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 recently 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, St. Michael's)

My name is Lana Walton and I have been a Wellness Facilitator with CCT since 2015. I am so excited for another great year at St. Mary's, St. Thomas, and Mother Teresa School. The thing I enjoy most about my jobs is building relationships with the students! 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. 

Jessalyn Phillips, Wellness Facilitator (Notre Dame Academy, St. Patrick's & St. Louis)

I started with CCT in September, 2020 as a Child & Youth Care Counselling practicum student and have now stepped into the role of Wellness Facilitator.  I am a previous MHCBE student and I am excited to be back and to work in the schools around positive mental health.  Outside of work, I am a Girl Guide leader and member of Girl Guides of Canada since 2004.  I love to spend time with my family and pets, and taking care of my plants.



Justine Fiegler, Wellness Facilitator (St. Francis, Monsignor McCoy, Ecole St. John Paul II)

I joined the CCT Team this school year and I am so excited to be working with great people. I love teaching and learning about wellness topics in a fun and engaging way. I spend my down time reading, fishing, and playing with my Black Lab Sully. 

Britney O'Leary, Child & Youth Care Counselling Practicum Student​

I am in my second year of Child and Youth Care Counselling, and I am hoping to do my next three years at the University of Victoria to get my masters! Outside of school I work part time in the mall and at REDI as a support worker for those with disabilities. I spend most of my free time reading and journaling, but I love to go on adventure! One thing I’m looking forward to is being able to travel again!”

Ashley Fisher (On Maternity Leave)