Our Team

This wonderful group of people have dedicated themselves to helping others find their way out of the darkness of addiction and into the light of recovery

OUR TEAM

Our interdisciplinary team of professionals, dedicated support staff and consultants all bring their expertise to treatment at Aurora. Whether it’s a clinical staff providing evidence-based modalities, a chef practicing their artistry with food or a maintenance staff tending the facility with care, we all share one goal, to provide you with a respectful, therapeutic and supportive environment. Many of our staff are in sustained recovery and understand the challenges that you are facing. We bring empathy, expertise and encouragement to each individual in our care. Each person on the Aurora team has been trained in best practices for effective, confidential treatment protocol. This wonderful group of people have dedicated themselves to helping others find their way out of the darkness of addiction and into the light of recovery. Everyone at Aurora is treated with compassion and respect and we are deeply grateful to have such highly skilled, enthusiastic and kind people in all levels of our organization.

Leadership Team

Michael Bruneau

President & CEO

Mr. Bruneau, a self made entrepreneur, specializing in property development in Manitoba and Ontario for over 40 years.

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Anthony Joubert

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Joubert is a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record in managing the financial operations of organizations across various industries.
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Kellee Reid RN BN

Aurora Staffing Solutions
Director of Care Detox Management Unit
General Manager

Kellee is a registered nurse who began her career at Aurora in 2020.

Steve Low

Acting Clinical Director & Treatment Consultant

Lisa Hancharek

Director of Activities & Events
Marketing & Social Media
Admissions Specialist

Lisa has been a part of the Aurora Team since 2017.

Medical Team

Maureen Galbraith

Detox Unit Assistant

Gerri Lynne Cox

Onsite Intake Coordinator

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Nurse Practitioner

Natalie Fontaine

Nurse Practitioner

Denise Redhead

Nurse Practitioner

Tiffany Toews

Nurse Practitioner

Adriana Kovaltchouk

Nurse Practitioner

Rikki Lee Johanneson

Nurse

Caitlin Pitzel

Nurse

Shannon L'Heureux

Nurse

Melissa Jago

Mental Health Nurse

Wellness Team

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Jacqui Kennedy

Massage Therapist

Jeri Jamieson

Fitness Instructor

Shauna Rutledge

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Traditional Team

Kevin Koroscil

Spiritual Advisor

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Tara Campbell

Knowledge Keeper/Indigenous Advocate

April Wilson

Knowledge Holder

Clinical Team

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Kyla Dalman

Counsellor

Ashley Casey

Ashley Casey

Counsellor

Wally Ranville

Counsellor

Staci Barnes

Counsellor

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Kyle Harvey

Extended Care Program & Counsellor

Tom Kowalchuk

Continuing Care Coordinator & Counsellor

Jenny Voth

Counsellor

Carleigh Bourgeois

Clinical Associate

Kayla Bilodeau

IOP & Family Program Coordinator/Counsellor

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Geri Lawrence

Trauma Therapist

Tyler Huston

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Jacqueline Armour

Therapist

Administrative Team

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Nicole Levesque

Front Desk Executive

Teresa Thordarson

Front Desk Executive

Debbie Buskell

Front Desk Executive

Heather Scarth

Accounting Assistant

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Accounting Assistant

Client Care Specialists

Sandy Melquist

Client Care Specialist Supervisor

Silvia Harder

Client Care Specialist

Richard Siwik

Client Care Specialist

Soloman Legesse

Client Care Specialist

Madison Thordarson

Client Care Specialist

Sabrina McConnell

Client Care Specialist

Laura Tryhuk

Client Care Specialist

Nathan Fletcher

Client Care Specialist

Jill Nomeland

Client Care Specialist

Betty Jo Lake

Client Care Specialist

Steve Naturkach

Client Care Specialist

Mike Steele

Client Care Specialist

John Atchison

Client Care Specialist

Melanie Robertson

Client Care Specialist

Jessica Evanyshyn

Client Care Specialist

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Jamie Peterson - Executive Chef

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Executive Chef

Sarah Morgan

Cook

Miles Nitchie

Cook

Cara Westfall

Cook

Autumn Ehrich

Kitchen Assistant

Housekeeping

Leane Leduc

Supervisor

Venessa Park

Venessa Park

Housekeeping

Tiffany Favell

Housekeeping

Rachel Bjarnason

Housekeeping

Maintenance & Transportation

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Kevin Carter

Transportation

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Michael Johnson

Maintenance/Transport

Brian Spakowski

Maintenance/Transport

Nikolaus Backe

Maintenance/Transport

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Chantal Klainchar

Program Director

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Mark Shepit

Wellness Director

Aaron Lund

Intake Coordinator & Accounting Assistant

Susan Levasseur

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Kailey Penner

Director of Youth Services & Counsellor

Jenny Schulz

Early Childhood Care Coordinator

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Miriam Okaekwu

Youth Care Worker

Mia Ishida

Recovery Coach

Maxine Roulette

Counsellor

Lauren Sellman

Counsellor

Mariah Sankoh

Counsellor

Rebecca Richards

Continuing Care Coordinator

Darian Kennedy

Client Care Specialist Lead

Nnenna Obiahu

Client Care Specialist

Cheryl Davis

Client Care Specialist

Sam Jackson

Client Care Specialist

Seyi Olufolabi

Client Care Specialist

Esther Osunsola

Client Care Specialist

Temitope Bankole

Client Care Specialist

Timothy Agunloye

Client Care Specialist

Derek Rempel

Chef

Yankun Zhu

Housekeeping

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Kristen Dame

Program Director

Jessica Corcoran

Counsellor

Rosa Dawson

Counsellor

Rosetta Troia

Counsellor

Nicole Onwusi

Client Care Specialist

Mayram Kalah

Client Care Specialist

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Carla Carvelli

Client Care Specialist

Aurora Reunification Village Thompson

Erin McFee

Program Director Thompson

Jodi Hubka

Client Care Specialist Supervisor

Mitch Scarth

Maintenance & Wellness Coach

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