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Notre équipe

Elizabeth Pierce, BSW, MSW, RSW
Directeur exécutif

Elizabeth est à l'emploi des Catholic Family Services de Durham depuis 1996, après avoir obtenu son baccalauréat en travail social du King's College de l'Université Western Ontario et sa maîtrise en travail social de l'Université de Toronto. Elizabeth a commencé son travail à l'agence en tant que thérapeute de première ligne, fournissant des conseils familiaux, individuels, de couple et de groupe, et a été promue directrice générale en 2010.

Renee Ash, BSW, MSW, RSW
Clinical Manager

Renee has been a full-time employee of CFSD since 2001.  Renee began as a front-line psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults, doing individual psychotherapy, couples work, as well as facilitating therapeutic groups.  In 2005, Renee moved into a supervisory position where she continued performing psychotherapy while supporting front line service providers in their therapy with agency clients.  In 2009, she was promoted to a managerial position where an emphasis on the administration and operations of the agency became a larger focus however most of her role comprises providing clinical supervision, instruction, and support to psychotherapy staff.  And sometimes she still sees clients.

Renee obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in 1988, Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University in 2000 and Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2001.

Joscelyn Henderson, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Clinical Manager

Joscelyn a obtenu son BA et son BSW à l'Université McMaster et a travaillé pendant plusieurs années dans le domaine de la santé mentale des enfants et du bien-être de l'enfance, et en tant que coordonnatrice du site Ajax du Centre de visites supervisées. Elle a commencé à travailler au CFSD en 2003 après avoir obtenu sa maîtrise en travail social à l'Université de Toronto. Depuis ce temps, Joscelyn a été employée au CFSD en tant que thérapeute clinique de première ligne, superviseure de groupe et actuellement en tant que gestionnaire clinique. Joscelyn fournit une supervision clinique, des instructions et un soutien à l'équipe de thérapie clinique.

Cindy Zamiska, BSW, RSW
Superviseur des services en français

Cindy est à l'emploi de CFSD depuis 2009. Cindy est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en travail social et d'un baccalauréat ès arts en psychologie de l'Université McMaster. Avant de travailler chez Catholic Family Services of Durham, Cindy a travaillé pour la Durham Children's Aid Society en tant que travailleuse des services familiaux; Contact Niagara for Children’s and Developmental Services en tant que coordonnatrice des ressources bilingues ; et pour Family And Children's Services Niagara dans divers postes, y compris l'accueil, les services familiaux et les services de protection des adultes.

Lynette Temmerman, MSW, RSW
Systems Supervisor and Group Therapist

Lynette s'est jointe à l'équipe CFSD en 2017, venant du secteur VAW Shelter avec des années d'expérience de première ligne à Julliette's Place à Toronto. Lynette a terminé son MSW et utilise la combinaison de son expérience pratique de plaidoyer et de son éducation pour soutenir les femmes aux prises avec des problèmes de violence.

Tracey Camacho, BA, MA, RP
Superviseur des familles plus sûres

Tracey has been working at Catholic Family Services of Durham since 2007. She coordinates the agency’s Safer Families Program which involves conducting joint assessments with Durham Children’s Aid Society to families who have experienced domestic violence. Tracey is also a psychotherapist who provides counselling to clients who have agreed to participate in the Safer Families Program. Prior to her work at CFSD, Tracey worked as a counsellor with Family Services EAP of Toronto. Tracey obtained both her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Counselling Psychology from McGill University.

Steve Burnett
Responsable Hub et Facility

Steve joined the team at CFSD in 2020 and supports all agencies in the building through maintenance and upgrades to the facility. Steve comes to us after 22 years with General Motors of Canada and has recently retired from The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) after 22 years. At retirement he was a Sergeant, Human Resource Administrator. Steve is responsible for general repairs and maintenance, coordinating with contractors, and promotion/fundraising for the facility.

Jessica Hamel, BA, MACP, RP


Jessica joined Catholic Family Services in the Spring of 2023. Jessica comes with experience providing individual, couple and family counselling. Jessica has a playful, strength-based and person-centered style and pulls from a variety of different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy and family systems therapy.

Krystal Olejko-Qaqish, BSc, BSW, MSW

Krystal began working at Catholic Family Services of Durham in November of 2019. Krystal obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Social Work degree from Kings University College at Western University. Krystal is employed at CFSD as registered social worker/psychotherapist. Krystal utilizes a variety of evidence-based modalities to include EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT, and DBT informed interventions with an overarching focus on being client-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.

