Staff

Janette Berthelot – Executive Director

Janette has been with Hearth Place since May 2011. In addition to her management duties, Janette oversees the Pediatric Cancer Family Support Program. She provides peer support and mentorship for families dealing with childhood cancer ensuring they have access to resources and Hearth Place programs. Janette provides intake for new members, and co-facilitates, Sib-Link and family support groups.
Janette[at]hearthplace.org

Sonja Shepherd – Member Services Coordinator

Sonja has been with Hearth Place since November 2001 in a number of roles.  Currently Sonja provides individual support to members entering the centre, case management, peer and caregiver support and group facilitation of the Lymphoma and Blood Related Cancer Support Group.  Sonja is also Co-Director of the Camp Quality/Hearth Place Volunteer Puppet Team.
sonja[at]hearthplace.org

Susan Viminitz, MSW, RSW – Member Services 

Susan has been with Hearth Place since May 2011.  Susan provides introductory interviews and ongoing case management for new members. She provides support for adolescents who are bereaved or coping with the illness of a loved one.
susan[at]hearthplace.org

Barb Franks-McNaughton – Member Services 

Barb has been with Hearth Place since May 2015.  Barb provides introductory interviews and ongoing case management for new members. She provides grief counselling for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
barb[at]hearthplace.org

Pamela West – Member Services Intake 

Pamela has been with Hearth Place since October 2017.  Pamela provides introductory interviews and ongoing case management for new members.
pamela[at]hearthplace.org

Dean Boshart – Member Services 

Dean has been with Hearth Place since October 2017.  Dean provides introductory interviews and ongoing case management for new members. He provides grief counselling for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
dean[at]hearthplace.org

Stephanie Hamilton – Program  Coordinator 

Stephanie joined the Hearth Place team in May 2019.  Stephanie is responsible for researching, planning, coordinating and registration for all programs that are offered at Hearth Place as well as producing the bi-monthly program calendar.
Stephanie[at]hearthplace.org

Carolyn Hoar – Volunteer and Pediatric Cancer Family Support Coordinator

Carolyn joined Hearth Place in May 2011 and is responsible for recruitment, scheduling, retention and administration of volunteers. She is also responsible for program and resource development and volunteer management of the Pediatric Cancer Family Support Program.
carolyn[at]hearthplace.org

Debbie Dawson – Fundraising and Community Engagement 

Debbie joined Hearth Place in June 2013. Her primary role is the stewardship of major sponsors and to provide professional expertise and leadership in fundraising strategies and public awareness.
debbie[at]hearthplace.org

Shauna Cartlidge – Senior Event Manager

Shauna joined Hearth Place in March 2014.  She is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing all Hearth Place signature fundraising events and oversees the Events department.  Shauna also manages our website.
shauna[at]hearthplace.org

Kirsten Craig – Fundraising Events Administrative Assistant

Kirsten joined Hearth Place in May 2019.  Kirsten supports all Hearth Place Signature fundraising events as well as coordinates all of our third party events.  Kirsten also oversees the Hearth Place social media platforms.
kirsten[at]hearthplace.org

Donna Barrett-Holmes – Office Administrator

Donna joined Hearth Place in June 2018. She is responsible for the processing of financial needs for Hearth Place.
donna[at]hearthplace.org