Chrysalis Society

Our Support Team

Additional to Volunteers, our Society uses the skills, dedication and wisdom of a Team that includes full- and part-time Staff, as well as Relief Staff,in the operation of New Dawn, New Day & New Way. 

Every individual on our Team equally contributes to our Society’s goal of effectively empowering women to achieve sustainable, long-term recovery from addiction and related harms including but not limited to unmet mental health needs, violence, poverty, homelessness and exploitation.

Through mentorship, teamwork and community, women help women to heal and recover, and achieve empowered self-determination.

Our Team:


Shannon Skilton - Executive Director
Wendy Stanyon - Financial Administrator
Dawn Vanichuk - Client Care & Intake Worker/Admin & Bookkeeper
Laura Barker - Community Development Manager
Carole Hale - Group Facilitator
Emily Henry - Recovery Transitions Coordinator
Heather Saunders - Lead Supportive Care Worker
Michele Marshall - Supportive Care Worker
Leah Skuro - Supportive Care Worker (Relief)
Michele Reid - Supportive Care Worker (Relief)
Sandra Olson - Supportive Care Worker (Relief)
Logan Martin - Supportive Care Worker (Relief)
Osha Hagon - Overnight Staff
Jacque Whittaker - Overnight Staff
Kat Ostry - Overnight Staff
Kelly Hurkett - Overnight Staff
Pixie Lay - Volunteer Coordinator



“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”   ~ Andrew Carnegie

Support Our Organization Canada Helps

Helpful Resources

For Friends & Families of the Addict:

Resource Referral:

Treatment Centres:

Licensed Support-Recovery:

Family Supports
Other Women's Resources:

Holistic Health Resources:

Life-Coach/Anger Mgt:

Life & Relationship Coach:

Community in Recovery: