Our Team

About Us

Team Alex is comprised of several dedicated and passionate family and community members from around Alberta. We all have been impacted by suicides and mental health issues in our families and communities. We take our vision literally; we really do want to end suicide and we will always be looking to provide the very best and most recent and relevant training, supports, tools and resources to Alberta Sports Leagues. We have had enough; this must end.

Mission

To work together to effectively impact the mental health of children, youth and the entire community. We equip, train and create awareness to support those who may be thinking of ending their pain by suicide. Through this collaboration, we desire to eliminate suicide altogether.

Vision

A World Without Suicide

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”

– William James

Our Team

Brian Ennis

President

Father of Alex Ennis, has been employed by, volunteered at, or created non-profits in Central Alberta for the last 20 years. Team Alex is by far the most difficult and important work I have done in my life and am totally committed to this new initiative.

Tanya Lewis

Vice President

Former Mental Health Strategist at RDC, a lifelong learner, one who is passionate about creating a culture and community of resiliency, belonging, compassion and authenticity. Tanya believes everyone has a story and is excited for how Team Alex will get to provide actionable tools for transformative work in the lives of those involved in sports.

Laura Orthner

Treasurer

Laura has a BSc in Environment Science and a minor in Psychology and enjoys working with young children. She is passionate about creating positive and supportive relationships that promote and nurture children’s positive sense of self and belonging.

Marianne Ennis

Secretary

Step-mom of Alex Ennis. She has been a strong, passionate advocate for close family members struggling with mental health and wants to help other families find resources and hope through Team Alex.

Jordan Legge

Graphic Design/Marketing

I am a graphic designer and Alex was my brother. I have created various graphics along with the branding and promotional material for Team Alex. I am very fortunate to be working with Team Alex as we continue to spread awareness and to create a legacy that he would be so proud of.

Christy Elliott

Training

Sister of Alex. Family support worker, former shelter counselor, preventive education facilitator and educational assistant, all of Christy’s work-life has been spent in helping professions. Christy is committed now, more than ever to helping others find and know their worth.

Frank Bauer

Frank Bauer

Board Development & Strategic Planning

In our busy lives, we easily forget what is near and dear to our hearts and take health and wellbeing for granted. Team Alex is here for people who need some help, and I am excited to help make our world a happy place for all.

Tia Bell

Tia Bell

Community Networking

Tia is usually described as a curious soul, connector of people and mindset, and very family orientated. Growing up Tia learned early on the power of connections and turned to a life of empowering others in their journeys of mental health. She prides herself as being a Registered Social Worker with a private practise as well as a Personal Development Coach. 

You can make a difference!

Whether you wish to donate financially,* in kind, helping us get the word out, or join our team, or any other forms of support, partnership or sponsorship we value and are thankful for your contribution to further our mission. You will be helping us to provide training, awareness and resources to the coaches, parents and players of youth sports teams across Alberta. Together with you we can and will save lives!

Our supporters

I Got Mind
Defeat Depression
Rotary Club Sunrise
CMHA Central Region
Stems