Meet Our Incredible Team
These are the people that help make New Leaf a success!
Co-Director / Counselor / Co-facilitator
Cathy has worked with the New Leaf Program for 17 years and developed and co-facilitated a previous pilot program called “Parenting with Purpose” for clients of New Leaf.
Paula Gerrior has worked in the helping profession for 20 years bringing with her knowledge and skills from working with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Suicide and Crisis Project, Pictou County Helpline, and Tearmann Society.
Co-Director / CMC Coordinator / Co-facilitator
Harvey Graduated from St. Thomas University with a BA in Psychology. He began his career working with youth at the Adolescent Assessment Center. After that he became a Casework Supervisor for Child welfare.
Justyn graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. With past experience in support work, recreation, and research, Justyn has experience facilitating and managing successful group programs. Justyn spent his time in academia researching domestic and sexual violence and has begun using the skills he’s developed during his education to co-facilitate group. Justyn will also be assisting in the delivery of the Changing Male Coversations (CMC) program alongside Harvey Bate.
Parenting Service Facilitator
Heather started with New Leaf in 2020 as a volunteer where she has developed a real passion for helping and deepening her knowledge of intimate partner violence. Heather graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and is now pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria.