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Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Kathy Absolon-King
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator: Indigenous Field of Study

Bree Akesson
Assistant Professor

Tina Armstrong

Robert Basso
Chair, Research Ethics Board
Associate Professor
Associate Dean: Bachelor of Social Work Program

Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell

Dawn Buzza
Interim Dean

Cheryl-Anne Cait
Associate Professor

Gary Cameron
Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare    

Lea Caragata
Associate Dean: Social Work PhD Program
Academic Integrity Advisor

Ann Curry-Stevens
Associate Professor

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Assistant Professor

Marshall Fine
Professor Emeritus

Nancy Freymond
Associate Dean: Master of Social Work Program
Associate Professor 

Gus Hill
Associate Dean: Indigenous Field of Study
Associate Professor 

Lori Hill
Assistant Professor    

Martha Kuwee Kumsa

Ginette Lafrenière
Associate Professor
Director, Social Innovation Research Group
Director, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

Tim Leduc
Assistant Professor

Deena Mandell
Professor Emeritus

Laura Mastronardi

Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa    

Anh Ngo

Shoshana Pollack

Jennifer Root
Assistant Professor

Michelle Skop
Assistant Professor

Carol Stalker
Professor Emeritus

Eliana Suarez
Associate Professor    

Eli Teram
Professor Emeritus 

Anne Westhues
Professor Emeritus

Michael Woodford
Associate Professor


Roberta Ellington
User Services Supervisor

Vera Fesnak
Head, Copyright and Resource Delivery Services

Meredith Fischer
Social Work Librarian

Gina Matesic
Social Work Librarian (on leave)

Administrative Staff 

Yumna Al-Adeimi
Coordinator, MSW Field Education 

Lynn Beney
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

Laura Coakley
Research Assistant, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

Michelle Corbett
Senior Administrative Officer

Giselle Dias
Program Administrator (Indigegogy)

Tanya Diriye
Senior Administrative Assistant 

Ashley Donsberger
Academic Program Assistant, Bachelor of Social Work

Jennifer Dunlop
BSW Field Education Coordinator

Karen Frensch
Research Project Manager, Partnerships for Child and Families Project

Peggy Freymond
FSW Programs Assistant

Margaret Haskell
BSW Field Education Assistant

Meghan Horton
Online Field and Systems Coordinator

Lynne Jordan
Coordinator, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Zaida Leon
Administrative Assistant  

Cara Loft
Coordinator, Indigenous Field of Study  

Tammy Rahamut
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Deborah Russell
FSW Programs and Admission Coordinator 

Nancy Schwindt
Associate Coordinator, MSW Field Education 

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, FSW Programs, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Sarah Syrett
BSW Associate Field Coordinator

Andrea Tjokroatmodjo
Financial Analyst