Carleen Schaan, Chairperson

Carleen Schaan is the Owner and Director of KidsPlay Preschool in Medicine Hat. She graduated from the Medicine Hat College with her Early Childhood Development Diploma in 1998. Since that time she has had a variety of different experiences within the childcare field including daycare and preschool and working as an educational assistant. She has been an active member of the MHDCCA for many years.

Carleen is married to Mike and they have two busy boys. They enjoy spending time outside, traveling and camping. They also spend their summers at The Medicine Hat Drag Strip where Mike drag races along with her sons that are involved in the Jr Drag Racing program.

Tammy Paulson, Vice Chairperson

Tammy Paulson is the Program Supervisor of the Before and After School Program at I.F. Cox School in Redcliff, Alberta. Tammy graduated from the Medicine Hat College in 1999 with a diploma in Early Childhood Development. She has worked with children in many areas of child care, including daycare, preschool, and Montessori. Tammy has also worked as an Educational Assistant for children with disabilities. She has been a member of the MHDCCA for many years and has served as a part of the Recruitment, Recognition, and Retention Committee. Tammy enjoys spending time with friends and her dog, Chloe.

Sandra Warkentin, Secretary-Treasurer

Sandra is the director of the YMCA Child Cares in Medicine Hat.