Who We Are

Children's Centre Thunder Bay leads the way for children and youth to improve their quality of life.

We are an accredited team of respected professionals working in collaboration with families, caregivers and partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and youth.

Under the governance of a volunteer Board of Directors, our Management Team provides leadership to more than 150 professionals from fields such as social work, psychology, early childhood education, speech and language, developmental services and nursing.

As a team, we have a shared commitment to service excellence in prevention, treatment, research, and educational programs that improves the quality of life for children and youth.

Meet our Management Team:

Diane Walker

Chief Executive Officer T: 807-343-5006

John Friday

Vice President, Management Services

  • Human Resources
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Services
  • Property & Maintenance T: 807-343-5069

Theresa Graham

Director, Programs & Services

  • Intensive Services
  • Youth Services
  • Adolescent Services T: 807-343-5046

Joni Nelson

Director, Programs & Services

  • Infant & Child Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Healthy Child Development and Coordination Services T: 807-343-5088

Fred Schmidt

Director, Clinical Development

  • Program Evaluation
  • Research
  • Psychology
  • Learning Assessments
  • NORPIC Internship T: 807-343-5016

John Woronkewych

Manager, Information Services T: 807-343-5044

Dave Villella

Manager, Intensive Services

  • Residential STAT Unit
  • Day Treatment
  • School Social Work T: 807-343-5039

Lisa Joubert

Manager, Youth Services

  • Youth Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Walk-In Clinic
  • Autism Youth Program T: 807-343-5047

Marinna Read

Manager, Adolescent Services

  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Youth Engagement/New Mentality
  • Youth Justice
  • Oshkiniikidjig Miikanens T: 807-343-5027

Zohreh Dadgostar

Manager, Infant & Child Services

  • Infant/Child Mental Health
  • Infant Development Program
  • Autism Intervention Program
  • Autism Assessments T: 807-343-5076

Terra Lofts

Manager, Health Child Development Program and Coordination Services

  • Pre-School Speech & Language
  • Blind-Low Vision & Infant Hearing
  • Complex Special Needs
  • Transitional Age Youth With Developmental Disabilities T: 807-343-5018

Angela Hill

Manager, Child Care Services

  • Special Needs Resource Program
  • Pre-School Assessment & Consultation
  • Kindergarten Assessment & Consultation
  • Supervised Access Program - SAP T: 807-343-5008