BSW, MSW, RSW, Executive Director ext. 230
Deb has practised as a social worker and psychotherapist for more than 25 years in women’s shelters and community-based services. For 16 years she worked with children and families in the stem-cell transplant and pediatric brain tumour programs at SickKids. She has facilitated groups for women with eating disorders and body image issues at Sheena’s Place for 20 years. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. An active public speaker, Deb has presented at numerous conferences including TEDx Toronto in 2013.
Program Registrar ext. 220
Ryann manages program registrations, provides administrative support and ensures that our daily programming runs smoothly. Witnessing the impact of our organization on the lives of our many clients, she recognizes the importance of accessible community care for those struggling with their mental health. If you are interested in booking an information session or learning more about volunteering, please reach out to Ryann.
MSW, RSW, Program Manager ext. 340
Kelsey is a registered social worker with an MSW from the University of Toronto. Specializing in the social justice and diversity stream of her program, Kelsey completed her master’s placement at Sheena’s Place. Since completing her degree, she has continued to work as a group facilitator at Sheena’s Place and as the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC). Kelsey is thrilled to join the Sheena’s team and pursue her passion for supporting access to mental health services through community-based work.
MSW, RSW, Program and Outreach Coordinator ext. 330
Kaitlyn is a registered social worker and received her MSW from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in mental health and health. Kaitlyn completed her student placements at LOFT Community Services and at Jewish Family & Child, where she provided individual counselling and case management services to individuals facing a wide range of mental health challenges, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Through her work, Kaitlyn aims to reduce stigma associated with mental illness and is motivated to improve the accessibility of community-based mental health services. As a former volunteer at Sheena’s Place, she is very excited to join the Sheena’s team once again.
Operations Manager ext. 300
Gillian maintains the organizational systems that support Sheena’s Place and ensures that the house is in good condition and operating efficiently. She has a BAH in political science and has devoted considerable energy to the political and social determinants of health. As a result she is particularly proud of Sheena’s community-based model which gives clients an opportunity to circumvent some of the obstacles surrounding mental health care, and to flourish.
Director of Finance ext. 270
Claire’s experience spans the private and charity sectors, including 12 years at KPMG in audit and human resources. For more than 20 years her training as a chartered accountant has given her the opportunity to work in a voluntary capacity with a variety of not-for-profits in both Canada and the UK in education, health, social services and the arts. Claire’s passion for this work led her to obtain her master’s degree in charity accounting and financial management at the Cass Business School in London.