Sheri Haslam Easterbrook
Disaster Response & Recovery Consultant with a focus on Children, Youth, and Families
Sheri is a child development specialist with a background in trauma who uses her skills to create child-centred crisis & emergency programs. She grew up in a small town in the Northwest Territories where a desire to better understand Adverse Childhood Experiences was sparked. Sheri is dedicated to improving resilience in children by using best practices in the planning stages of disaster management.
Program Design Specialist
Sh’vaun is a Child and Youth Program Specialist with a focus on children with diagnosis. Sh’vaun is a Canadian, raised in Texas, who is enjoying being back in Canada. Sh’vaun graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in Child Studies (major in Child and Youth Counselling). Sh’vaun now spends her time programming and working with families to learn effective strategies to support children with complex needs.
When Sh’vaun is not “playing” with kids, she’s spending time with her cats, friends and family. Marco stands beside Sh’vaun as her partner and biggest fan. They enjoy the mountains, special holidays and taking Marco’s nephews on fun adventures.
Sh’vaun works with Lead as the primary programming specialist, creating custom toolkits, and developing and delivering the accompanying training.
Myra LaFrance GoodEagle
Cultural and Indigenization Advisor
Myra LaFrance GoodEagle is a Blackfoot and Cree knowledge keeper from Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 and is passionate about working with and supporting youth through the lens of intergenerational trauma. Working to incorporate traditional teachings in modern living situations is one of the ways Myra has accomplished this goal for over 30 years. Most of Myra’s career has been in leadership positions within the context of child and youth care with the government and First Nations Governance organizations. Today, Myra enjoys a variety of teaching opportunities and takes more time to participate in traditional activities. This is one way to ensure future generations embrace ceremony, language and a traditional way of life.
Myra believes that sharing the teachings she has been given with the youth and their families, who are in her circle of influence, is the best way she can give back to the community. This teaching starts at home where Myra leads her family of 5 children, and 10 grandchildren, with a great-grandchild on the way. Myra considers family, above all else, her greatest joy.
Lead With Your Heart Corp. is a group of like-minded, dedicated professionals who desire to increase resilience and support mental health outcomes in children and youth when experiencing a disaster.
We value belonging, inclusion, self-determination, and respect. These values inform our grassroots approach to child-centred disaster response & recovery planning.
We believe in the power of community and use a strength-based approach as we strive to ensure that children and youth experiencing disasters have what they need when they need it.
For children who are valued by their community in a way that places them as the highest priority during a disaster, best practices become the standard for planning, mitigating, response and recovery.
This picture was taken in the NWT and represents the value of a village.