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.
Registrar and Program Administrator ext. 220
Hema has been an advocate for youth services and bullying awareness campaigns for over 7 years, and is passionately supportive of several other communities across the GTA. She is currently completing her undergraduate degree in anthropological studies at York University, and as a side passion, Hema is an active participant at many art exhibits. This next step in her journey as Registrar and Program Administrator at Sheena’s Place is an exciting experience and development for her. She has long admired Sheena’s Place and their dynamic services, and looks forward to growing with the organization.
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 be a part the Sheena’s team once again.
Development Officer ext. 250
JP spent the first 14 years of his career in the financial sector; ultimately working his way up to Director of Relationship Management with RBC Global Services. In this role, he was responsible for the bank’s relationships with a number of top tier clients, including The Hospital for Sick Children. It was here that the Sickkids foundation asked him to volunteer and then ultimately jump industries all-together and develop their individual giving program. In his 12 years at SickKids, JP developed multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns, and worked with Canada’s leading philanthropists and companies to achieve their charitable goals. JP is now excited to bring this experience and passion to Sheena’s Place.
Operations Manager and Bookkeeper ext. 300
Julia has a wide range of experience in office management, bookkeeping and payroll in the private sector. She is also trained as a Social Service Worker and has provided volunteer work at the Toronto Distress Centre, The YWCA Beatrice House and The AIDS Network. Julia is very grateful to be part of our team and is looking forward to continuing to grow with Sheena’s Place.
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.