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Dr. Dan DaltonPresident, Director of Clinical Services, Clinical Supervisor, P.h.D. C. Psych


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Dan is the President of Dalton Associates, and has spent more than 30 years providing psychological assessment and treatment to adults, families, youth and children with special needs. He is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, practicing and supervising in Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology services throughout the Greater Toronto Area and South Central Ontario. His professional career includes: 15 years as the Director of Clinical Training and Dean of Adlerian Studies for the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Ontario, and 11 years as the Coordinator of Special Services for the departments of Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, and Child and Youth Counselling within the Halton District School Board.

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Clinical Directors

Carobeth ZorzosDirector of Launch Behavioural Health, M.A., C.Psych., BCBA


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Carobeth is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has worked with children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, behaviour disorders, and learning disabilities since 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Carobeth has worked in both government funded and private practice settings, and her past consultation experience includes a wide variety of settings, including home and centre based ABA programs, schools, group homes, residential treatment programs, long term care facilities, adult day programs, inpatient mental health settings, and children’s aid societies. She also has experience working with indigenous children and youth in rural and remote communities throughout Ontario.

Carobeth is an active member of the behaviour analysis community, and has served in the following positions:

  • Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) Board of Directors member 2004-2010; 2011-2013 term
  • Chair of ONTABA’s Professional Regulation Committee (2011-2013) and Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force/Committee (2017-2019)
  • ONTABA representative for the MCYS Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee (2016-2018)
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services Board of Directors Member 2018 to 2022 term
  • Autism Ontario Board of Directors member 2014-2017 term
  • Member of Behaviour Science and Technology Program Advisory Committee at George Brown College
  • Member of Applied Disabilities Studies Program Advisory Committee at Brock University.

She received the 2018 Gerry Bloomfield Award from Autism Ontario and the 2017 President’s Award for Service Excellence from ONTABA for her work on the MCYS OAP Advisory Committee.

Currently, Carobeth is the Director of Launch Behavioural Health and Director of Quality Assurance at Dalton Associates.

Kerry WellsDirector of Psycho-Educational Services at Launch Behavioural Health, Ph.D., C.Psych.


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Dr. Kerry Wells, C. Psych. is a registered psychologist who completed his Ph. D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University. Kerry has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, and a variety of other neurodevelopmental disorders since 2001. He has providing services in a variety of settings including schools, government programs and agencies, and residential treatment programs. Currently, Kerry is a consulting psychologist with Dalton and Associates and provides clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs in the Toronto, Central East, and Central West. Kerry provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents. He also provides counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and adolescents.

Irina MurariuDirector of MVA Services, M.A., C.Psych.


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Irina is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has over 20 years of experience providing psychological services in private settings, community centres and industrial/organizational milieus. She has accumulated extensive knowledge and a broad expertise in the assessment and treatment of adults suffering from the consequences of personal injury. Irina strongly believes in each individual’s potential to grow and promote change from within in a supportive, non-judgmental and positive therapeutic environment that leads to collaborative goals and a well-customized helping relationship.

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Kathi JanusiakDirector of WSIB Services, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc.


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Kathi is a Psychological Associate registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, she has worked mainly in private practice and has nearly 20 years experience providing psychological assessment and treatment to individuals and couples. She currently holds the position of Director of WSIB Services at Dalton Associates. At present, she provides a full range of psychological services (diagnostic assessment and treatment) to those experiencing various disorders including chronic pain, depression, PTSD, OCD and specific phobia.

Jennifer WalshDirector of Psychology Intern Program, Psy.D., M.A., C.Psych.


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Jennifer is Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is listed with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. She holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University, Toronto, Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler, Chicago, and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of therapeutic techniques and modalities.

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Clinical Supervisors

Jessica CauchiSenior Therapist / Assistant Clinical Supervisor, M.Sc., BCBA


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Jessica Cauchi is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Clinical Director of Atlas Behaviour Consultation. She received her Master of Science degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University in Minneapolis. She has over 10 years of experience using Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Jessica has worked with diverse populations of children with developmental disabilities and holds a strong interest in the use of ABA to teach children as is evidenced by her experience in research applying ABA methodologies to various teaching targets and populations.

Jessica has experience providing supervision of staff, training and workshop presentation, and working with families and other professionals to provide high quality, evidence-based services. She is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, as well ABA International and is familiar with current research as well as government and educational policies for children in Ontario.

Kathi JanusiakClinical Supervisor, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc.


