Beckie Stewart has been working in the field of Child and Youth care since 1998 in both front line and management positions. Beckie studied psychology at the University of Western Ontario and holds an honours diploma in Child and Youth Work from Centennial Collage. Over her career, Beckie has supported children, youth and families in a variety of settings including education, child welfare, children’s mental health and inpatient and outpatient hospital-based programs. Beckie works from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective and believes that growth, change and healing are possible when families are supported in a safe, respectful and non-judgemental environment.
Leanne Oliver is responsible for all company administrative and financial processes and procedures including coordinating all service requests. Leanne comes to Brayden after having worked in a number of small businesses providing administrative and financial duties. At Brayden Leanne works closely with the Service Directors to ensure that all information is conveyed in a timely fashion, that service requests are responded to in a professional manner and that all personal policies are adhered to fully.
Debbie Sliwinski is a certified Child and Youth Counselor, with over forty year’s experience. Her particular focus is in the areas of children's mental health, child welfare, and trauma. Debbie has worked on child and youth psychiatric units, and she has managed a children's mental health residence, day treatment and a community mental health program for transitional-aged youth with major mental illness. Debbie has been a part-time faculty at three community colleges for over twenty years. She has done trainings for Safeguard's and presented at many national and international conferences. Debbie has been an accreditation site reviewer for Children's Mental Health Ontario. For a number of years Debbie held the executive director position for Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counselors. She has been on many local and international boards. Debbie is presently a board member of Supervised Visitation Network, an international membership organization of professionals who provide supervised visitation and parenting time services to families. As well she sits on the board of the Ontario Chapter.
Bill Carty CYW, MBA, president of Brayden Supervision Services Inc., is the owner/operator of a number of companies that provide care and treatment services to people who have special and unique needs. For the first 28 years of his career he worked in children’s mental health and child welfare with not-for-profit organizations. He has taught, both full-time and part-time, in two Child and Youth Work programs in Ontario. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Group of the Child and Youth Work Department at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Bill is the father of seven children and grandfather of eight.