Who We Are

CCT Staff

Our strength as a Team
Our program team is comprised of multi-disciplinary professionals who want the best for our students, families, and community.  Our staff members are highly trained and skilled in their respective areas of expertise and continue to educate themselves about recent trends and current research.

Patti Wagman, Program Coordinator

I joined the CCT Team in August, 2012 and am thrilled to coordinate such a wonderful Team!  I was born in Regina, SK but have lived in Medicine Hat since 1993.  I love most types of music but you'll probably find 70's or 80's rock/pop on my playlist! I decided this year to learn how to play ukulele because it's an instrument that just makes me smile. I enjoy unwinding with a good book, a great movie, or cheering on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I also cherish the time spent with my family.

You can contact me at patti.wagman@mhcbe.ab.ca 

Lana Walton, Wellness Facilitator (St. Mary's, Mother Teresa)

My name is Lana Walton and I have been a Wellness Facilitator with CCT since 2015.  I was born in Coaldale, AB and have lived in Medicine Hat since 1999.  I enjoy fishing, hiking and camping to relax and take care of my mental health.  When I'm not at work, you will probably find me doing activities with my family and/or my many pets.  You'd probably find hard rock on my current playlist. The thing I enjoy most about my jobs is building relationships with the students! 

Heather Woodward, Wellness Facilitator (Monsignor McCoy, Ecole St. John Paul II School, St. Louis)

I have been a member of the CCT team since 2016 and I love the studetns and staff that I am able to work with. I was born in the Niagara Region of Ontario and moved to Medicine Hat in 2013.  Regular physical activity is key to my mental health and I have also learned to make time for myself and the things that I enjoy. To relax, I enjoy reading, spending time in the mountains, and travelling with my family. I am passionate about challenging myself and pushing myself to new levels. I am passionate about learning in general!  I love trying foods from different cultures and some of my favourite foods are those I have discovered while traveling or eating with friends from around the world. 

Danielle Schaitel, Wellness Facilitator (St. Michael's & St. Francis)

My name is Danielle and I am so happy to be returning to CCT this year. I have been a Wellness Facilitator with CCT since 2017. I am super organized but my motto ("The only constant is change") helps me go with the flow. I also like to have fun dancing to 90's/2000's pop punk. I unwind by playing with my children or enjoying movie nights with my husband. I love to cook, drink coffee and read. I have a passion for children's mental health and love watching children try new things to help them grow.

Ashley Fisher, Wellness Facilitator (Notre Dame Academy, St. Patrick's School)

Hello! My name is Ashley Fisher and I am back this year after being away on a maternity leave for the past year. I am excited to be returning to Notre Dame Academy and St. Patrick’s school where I love being in the classroom promoting positive mental health while getting to know all the great students and staff. When I am not at work, you can find me spending time with my little guy and amazing husband while finding time to fit in the occasional yoga class.