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Kathi is a Registered Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, she has worked mainly in private practice and has over 14 years of experience providing assessment and treatment services particularly in the context of WSIB, MVA and LTD referred clients. At present, she provides a full range of psychological services (diagnostic assessment and treatment) to those experiencing various disorders including chronic pain, depression, PTSD, OCD and specific phobia.

Dr. Julie KoudysClinical Supervisor, Ph.D., C.Psych. BCBA-D.


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Dr. Julie Koudys is a registered psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She completed her Ph. D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. She has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, communication and behavioural disorders, and learning disabilities for over 15 years. Her clinical experience includes work within government programs, such as intensive behavioural intervention (IBI), educational and residential services, children’s mental health, and hospital settings, including McMaster Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Bloorview Kids Rehab. As the former Clinical Director of Pyramid Educational Consultants, she provided consultation and training in broad spectrum Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and functional communication across Canada, developing particular expertise in implementing and providing training related to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Dr. Koudys has also taught courses at the post-graduate and graduate levels in the Autism and Behaviour Science program at Algonquin College and the Master’s in Applied Disabilities Studies Program at Brock University. She has a particular interest in issues related to behavioural treatment fidelity, and has conducted research which identified the active ingredients in IBI, and research which explored the fidelity of implementation of augmentative/alternative communication systems. She co-authored the York System of Quality Assurance (YSQA), a comprehensive system designed to evaluate the quality of IBI services used within the regional programs in Ontario, as well as in international research. Currently, Dr. Koudys is a consulting psychologist with Dalton and Associates and provides clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs in the Toronto, Central East, Central West, and Hamilton-Niagara regions. She also provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents.

Mehdi LotfalizadehClinical Supervisor, M.Sc., C.Psych.


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Mehdi Lotfalizadeh (M.Sc., C.Psych.) received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Iran Medical Sciences University in 1991.

He worked as a clinical psychologist in Iran till 2000. His practice included providing psychological services in rehabilitation centres with pain patients, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with emotional disorders, parenting and behavioral management workshops for parents. He also worked as an instructor in various universities in Iran, completed several research projects and presented at many conferences.

In Canada, Mehdi continued providing psychological assessment and intervention services to emotionally challenged clients and leading parenting groups. He is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has provided psychological services in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Mississauga, Aurora and Newmarket. He is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and has continued his professional development throughout his career. Mehdi is experienced and uses diverse techniques and approaches with clients for a specified period of time to achieve realistic goals identified with the client. He speaks English and Farsi (Persian).

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Nancy MarcheseClinical Supervisor, M.A., C.Psych., BCBA


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Nancy discovered her passion for the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 1998 when she first started working with children with autism. Since then, she’s had the privilege of working with hundreds of children with autism and their families across Ontario. She’s enjoyed supervising Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) programs through various non-profit and private agencies, as well as training clinical staff on how to implement these programs.

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Nancy completed her Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Behaviour Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has published research in the flagship Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and has presented at both provincial and international conferences.

Vuyo B. N. MpumlwanaClinical Supervisor, Ph.D., C.Psych.


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I work primarily with children, adolescents, and families having difficulty with stress, trauma, (including trauma related to torture experience), depression and anxiety, relationship issues. I also work with new Canadians who struggle with adjustment to the North American culture. I provide both psychological assessment and treatment. I am eclectic with a client-centered approach to therapy. I employ evidence-based strategies, such as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as Family Systems. Additionally, I offer Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.

My goal in psychotherapy is to see my clients develop strategies that help them to effectively deal with life challenges. I bring to partnership relationship with my clients compassion, warmth, empathy, respect and understanding, seasoned by my 20+ years of experience of working with individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds, in Canada, USA and Internationally.

My experience of offering psychological services to families (refugees/new immigrants) who struggle with adaptation issues, adds value to my practice. In addition, as a Christian Psychologist, I also offer service to clients who prefer Christ-centered approach.

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Irina MurariuClinical Supervisor, M.A., C.Psych.


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Irina is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has over 20 years of experience providing psychological services in private settings, community centres and industrial/organizational milieus. She has accumulated extensive knowledge and a broad expertise in the assessment and treatment of adults suffering from the consequences of personal injury. Irina strongly believes in each individual’s potential to grow and promote change from within in a supportive, non-judgmental and positive therapeutic environment that leads to collaborative goals and a well-customized helping relationship.

