Our board

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founder and executive director

Aditi Loveridge (she/her) is a certified coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, writer, pregnancy loss advocate, owner of www.pregnancylosshealing.com and Founder of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre.

Aditi has personally navigated the complex journey after pregnancy and infant loss. Through both her personal and professional journey she found that there were more supports needed to holistically serve the loss community in Calgary. To fill this gap, Aditi founded the Centre.

Aditi is honoured to help people connect to more healing options—so they can heal in their own way, on their own terms.

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Vice Chair

With over 20 years working with non-profits from sports organizations to the United Way, Danyelle Kaluski has a passion to service her community. She spent 9 years working with a National Bank in various roles that included leadership, mentorship and training new recruits.

Through the loss of her second daughter, Emelina in 2012, at 38 weeks, Danyelle has been active in normalizing the journey of pregnancy loss, grieving and pregnancy after loss in her social network.

Danyelle is excited to be part of an organization that will provide the much needed support to the community and advocate for the healing of families.

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communications

Alanna Knobben is the author and founder of the Carry You With Me Storybook and Community. Alanna has a Bachelor of Management Degree with a major in Marketing and is a member of PLIDA (Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance) Education Committee. She has been building communities in the corporate world and helping others communicate and connect for over 13 years as a Knowledge Management professional. Her journey to this community came after the loss of their second son Marshall in 2010.

Alanna is excited to be part of the centre as a contributor in service and help navigate its direction as part of the board.

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program director

Cory Burdock (she/her) believes in the power of safe spaces. She holds a Masters of Science in Nursing specializing in palliative care, works as a registered nurse in hospice, instructs yoga classes, and teaches yoga theory to aspiring teachers. She supports people in navigating their own stories of grief and loss. Her own pregnancy losses have lead her to the desire to combine all the things she loves to create a safe space to make friends with your body again

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Medical Advisor, member at large

Dr. Stephanie Cooper is a Calgary trained Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Meternal-Fetal Medicin specialist with Alberta Health Services. She has over 10 years of experience caring for pregnancies with complications as well as overseeing the delivery of numerous beautiful babies at the Foothills Hospital.

Her passion is providing empathetic comprehensive, evidence based care that is individualized to each family, and supports autonomy, collaboration and respect.

The journeys of her loss mommas have inspired her to identify gaps in pregnancy loss care and to fight alongside our loss community teams to find solutuions for a better way.

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Secretary

Samaher Sukareye (Sam) can always be found with a smile on her face and a willingness to help. Since realizing she wanted to work in nonprofit, Sam has completed her Bachelors degree in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies. She has always been passionate about education and how knowledge and storytelling can dismantle taboos and stereotypes. She has experience in administrative duties in health care and daycare programming for children. She has volunteer experience at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and being a support to children and families. Sam is eager to learn how to best support and advocate for the pregnancy and infant loss community.