Andrea Shaw – Executive Director
Andrea has been with Hearth Place since October 1996. In addition to her management duties, Andrea provides grief counselling at the centre, member support and is available for public presentations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Janette Berthelot – Associate Director and Program Development, Children’s and Pediatric Cancer Family Support Program Coordinator
Janette joined Hearth Place in May 2011. 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 is also jointly 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.
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.
Debbie Dawson – Fundraising and Community Engagement
Debbie joined the 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.
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.
Donna Barrett-Holmes – Office Administrator
Donna joined Hearth Place in June 2018. She is responsible for the financial needs of Hearth Place and overall operational needs.