Our People

Eden Health Care Services’ success is founded in its people. Our team of 150 staff, 400 volunteers, and board members, embrace a team philosophy to enhance care for people affected by mental illness. Together, these individuals bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge and create an environment of compassion, recovery and hope for patients.  

Leadership Team 

Brad Unger

Chief Executive Officer, Eden Health Care Services

Crystal Cruickshank

Chief Financial Officer, Eden Health Care Services

Karma Sheppard

Program Director, Eden Mental Health Centre

Jayme Giesbrecht

Jayme Giesbrecht

Director of Development, Eden Foundation

Sheila Suderman

Program Director, Segue Career Options

Kristin Villaneuva

Kristin Villanueva

Program Director, Eden Residential Care Services

Dr. Michael Dyck – Medical Director, Eden Mental Health Centre

Kim Thiessen – Program Director, Recovery of Hope

Board of Directors

Board of Directors – Executive Committee

Al Kehler – Chair
Ron Gerbrandt – Vice Chair
Cheryl Braun – Secretary
Evelyn Labun
Juan Bergen
Bill Friesen
John Penner
James Schellenberg
Bill Elias
Ewald Kasdorf

The Executive Committee is responsible for the governance of the entire organization. There is also program boards for each of the programs including Recovery of Hope, Segue Employment Services, Eden Clinical Services, Housing and Supports, and the Foundation. If you would like more information about the program boards, please contact the administrative office.


Eden Health Care Services is owned and operated by eight Manitoba Mennonite Church Constituencies including:

  • Mennonite Church Canada Conference
  • Mennonite Brethren Conference of Manitoba
  • Sommerfeld Churches of Manitoba
  • Evangelical Mennonite Churches of Manitoba
  • Evangelical Mennonite Mission Churches of Manitoba
  • Chortitzer Mennonite Churches
  • Old Colony Church
  • Reinland Mennonite Church