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
Heather O'Brien

CCLS

Grief & Palliative Care Counsellor
Camp Erin Toronto Co-Director
Emily Mathieson

BEd

Educational Content Developer
Megan Porter

MSW, RSW

Grief & Palliative Care Counsellor
Family Program Facilitator
Christina Lee

DTATI, RP

Grief & Palliative Care Counsellor
Youth Program Facilitator
Danielle Courneya

BA, DTATI

Program Counsellor
Ceilidh Eaton Russell

MSc, CCLS

Director, Research and Evaluation
Victoria Pileggi

PhD

Research & Evaluation Coordinator
(on leave)
Sarah Henderson

MA

Director
Programs & Services
Valentina Cardozo

MSc, BSc(Hons)

Research & Evaluation Coordinator
Carrie Milne
Fundraising Administrator
Tommy Carlberg

BSc

Database Analyst
Adrienne Cooper
Bookkeeper
Nadia Hogg
Project Director, Digital Strategy
Brandon Holmes
Database Analyst
Ashley Seigel
Research Analyst
Samantha O’Leary
Research Analyst
Stephanie Au
HR Assistant
Youth Advisory Council
Hope McMaster
Hailey Spero
Antonietta Gutierrez
Karleigh Sutton
Sullivan Pearson
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