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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

Marisa Kaczmarczyk

Director of Client Services

Violeta Roussinova

Director of Corporate Services

Yvonne Lai

Director of Community Development

Client Services

Kemi Akapo

Settlement Services Coordinator

Jack Gillan

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator

Jessica Devlin

Youth & Community Programs Coordinator

Carolina Orduz

Settlement Counsellor

Luz Ofelia Maya

Settlement Counsellor / Office Administrator - Northumberland

Olga Stetsyuk

Employment Counsellor

Andrea Heilingbrunner

CLARS Language Assessor

Salwa Mirgani

Transition Settlement Worker

Liana Honsinger

Case Management Worker

Mahdi Bubteina

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

Lubna Sadek

Youth Group Facilitator

Anne Elliott

Community Connections Worker

Sara O. Shahsavari

Volunteer Administrator

Community Development

Carol Lawless

Fund Development Coordinator

Reem Ali

Workplace Integration Liaison

Bhisham K. Ramoutar

Outreach Worker

Finance & Operations

Zebiba Sultan


Sabina Thiessen

Settlement/Program Development Worker and Assistant to the Executive Director

Nerveen Kardan

Office Administrator