Gina St. Amour
Gina St. Amour is responsible for the overall operation of the Home and the programs we provide. Gina is also involved with several community initiatives and sits on a variety of committees in interest of the organization and it’s future development. We welcomed Gina as the organization’s new Executive Director in April 2004. Holding a Bachelor Degree of Applied Science with a Major in Family and Social Relations, Gina has an impressive background involving the aid and support of families. Gina has several areas of expertise, developed through experience with several agencies and roles including the Children’s Aid Society, behavioral therapist with the mobile crisis team in northern Ontario, Manager of Intake at Service Coordination, and a facilitator in WrapAround. Gina’s door is always open and she is a source of strength for staff and families.
Director of Operations & Health Care Management
The Director of Operations & Health Care Management is responsible for all aspects of client care and the organizations program operations for both Leitrim and Rochester campuses. Lauri Cox is our current DOCC. Lauri joined the team in April 2003 as a staff nurse, and moved into the position of Nurse Manager in 2004. In 2007 Lauri filled in as Acting Executive Director for one year while Gina was on maternity leave. Upon her return she took the post of Director of Operations & Client Care. Holding a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Lauri’s previous nursing experience includes critical care, orthopaedics, and 10 years as a medic in the Canadian Armed Forces. Although presently functioning in an administrative role overseeing the nursing program, Lauri is still actively involved in the hands on assessment and support for our children and young adults. Lauri also acts as our in-home information technology specialist.
Director of Client Services
The Director of Client Services is responsible for overseeing all aspects of client services, including intake, client care and program operations for both Leitrim and Rochester campuses. Our current DCS is Maria Contreras who brings with her a background in Health Sciences as well as a Master’s degree in Health Administration. As part of her Master’s studies she completed a fourth month practicum working with the Ottawa Rotary Home, the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and Roger’s House. Maria has experience working in the not-for-profit sector providing support services for isolated and vulnerable seniors as well as in early education programming.
House Supervisor, Leitrim Campus
Residential Supervisor, Rochester Campus
We provide an extensive in-home training program for all employees. Our Director of Operations & Health Care Management, along with our Community Nursing Team, oversees all medical procedures training. Our nursing team may also fill the role of “training coach”, and will guide staff through the program using various instructional techniques and role modeling.