Daneve McAffer

Daneve McAffer

Daneve’s background is diverse. She graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor Degree in Rehabilitation Medicine. Daneve started her career as a Chest Physiotherapist working in Cardiac Recovery and ICU at the U of A. Burning out of acute care led to the next junction in her journey.

Daneve was the physio consultant in setting up the Alberta Home Care and went on to work in a Home Care Team out of the U of A, taking people home during the final stage of their life. Daneve experienced many passings and realized we needed to do more in the area of prevention not just rehab. Daneve volunteered at the Alberta Lung Association and started a stop smoking program and an asthmatic children program.

During this time, she served on many community boards and worked part time as sole physiotherapist at the Edmonton Maximum Security to maintain her physio license.

Daneve enjoys facilitating groups through outdoor training in a program she developed called “Teams in Action”. This is when her consulting company grew offering workshops throughout North America, in team building, leadership, strategic planning, communication, creating vision, values and more since the 80’s

On retirement from the Edmonton Max., she with her husband Doug and their Golden Retrievers moved to Columbia Valley 10 years ago. This is when her volunteer work became full time. Daneve has been a trustee with the Invermere Public Library (IPL) board for the past 6 years and has been the board chair for the past 3 years. She also serves as the board’s representative to the Kootenay Library Federation (KLF) and is currently chair of the KLF board. Daneve is also the president of, as well as a visitor and trainer with, the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Her passion, compassion and empathy is her life goals. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his poem What is Success, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded.”

The journey continues….

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