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Our Team

The New Canadians Centre staff is composed of dedicated and enthusiastic people trained to support your transition to life in Canada.

Feel free to contact us with any question or need you may have.

Executive Team

Andy Cragg

Executive Director

Bruno Guimarães

Director of Corporate Services

Marisa Kaczmarczyk

Director of Client Services

Yvonne Lai

Director of Community Development

Our Staff

Abeer Al-Salihi

Settlement Worker in Schools

Aline Morishita

Communications Officer

Anna Albouni

Northumberland Community Outreach Assistant

Boutheina Maraoui

Community Connections Worker

Carolina Orduz

Settlement Counsellor

Dennis Kulla

Employment Counsellor

Fidan Cakir Senil

Administrative Assistant

Haya Helae

Fund Development Assistant

Janine Appleby

Early Childhood Educator

Jessica Devlin

Youth & Community Programs Coordinator

Kirk Kuipers

HR and Admin Officer

Liana Honsinger

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator

Leigha MacDiarmid

Family Programs Assistant

Lubna Sadek

Youth Worker

Luz Ofelia Maya

Settlement Counsellor

Mahdi Bubteina

Settlement Counsellor - Arabic Speaking

Maria Enriquez-Jakins

Case Management Worker

Mariam Akhter

Assistant Early Childhood Educator

Mauricio Interiano

Community Engagement Officer

Michelle Nguyen

Peterborough Immigration Partnership (PIP) Officer

Mohamad Al Halta

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Mohammed Shamout

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Nancy Ghazy

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Assistant

Nancy Paz

Office Administrator

Nerveen Kardan

Settlement Worker in Schools

Olena Shtepa

Ukraine Community Liaison

Olga Stetsyuk

Interim Settlement Services Coordinator

Paris Nguyen

Fund Development Officer

Patrick Foley

Employment Counsellor - Youth & Skills Development

Roshan Omar

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Sabina Thiessen

Program Development and Administrative Support Worker

Salwa Mirgani

Case Management Coordinator

Samar Sallam

Case Management Worker

Sameer Bedrud

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Assistant

Sara O. Shahsavari

Volunteer Administrator

Steve Ross

Settlement Worker in Schools

Zebiba Sultan


On Leave

Bhisham Ramoutar

Community Development Coordinator
(on leave until September 2023)

Faye Shien Tan

Settlement Services Coordinator
(on leave until August 2023)