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OUR TEAM

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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.
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.
Ewa Dadana (She/Her/Elle)
Human ResourceS 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.
Patricia Hornyak (She/Her/Elle)
Finance Manager
With her calm disposition and great attitude, Patricia brings much experience and a vast amount of knowledge around financial management. She is a creative, thoughtful, caring, and dedicated professional, who has a passion for developing efficient processes.
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.
Patricia Coucheir (She/Her/Elle)
DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND OUTREACH SERVICES
Believing that everyone has a right to housing, Patricia is a strong advocate for women’s housing and a dedicated leader to the YWCA Moncton A Home for All Program. She is a hard-working professional who is not afraid to do whatever it takes to help others.
Darlene Knott (She/Her/Elle)
HOUSING CASE MANAGER
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.
Robin Ivey (She/Her/Elle)
Housing Case Manager
Robin joined the Housing Team following a bold career switch that led her from the banking sector to helping those most vulnerable. Her insight, sharp analytical skills, commitment and empathy truly set her apart. She is always willing to go the extra mile, offering support and encouragement to whomever needs it.
Shaine Savoie (She/Her/Elle)
HOUSING CASE MANAGER
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.
Ashley MacDonald (She/Her/Elle)
YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER
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)
ENVIROnMENT & YOUTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
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.
Maggie Eugenie McIntyre (She/Her/Elle)
BRAVE YW MENTOR / PROGRAM FACILITATOR
Goal-oriented, Maggie is passionate and committed to enriching the lives of youth and her community. A continuous learner, with great energy and a hard-working nature, she brings valuable expertise to the team and well-rounded supports to the youth she serves.
Zakia Mohammed (She/Her/Elle)
OUTREACH AND PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Zakia is an attentive and reliable teammate, whose fun disposition and caring ways are deeply valued by the children, youth, and adults she connects with. She has a contagious giggle that brightens up any room she is in.
Angel Theriault
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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)
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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)
YOUTH WORK TRANSITION COORDINATOR
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.
Marie-Josée LeBlanc (She/Her/Elle)
YOUTH WORK TRANSITION COORDINATOR
MJ is a social justice champion with a passion for promoting safety and wellness, and addressing root causes of gender bias and discrimination. She gives her all in everything she does, personally and professionally. If you do not find her helping others, then she is probably on the field practising Football with Team Canada.
Angela Brushett (She/Her/Elle)
DIRECTOR OF PARENT AND CHILD EDUCATION
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)
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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.
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.
Heather Surette (She/Her/Elle)
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
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.
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.
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.
Jennie Druer (She/Her/Elle)
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
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.
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.
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.
Vanessa Hand (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Vanessa is a valuable part of the afterschool team. She understands what children want and need, and allows them the freedom of trying new things. She encourages children to be who they are and promotes this by being creative and colourful herself. She loves doing crafts and experiments with the kids and has many great ideas to promote learning.
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.
Clara Flanagan (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
After taking a few years away from the field to be a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Clara joined our Early Learning Team. Her laughter can be heard throughout the center on a daily basis. She really enjoys speaking to parents at the end of the day to talk about their child’s day and everything they learned.
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.
Samar Abdelgadir (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Samar is an integral part of our afterschool program. She enjoys sitting with the children, chatting with them, reading with them, and playing with them. You will often see her in the cozy area of the classroom with a group of children around her. We value the diversity she brings to our programs and her ability to teach children a new language. She has built strong relationships with the children and their families.
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.
Maria Pedrosa (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
Maria brings with her a wealth of experience from her time working in Montreal. She believes in working as a team and supporting each other for the well-being of the children. Maria allows the children to lead their learning by providing a variety of opportunities in her classroom.
Courtney Alward (She/Her/Elle)
Early Childhood Educator
As an individual support worker, Courtney understands and values the importance of inclusive environments and welcoming all children into our Early Learning Centre. She is very kind and loving with all the children and is a team player, who helps her fellow educators when needed. She appreciates that little steps can lead to outstanding outcomes when working with a child individually.
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