Meet The

PHAS Team


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Nancy Bennett

Assistant Director

Since her start with Pleasant Heights After School in 1991, Nancy Bennett has garnered an exemplary reputation as a respected Early Childhood Educator. Nancy helped to grow PHAS to what it is today, notably with her contribution developing the kindergarten program. Nancy is passionate about working with children and is a long-time member of SACDA (School Age Care Directors Association of Alberta). She helped facilitate workshops on staff engagement and played a significant role developing the first school-age childcare conference in Alberta. 

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Diana Santos

Assistant Director

Diana Santos is a dedicated and highly-respected member of the Pleasant Heights After School team. Her formal background in education and her love of working with children made her a natural fit as an Early Childhood Educator. Since joining PHAS in 2011, she has provided insightful leadership and guidance to the children, families, and staff at the Panorama Hills School location. Her ability to motivate and engage children to develop their social and cognitive skills makes her a valuable asset to the organization and the community. 

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Alma Castro

Office Manager

Alma first joined Pleasant Heights After School in 2011 as a part-time childcare worker. Utilizing her skills and experience from her background in business administration, she naturally took on more responsibilities and quickly moved up in the organization. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2020, and now oversees the daily operations and financial administration for PHAS. She is a treasured member of the team whose valuable contributions keep the business running smoothly.
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Sarah Merkley

King George Site Coordinator

Sarah started with PHAS in 2010 as a part-time childcare worker. Sarah’s creativity and love of working with children have made her a respected member of the PHAS team. Sarah is now the site coordinator at the King George School location and a co-coordinator of the Junior and Leadership programs. Her enthusiasm and talent for engaging children is reflected in the quality of her leadership and work at PHAS.
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Danwei Wu

Panorama Hills Site Coordinator

Danwei has been a valuable member of the Pleasant Heights After School team since joining the organization in 2011. Danwei started with PHAS as a part-time childcare worker and acted as the full-time Site Coordinator at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre location for several years. Danwei is applying her leadership expertise from supporting the kindergarten and junior childcare programs to her new role as the Site Coordinator at the Panorama Hills School location starting in September 2022. 

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Riley Heikkila

Program Coordinator

Riley is a valued long-time member of the Pleasant Heights After School team. His first involvement with PHAS began when he was 6 years old and was in the kindergarten program. Riley volunteered with PHAS throughout his teenage years and eventually joined PHAS as a part-time childcare worker in 2013. He is now the full-time Program Coordinator for the Leadership program at the King George School and Mount Pleasant Community locations and is a role model for children in the program.

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We are always looking for great people to join our team. PHAS is a fun and rewarding place to work with excellent benefits including health and childcare. To apply, submit your resume to careers@phascare.com.
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