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GreeneStone Muskoka Staff

The mental health professionals focus on education, support as residents navigate through the program, reflect on life issues (work, relationships, emotions, themselves, challenges, conflicts) in the context of their struggles with their addiction and other mental health issues.

Our team is focused on providing residents with:

  • Helping residents understand addiction and substance abuse and how it affects their lives emotionally and physically.
  • Empathetic listening and feedback as they navigate the program, uncover truths about themselves, and learn to overcome obstacles to treatment.
  • Active encouragement as residents reflect on life issues such as work, relationships, emotions, themselves, challenges, and conflicts.

GreeneStone staff are passionate about helping others and work together to ensure that residents have all the comforts of home during their stay with us. Our team includes professionals in the areas of housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen, nursing, medical, clinical, admissions, and administration.

Comprehensive Care To Support Residents’ Medical and Spiritual Needs

The multi-disciplinary medical team at GreeneStone includes regulated health professionals, mental health professionals, addiction certified workers, and specialists. Resident medical teams consist of addiction physicians, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff to oversee the physical health of residents and address any medication concerns that may have arisen as a result of their struggles with addiction and mental health.

We also care for our residents’ emotional health and well-being, providing a spiritual therapist and a trauma therapist who educate and support residents in their struggles. Included in our drug and alcohol treatment program are massage, swimming, yoga, walking, meditation, and physical fitness to provide a balance of the five intelligences/core competencies that are the pillars of the GreeneStone holistic approach – Cognitive, Emotional, Relational, Physical, and Spiritual.

Resident Satisfaction Reflects The Caliber of Our Staff

Residents who have completed the treatment program and submitted their exit surveys consistently rate satisfaction with their counselling sessions at GreeneStone a 4.8 out of 5 and other program components a 4.5 and higher.

 

Clinic Staff

Dr. David C. Marsh, MD, CCSAM
Chief Medical Director

Dr. Marsh graduated in Medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992, following prior training in neuroscience and pharmacology. From July 2010 to Feb 2018, Dr. Marsh served the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as Associate Dean, Community Engagement.

Prior to moving to NOSM, David held leadership positions with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2010. Previously, he held leadership roles at the Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1996-2003.

Dr. Marsh has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and government reports. His research interests focus primarily on the treatment of opioid dependence including heroin-assisted treatment and supervised injection. Dr. Marsh received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and Fellowships from the International and American Societies of Addiction Medicine in recognition of his contribution to this field.

Connie Foster, PHC, MSC
Primary Care Practitioner

Connie is a Nurse Practitioner and provides intake physical exams and episodic care for GreeneStone Muskoka residents. She brings over 30 years of healthcare experience in both urban and rural communities in the North Simcoe Muskoka region to GreeneStone. She has also worked in remote communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone in Northern Ontario for many years and provided care as a Community Health Nurse/Acting Nurse in Charge, which included a strong component in mental health and addictions.

Connie has held the title as Red Cross Homemaker, HCA, PSW, RPN, RN- BScN, and Nurse Practitioner-PHC, MSc. She has worked in almost every field of healthcare from providing home care for children with specials needs to seniors and end-of-life care, long-term care, public health, and was a regional Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Nurse Examiner.

Connie is a strong advocate for improvements in mental health and addictions as part of the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) 12 region. She is currently a Board Member and Treasurer at the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Huntsville, ON.

Connie sums up her role as:

“My role as a primary care practitioner is so diverse and allows me to link primary care to mental health and addictions and provide educational opportunities and strategies to promote better health outcomes. I believe that healing can be achieved by working towards harmony and balance. The care I provide stems from a holistic framework and it’s so important to incorporate the mind, body, spirit, and emotions into an individual’s plan or care in order to promote the best opportunity to heal and stay well.”

Lisa Petrie, RPN

Lisa grew up wanting a career in mental health and addictions and is extremely passionate about this area of nursing. She graduated from the Practical Nursing program at Georgian College in August 2011 followed by a six-month New Graduate Initative Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Center. Lisa gained experience in the emergency department, medical rehabilitation, and surgical nursing and has previous experience working in a long-term care facility.

