ARC Team

Our team members

Management Team

Our highly skilled, professional and dedicated team.

Paul Melnuk

Paul Melnuk

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Melnuk has led and directed many public and private companies over a distinguished 40 year career.

Ian Rabb

Ian Rabb

Business Development & Public Relations Officer

Ian Rabb is the Business Development and Public Relations Officer at Aurora Recovery Centre.

Conny Anderson

Conny Anderson

Director of Clinical Services

Conny Anderson has over 30 years of experience in addictions and mental health.

Brenda Dilello

Brenda Dilello

Counselling Supervisor

Brenda Dilello has over 33 years’ experience in both Health Care and Addictions Treatment.

Tara Kirton

Tara Kirton

Member Care Administrator

Tara Kirton comes to us with 5 years experience as executive administrator and important contributor in the opening of treatment centres in Ontario.

24/7 Medical Detox Team

Our highly skilled and professional detox team.

Dr. Derek Jensen

Dr. Derek Jensen

Medical Director, Withdrawal Management

Dr. Jensen has played an integral role in establishing detoxification services at Aurora Recovery.

Dr. Adrian F.M. Hynes

Dr. Adrian F.M. Hynes

Psychiatrist

Dr. Adrien Hynes is a psychiatrist specializing in co-occurring disorders. He was born, raised, and received his medical training in Ireland.

Sara Magnusson

Sara Magnusson

Nursing Supervisor

Sara Magnusson is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse who graduated with distinction from Brandon University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychiatric Nursing.

Patti Medd

Patti Medd

Nurse Practitioner

Patty Medd is a Nurse Practitioner with ten years of experience working in addiction medicine.

Tamara Sawatzky

Tamara Sawatzky

Nurse Practitioner

Tamara’s focus at Aurora Recovery Centre is providing health promotion, medical assessments, and management of both substance use disorder and co-occurring illnesses.

LeAnne Price

LeAnne Price

LPN

LeAnne graduated from St. Boniface School of Nursing.Through out her more than 26 year nursing career she has worked in both acute care and long term care facilities both in Rural Manitoba and Nunavut.

Shahid Shams

Shahid Shams

Nurse Practitioner

Shahid Shams has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years.  He started his career as a health care aide, then a nurse for 8 years followed by pursing a master’s degree in the nursing field, becoming a nurse practitioner.

Jennifer Noone (LPN),
Melissa Budge (RN),
Brittany Lesko (RPN)

Nurses

Member Care Administration

Our highly skilled and professional member care team.

Tara Kirton

Tara Kirton

Member Care Administrator

Tara Kirton comes to us with 5 years experience as executive administrator and important contributor in the opening of treatment centres in Ontario.

Samantha Reis

Samantha Reis

Member Care Administration

Samantha graduated as a Personal Support Worker in 2006 from Algonquin College in Perth Ontario and has eight years’ work experience in healthcare field.

Riley Sigurgeirson

Riley Sigurgeirson

Member Care Administrative Assistant

Riley brings 10  years of experience in healthcare and administration to Aurora.  She began as a unit clerk at the health sciences centre in Winnipeg.

Clinical Therapists

Our highly skilled and professional clinical therapist team.

Conny Anderson

Conny Anderson

Director of Clinical Services

Conny Anderson has over 30 years of experience in addictions and mental health.

Samuel Whelan

Samuel Whelan

MMFT, RMFT, Clinical Therapist,

Sam is a Marriage and Family Therapist with education and experience in group, family, couple and individual psychotherapy.

Counsellors

Our highly skilled and professional counselling team.

Linda Carpenter

Linda Carpenter

Counsellor

Linda is involved in implementing the Aurora Family Program, where she takes great joy in helping families.

Tracy Fehr

Tracy Fehr

Transitional Care Counsellor

Tracy brings her own personal experience of recovery as well as professional training in addictions and mental health together in her counselling work.

Jessica Fletcher

Jessica Fletcher

Counselllor

Jessica has been working in the addictions field for 7 years.

Jennifer Hearn

Jennifer Hearn

Counselor

Jennifer Hearn graduated in 2015 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Pat Hrabok

Pat Hrabok

Transitional Care Counsellor / Family Liaison

Pat is an M.S.W. graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University. She has over 30 years of clinical counselling experience and more than 20 years of instructional experience at the university level.

LéAmber Kensley

LéAmber Kensley

Counsellor

LeAmber has NVCI, ASSIST, Trauma Counselling and extensive experience working with diverse populations of all genders. She is an experienced facilitator and public speaker.

Kevin Koroscil

Kevin Koroscil

Transitional Care Counsellor

Kevin (Nii Gaani Inini -Leading Man) started his career working in group homes for youth and obtained his youth care certificate through night school.

Shelley-Ann McDonald

Shelley-Ann McDonald

Counsellor

Shelley-Ann has Applied Counselling with Honours from University College of the North.

Stef Meeroff

Stef Meeroff

Counsellor

Stef’s has training in addictions counseling, stress management, crisis management and family counseling work.

Sandy Sandulak

Sandy Sandulak

Counsellor

Sandy has worked as a Case Manager for Ma Ma Wi, Mental Health Worker for Southern Health, Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society and as an Adult Mentor for Ndinawe.

Natasha Schreyer

Natasha Schreyer

Counsellor

Natasha has worked in the health care field for 5 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012 from the University of Saskatchewan.

Gerry Verrier

Gerry Verrier

Counsellor

With his own story of recovery from an opioid addiction in the ‘80s, Gerry has worked in the addictions treatment industry for the past 30 years.

Donna Youngdahl

Donna Youngdahl

Detox Counsellor

Donna Youngdahl has been studying and working for the past five years as a marriage and family therapist, addictions counsellor, and family mediator.

Member Care Specialists

Our highly skilled and professional member care specialist team.

Samantha Hampton

Samantha Hampton

Activities Coordinator

Samantha Hampton has over a decade of experience in healthcare, working various jobs in hospitals settings around the province of Manitoba.

Alicia Betty, Jo Brandy,
John S, Karen
Laura, Mike, Shirley, Silvia, Susan, Trevor

Memeber Care Specialists

Clarence, Elaine, Jill, John A, Linda, Logan
Mark, Shaun

Member Care Specialists

Addiction Specialists and Interventionists

Our highly skilled and professional team.

Ian Rabb

Ian Rabb

Addiction Specialist and Interventionist

Ian is a certified Interventionist and has been active in the recovery community for many years helping hundreds of people find help and treatment for multiple forms of addiction.

Marla Goldman

Marla Goldman

Addiction Specialist and Interventionist

For the last 24 years, Marla has been active in the field of addiction with a wide range of experiences. Marla began her career at Family Services and then shifted her focus into Addiction/Recovery.

Todd Richards

Todd Richards

Addiction Specialist and Interventionist

Mr. Richards comes to Aurora Recovery Centre with over 24 years of experience working with people suffering from mental health and addiction related issues.

Ray Ulasy

Ray Ulasy

Addiction Specialist, Interventionist, and Corporate/ Institutional Business Development

Ray’s career has spanned more than 25 years which has brought him extensive experience and a comprehensive background in Addictions, Consulting, Business Development, and Organizational Management.

Arc Counselling Team

Our highly skilled and professional counselling team.

Nicole Corriveau

Nicole Corriveau

Outpatient Counsellor

Nicole has training in NCVI, CODI Crisis Response, Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Training, and Motivational Interviewing.

Michael Kurek

Michael Kurek

Outpatient Counsellor, M. Div., MMFT RSW

Michael is a Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT. He is currently secretary of the MAMFT. Michael is also a member of the Manitoba College of Social Workers in the area of addictions.

Erica Wood

Erica Wood

Outpatient Office Coordinator

Erica Wood came to our office as the Outpatient Office Coordinator with over ten years of experience in Family Services, Healthcare, Justice, and Law.

Facilities

Our highly skilled and professional team.

Jeff Hartwick

Jeff Hartwick

Supervisor Facilities

Jeff has great communication skills and others enjoy working with him.

Dylon Hartwick,
Mark Stellar,
Nathaniel Isfeld

Maintenance

Business Office

Our highly skilled and professional office team.

Carmen Kreutmayr

Carmen Kreutmayr

Office Manager

As an Executive Assistant with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Operations, She offers more than a purely secretarial-oriented background.

Shirley Finnbogason-Yaremus

Shirley Finnbogason-Yaremus

Accounting Manager

Shirley was born and raised in Gimli. She graduated from Gimli High School and lived in the Interlake area before starting a family and moving north to Thompson for eight years.

Shelby Froese,
Lisa Hancharek,
Darlene Mitchell

Receptionists

 

Business Development

Our highly skilled and professional business development team.

Michèle Stanners

Michèle Stanners

Community Engagement and Branding

Michèle Stanners joined the Aurora Recovery Centre Team in November 2017. She is assisting with community engagement, branding, marketing, public relations and business development.

Drivers

Our highly skilled and professional drivers.

Brian Farley

Brian Farley

Supervisor of Transportation

Brian joined Aurora Recovery Centre in January 2017 as Transportation Supervisor following a varied 35-year career working with people and organizations to achieve their goals in life.

Randy Boheimer,
Michael Kuzma,
John Slimon,
Judy Werner

Drivers

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