Meet Team BeTheChangeYYC

Chaz Smith

President, CEO & Founder

Previously worked with Calgary Homeless Foundation, and Avenue 15 Youth Shelter, Chaz brings both his lived experience of homelessness and professional experience fueling the creation of this non profit.

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Tanya Clark

Treasurer & Secretary

Tanya Clark is our treasurer and secretary with a 20-year background in project management, she considers herself to be someone who can solve problems by looking at them from many different angles.

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Hanna Woodward

Senior Team Lead

A registered social worker, Hanna brings her professionalism along with her years of experience working with vulnerable peoples to lead our team of team leads along with one of our four outreach shifts. Her experience adds value to our leadership team

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Jacelynn Plemel

Team Lead

An individual with a lot of experience; Jacelynn was born in Saskatchewan, lived all over Alberta and even travelled abroad in her capacity as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Jacelynn is a Mount Royal graduate with a diploma in social work as well as a University of Calgary graduate with a degree in social work.

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Lindsay Huard

Team Lead

A graduate with a Diploma in Addiction and Community Health (with Honors), Lindsay has learned to refine and enrich the perspective on the issues faced by various populations experiencing mental health and addiction disorders.

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