Our Board & Team

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who come from a broad spectrum of professions with diverse skills and expertise. They share a passion and commitment for helping children, youth, and their families when they are faced with dying, death, and grief.

Barbara Slater
Chair
Adjunct Professor (Retired) Institute of Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Deb Galet
Director
Executive Director, Inter-professional Practice and Ambulatory Care, Baycrest

Arthur Wenglik
Treasurer
Manager, Children’s Services, Financial Division, City of Toronto

Jennifer Lancaster
Director
Assistant Dean, Advancement, University of Toronto

James Hirsh
Director
Lawyer, Bell Temple, LLP

Youth Advisory Council

Hope McMaster

Hailey Spero

Antonietta Gutierrez

Karleigh Sutton

Sullivan Pearson

Our Team

The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre staff have extensive experience in supporting children, youth and their families through dying and death. Their backgrounds include social work, psychotherapy, expressive art therapy, child development and child life studies.

Sue McWatt
MSW
Executive Director

Paul Kitz
BA (Child & Youth Care)
Program Facilitator

Christina Lee
DTATI, RP
Grief & Palliative Care Counsellor
Youth Program Facilitator

Ashley Siegel
B.Sc. (Psychology & Neuroscience)
Research Analyst

Brian Dunphy
Director of Development

Sarah Henderson
MA
Director
Training Services

Danielle Courneya
BA, DTATI
Program Counsellor

Ceilidh Eaton Russell
MSc, CCLS
Director, Research and Evaluation

Samantha O’Leary
PhD (in Progress), M.A. (Counselling Psychology)
Research Analyst

Valentina Cardozo
MSc, BSc(Hons)
Research & Evaluation Coordinator

Adrienne Cooper
Bookkeeper

Brandon Holmes
B.Sc (Computer Science)
Database Analyst

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