Meet Our Team

Our Selections team is made up of passionate career development specialists, administration professionals, and community-focused leaders. Each brings uniques skills, experience and energy to their work in furthering the mission of Selections.

I have always wanted a job that enabled me to help others. Selections allows me to do that and so much more. It is truly a rewarding experience to play a part in making our community more inclusive and advocating for those who face barriers to employment.

Erin Lee (Staff)

Selections has been a gift to me, I have learned such valuable lessons from the individuals that I serve and their families. They inspire me every single day of my life. I can’t say enough how much I love working for such as an amazing organization where staff work with dedication, love and passion. My heart belongs to this place and I am committed to keep advocating and raising my voice so we can move mountains!

Angie Amaris (Staff)

Working at Selections is like having a second family. My coworkers, our individuals, and their families have helped me to become a better version of myself.

Sheena Aquin (Staff)

 

Angie Amaris

Executive Director

Angie is a passionate advocate for human rights who immigrated to Canada from Colombia in April 2010 with her husband, pursuing better opportunities for themselves and their daughter. Since arriving in Canada, Angie has rapidly built a successful career in the non-profit sector.

 

In Colombia, Angie was actively engaged in endeavours combatting sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and domestic violence with families and individuals.  When Angie arrived in Canada, her heart led her to the Bissell Centre, where she spent nearly 7 years supporting individuals to find and sustain housing, using the Housing First philosophy.  Continue reading...

 

Erin Lee

Career Placement Coordinator

A recent graduate from the University of Alberta’ Bachelor of Arts degree program, specializing in psychology, Erin has rapidly accrued a wealth of experience in the human services sector. As a dedicated, long-time volunteer with the Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement, she gained exposure to planning and facilitating beneficial physical activity sessions inclusive of individuals with disabilities. With a passion for helping others and building relationships, Erin is highly motivated to see Selections’ service recipients succeed and grow, and to empower them throughout their employment journey. Continue reading...

Haley Weiss

Career Development Coordinator

With a passion for supporting the needs of individuals with disabilities, Haley has excelled as a Career Development Coordinator, serving as a strong advocate and support for Selections’ service recipients. Following the completion of the Disability Studies program at Grant MacEwan University in 2007, Haley returned to graduate with a Child and Youth Care Degree in 2010 at the same institution. Following graduation, Haley rapidly accrued an invaluable skillset engaging with individuals of all ages; in the past, she has worked extensively both with individuals with disabilities, and with high risk individuals and their families. As a Career Development Coordinator, Haley’s unwavering patience and enthusiasm for her work make her a highly effective coach to the individuals she serves. Continue reading...

 

Haley Weiss

Career Development Coordinator

With a passion for supporting the needs of individuals with disabilities, Haley has excelled as a Career Development Coordinator, serving as a strong advocate and support for Selections’ service recipients. Following the completion of the Disability Studies program at Grant MacEwan University in 2007, Haley returned to graduate with a Child and Youth Care Degree in 2010 at the same institution. Following graduation, Haley rapidly accrued an invaluable skillset engaging with individuals of all ages; in the past, she has worked extensively both with individuals with disabilities, and with high risk individuals and their families. As a Career Development Coordinator, Haley’s unwavering patience and enthusiasm for her work make her a highly effective coach to the individuals she serves. Continue reading...

 

Mark Bubel

Employment Engagement  Coordinator

Mark Bubel has been a supporter of those with multiple barriers in Edmonton’s city centre for nearly 20 years. Mark began his career in the social service field as a mental health worker. Wanting to expand on who he could provide mentorship and supports to he became a community improvement project facilitator at Action for Healthy Communities. Working with a wide spectrum of residents from Edmonton’s 10 central communities he had the opportunity to work directly with New Canadians, those living in poverty, people with mental health issues and others to create community development projects. After working in this field for several years Mark became the manager of a Pre-Employment program for youth at Risk. Seeing employment support as a means to concretely change the trajectory of participants lives Mark continued his involvement in this field joining the Bissell Centre.  Continue Reading...

 

 

Juliana Luna

Executive Assistant / Bookeeper

Luigi Chiesa

Cleaning Assistant - Part Time Casual

Luigi has been a longstanding Selections client for many years. He has helped Selections out as a volunteer with paper shredding, assembling chairs, event set up and cleaning and knows the staff and the office very well. 
Luigi works as a janitor at Grant MacEwan University and his hobbies include bowling, going to the Fire Station, and keeping his car super clean. 
We are excited to have Luigi join the team as a Part Time Casual Cleaning Assistant where he will help maintain the office sanitation and cleanliness. 

Juliana Luna

Administrative Coordinator

Juliana immigrated to Canada from Argentina in October 2011. She is from Colombia and has been living out of her Country since she was a teenager. She has experience in administrative jobs and comes with positive energy for helping our office in all administrative tasks. She has a degree in Business Administration and speaks German, Spanish and English.

Juliana lives in Edmonton with her husband Jorge and daughters Sophie (5 years) and Nicole (4 years).She spends her time away from work spending quality time with her family and working on her passion that is cooking!

Alana Gersky

Administrative Assistant- Part Time Casual 

Alana is 32 years old and lives semi independently with her roommates and life coaches through PDD. Alana has just landed a part time casual paid job at Selections as an Administrative Assistant. She lives with Down Syndrome and is hard of hearing but she doesn't let this get in her way of opportunities and successes. Alana is a very passionate, sensitive, proactive and positive person and is very excited about this new opportunity! Alana is another long-term Selections participant who looks forward to being a part of the organization in a new way! 

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