I am excited to share my knowledge and love of yoga with others. I believe that yoga is for everyone and there is always a place to start. You are never too old or too young for yoga! I am so excited to meet you all!

Hello to all! I have been practicing yoga since 2014 and teaching since 2020. I have tried numerous styles of yoga and my favourite is traditional yoga (Hatha). Yoga has had such a healing impact on my life both mentally and physically, and I am excited to share my knowledge and love of yoga with others. I believe that yoga is for everyone and there is always a place to start. You are never too old or too young for yoga! I am so excited to meet you all!

Ron has been a Singer/Musician/Song Writer/Entertainer since the 70’s. Ron hailed from Drumheller where he entertained for a number of years also wrote a song about Drumheller on it’s 50th Birthday called ”Drumhellers Home” which in the time of records, became the Largest 45 in Alberta, not the most played but the largest. Moving his family in 1985 to Airdrie with TransCanada Pipelines where he worked until 2000 when he started his own Company “Full Score Sound” a DJ & Live Sound Enhancement Company. Ron also participates in a live Duo (John Beer Boys) & also a Nostalgic 60’s/70’s/80’s Band (Ronnie & The Fixations). In 2009 Ron wrote and recorded Airdrie’s 100th Centennial song “Airdrie Home To Me”

Katya is a full-time artist who has travelled around the world, soaking in all the different cultures she experienced, and landed in a small, quiet town in Alberta, Canada. She believes that creativity is one of life’s largest purposes, and is constantly seeking for and discovering new things. What does that mean for her artistic journey? It means she studies new techniques, explores new genres, and experiments with as many facets of art as she can, especially the performing and visual arts. (Learn more about Katya’s performing art journey here). Katya’s art does not fit one specific style or discipline, but her work is united by her love of life and everything that encompasses. Painting makes her happy, and she considers it a great honour to be able to share this happiness with you.

Hello. My name is Emperatriz, however, I go Michelle. I live in Airdrie, AB and have worked with Loving Hands Partner in Care for the past 4 months and I absolutely love what I do with Heather and Ana, they have taught me many things since I joined the team. My passion is to help individuals with cognitive development learning disabilities and continue to take my passion somewhere else and embrace it for others. For me, helping others means improving someone’s life and I want to empower these individuals to be the best version of themselves. I will always be learning something new in this field, however, Heather and Ana were the ones that have helped me build a steady foundation for my future. I speak multiple languages, giving our clients a multilingual and multicultural experience.

Michelle McBee
Human Services

Kiara Hills
Social Worker, program and Admin Assistant

After volunteering for three months with an international organization in impoverished areas of the Philippines, her passion was ignited to use her caring and empathetic characteristics to provide help and hope to those in vulnerable and challenging circumstances. She strives to see the lives of others enriched through community and is committed to offer support in any way she can. She believes everyone has unique strengths and qualities that should be encouraged and celebrated in all phases of life. As a new member of our team at Loving Hands, Kiara will be running our crafts program as well as assisting with other programs and bookkeeping work. She is so excited to be joining us for the summer and to have the opportunity and privilege to get to know all of you!

Kiara Hills
Social Worker, program and Admin Assistant

After volunteering for three months with an international organization in impoverished areas of the Philippines, her passion was ignited to use her caring and empathetic characteristics to provide help and hope to those in vulnerable and challenging circumstances. She strives to see the lives of others enriched through community and is committed to offer support in any way she can. She believes everyone has unique strengths and qualities that should be encouraged and celebrated in all phases of life. As a new member of our team at Loving Hands, Kiara will be running our crafts program as well as assisting with other programs and bookkeeping work. She is so excited to be joining us for the summer and to have the opportunity and privilege to get to know all of you!