Lisa is very grateful to have found GreeneStone Muskoka and is looking forward to a long and rewarding career as part of our healthcare team:

“I love my job because I genuinely care about each and every person who walks through these doors. I feel honoured to be a part of their journey to recovery. I have personally been affected and experienced loss caused by mental health and addiction and feel like I was meant to be here as a part of such an amazing team of caring people. I feel I learn as much from the clients as they learn from me. It is just an amazing place and I am lucky to be here. Everyone deserves a caring, non judgemental place, to feel safe and that is what GreeneStone Muskoka is.”

Erin Siobbhan Boyter, RPN
Program Director

Siobbhan is an RPN who has worked as a nurse for 23 years and in residential and community treatment programs for over 18 years. She has a strong passion for working within the addiction treatment and mental health areas of practice, having played both medical and clinical roles within community treatment programs. At one point she carried an active caseload of over 50 complex clients.

Siobbhan has been involved in developing new programming and is well versed in making presentations to family practice groups, LHINs, and other community groups to promote the new program. She describes herself as direct and forthright and relies on her sense of humour when developing relationships.

Tim Dickson, C.C.A.C.
Clinical Associate & Alumni Coordinator

Tim began his professional career as a Residential Addiction Treatment Worker in 2003. His roles have included Withdrawal Management Counsellor, 12-Step Facilitator, Aftercare Coordinator, and over two years as a Primary Therapist at the Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community in British Columbia.

Tim has been awarded certificates from Vancouver Community College in Substance Abuse Counselling as well as in Business Leadership. He has completed certificate courses with the University of Toronto and CAMH in Concurrent Disorders Treatment, Applied Tobacco Cessation Counselling, and Opioid Dependency Treatment and is certified with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.

His current duties include Group Facilitation, Alumni Coordinator, Individual Counselling, 12-step Facilitation, Mindfulness Meditation, and Recreational Activities.

Tim is passionate about maintaining our healthy community culture:

“I feel honoured and privileged to be present with the residents of our community as they work through major changes in their lives.”

Karen Schafer, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Karen Schafer is a therapist with over 30 years of experience working in a number of settings, including residential, day treatment, mental health, outreach-addictions, and private practice. In addition, she has many years of teaching experience at Vanier College and the McGill Family Clinic in Montreal, Victoria University, City University, and Ryerson University. Karen’s contributions include working with families that have a loved one who is struggling with substance abuse, misuse, or addiction, writing a family theory course, public speaking that included a radio show on social and relationship issues, consultation, family therapy training, and supervision. She attended Concordia University and has a BA, BSW, and MSW from McGill University.

Swetalana Nagarigari, MSW, RSW
Intake Coordinator

Swetalana has been a Intake Coordinator at GreeneStone since 2016. She completed her Masters in Social Work and is a member in good standing with The Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Swetalana was born in India and moved to Toronto, Canada in 2005 where she started her family. She has gained a wide range of experience as a social worker, having spent time at CAMH, working as a counsellor in an Employment Assistance Program, and as a Case Coordinator in a Rehabilitation Clinic.

She enjoys helping others and is known to be a great listener:

“I’m proud to be part of GreeneStone team. My role as an Intake Coordinator at GreeneStone makes me the first point of contact for clients and I know the courage that it takes to make that first call to GreeneStone. This role enables me to connect clients’ specific needs to GreenStone’s resources and help them attain their treatment goals. When working with clients, I use a blended approach of motivational interviewing and solution focused counselling to ensure an holistic approach.”

Administrative and Executive Staff

Culinary and Recreational Staff

Additional Team Members

Contact GreeneStone To Learn More About Our Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Contact GreeneStone at 1-844-955-5501 or inquire about our residential drug and alcohol treatment programs in Ontario online.

 

Admin & Executive

Dr. Anita G. Teslak, C. Psych – VP GreeneStone

“By nature individuals have a desire for mastery, growth, change and to overcome challenges; it is wonderful to witness transformations.”

Dr. Teslak is one of the original founders of GreeneStone Residential Treatment facility which opened its doors in July 2011. She has managed the operations and its growth since its inception. Dr. Teslak has over 30 years of experience including executive coaching, consulting, counselling, trauma debriefings, teaching in College and Universities and providing workshops within organizations. She has held various leadership roles in the EAP industry and was previously the CEO of Adler School of Psychology. Dr. Teslak has sat on a few boards most recently she served on the board of the Psychology Foundation of Canada where she was chair of the workplace committee. Her work has been published in the Individual Journal of Psychology and has written articles for various magazines. Anita Teslak C. Psych. is a registered Psychologist in Ontario and is in good standing with the college and the Ontario Psychological Association.

