Executive Director

Dr. Laura Lewis

Ph 403.347.2827  Toll free 1.866.845.2151

Dr. Laura is a wife, mother of two boys, and a family physician of over twenty years. During her work as a frontline medical doctor she saw the need for education, support, and practical options for women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy.

As part of a team that established a pregnancy care centre in her home town, she has seen the importance of a local community response to the challenges encountered with an unplanned pregnancy. She has also seen the power of compassion, non-judgmental support and practical help in bringing a message of value and hope. This experience along with serving on the CAPSS Board for two years equipped her to assume the position of Executive Director of CAPSS in May 2016.

Dr. Lewis graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, followed by a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, and certificate of family medicine from McMaster University.

Office Administrator / Event Planner

Susan Derksen

Call 403-347-2827 or toll free: 1.866.845.2151

Susan joined the CAPSS team in August 2013. She has 15 years of experience providing administration and bookkeeping for national non-profit organizations. She is in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 – 5 Mountain Time. She has 2 adult children.

Communications Liaison & Resource Development

Rebecca Peters

Call 403-347-2827 or toll free: 1.866.845.2151


Rebecca joined the CAPSS team in January 2015. Her background includes working for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre since 2009, where she filled a variety of roles as a facilitator, administrator, and most recently, communications coordinator. She has a passion for learning, writing, and communication, with a desire to be used by God to encourage and equip others. Rebecca is married and has 2 adult children and 1 teenager.

Centre Development

Donna Bell

Donna Bell

Donna served as Executive Director of Kingston Pregnancy Care Centre for six years. Previously, she was a maternity nurse. In 2015 she completed her Masters in Christian Leadership through CREST Leadership Centre. Donna feels a strong call to leadership and leadership support. She is passionate for leaders and organizations to be encouraged, empowered, and energized through a supportive community. Her gift of mercy and her desire to see women treated with love, respect, and non-judgment draw her to life affirming ministry, which is close to her heart.

Fund Development

Ilse VanderMeulen

Ilse is active in strategic communications and fund development. In her business, Iota Communications, she strives to strengthen organizations in strategizing and fundraising initiatives so that objectives will be achieved in a professional and realistic way. She has a BA in journalism and communications and continues to take courses in Fund Development through Georgian College. Ilse was involved with the Owen Sound Crisis Pregnancy Centre from 2007-2011 and she returned recently to assist this centre in fundraising. The work of pregnancy care centres is close to her heart and she looks forward to using her skills and the excellent resources that CAPSS provides to help establish new centres and further equip existing centres.