Senior Management

Donna Freeman – Executive Director

Donna’s career at Discovery began nearly 25 years ago.   She took a 10 year break from the Centre to raise her own young children while also providing Family Day Care services  in her home.  Returning to Discovery in 2000, Donna has been a tireless advocate for high quality inclusive programing for all children in our community.  Under her guidance Discovery Centre has developed a great reputation for including and supporting children with additional support need (a.k.a. – Special Needs Children). These advocacy efforts were a part of the reason that Donna was awarded the Manitoba Child Care Association’s “Leader of the Year” award in 2013.

Dana Gordon – Assistant Director


Dana’s career at Discovery began in 1989 as a Child Care Assistant.  There was a 5-year period where Dana worked at another centre and in 1998, she became a home-based child care provider, while raising her daughter. She returned to Discovery Children’s Centre in the year 2000 and has filled many roles at Discovery throughout the years. She is currently the Assistant Director and is classified as an ECE III. Behind every visionary leader there are the individuals who take care of the details and ensure projects get completed.  Dana fills that spot and much more for us at Discovery.