The team

Organization Leadership

Faisal Alimohd

Co-founder, CFO

Faisal, is an entrepreneur, proud husband and father to two energetic children. He is a Chartered Accountant/Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor with over 20 years of varied business experience. Faisal is Fueling Brains Academy’s Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Operations Director. Faisal graduated from the Haskayne School of Business and worked within and managed his own accounting firm before moving his experience into the child care industry.

Judy Hehr

Director, Early Learning & Childcare Services

Judy Hehr’s entire life has centered around learning and helping others learn. 40 years ago, Judy began her educational career teaching Kindergarten with the Calgary Board of Education. Included in her vast experience in this field, Judy worked as a Specialist for the Early Childhood team, assistant principal and principal. With a Master’s and a Doctoral focusing on early education and young children, Judy is an integral part of the Fueling Brains Academy leadership, and helping the organization to continue our grow and provide the very best in early learning.

Jocelyn Rod

Assistant Director of Early Learning and Childcare

Jocelyn Rod started with Fueling Brains Academy as a Program Supervisor Assistant in December 2019, and her passion for working with children allowed her to take on a leadership role early on. With an Early Childhood Education Diploma from Sheridan College in Ontario, Jocelyn has over 10 years experience working with children of various ages.  After a few years of building relationships and running the day-to-day operations as Program Supervisor at FBA New Brighton, Jocelyn transitioned into a new role in 2022, as the Assistant Director of Early Learning and Childcare. In this capacity, Jocelyn brings her strengths to help support all FBA campuses across Calgary and Strathmore.

Melissa Hackett

Senior Manager of Compliance and Administration

Melissa Hackett has an extensive background in early childhood education, stemming from her passion for working with children in her early teens. A graduate of Mount Royal University’s Early Childhood Development program, she has worked with children of almost every age group. Melissa’s experience in childcare, and in running several childcare centres spans almost 20 years. She dedicates her extensive knowledge and expertise to ensuring the safest possible environments for children across all Fueling Brains Academy campuses, as the Senior Manager of Compliance and Administration of the organization.

Kara Dafoe

Enrollment Manager

Starting out as FBA Strathmore’s Program Supervisor, Kara Dafoe led the campus with her highly-qualified background in early learning and childcare. She holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education from St. Clair College in Ontario. With almost 10 of experience in the child care field and a mother to a lively toddler, Kara is passionate about working with children, and strives to build confidence, self-esteem, love and awareness in each child. More recently, she has taken over the role of Enrollment Manager, securing the best care for families across Calgary and Strathmore’s FBA campuses.

Anna Santiago

Communications Director

Anna Santiago began her career with Fueling Brains Academy in 2014, and the organization’s brain-based, child-centered philosophy made it easy for her to fulfill her role in showcasing the uniqueness of our early learning centres to Calgary parents. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, majoring in Journalism, Anna worked as a sports writer and editor before switching to the field of early learning as Fueling Brains Academy’s Communications Director. Anna’s reason for choosing the field of early childhood education can be defined by a quote by Kofi Anan – “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

Canada Locations

Braeside Campus

Bridgeland Campus

Centennial Campus

MCKNight Campus

New Brighton Campus

Strathmore Campus

Walden Campus

West 85th Campus

Saskatoon Campus

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Braeside Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

Bridgeland Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

Centennial Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

MCKNight Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

New Brighton Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

Strathmore Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

Walden Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

West 85th Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday - Friday

Saskatoon Campus

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday - Friday

Opening Hours

Braeside Campus

Mon - Fri

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Opening Hours

Bridgeland Campus

Mon - Fri

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Opening Hours

Centennial Campus

Mon - Fri

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Opening Hours

MCKNight Campus

Mon - Fri

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Opening Hours

New Brighton Campus

Mon - Fri

6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Opening Hours

Strathmore Campus

Mon - Fri

6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Opening Hours

Walden Campus

Mon - Fri

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Opening Hours

West 85th Campus

Mon - Fri

6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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