Master of Arts (Pastoral Care) – Fordham University
Master in Education (Counseling) – University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Education – University of Ottawa, magna cum laude
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Criminology) – Carleton University
Recovery Life Coach:
Accomplished in supporting clients achieve constructive resolution and/or ongoing management of complex life challenges including addiction, separation/divorce, remarriage and step-parenting, work issues, self-care, and healing the wounded soul.
Teach and mentor coach trainees in International Coach Federation-accredited recovery coach training program (Crossroads Recovery Coaching).
Experienced pastoral care-giver, skilled at supporting care-receivers in their ability to process challenging life issues through the lens of a nurturing, dynamic and resourceful Christian faith.
Substance Abuse Treatment:
Worked for a decade in the substance abuse treatment field as a front-line counselor, educator/trainer, and senior executive tasked with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Canada-wide evidence-based workforce strategy for substance abuse treatment professionals. Specific accomplishments include:
Developed and delivered the first treatment group for problem gamblers in the province of Ontario (Rideauwood Addiction Treatment Institute).
Oversaw the development of web-based education and training opportunities for substance abuse professionals (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse).
Led the development and implementation of technical and behavioral competencies for Canada’s substance abuse treatment workforce (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse).
Founded and co-chaired a national advisory group on best practices in substance abuse treatment, bringing together senior decision-makers from more than 20 government and non-government organizations at the national and provincial/territorial levels (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse).
Worked for twelve years in the adult literacy field, teaching, training teachers, developing curriculum, managing programs, and overseeing the creation of workplace-related literacy programs and resources (Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education; English Literacy Council of Montreal; Ontario Ministry of Colleges, Universities and Training).
Worked for six years as a federal parole officer, monitoring offenders on conditional release and facilitating linkages with essential community-based services including employment, education/training, housing, mental health, and addiction treatment (Correctional Services Canada).
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