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Kay Komal NarulaSenior Therapist / Assistant Clinical Supervisor, B.Sc., MADS, BCBA


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Kay Narula is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Clinical Director of Hope Autism Services. She received her Master of Applied Disability Studies from Brock University in Ontario. She has over 10 years of experience using Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Kay has experience working in both government funded and private practice setting. She also currently teaches in psychology and Autism programs at Seneca College.

Kay is an active participant in the community via various initiatives like awareness campaigns through TV & Radio interviews, workshops and seminars.

She is a member of Ontario Association of Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

Marcia SwabyClinical Supervisor, M.Sc., C.Psych.Assoc.


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Marcia Swaby M.Sc., C.Psych. Assoc. Registered in Ontario. Marcia has worked over thirty years in rural and urban settings. This has increased her sensitivity to different cultural and religious groups.

Marcia’s approach uses the strengths of each client to bring about change. She has been trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy, Schema therapy, and solution focused therapy (a brief therapy approach). In 2003, she trained in Rehabilitation therapy to improve her work with motor vehicle accident victims.

Marcia treats Depression, Stress, Anxiety, including Agoraphobia, and Anger Management. Marcia Swaby does Couple therapy. She has a speciality in Pain Management and has treated problems such as MVA victims, Cancer, Chronic Pain, including Fibromyalgia, and TMJ/Bruxism. Marcia Swaby uses hypnosis as an adjunct to therapy, especially with pain, depression, and abuse issues. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis since 1992. Marcia Swaby does personality assessments of adults. She works in Brampton and Mississauga.

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Jennifer WalshClinical Supervisor, Psy.D., C. Psych.


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Jennifer is Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is listed with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. She holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University, Toronto, Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler, Chicago, and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of therapeutic techniques and modalities.

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Kerry WellsClinical Supervisor, Ph.D., C.Psych.


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Dr. Kerry Wells, C. Psych. is a registered psychologist who completed his Ph. D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University. Kerry has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, and a variety of other neurodevelopmental disorders since 2001. He has providing services in a variety of settings including schools, government programs and agencies, and residential treatment programs. Currently, Kerry is a consulting psychologist with Dalton and Associates and provides clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs in the Toronto, Central East, and Central West. Kerry provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents. He also provides counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and adolescents.

Carobeth ZorzosClinical Supervisor, M.A., C.Psych.


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Carobeth is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has worked with children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, behaviour disorders, and learning disabilities since 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Carobeth has worked in both government funded and private practice settings, and her past consultation experience includes a wide variety of settings, including home and centre based ABA programs, schools, group homes, residential treatment programs, long term care facilities, adult day programs, inpatient mental health settings, and children’s aid societies. She also has experience working with indigenous children and youth in rural and remote communities throughout Ontario.

Carobeth is an active member of the behaviour analysis community, and has served in the following positions:

  • Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) Board of Directors member 2004-2010; 2011-2013 term
  • Chair of ONTABA’s Professional Regulation Committee (2011-2013) and Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force/Committee (2017-2019)
  • ONTABA representative for the MCYS Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee (2016-2018)
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services Board of Directors Member 2018 to 2022 term
  • Autism Ontario Board of Directors member 2014-2017 term
  • Member of Behaviour Science and Technology Program Advisory Committee at George Brown College
  • Member of Applied Disabilities Studies Program Advisory Committee at Brock University.

She received the 2018 Gerry Bloomfield Award from Autism Ontario and the 2017 President’s Award for Service Excellence from ONTABA for her work on the MCYS OAP Advisory Committee.

Currently, Carobeth is the Director of Autism and Behavioural Services and Director of Quality Assurance at Dalton Associates.

Corporate Management

Carl DaltonCEO, MSW, RSW


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Carl Dalton is the CEO of Dalton Associates Psychological Services, serving the province of Ontario. Carl holds a Masters of Social Work Degree and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He brings 15 years of clinical and business leadership experience in education, mental health and addiction fields.

Carl is the manager of Government and Corporate Services with Dalton Associates, which includes a specialized psychological services gradual return-to-work program. He maintains a small private practice where he treats employees, families and adolescents struggling with mental health challenges.

Throughout his career, Carl has learned that the key to providing comprehensive services for a community’s or organisation’s complex needs is through collective interventions that emphasise quality services, clear outcomes/goals, communication, and mutual respect.

Mirela SavescuManager of Business Services, CPA, CMA


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Mirela is responsible for all aspects of financial operation of Dalton Associates, oversees the activity of the business department, and manages relationships with banks and government institutions. Mirela obtained her Certified Management Accountant designation in 2010, and she is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Candice ThorntonManager of Administration, Rehabilitation Services and Special Projects, B.Sc.


