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Our Dedicated Team

From providing early childhood education to helping women find housing, empowering them to find employment, and creating safe spaces for youth to thrive, our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community.

Michèle Nadeau (She/Her/Elle)
Executive Director
Michèle lends her vast expertise, commitment, drive, passion and vision of creating a better world for all to the YWCA movement. An inspiring change-maker, she has a solid lead-by-example approach that is backed by over a decade-long dedication to the agency.
Alicia Mazerolle (She/Her/Elle)
Associate Director
With more than a decade of experience at YWCA Moncton, Alicia brings lived expertise, diverse skills, and passion to YWCA Moncton. Respected by her peers and teammates, she is a solid feminist and youth advocate, who is dedicated, determined, and always willing to extend a compassionate ear.
Patricia Coucheir (She/Her/Elle)
A creative and strategic thinker with keen writing skills, Patricia is a strong advocate for women and gender diverse individuals. She is a hard-working professional, who is skilled at engaging people in collaboration to meet the needs of our community.
Jonah Krizel Mendoza (She/Her/Elle)
Administrative Assistant
With her contagious smile, Jonah is always welcoming and willing to help her teammates, clients, and the community. Her excellent organizational skills, resourcefulness, creativity and sharp sense of the needs of others make her an invaluable part of the YWCA family.
Harmandeep Kaur Aulakh (She/Her/Elle)
Harman is a passionate and approachable social justice advocate, who brings vast nonprofit sector, human resources, and community development experience to our agency. She is a strong feminist with a warm personality and loves empowering people to make positive changes in their lives.
Swapnil Shinde (He/Him/Il)
With many years of experience in finance management, Swapnil is a team player, who always wears a welcoming smile. He is calm and humble, he is always ready for a challenge, and he loves to assist his teammates in finding solutions that make their work easier.
Ewa Dadana (She/Her/Elle)
Project Manager
With a no nonsense approach, Ewa has a keen willingness to take on new challenges, learn, and grow professionally. She is a devoted team player who is efficient, resourceful, and organized and loves welcoming new staff to the YWCA Team.
Monica Hudson (She/Her/Elle)
Philanthropy Manager
With a passion for fund development, partnership building, networking, and community collaboration, Monica is an energetic and creative team player. She has strong analytical and organizational skills, is self-driven, and loves to take on new challenges.
Karen Geraghty (She/Her/Elle)
Kitchen Manager
Karen is the longest running staff member of the YWCA. As Kitchen Manager, she is responsible for creating all the delicious plant-based food on the menu. She is passionate about the quality of food that comes out of the kitchen and loves to see the children enjoying their meals and snacks.
Darlene Knott (She/Her/Elle)
With more than 25 years of experience working with domestic violence survivors in transition houses in British Columbia and Ontario, Darlene is a valued member of the Housing Team. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and a supportive team player whose positive attitude, creativity and contagious smile brighten up every room she enters.
Shaine Savoie (She/Her/Elle)
With a background in counselling and several years of experience working in emergency shelters and supportive housing, Shaine brings valuable skills to the Housing Team. She understands the struggles people experiencing homelessness are dealing with. Her passion lies in empowering vulnerable people and bringing about positive change.
Jessica Woloschuk (She/Her/Elle)
Jessica brings over a decade of experience working in Family and Childhood intervention. She is a strong advocate for affordable housing and is passionate about empowering women to live successful and meaningful lives.
Ashley MacDonald (She/Her/Elle)
Coming all the way from YWCA Yellowknife, Ashley brings over 10 years of experience in providing impactful youth services. Friendly, sensible and dependable, she is committed to making sure our community has the resources and tools needed to support youth.
Aaliyah Lahai (She/Her/Elle)
A long-time member of YWCA Moncton, Aaliyah is steadfast and committed to supporting the community with many passions, skills, and insights. You will often find her exploring the intersection of issues affecting our community, and developing initiatives to address them.
Susan Craib (She/Her/Elle)
Susan brings her experience from working as a Child and Youth Care Worker and her passion for engaging at-risk-youth. She is self-driven, a great team player, resourceful and is committed to professional and personal growth. Many youth would say that she is an inspiration to them.
Melanie Morin (She/Her/Elle)
Melanie studied criminology at the University of Moncton and brings a lot of knowledge and valuable insight to issues youth are facing today. She shares her love for animals first, and her name second. She is kind, dependable and the first to support her team and help youth.
Angel Theriault
With years of community support experience, Angel brings great insights to the team. Kind, empathetic, and always willing to lend a hand, Angel goes above and beyond to make sure colleagues and community members feel supported and cared for.
Melissa Martinello (She/Her/Elle)
Supportive, organized and considerate, Melissa provides support services that are attentive to the individuals she serves. With her accepting and insightful approach, Melissa guides individuals at their own pace towards the goals they have identified for themselves.
Meghan Jonah (She/Her/Elle)
Caring, friendly, and approachable, Meghan has a natural talent for seeing the strengths in others and inspiring them to see it in themselves. She is devoted to the folks she serves, advocating and navigating systems to make sure they have everything they need to realize their goals.
Janie Bourque
Janie is a strong advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. She is passionate about helping others build new skills and self-confidence. Her enthusiasm and willingness to go above and beyond have made her a vital member of the employment team.
Charneet Kaur (She/Her/Elle)
Charneet is a warm and caring individual who radiates positivity wherever she goes. With a background in working with young women, she is an asset to the Employment Team. She does not back down to any challenge that is put in front of her and she is a great supporter for the women she works with.
Angela Brushett (She/Her/Elle)
With her undeniable love of children, Angela passionately leads a diverse team of Early Learning Educators and ensures that Margie’s Early Learning Centre and the Friends Academy afterschool program are inclusive environments where children blossom.
Jin Young Park (She/Her/Elle)
As Program Coordinator, Jinny assists her fellow educators in planning and documenting the children’s learning. She has many great ideas that she shares with the team and helps put these ideas into practice. She has a passion for learning and seeing children thrive.
Heather Surette (She/Her/Elle)
As the first staff member to join YW Margie’s Early Learning Centre, Heather continues to be a valued and trusted team member. She is often sought out for advice from other members of the team. Her love for the babies is undeniable and is the center of everything she does.
Crystal Rigby (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Crystal is a dedicated staff member with a wealth of knowledge who does not hesitate to lend her support to her fellow educators when needed. Her creativity and extensive library of books and activities have been valuable assets to the team.
Kim Arsenault (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Kim started her career at the YWCA as an Administrative Assistant and after helping in the Early Learning Centre, we all quickly realized that she had a passion for helping children learn and grow. She is one of the kindest people you will ever meet and has built strong relationships with the children and families in her care.
Jordyn Johnson (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Jordyn is like a breath of fresh air to whoever she meets. She is always happy and joking around with her fellow team members. She is very kind and loving with our younger children and loves all the snuggles. She ensures the children in her care feel loved and secure.
Robin Way (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Creative, messy and adventurous are the best words to describe Robin’s teaching style. She does not shy away from trying new things and allowing the children to try new things as well, no matter how messy it may get. To her, it is all about the experience.
Jennie Druer (She/Her/Elle)
Jennie’s contributions to the team are invaluable. Jennie values the afterschool children by allowing them the time they need to unwind and provides open opportunities for play and relaxation. She never hesitates to help where needed and always has a positive attitude. She has formed many strong bonds with the children in her care and with her fellow team members.
Amanda Smith (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Amanda is passionate about giving children the freedom to explore their environments. Her love of music is passed along to the children and you will often see the children in her class dancing and singing along to the music being played.
Katelyn Beers (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Katie is a very versatile staff member who enjoys working with all age groups. She holds children in the highest regard and values them as individual learners. She loves to joke around and make her fellow team members laugh. She truly brightens our days.
April Thibodeau (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
April is our little social butterfly. Her friendly, positive attitude is infectious to other team members. She likes to make sure everyone around her is “okay” and makes all of our days better. She is often seen singing and reading stories to the children in her care.
Amandeep Kaur (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Amandeep has won over the hearts of our infants and their families. Her love for children and her kindness show through every day. Her calming nature puts everyone around her at ease.
Gursimrandeep Kaur (She/Her/Elle)
Sim obtained her Early Childhood Education diploma in Montreal and this is her first experience working in a NB Early Learning Centre. Her love for teaching children is evident in her daily interactions with them. She really enjoys doing crafts with the children and implementing hands on and play-based strategies for experimental learning.
Liudmyla Hushtyuk (She/Her/Elle)
Mila is originally from Ukraine, where she obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and has vast experience working in Early Learning Centers around the world. She thrives working with preschool children and she is dedicated to providing children with the best possible education and care.
Risolat Babaeva (She/Her/Elle)
Risolat has been an Early Childhood Educator in many different areas of the world, and she is also a Montessori Certified Educator. She brings her diverse teaching experience to the Early Learning Centre and has created a rich, engaging learning environment in her classroom.
Tonya Gallant (She/Her/Elle)
Tonya is passionate about helping children learn and grow. She enjoys interacting with the children and engaging in their play, which allows her to build strong relationships with them and their families.
Veronica Walker (She/Her/Elle)
Veronica joined the team as an Individual Support Worker. Her wealth of knowledge around behavior and classroom management, engaging children, and her outgoing personality have made her a valuable member of the After-School/Summer Camp team.
Chelsea Ripley (She/Her/Elle)
Chelsea has a very calming personality and does not “sweat the small stuff” which is a valuable trait when working with children in our Early Learning Centre. She always has a positive attitude and loves being hands on with the children engaging in their play.
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