MSW, RSW, Executive Director ext. 23
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.
MSW, RSW, Manager of Outreach, Research & Special Projects ext. 33
Sara is a registered social worker with an MSW from the University of Toronto. She completed her master’s placement at Sheena’s Place before serving as interim research coordinator. At McGill University’s Mental Health Services, Sara worked with young adults struggling with eating disorders, a population she is passionate about. Now back at Sheena’s, she is particularly interested in the unique role of accessible, community-based mental health care.
MSW, RSW, Program Manager ext. 34
Lauren is a registered social worker with a BA in women’s studies and a MSW from the University of Toronto. She completed her final student placement at Sheena’s Place and fell in love with the warm community of support in the house. Lauren feels lucky to learn from and support such resilient and inspirational clients every day, and to work alongside a passionate and mighty staff team.
Program Registrar ext. 22
Ryann manages program registrations, provides administrative support and ensures that our daily programming runs smoothly. Witnessing the impact our organization has on the lives of our many clients, she recognizes the importance of accessible community care for those struggling with their mental health. She is currently working towards a BSc at the University of Toronto. If you are interested in booking an information session or learning more about volunteering, please reach out to Ryann.
Office Manager & Bookkeeper
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 provides its clients an opportunity to circumvent some of the obstacles surrounding mental health care and flourish.
Director of Finance ext. 27
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.
Senior Development Officer ext. 25
Florence works to build connections with our donors and supporters, and helps to ensure that Sheena’s Place raises the needed funds to deliver its vital programs. She is proud of how Sheena’s Place makes a difference in our clients’ eating disorder recovery and passionate about the work we do to provide accessible mental health care.
Director of Communications ext. 36
Christine has 15 years of experience helping not-for-profits tell their stories. She was a journalist with the Globe and Mail, the Kingston Whig-Standard and CBC Radio. Christine holds a BA in English and French from the University of Toronto and a BAA in journalism from Ryerson University.