Amanda McReynolds Doran – Executive Director
Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver, a Leadership Certificate for Non-profit Chief Executives from BoardSource, and is a graduate of the National Victim’s Assistance Academy’s Leadership Institute. Amanda served as the Executive Director of Survivor Resource Network from 2009-2017, and prior to that served as Development Officer for Marland Children’s Home. Her education and professional experience have given Amanda a passion for community service, social justice, and capacity building. As a mother to Willow, Adileh, and River, Amanda looks forward to the CDM becoming a world-class children’s museum where the community can come together and children can learn, explore, grow, and imagine.
Anneka Richer – Manager
Anneka holds a B.A. Hon. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and a B.A. in Linguistics both from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the CDM Anneka worked as the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Antiquities (University of Saskatchewan) and then as the Education Programmer at the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery. Anneka’s areas of expertise stem from her work within museums; she has skills in museum management, practices and policies as well as educational programming. Currently she is working towards receiving a certificate in Community Museum Studies through the Museums Association of Saskatchewan. Anneka is married with no children (yet!) and is excited by the opportunity to have a hand in developing a world-class children’s museum in Saskatoon where children will learn, discover and spark a creative light.
Helena Larsen-McKay – Program Facilitator
Helena studied Education and French Language at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Quebec in Trois Rivières. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree and has extensive experience teaching all age levels. Helena has been keeping kids engaged at the CDM since we opened our doors in 2009. She delights in creating and delivering hands on, ears open, eyes open programs in which the children can learn by doing. Helena strives to create programs that spark curiosity in the teachers and children who visit and hopes they leave with a desire to learn more. She is a true Saskatchewan girl, married and mother of two, with a passion for learning and teaching. Helena is delighted to be a part of the CDM and is very excited about the expansion, which will give families from near and far the opportunity to come together, learn and grow in our wonderful province.