Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
Our Board is responsible for long-term strategic planning and direction and defines the culture, values, operating principles, and parameters within which the Executive Director manages operations.
Terra Centre for Teen Parents Erik Holmlund, Board Chair 9930 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7
Erik is the Executive Director of Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd, a public-private partnership focused on data governance.
Anne Smith is currently a member of Terra’s Government and Stakeholder Relations Committee and is Past Chair of Edmonton’s Food Bank.
Ronda White is currently the Chief Audit Executive at Alberta Health Services and leads the Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management department.
Lynda is a Registered Psychologist who works at the University of Alberta Hospital in Clinical Psychology Services.
Laura is the Director of Sales for Ceridian Canada, a leader in human capital management software. Ceridian helps businesses of all sizes to recruit, pay, develop, and engage their talent. Laura is a Terra alumnus and has spent the last 25 years working in the Edmonton business community. Over the last 10 years, Laura has had the opportunity to lead and mentor a western Canadian sales team. Laura is currently the Edmonton Chair for the Ceridian Cares Committee, Ceridian’s Employee Funded Charity. Laura and her husband Keith have raised two daughters and now enjoy spending time with their 3 beautiful grandchildren. Laura understands that the support of an organization like Terra can be the catalyst for significant change and is dedicated to supporting young parents and their children to reach their greatest potential.
Mary Marshall has practised primarily in health law and has advised regional health authorities, provincial / federal / territorial governments, professional regulatory bodies, and others throughout her career. She is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on health law matters. As well, Mary has served on the Boards of a number of voluntary organizations, including the Canadian Nurses Association and organizations providing supportive housing for persons with disabilities. In 2009, Mary was the recipient of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension award for a “Leader in Lifelong Learning” for outstanding research and scholarship. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Canadian Mental Health Association National Office award for a legal counsel or law firm which has provided extraordinary leadership in advocacy. Mary has her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Toronto (1980) and her Master of Law from the University of Cambridge (1994).
Fran Ross is the Chief Communications Officer for Covenant Health, responsible for strategic communications and community engagement programs.
Wendy Yewman has very recently retired from a career of close to 30 years in the area of service provision to youth and families in the Edmonton area.
Mark is a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP, practicing in the areas of commercial, insurance and construction litigation.
Chris is the Director of Strategic Initiatives with MHK Insurance and an Instructor in Marketing at NAIT.
Sarah specializes in health-related policies and issues management as a Senior Intergovernmental Policy Advisor for Alberta Health's Strategic Policy Branch.
Barbara Dacks is a retired freelance broadcaster (CBC, CKUA), writer, editor, and publisher.
Karen has spent the last 15 years with Terra, and currently holds the position of Executive Director.
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We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.