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 

Kym Kaufmann

Chief Executive Officer, Eden Health Care Services

Karma Sheppard

Program Director, Eden Mental Health Centre

Crystal Cruickshank

Director of Finance, Eden Health Care Services

Earl Reimer

Director of Development, Eden Foundation

Brad Unger

Program Director, Recovery of Hope Counselling

Sheila Suderman

Program Director, Segue Career Options

Dr. Michael Dyck – Medical Director, Eden Mental Health Centre
Christine Tuan – Program Director, Eden Residential Care Services
Kristin Villanueva – Program Director, Eden Residential Care Services

Board of Directors 

Board of Directors – Executive Committee 

Al Kehler – Chair
Ron Gerbrandt – Vice Chair
Cheryl Braun – Secretary
Evelyn Labun
Ben Fry
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.  

Owners 

Eden Health Care Services is owned and operated by nine 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 
  • Cornerstone Bible Church in Steinbach 
  • Old Colony Church 
  • Reinland Mennonite Church