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Candice manages the Administrative and Rehabilitation Services Divisions at Dalton Associates. In addition to providing support and training to staff and associates, Candice oversees special projects, including the development and maintenance of the Dalton Electronic Health Record system.

Michelle GoldsworthyManager of Program Operations and Privacy, MSW, RSW


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Michelle holds a Masters of Social Work degree, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Michelle manages and coordinates mental health and wellness support programming within the Corporate and Government Services Division at Dalton Associates. In addition, Michelle is the Privacy Officer for Dalton Associates and oversees administrative services.

Carobeth ZorzosDirector of Quality Assurance, M.A., C.Psych., BCBA


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Carobeth is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has worked with children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, behaviour disorders, and learning disabilities since 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Carobeth has worked in both government funded and private practice settings, and her past consultation experience includes a wide variety of settings, including home and centre based ABA programs, schools, group homes, residential treatment programs, long term care facilities, adult day programs, inpatient mental health settings, and children’s aid societies. She also has experience working with indigenous children and youth in rural and remote communities throughout Ontario.

Carobeth is an active member of the behaviour analysis community, and has served in the following positions:

  • Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) Board of Directors member 2004-2010; 2011-2013 term
  • Chair of ONTABA’s Professional Regulation Committee (2011-2013) and Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force/Committee (2017-2019)
  • ONTABA representative for the MCYS Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee (2016-2018)
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services Board of Directors Member 2018 to 2022 term
  • Autism Ontario Board of Directors member 2014-2017 term
  • Member of Behaviour Science and Technology Program Advisory Committee at George Brown College
  • Member of Applied Disabilities Studies Program Advisory Committee at Brock University.

She received the 2018 Gerry Bloomfield Award from Autism Ontario and the 2017 President’s Award for Service Excellence from ONTABA for her work on the MCYS OAP Advisory Committee.

Currently, Carobeth is the Director of Autism and Behavioural Services and Director of Quality Assurance at Dalton Associates.

Corporate Operations

Marilyn DaltonOffice Administrator


Marilyn is the Office Administrator at Dalton Associates.

Lindsay AlleryTeam Leader of the Client Care Centre and Coordinator of WSIB Services, B.A.


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Lindsay is the Team Leader for the Client Care Centre. In addition, Lindsay is the WSIB Administrator at Dalton Associates.

Amy CourtemancheExecutive Assistant to Carl Dalton


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Amy is the Executive Assistant to Carl Dalton, Vice President of Dalton Associates. Amy is also the Coordinator of the Corporate and Government Services division, as well as an intake specialist in the Client Care Centre.

Heather CoulterExecutive Assistant to Dr Dan Dalton, Coordinator of Autism, Behavioural and Assessment Services


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Heather is the Executive Assistant to Dr Dan Dalton, President of Dalton Associates. Heather is also the Coordinator of the Autism and Behavioural Services Division as well as the Assessment Division at Dalton Associates, providing administrative support to both clients and therapists seeking specialized autism and assessment programming. She provides support to the Client Care Centre as an intake specialist.

Eric FerraroCoordinator of Marketing, B.Comm.


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Eric Ferraro is the Coordinator of Marketing at Dalton Associates. Supporting both the Corporate & Government and Referral Services Divisions, Eric works alongside the team to create dynamic marketing strategies, materials and presentations.

Leigh JacksonCoordinator of Rehabilitation Services, Case Manager, B.A., Licensed Paralegal


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Leigh provides administrative coordination and support to the Rehabilitation Services team. She helps clients find accessible and effective psychological support to facilitate their rehabilitation process after a motor vehicle collision (MVA), workplace injury (WSIB), and criminal injury (CICB), as well as coordinates services for all Veterans Affairs and Long Term Disability clients.

As a Case Manager, Leigh, is responsible for providing tailored support for clients throughout their lifecycle with Dalton Associates, including systems navigation, care coordination, communication, and collaboration with the client’s circle of care to ensure best outcomes for client wellness.

Meghan AniolCase Manager


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As a Case Manager, Meghan, is responsible for providing tailored support for clients throughout their lifecycle with Dalton Associates, including systems navigation, care coordination, communication, and collaboration with the client’s circle of care to ensure best outcomes for client wellness.

Ramona LacatusAccountant


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She is an accountant in the Business Department since August 2017. She graduated Conestoga College with a Business Administration diploma in 2016.

