Sherry Schaefer, MHS, BA (Rec Admin)

Since the onset of her career, Sherry has worked in continuing care settings, specializing in recreation and special event planning. Over the past decade she has been focused on charitable endeavours that improve the living environments and quality of life of people who need care.

Sherry began her career with CapitalCare in 1988 as a student in the role of summer volunteer coordinator. After obtaining her degree, she began a 15-year stretch as a recreation therapist at various CapitalCare centres, including the former Mewburn Veterans Centre, a role which led to her involvement in the capital campaign to build the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Centre for Veterans, where she later worked as a care manager.

In her current role, she led the capital campaign “Cooking Up Quality of Life” to renovate dining rooms at three CapitalCare centres. Sherry’s focus for an expanding Foundation is on major gift and planned giving. She has a passion for ensuring the stories of Alberta’s pioneers are never forgotten.

Sherry is born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration from the University of Alberta and a Masters in Health Studies from Athabasca University.