Our Team

The Jean Tweed Centre team includes about 100 talented and dedicated individuals, in a variety of administrative, clinical and leadership roles.

We are proud to employ accomplished counsellors, therapists and educators who bring a high degree of experience and expertise working with substance use, gambling, mental health and trauma and child and family development to their work.

We are also governed by a Board of Directors representing a variety of skills and expertise in our community.

Leadership Team


Belinda Marchese
Executive Director

Julia Bloomenfeld
Director Clinical Services

Analicia Boschetto
Interim Director, People and Culture

Dr. Connie Cheung
Director, Research, Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Kaela McCarney
Director, Family and Community Outreach

Maria-Eugenia Ricote
Director, Housing and Support Services


Latoya Akanbi – Manager, Finance and Accounting

Mara Behan – Manager, Housing and Support Services

Virginia Benson – Manager, Administrative Services

Maral Bolourian – Manager, Elm Supportive Housing

Rosamma George – Manager, Outpatient Program

Megan James – Manager, Residential Counsellors (Cumberland House and Broadview)

Tasha Kerr – Supervisor, Child Development Services

Josette Marshall – Property Manager

Marcy McGaw – Team Leader, Pathways & Mom and Kids Too

Janice Nyarko-Mensah – Manager, Executive and Strategic Projects

Board of Directors

Lara Root

Sandy Lam

Laura Sluce

Nancy Bradley

Daniel Fridman

Ian Genno

Willa Gerlings Strong

Ryan Hinds

Michelle Hooyboer-Winklaar

Mary Jane McNally

Evan Thompson