She provides billing as well as system navigation support to both therapists and clients. She is responsible for billing & collection for all MVA clients,  working with therapists, supervisors, clients, to ensure proper documentation and billing of services, as well as acting as liaison with  legal firms and insurance adjusters. In addition, she is processing payments for contractor invoices and provide support for Oncall sessions.

Larissa ChotooAccountant


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She is an accountant in the Business Department since Oct 2019. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics in 2019.

She provides billing as well as system navigation support to both therapists and clients. She is responsible for General Supervised and Mental Health Counselling Services Division assisting clients with any invoicing and payment concerns and working with therapists to ensure proper documentation and billing of services. In addition, she is processing payments for contractor invoices. Larissa also is an active member of Dalton’s Health and Safety Committee.

Jackie PyeManager of Indigenous Services, BSc, BPHE, BEd, MES


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Jackie is a project manager who is passionate about creating a better world for youth through mental wellness programs and youth engagement. Her background is in designing, developing and managing mental health and wellness programs in schools with a focus on addictions, youth engagement, and environmental education. Jackie has been fortunate to do this work in some of the most challenging and inspiring programs, communities, and natural campuses in the world. Since 2019, Jackie has been working with Dalton Associates as the Project Manager in Attawapiskat for the Attawapiskat First Nation Education Authority (AFNEA)’s Integrated Community and School-Based Wellness Initiative, and with Kativik Ilisarnilirinik in Nunavik, as a curriculum writer and teacher trainer, for Inuit-centred program design. Currently her work with Dalton Associates involves managing mental health and wellness programs in partnership with Indigenous communities and mental health organizations within the Nishnawbe Aski Nations region.

Ruth StadelmayerMental Wellness Navigator, BA, BEd


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Ruth, BA, BEd, has a 12-year career in education specializing in the areas of Guidance & Resource, Alternative and Physical & Health Education. She has spent the majority of her career working and living in First Nation communities across Canada, most notably Kashechewan First Nation on the James Bay coast. She has extensive experience working with youth and communities, including Jays Care, Big Sisters and Circle of Care-Kasechewan, and has participated in learning opportunities and training in holistic wellness, experiential/outdoor education, Indigenous history & culture, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and suicide prevention. She works in partnership with all students, families and clients with a holistic, trauma-informed and person-centred care approach. Currently a lead Wellness Navigator with NAN Hope.

Annie MurruMental Wellness Navigator , BA, DipConDis


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Annie grew up in Southwestern Ontario surrounded by a number of First Nations communities (Bkejwanong, Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit, and Aamjiwnaang) and was grateful to learn from and share many experiences with members of these communities. Annie has spent years working in suicide intervention and prevention, rapid access crisis counselling, and with clients with dual diagnoses. Annie works out of a holistic, trauma informed, humanistic framework, and her professional interests include intergenerational trauma, crisis, and addiction. Annie has a BA in Sociology and Psychology (Trent University), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Addictions and Mental Health (Confederation College), and is currently completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy (Adler University).

Chris DaltonProgram Coordinator , MSW, RSW


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Chris obtained a Masters of Social Work from Ryerson University in 2017 and has been in the field for 9 years. Chris has worked in a variety of settings including; homeless shelters, harm reduction programs, addiction treatment facilities, court support, housing, and employment. Chris currently provides program coordination in Dalton Associates Indigenous Services division in northern Ontario.

Sarah LyonProgram Coordinator , MSW, RSW


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Sarah holds a Master of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Sarah provides clinical supervision to the Encompas Care Management team supporting the creation of customized care plans and facilitation of access to services. In addition, Sarah coordinates and provides social work counselling, with a focus on addictions, for the Employment and Wellness Program with Employment Halton.

Louise HansonManager, Corporate Client Relations, MSW/RSW


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Louise joined the Dalton Associates team in 2020 as Manager, Corporate Client Relations. She brings a unique blend of business acumen and people know-how gained through considerable experience managing global teams and customers over the last 20+ years in an evolving landscape of workplace mental health and wellbeing. She believes that mental health support should be accessible, timely and impactful. She has partnered with organizations to deliver customized solutions that mutually meet the mental health needs of employees and the psychological health and safety goals or organizations and associations. She is an authentic leader with unwavering commitment to the success of the organization, customers, clients, and team members. Louise received her MSW from McGill University.

