Online Practice Recovery Leader
Bea currently works with the community of practice building capacity to deliver online services. Bea completed her MA at the UNED in Madrid and worked as a Psychologist in the Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, Spain. In Canada, she has been working in the social enterprise sector, and most recently, she was the Director of Supply Chain and Operations at Me to We in Toronto. In 2020 she completed a Certificate in Applied Counselling Skills at the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling.
You can reach Bea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Store Assistant
Taima is the Online Store Assistant at Hard Feelings. She is very passionate about mental health and is committed to increasing access to helpful resources. This is one of the many reasons why she loves working at Hard Feelings, along with being surrounded by all the wonderful books we carry and the community that arises out of providing mental health awareness. Taima is also an artist who has developed her style throughout her own mental health journey. She’s currently completing her BA in Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto and hopes to pursue a career either in education or social work.
You can reach Taima at email@example.com
Online Retail Recovery Leader
Paula is the Online Retail Recovery Leader at Hard Feelings who currently focuses on building the online store through sustainable marketing operations. As a multifaceted writer and communications professional, she has lent her skills to non-profits and small businesses across various industries for the past three years, even spending time as a volunteer at Hard Feelings in 2019. She holds a BA Honours degree in Humanities with a minor in English from Ryerson University and recently obtained a graduate certificate in Professional Writing and Communications from Humber College.
You can reach Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder, Acting Executive Director
Kate is the Founder of Hard Feelings. She currently manages the community of practice and oversees operations of the storefront. Kate has been working in the non-profit and community services sector for over 30 years. She has worked as a counsellor, program manager, writer and consultant for a variety of community-based organizations in Toronto. Kate completed her MSW at the University of Toronto in 2015. She has worked as a counsellor at George Brown College and Ryerson University, and is a member of the community of practice at Hard Feelings.
You can reach Kate at email@example.com
Board of Directors
Rona Abramovitch, PhD – Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Board member on several non-profits in Toronto
Claire Angus, CPA, CA, MSc (Co-Chair, Treasurer) – Director of Finance/Treasurer at several non-profits in Canada and the UK
Maia Bessemer, BA, JD – Legal Counsel, Shopify Inc.
Saisha Buzder, BA – Digital Marketer & Brand Strategist for the Arts
Maureen Carter-Whitney, LLB, LLM (Co-Chair, Secretary) – Member, Condominium Authority Tribunal/Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Appeal Division
Arij Elmi, MSW, RSW – PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Jean Hopkins, MSW, MSc – Policy Analyst, Canadian Mental Health Association
Katherine Roy, BA, MA – Arts Educator
Robert Barnard – CEO Decode
Dr. Lisa Berger, C. Psych. – Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Maureen Fair – Executive Director, West Neighbourhood House
Janis Gillan – Small business owner
Cathy Mallove – Communications and Knowledge Exchange professional
Solomon McKenzie – Associate, McCarthy Tetrault
Iris Nemani – Chief Programming Officer, Harbourfront Centre
Neil Price – Associate Dean, School of Social and Community Services, Humber College
Dr. Micheal Shier, PhD, MSW, RSW – Assistant Professor, U of T, FIFSW
Dr. Sarah Thompson, C. Psych. – Clinical Psychologist, Ryerson University & Private Practice