Meet the Staff

The Grace House Staff

The Grace House employs a staff of dedicated, committed, and compassionate employees. The continued success of our program is reflected in the high standard of our work and our adherence to our core values. We place a premium on the ethics, personal development, education and our work program that will serve to provide our clients with the best path to recovery.

Alice Sinclair - Intake Coordinator

Alice Sinclair was Born in Drumheller and raised in Rumsey AB. She is remarkably familiar with our beautiful community of Drumheller and absolutely loves small-town living. In her previous years she worked in Mental Health and Addictions, Senior Care, Childcare, Farming, and Road Construction. She is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Grace House family and looks forward to connecting more with our fantastic community.

Tammy Dettrich - Program Facilitator

Tammy Dettrich was born and raised in Brandon Manitoba. She spent 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and lived across Canada and has been deployed overseas. After She retired in 2019, she moved to Athabasca and became the Behavioral Health Coordinator at the local Primary Care Network. Tammy moved to Drumheller to be closer to family and is incredibly happy to be part of the Grace House Family.

Cortlynne Walker - Client Support Worker

Born in Latvia and immigrating to Canada at the age of five, Irina was raised in Toronto, Ontario's urban landscape. Having recently traded the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life for the tranquility of small-town Drumheller, Irina brings a fresh perspective and a strong advocacy for men’s mental health to our team. Committed to continuous improvement in accounting, she actively pursues further education and training. Her background spans TV broadcasting, merchandise planning, purchasing, and graphic design.

Dennis Dafoe - General Manager

Dennis was born and raised in Calgary, been married since 1993, and has four adult children. His degree is in theology, and has certification in addiction and trauma counseling, social services chaplaincy, and crisis management, and he also developed curriculum in crisis intervention, and addiction. He has been an ordained minister since the 1998 and pastored churches in rural and urban settings throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Dennis also worked in shelter chaplaincy and addictions work in Calgary, and addictions, and prison work in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. In December 2023, Dennis took on this position at Grace House where he enjoys the work, team, clients, and challenge.

Irina Nikiforova - Accounting

Born in Latvia and immigrating to Canada at the age of five, Irina was raised in Toronto, Ontario's urban landscape. Having recently traded the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life for the tranquility of small-town Drumheller, Irina brings a fresh perspective and a strong advocacy for men’s mental health to our team. Committed to continuous improvement in accounting, she actively pursues further education and training. Her background spans TV broadcasting, merchandise planning, purchasing, and graphic design.

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