Our Staff

John Choi 

(he/him)

Executive Director ext. 230

jchoi@sheenasplace.org

John’s background experience in the mental health field began over 25 years ago, starting at the Child Development Institute, and then offering treatment to children, youth and families in Peel Region. Recently, John has served as the Director of Program Operations at nearby Stella’s Place Assessment and Treatment Centre. In his various roles, John has guided the development of high functioning, multi-disciplinary teams. He has also supported revenue generating efforts from grant application writing to participation in stewardship activities and acting as a key spokesperson for his organization. Financials, budgets and fiscal accountability have also been an important aspect of his role in the NFP world. John has contributed to innovation in delivering key services to clients and is no stranger to working in challenging and “lean” environments. Connecting with people and building relationships is always at the centre of John’s commitment.

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Julia Shierlaw

(she/her)

Operations Manager and Bookkeeper ext. 300

jshierlaw@sheenasplace.org 

 

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 YMCA Beatrice House and The Aids Network. Julia is very grateful to be a part of our team and is looking forward to continuing to grow with Sheena’s Place.

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Aglaia Tudor

(she/her)

Group Facilitator & Registrar ext. 220

atudor@sheenasplace.org

 

Aglaia is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with an extensive background in Client
Relations and Business Operations. Her undergraduate studies began at the
Schulich School of Business at York University and continued at the University
of Toronto where she received her BSc (Honours) in Psychology at U of T. She
holds a MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is dedicated
to offering accessible and compassionate support to those struggling with
disordered eating and related mental health challenges. Aglaia is excited to
bring together her professional skills and personal dedication to the Mental
Health community to best support everyone at Sheena’s Place.

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Steven Bowa

(he/him)

Outreach & Education Coordinator/Communications Coordinator ext. 100

sbowa@sheenasplace.org

Steve has a background in Management, Photography and Videography. Before working at Sheena’s Place, Steve’s interest in the mental health field began when he studied at University of Ottawa where he received his BA in Psychology. Steve has always wanted to find a way to merge his passion for mental health care and advocacy with his artistic and administrative abilities. He is very excited to learn and grow as a part of the Sheena’s Place team while supporting the needs of the mental health community.

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Minna Frederick

(she/her)

Program Manager ext. 340

mfrederick@sheenasplace.org

Minna started leading group spaces as a young adult, focused mostly on the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Since then, Minna completed her Masters of Social Work at York University, and as worked in a wide range of community health and mental health organizations. Most recently, Minna was a manager at LGBT Youth Line, where she supported young people through peer support and anti-oppressive/anti-racism centered model. At Sheena’s, Minna supports our large facilitator team and manages our programs, as well as facilitates groups. Minna loves working on small teams and in community settings, and is excited to be a part of Sheena’s Place.
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Laurene Lau

(she/they)

Development Coordinator ext. 270

llau@sheenasplace.org

Laurene had volunteered and interned at numerous 2SLGBTQ+ and youth non-profit organizations in Montreal and Hong Kong prior to joining Sheena’s Place. Through a volunteer opportunity with CAEO Quebec, Laurene ventured into the world of non-profit development by taking part in strategic planning and grant writing. Laurene’s passion for advocacy is inspired by her studies at McGill University, where she majored in Political Science with a double minor in Cultural Studies and Sociology. Laurene ensures that her work at Sheena’s Place reflects her commitment to anti-oppression. When Laurene is not working, she is probably attending film screenings, practicing latte art, or snuggling with her cats Ella and Miles.