Who We Are
At Radiance, our core purpose is to help heal the human spirit.
Barbara Feit’s impactful contributions as Chief Operating Officer at Eau Claire Distillery and her role on several boards exemplify her dedication to leadership.
With a wealth of experience spanning over two years in the Alberta Craft Distillers Association, two years on the board of Aquatera Utilities Inc., and an impressive 17 years as a board member of Western Sky Land Trust, Barbara’s commitment to various causes showcases her industry prowess and caring nature. Her multifaceted involvement, from land conservation to corporate operations, enriches our team with diverse perspectives and a holistic approach to leadership.
Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz
As a respected Associate Professor in the School and Applied Child Psychology program, Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz brings a wealth of expertise to our leadership team.
Richard is a retired professional with an extensive background in accounting, predominantly in public practice catering to small to medium-sized businesses.
Dr. Heather Bensler
Dr. Heather Bensler is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Calgary. She holds a doctorate in Educational Research (University of Calgary) and an MSN (Trinity Western).
Rebecca is a lawyer who practices in the areas of family law and wills and estates. Before law school at the University of Calgary, Rebecca pursued an education in…
Billie Korsunskiy is the Vice President, Corporate Services responsible for the Human Resources, Communications, and Community Investment functions for ConocoPhillips Canada.
Jeremy is an accomplished non-profit leader, with political acumen. Before his foray into politics, Jeremy worked for over 15 years in the non-profit sector with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
From managing over 10,000 volunteers at the Mustard Seed as the Manager for a decade, he then took those skills to help the Boys and Girls Club as a Manager of their Youth Shelter. Jeremy has years of experience in conservative politics and served as the Executive Director of the Wildrose Party from 2015-2017. Jeremy was elected in 2019 as the United Conservative Party MLA for the Calgary Klein. Jeremy’s experience in the non-profit sector made him a natural fit as Minister of Seniors Community and Social Services. Some of his accomplishments include the first raise for disability sector workers in over 10 years, much needed investment in affordable housing and setting up stable funding for our provinces foodbanks.
Scott serves on the pastoral team of Commons Church. Prior to moving (back) to Calgary, he studied at the University of British Columbia (MA) and the University of Waterloo (PhD).
Scott’s academic research and writing focused on social change in Canada, with particular emphasis on the impact of federal immigration policies on religious communities. He has volunteered in migrant advocacy in three different provinces since 2007. In addition to these areas of professional interests and personal service, Scott is an avid hiker and apprenticing fly-fisherman.
With over two decades of experience as a social worker and leader in Calgary, Susan Herman is an industry thought-leader, driven by her vision of an inclusive city where every person thrives.
In 2022, our stage 2 shelter became a beacon of hope, offering solace and support to 42 women and 54 children. Through industry-leading practices in early childhood development, we nurtured not only the physical but also the emotional well-being of these families, resulting in profound benefits that resonate long after their time with us. Our commitment to holistic healing extended beyond shelter walls, as women and children engaged in diverse activities designed to strengthen relationships, foster community connections, and empower them to heal together.
These efforts are underpinned by remarkable outcomes. A staggering 96% of follow-up clients achieved their safety-enhancing goals, a testament to the effectiveness of our programs. Further, 85% of clients received essential support for stable housing, breaking the barriers that often perpetuate the cycle of abuse. The transformative journey for parents was evident, with 80% showing a decrease in parental stress, promoting a healthier environment for their children. Despite challenges, our determination remains unshaken, as we stand side by side with our clients in the face of danger, actively working to counteract an increase in danger of femicide.
“I wanted a better life for myself. I liked the program because it enabled me to learn life skills and stay out of domestic violence. I was willing to be pro-active and I chose to take advantage of everything that was offered.”
Reports & Financial Statements
- COVID-19 Impact Report
- 2021 – Annual Report / 2021 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2020 – Annual Report / 2020 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2019 – Annual Report / 2019 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2018 – Annual Report / 2018 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2017 – Annual Report / 2017 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2016 – Annual Report / 2016 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2015 – Annual Report / 2015 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2014 – Annual Report / 2014 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2013 – Annual Report / 2013 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2012 – Annual Report / 2012 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2011 – Annual Report / 2011 – Audited Financial Statement
- 2010 – Annual Report
- 2023 – September Newsletter
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