Sahana Parameswara joined the Dreamcatcher Board in 2012. After spending the first 20 years of her life in India, she migrated to Canada where she saw snow for the first time, decided to settle down and completed her Master's in Counseling Psychology. Her pedagogical orientation and work experience have revolved around human centered approach, marginalized populations, therapeutic communities, child welfare, disability and anti-oppressive practice. Sahana is also the Executive Director at Gateway Association and serves individuals with disabilities and their families. Sahana joined the Dreamcatcher foundation to support and promote the joint platform of healing and nature. She says, " The words "healing" and "journey" are often linked together as healing does not have a start or an end date. The process of healing evolves and is not always tangible. On this journey of healing, nature can play a impactful role by reaching out to those in need in subtle and overt ways. The Dreamcatcher Foundation understands the power of nature in it's immense ability to heal."
Jocelyn Taljit has been with the Charity since it’s inception in 2003. In the early years, Jocelyn’s steadfast support helped the Charity gain and retain it’s legal and financial status. A retiree with the Government of Alberta, Jocelyn has dedicated her time and energy as Treasurer and guides the charity towards a stable future. She enjoys travelling and spending time with families and friends.
Charlotte Cowen has been a member of the board since the end of 2017. As a proud member of the social worker community, Charlotte has been focused on developing programs and initiatives for disadvantaged individuals, families and communities. With her heritage background including Cree, she strives to combat the injustices received by many of her First Nations community and to further the process of reconciliation. Charlotte's passion includes nature and animal assisted forms of therapy and strives to become an important member of this positive community. With a holistic and integrative approach, Charlotte has helped many people in overcoming societal barriers and truly believes that Dream Catcher Nature Assisted Therapy Association is one of the best ways to continue this initiative.