Samantha RicciardiAdministrative Assistant – Rehabilitation Services


Since November of 2020, Samantha Ricciardi has been providing support to our Rehabilitation Services Division in the role of Administrative Assistant. With a background in Medical Office Administration, Sam assists in coordinating third party file requests, responds to client/therapist/third party inquiries and supports our team of Rehabilitation Coordinators and Case Managers with her administrative expertise.

Jen WelshCase Manager, BA


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Jen joined Dalton Associates in the fall of 2020 after retiring from her Policing career with the Ontario Provincial Police. After serving the Province of Ontario for seventeen and a half years, Jen transitioned to Dalton Associates as a Wellness Navigator for NAN Hope.  Jen was a respected member of the OPP and a mental health champion for those she served daily.  Jen has successfully completed extensive training opportunities pertaining to crisis intervention, mental health, youth resiliency, Indigenous culture, and trauma-informed practice. In 2019, Jen was recognized with the Ontario Youth Foundation award for her dedication and support to youth in crisis and also received a citation from the Commissioner of the OPP for Life Saving.  Jen will be transitioning into a role in support of Dalton Associates’ First Responder services in early 2021.

Chantelle PrigioneCase Manager, B.A.


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Chantelle Prigione joined the Dalton Associates team in November, 2020. As a Case Manager, Chantelle is responsible for providing tailored support for clients throughout their lifecycle with Dalton Associates, including systems navigation, care coordination, communication, and collaboration with the client’s circle of care to ensure best outcomes for client wellness. With a BA in Psychology and background in legal administration, Chantelle also lends her legalese to the coordination of doctor’s progress reports and other third-party correspondence; takes the lead on responding to incoming web inquiries; and performs service verifications for insurance companies.

Madison SchellMental Wellness Navigator, RSW, HBISW


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Madison is a Mental Wellness Navigator. Madison’s spirit name is Waabi Anung/White Star; Madison is Metis and from the Eagle Clan. Madison grew up in a small town in Northwestern Ontario and calls Thunder Bay her home. Madison recently graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work. Madison is continuing her educational journey and pursuing her Master of Social Work designation also in the Indigenous Field of Study. Madison is excited to walk along this helping journey and support people through their healing process.

Robert NakogeeMental Wellness Navigator


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Robert is a Mental Wellness Navigator. Robert grew up in Northern Ontario around the James Bay coastal communities. Robert is from Attawapiskat First Nation and speaks Cree. Robert currently enjoys life in Kapuskasing, ON, with his family. As a frontline worker, Robert believes that training and updating his portfolio is a must to continue to be a trained helper in the NAN territory. Robert graduated from a 2-year Mental Health & Addiction Worker Program and is currently enrolled in a Social Service Worker program, working toward being registered. Robert is also in part time studies in Indigenous Studies, slowly chipping away at a B.A. Robert hopes to bring a positive experience for anyone that starts a healing journey!

Val MonagueMental Wellness Navigator


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Val is a Mental Wellness Navigator. Val began her career in the social field working in a day care center after graduating from George Brown College in early childhood education. Later she worked in child welfare, in a women’s crisis shelter and as a social service administrator managing a wide range of community services. She broadened her interest by working at the Chiefs of Ontario as the senior social policy analyst before moving back home to become Chief of her community for three terms. She found herself working for the Anishinabek Nation as Director of Social Development, and later as a political advisor to the Grand Chief. Valerie has also worked as the Health Director in her community and most recently as the comptroller for her community trust before taking on the role of Jordan’s Principle Navigator. Val loves working with people, and is able to draw on her skills and experiences as a certified life skills coach and from her Indigenous knowledge and trauma informed care training to provide a wide range of support to individuals, families and communities towards a valued lifestyle in whichever manner a person chooses.

Marie WorkmanCoordinator of Business Services


Marie is an accountant in the Business Department. She previously worked at Dalton Associates from May 2013 until Nov. 2019 returning in Sept. 2020.

Marie provides billing as well as system navigation support to both therapists and clients. She acts as liaison while billing to multiple different third-party providers such as: workplace injuries (WSIB), Criminal injuries (CICB), Veterans affairs and long term disability providers.

Samarah WorkmanAccounting Coordinator


Samarah is an accountant in the Business Department who joined the team full time in Feb. 2021. She previously worked part-time at Dalton Associates from Feb. 2014 through to Oct. 2019. She graduated from the University of McMaster with a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology in 2019. She provides billing as well as system navigation support to both therapists and clients. She is responsible for General Supervised and Mental Health Counselling Services Division assisting clients with any invoicing and payment concerns and working with therapists to ensure proper documentation and billing of services.