Director of Client Services
RP, RSSW, ACTRP, CTRT
Tina grew up in Lambton County where she continues to live and work after completing the Social Service Worker program at Lambton College. Tina was instrumental in the establishment and founding of Life’s Seasons and has played an integral part of the organization since 2012. She is accredited with Starr Commonwealth as an Advanced Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner as well as a Certified Trauma and Resilience Trainer. Tina is a registered member with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO), and Health Canada as a mental health service provider within the First Nations Non-Insured Health Benefits program. She is also a developer and co-host with Jenny Jolly for the Life’s Seasons’ podcast, “Life’s Seasons Speaks”.
During her career, Tina was the recipient of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children’s Award of Excellence for her dedicated efforts to support traumatized children and families. She has also authored two workbooks, “Foster Care” and “My Care” that were adopted by Starr Commonwealth. Complimenting her passion for writing, Tina has authored and had published a book entitled “The Seasons of 2020” as a special fundraiser for Life’s Seasons. Tina is very dedicated to her work in trauma counselling, her writing, and public speaking, but her greatest love is family. She is a proud wife to her husband Ian, and mom to her four children, Shale, Jesse, Justin, and Tarryn.
Tina believes that everyone is worthy. She believes that no one has to earn or prove their worth, and that there is nothing anyone can do to lose their worth; they are just worthy. This ideal is one that Tina aspires to share with everyone she has the privilege of meeting.