Joined DSYTC in 2000 and is a member of the Board and Executive Committee.
During his time with DSYTC Mike has skilfully undertaken the varied roles of Student Placement, Addiction Therapist, Clinical Program Coordinator, Executive Director (of their former Day Program) and most recently, Executive Vice President – Clinical Services. With his substantial experience at the Centre as context, Mike often speaks proudly about working side-by-side with many incredible people, the privilege of serving clients, and witnessing firsthand the tremendous difference the agency has made in the lives of youth and families from across the province.
Assuming the Executive Director role in June 2015, Mike is responsible for overseeing two addiction treatment residences for boys and girls aged 13 – 21, as well as a third campus in which the aftercare team, family programming and many administrative services originate. Mike leads a passionate and dedicated group of over 50 team members who all contribute to help more than 130 youth and families every year.
Actively participating on various local, regional and provincial committees, Mike also brings his noteworthy dedication, leadership and experience to initiatives which aim to enhance partnership, coordination and effectiveness within the treatment sector.
Mike holds a Masters of Education (M.Ed. – Counselling) from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. He is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the author of various articles and a previous recipient of the Mental Health Service Provider Award from the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
In his personal time, Mike loves sports of all kinds, is a volunteer coach and is a devoted husband and loving father to two very active young boys.