Matthew Robertson, MSW, RSW

Matthew joined the Catholic Family Services team in the spring of 2022. Matthew is a Family Counsellor who worked in the mental health field in Oshawa prior to becoming a counsellor. Matthew brings a passion to work with children, youth and families through a laid back style. Matt uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and dyadic developmental (child / caregiver) approaches in his counselling.

Mimma Tolfo, MSW, RSW

Mimma began working at Catholic Family Services of Durham in 2005 after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University, and Master of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mimma is employed at CFSD as a clinical therapist, providing individual, family, couple, and group counselling.

Moon Naz, RP(Q), C.C.P.A, C.R.P.O., M.A.C.P


Moon is our recent CFSD team member who joined us in 2023. Moon has previous experience working in the mental health field with various populations including at risk women, adolescents, and men suffering from mental health. She has experience working with individuals suffering from concurrent disorders, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders. Moon specializes in DBT and uses mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy approaches in her counselling.

Natasha Scott

I obtained my BSW from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL and my MSW from Barry University in Miami, FL. I have experience providing individual and family counselling. I particularly enjoy working with children, youth and young adults. I am passionate about serving all members of society, and share a special interest in making therapy accessible to people of color.  I have experience in utilizing various modalities for therapeutic approaches such as client-centered, strength based, crisis and CBT. My niche includes working with individuals who have experienced trauma, identity issues, anger management, conflict, and or displacement. My experience has been centered around clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety and or adjustment disorder.  My goal in therapy is to provide a safe nonjudgmental space for clients to grow, learn, play, process and express both their thoughts and feelings.

Nicole McElwain, MSW, RSW

Nicole joined the CFSD team in January 2021. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Carleton University and obtained her Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier. Nicole has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and women who have been exposed to violence. Throughout her practice Nicole prioritizes using a strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma- informed approach. Nicole enjoys maintaining a playful and professional atmosphere that encourages client empowerment.

Sarah Thorne, SSW, RSSW
Gender-Based Violence Case Manager

Sarah came to CFSD in 2023 with a background in an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, feminist approach. Sarah graduated from the Assaulted Women and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Program and the Social Service Worker Program and has been working within the VAW shelter system for the past 15 years. Sarah has worked with women from a diverse population and maintains an inclusive, client-centered work environment. Sarah hopes to support and empower women to live a life free from violence.

Sebastian Tirovolas MSW, RSW

Sebastian a commencé à travailler comme thérapeute clinique aux Catholic Family Services de Durham en 2020. Il travaille avec des enfants, des adolescents et des adultes, offrant des services de conseil individuel, de couple et familial. Sebastian a obtenu son baccalauréat en travail social à l'Université Ryerson en 2011, avant d'entrer dans le domaine et de travailler dans le domaine de la santé mentale des enfants. En 2018, il est retourné dans le milieu universitaire pour obtenir sa maîtrise en travail social de l'Université Wilfrid Laurier. Sebastian utilise une approche axée sur la perspicacité dans ses conseils, aidant ses clients à poser des questions et à regarder en eux-mêmes pour répondre à certaines des questions difficiles de la vie. Il est centré sur le client et possède une formation en EFT, ACT, CBT, DBT et des approches basées sur la pleine conscience.

Susan Koshie, BA (Hons), MDiv, RP
Thérapeute Clinique

Susan began working at Catholic Family Services of Durham in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University and then a Master of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University / College & Seminary. Prior to working at CFSD, she worked at The Bridge in Brampton, Ontario with men who had been incarcerated, and then as a clinical therapist with Catholic Community Services of York Region. Susan is employed at CFSD as a clinical therapist, providing counselling for individuals, couples and families, as well as in group settings.

Tania McClean
Assistant exécutif

Tania s'est jointe à l'équipe du CFSD en 2008. Elle travaille au CFSD en tant qu'adjointe exécutive et est principalement responsable de la direction générale, du conseil d'administration et du soutien administratif, ainsi que de la relève pour l'accueil. Avant de travailler chez CFSD, elle a travaillé dans les soins de santé naturels et le service à la clientèle. L'expérience de Tania en service à la clientèle contribue à l'environnement chaleureux et accueillant de CFSD.

Wendy Sachs
Client Care Navigator

Wendy Sachs comes to Catholic Family Services of Durham as a life long Durham resident.  She has a degree in Psychology from Carleton University and has corporate experience in Human Resources Management.  Most recently she started and ran a small business while navigating life with three busy kids.  She is excited to take on the role of Client Care Navigator as she aims to be of service to the Durham community.