The achievements of the Winnifred Stewart Association would not be possible without the organizations' dedicated staff. WSA's diverse and experienced Leadership Team continues to guide WSA towards its vision of enhancing quality of life as it strives to help WSA in its mission to provide comprehensive, customized services.

Leadership Team

Winnifred Stewart Association Staff


Sue Gilchrist, CEO

Sue is responsible for the overall activities and operations of Winnifred Stewart Association and Foundation including:

  • Board Relations

  • Strategic Planning and implementation

  • Management of WSA and WSF resources and operations

Sue can be reached at 780-453-6707 ext. 251 or


Sheri Grist, Director of People & Culture

Sheri and her team are responsible for:

  • Human Resource Management - Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture

  • Employee Relations

  • Training & Development

  • Compensation &  Benefits 

  • Health & Safety

    Sheri can be reached at 780-453-6707  ext. 260 or


Jennifer Deck, Director of Finance

Jennifer and her team are responsible for:

  • Accounts Payable

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Payroll

  • Finance and Audit

Jennifer can be reached at 780-453-6707 ext. 248 or

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Mary K Macdonald, Director of Disability Services

Mary K and her team are responsible for all aspects of service delivery including:

  • Day Services

  • Residential Services

  • Community Pathways

  • Accreditation

Mary K can be reached at 780-453-6707 ext. 232 or

Winnifred Stewart Foundation Staff


Candace Smallwood, CFRE, Director of Development

Candace and her team are responsible for:

  • Fund Development

  • Special Events

  • Casinos and Gaming

  • Volunteer Support

  • Communications & Public Relations

  • Foundation Board Support

Candace can be reached at 780-453-6707 ext. 246 or

John Alexander, Manager of Business & Operations

John and his team are responsible for the Foundation’s social enterprises, which include:

  • Empties to WINN

  • GreenGoods

John can be reached at 780 863 4321 or