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
Director, People and Culture

Maria-Eugenia Ricote
Director, Housing and Support Services

Robbyn Zwaigenbaum
Director, Mental Health and Substance Use

Diane Presta
Senior Manager, Fund Development and Communications


Mara Behan – Manager, Housing and Support Services (Ash, Elm & Bathurst)

Megan Durrwachter – Resident Support Supervisor, Housing and Support Services

Sharon Francis – Manager, Housing and Support Services (Broadview, Cumberland & Palmerston)

Rosamma George – Manager, Outpatient Program

Shereen Gunter – Manager, Finance

Kristin MacDonald – Supervisor, Child Development Services

Marcy McGaw – Manager, Community and Family Outreach Services

Janice Nyarko-Mensah – Manager, Executive and Strategic Projects

Sharicka Reid-Scaletta – Manager, Community Mental Health & Addiction Services

Shaista Tahir – Manager, Administrative Services

Kanchi Uttamchandani – Manager, Evaluation, Quality and Research

Board of Directors

Laura Sluce – Chair

Michelle Hooyboer-Winklaar – Vice-Chair

Sandy Lam – Treasurer

Willa Gerlings Strong – Secretary

Lara Root – Past Chair

Nancy Bradley

Daniel Fridman

Ryan Hinds

Fatimah Khan

Timothea Leung

Mary Jane McNally

Evan Thompson

Lelia Watamaniuk