I have been part of the OCJA Executive from 2018 to present after being nominated at the last Annual General Meeting. I look forward to working with all the members of the Association as the Public Relations Representative.
I have been in the social work field and with John Howard Society of Durham Region for 20 years, working in such areas as employment, individual counselling as well as group facilitation. I became program manager in 2011 overseeing 9 staff members in programs such as Direct Accountability (adult pre and post charge diversion), Extra Judicial Measures (youth pre charge diversion), Youth in Transition, Community Alternative to School Suspension, and the Counselling program which includes groups such as Anger Management, Co-operative Parenting & Divorce, Active Parenting, DADS and Young Adult Anger Management.
In my time away from work I use my Italian heritage, and love of cooking, to bring close family and friends together.