We’re passionate about what we do. After all, we’re helping women and their families lead better lives. Our leadership team provides the strategic vision for us to empower women on their journey toward creating lasting change in their lives.
I am the Executive Director at Adeara. I’m here because I know change is possible and I love being a part of the journey. I love watching lives transform!
Clinical Program Director
Kate is Adeara’s addiction programming director. She assembles our team of counsellors and volunteers to deliver daily classes and therapy to the women at Adeara.
I work in the main office to make sure the facility runs smoothly. I make sure the women have what they need throughout the day. I also ensure the support staff feel equipped to walk with, and support, the residents in constructive and care-filled ways.
I’m a daytime support worker, assisting with day-to-day client needs, office work and new client intake.
I’ve worked at Adeara for about 13 years. I absolutely love the work. I enjoy working in an environment dedicated to helping at-risk women (and their children) overcome addiction. Every day I get to “do life” with these brave women who work incredibly hard to overcome the challenges they face in their addiction. I love watching their journeys and sharing in their joy, as they experience the positive impact on their lives and in the lives of their children.
I’m an Addiction Counsellor, which means I listen, support and guide the women in recovery at Adeara. I’m here to show the love of Jesus to all and through his love, help women find freedom from addiction. I’m currently working toward my hours to receive my Addiction Counsellor II certification. I’ve completed programs with The Addiction Academy and Genesis and I’ve trained in Inner Healing with Ellel Ministries Canada. I’m also a Relapse Prevention Specialist, Interventionist and Love & Respect Marriage mentor.
Interim Clinical Coordinator
I’m part of a body called Clinical Team and I serve as their “digits” (i.e. fingers), as I do computer work for them. I also provide support to residents by liaising with our partner pharmacy and other offices to coordinate their medication and various other needs. As menial as these tasks sound, they give me incomparable joy and fulfillment because they are significant pieces to our women’s restoration to self, family, community and God. Their success is also my success.
I get to journey alongside women in the day-to-day as they heal from addiction and its impacts on their lives. This means I help facilitate therapy and deliver education specific for addiction; I also work together with women to set lifestyle parameters for their recovery. Having attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The King’s University, I am at Adeara as a Counsellor because I believe healing is possible in people’s lives.
Fund Development & Marketing Assistant
I help Adeara build a supportive community and stay connected to it through marketing, fundraising and donor relations. My heart is to take all the beautiful things that are happening at Adeara and open the door, so that everyone can see the incredible things that are happening inside. I believe that once people see the heart of Adeara, they’ll want to become a part of this change too.
I work alongside the Executive Director providing oversight to a variety of administrative functions at Adeara. My goal is to support the mission of empowering women on their journey to create lasting life change, by ensuring the effective and efficient operation of Adeara.
I’m the bookkeeper. I’m glad to be working at Adeara, because working with an organization that makes a difference, makes ALL the difference.
Mental Help Director
I’m the creator and facilitator of our prevention program, Mental Help. This program is online, free and aimed at providing knowledge and therapeutic resources to Canadians, to help them maintain their mental health. Our hope is to prevent the need for addiction recovery. I’m here because I feel called and I will not come to a halt, for the trumpet has sounded.
I schedule the monthly programming for our residents, oversee staff and volunteer training & onboarding, calculate Adeara statistics, work with the clinical team to manage intakes, and manage client files. I love making a difference by empowering women to be who Jesus created them to be. I love teaching women how to build effective systems into their daily life to gain momentum and reach their goals. I also am a huge excel spreadsheet nerd and love gathering and tracking long term change in our communities. I am usually in the background… secretly building the silent systems that allow daily life to flow more smoothly for residents and staff at Adeara.
Adeara is a leader in addiction recovery and our Board of Directors plays a vital role in our work. Our board facilitates Adeara’s connection with communities and our capacity to change the lives of women struggling with addiction, mental health concerns, trauma and abuse.
Executives of the Board
Mark Evans – Chairman
Charlene Dykstra – Vice Chair
Jayton Sontag – Treasurer
Colleen Foley – Secretary