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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

Hajni Hos

Executive Director

Tamara Hoogerdyk

Director of Front Line Services

Yvonne Lai

Director of Community Development

Violeta Roussinova

Director of Finance & Operations

Front Line Services

Kemi Akapo

Settlement Services Coordinator

Jack Gillan

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator

Jessica Devlin

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Coordinator

Carolina Orduz

Settlement Counsellor

Luz Ofelia Maya

Settlement Counsellor / Cobourg Office Admin

Olga Stetsyuk

Employment Counsellor

Andrea Heilingbrunner

CLARS Language Assessor

Salwa Mirgani

Transition Settlement Worker

Mahdi Bubteina

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Maicel Neema

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Faye Shien Tan

Settlement Worker in Schools (Lakeshore)

Abeer Al-Salihi

Settlement Worker in Schools (Youth Worker)

Steve Ross

Settlement Worker in Schools

Anne Elliott

Community Connections Worker

Patricia Baxter

Settlement Support Worker

Community Development

Carol Lawless

Fund Development Coordinator

Reem Ali

Community Development Worker

Liana Honsinger

Volunteer & Event Administrator

Bhisham K. Ramoutar

Outreach Worker

Laurie Collette

Development Support Worker

Finance & Operations

Zebiba Sultan


Sabina Thiessen

 Executive Assistant / Office Administrator

Jessie Iriwanto

Office Administrator