Family Service Thames Valley

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff


Adult Protection Service Worker

Diana is a mental wellness advocate who comes with experience working with the unhoused population, within the shelter system, and in supportive housing. Diana’s passion is working with people who are actively living with a substance dependency or have a history of trauma, and those with concurrent disorders. She believes that everyone is worthy of a quality of life and dignified support services.

  • Fundamentals of Addiction and Professional Addiction Counselling

“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.” Brene Brown


Passport Program Manager, DSW

Kathy has over 25 years experience working within the developmental sector. Kathy is passionate about advocacy, supporting people with their own self determination and connecting people to their entitled support funding.


Family Protection Service Worker

Keri has over 20 years of experience working with adults, children and youth in a variety of areas, including developmental services, domestic violence, group home settings and specialized foster care. She is passionate about advocacy and supporting people to gain opportunities to develop skills that will enrich their lives.

  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Bachelors in Childhood and Family Relations


Adult Protection Service Worker, DSW

Koziba has worked in various roles in corporate communications, skills building and stakeholder management for over fifteen years. Her passion in skills building and advocacy for inclusive service delivery and community resources lead her into the developmental service sector ten years ago. She believes that everyone has a talent to share and it’s everyone’s responsibility to create an inclusive environment for “all” to flourish. Never forgetting that at the core of it, an “inclusive environment” can only de defined by the individual possessing the talent.

  • BBA

“I don't need easy; I just need possible. ” Bethany Hamilton


Adult Protection Service Worker, DSW

Laurie has over 20 years of experience working in the Adult Protective Service sector. She enjoys working with people to help them tackle challenges that come along, and to achieve their goals and connect with their communities.

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matt 6:26)


Developmental Services Director

Linda has over 40 year’s experience working in developmental services. Her passion is to provide individualized supports based on a person’s hopes and desires, and providing advocacy for families in need of assistance for the future.

  • Recreational Leadership Diploma


Adult Protection Service Worker, DSW

Melinda has 35 years of experience working within the developmental and child welfare systems. Her passion to help the people she supports to discover their skills, talents and confidence can help them achieve their goals and dreams.

  • Crisis Intervention and Employment Support Certificates


Adult Protection Service Worker, DSW

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the field of developmental services. She is committed to empowering individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and advocating to have their voices heard. Michelle is passionate about helping the people she supports work towards their personal goals and achieving autonomy.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ” Dalai Lama


Adult Protection Service Worker, DSW

For over 40 years, Pennie has worked in both child and adult services supporting people with a developmental disability. She has a passion for supporting people to live their most productive lives. The last few years Pennie has been focused on the housing crisis and how it impacts people with a developmental disability. Through her work she has established many strong partnerships with community Agencies.