Devin Caldwell, – Director of Accounts & Business Development

Devin brings over twelve years of experience in leadership and business development roles held at various companies such as TELUS & BELL. Devin also managed and owned 18 retail locations across Canada. His experience is enhanced by his education in Resort & Hotel Management.

Dr. David C Marsh MD CCSAM – Chief Medical Director

Dr. Marsh graduated in Medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992, following prior training in neuroscience and pharmacology. From July 2010 to Feb 2018, Dr. Marsh served the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as Associate Dean, Community Engagement.

Prior to moving to NOSM, David held leadership positions with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2010. Previously, he held leadership roles at the Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1996-2003.

Author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and government reports, Dr. Marsh’s research interests focus primarily on treatment of opioid dependence including heroin-assisted treatment and supervised injection. Dr. Marsh received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and Fellowships from the International and American Societies of Addiction Medicine in recognition of his contribution to this field.

Erin Siobbhan Boyter – RPN – Program Director

Siobbhan is an RPN who has worked as a nurse for 23 years and in residential and community treatment programs for over 18 years. Siobbhan carried an active caseload of 50 plus complex clients.

Siobbhan has a strong passion for working within the addiction treatment/mental health areas of practice. She has played both medical and clinical roles within community treatment programs. She has been involved in developing new programming and is well versed in making presentations to family practice groups, LHINs and other community groups to promote the new program. Siobbhan describes herself as direct and forthright and relies on her sense of humour when developing relationships.

Doreen Glowacki – Director of Facility Operations

“For me, I enjoy working at GreeneStone Muskoka because I work with a team who is passionate about human behaviour and providing guidance for our residents.”

Doreen brings with her extensive hospitality industry management experience of more than 30 years. In addition to her prior position as a managing member of the leadership team with Delta Hotels, Doreen has also been in executive management positions with ClubLink Corporation, King Ranch Health Spa and Fitness Resort, Holiday Inns Canada, and Ramada Renaissance Hotels. Doreen is project driven with a passion for start up operations to include construction from the ground up, working a business plan and the formulation of a critical path to ensure the success and timeliness of the finished product or process.

Doreen oversees the day-to-day operations of the GreeneStone Muskoka campus to include housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, food services and administration with a close eye on financial accountability in all areas. She ensures that quality and safety standards of the highest level are met. She draws on her many years of experience in the hospitality field and brings with her a genuine care and concern for the exceptional comfort and well being of all residents and team members.

Joanne Bogart – Front Office Administrative Assistant

“I work at GreeneStone Muskoka because of the people. I sincerely enjoy helping others and I know that even in some small ways, I am truly helping them.”

As the Front Office Administrative Assistant and Receptionist at GreeneStone Muskoka, Joanne brings many years of successful experience in the service industry. A Business Administration and Accounting Graduate, Joanne attended post grad courses with continuing her education in areas such as Computers and other surrounding subjects.

Joanne is heavily involved in big fraction of the day-to-day administrative tasks at GreeneStone Muskoka, such as answering the phones, compiling information for clients and referrals and helping the staff be more efficient. In addition to the administration functions she helps the residents with various tasks in their daily life.

Culinary & Fitness Recreational Team

Julie Bowen, – In House Executive Chef

Zullo Health   Fitness

Zullo

Zullo Health & Fitness has become a part of the team here at GreeneStone Muskoka. In providing a holistic approach to treatment, GreeneStone Muskoka has partnered with Phil Zullo to provide the highest quality services in physical health and fitness to all GreeneStone Muskoka Residents. Zullo has been a sought out leader in the health and fitness industry for nearly 20 years. His team comprises of diverse and highly qualified trainers to help all residents achieve optimal wellness and physical success.

The fitness trainers at Zullo Health Fitness have the following commitment to all GreeneStone Muskoka Residents: “Our commitment is to provide each GreeneStone Muskoka Resident with everything they need to live a healthy and active lifestyle. We hold the highest standards of confidentiality for all of the Residents. Our goal is to help the residents meet their goals.”

Additional Team Members

Housekeeping Team:

Jana Gates
Maxine Bauldry

Weekend Reception

Rosemary Kruszelnicki-Dyer

Maintenance

Brian Bauldry