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.
As Executive Director, I am responsible for ensuring that the goals of Adeara, as set by the Board, are being achieved. I provide oversight of Adeara and also spend much of my time raising awareness and funds. I take my role very seriously and count it a privilege to make a way for women who are often dismissed or forgotten. Giving women a space to change, and supporting them in that, is what I love. My goal is to ensure that every woman who comes through our doors is given the opportunity to live her life free from addiction, breaking the cycle for future generations.
I help the organization deliver holistic treatment to our residents by overseeing their medications and coordinating programming. Doing these give me incomparable joy and fulfillment because they are significant pieces to our women’s restoration to self, family, community, and God. When they succeed in addressing their problem of addiction, I feel grateful to have been a part of God’s work in changing their lives.
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 am a certified Addictions Counsellor and have completed programs with The Addiction Academy and Genesis. I have trained in Inner Healing with Ellel Ministries Canada. I am also a Relapse Prevention Specialist, Interventionist and Love & Respect Marriage mentor.
Bookkeeper – Accounts Payable
I work with the wonderful accounting team as one of the bookkeepers, specifically tasked with A/P and More Than a Fad thrift store. I enjoy using my abilities in a supportive role, striving to do my work with excellence, helping to facilitate leaders to better focus on the important job of guiding Adeara to fulfill its vision and mission.
It is my job to be a bridge among the different spokes of Adeara—the clinical team, the facility, admin, and the support team, while ensuring that our residents are well supported in their recovery journeys. I LOVE pouring into people and building healthy teams. I truly believe that Jesus can change everything, so to see the everyday miracles in our residents’ lives and families is amazing!
Life Skills Support Worker
I’m a daytime support worker, assisting with day-to-day client needs, office work and client intake. I’ve worked at Adeara for about 13 years and absolutely love it. I enjoy working in an environment dedicated to helping 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. 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.
Donor Relations and Event Lead
My title at Adeara is Donor & Community Relations, but I’m also the Event Lead. I have a background in events and have always had a heart for people, which has proven to be a good combination. I get to plan all of our fundraising and awareness events and foster relationships with people who believe in the work of Adeara, and ultimately, the work of Jesus. It is an honour to help provide women with a supportive and compassionate community, help write their stories of success, and heal their hearts in the process.
I work in collaboration with the communications and fund development team to deliver a high level of communication to our community of support and internal staff and volunteers at Adeara and More Than a Fad. My heart is to gather a community who desires to make a positive impact through the work Adeara does.
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.
Community Development Lead
My job looks different every day. I love working with the volunteers and customers. Our goal is to make the store a profitable endeavour for Adeara, so I work towards that daily.
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
Jesse Jervis – Chairman
David Cornock – Vice Chair
Jayton Sontag – Treasurer
Shauna Yohemas – Secretary