The Greenestone Staff
Our team is passionate about helping our clients find lasting and sustainable recovery. Through a collaborative approach we work together to ensure each client has their individual needs met. Our clinicians, medical, hospitality and wellness teams are dedicated to supporting our clients and their loved ones.
The GreeneStone Leadership Team
DANIELLE MCCARRON, MSc
Danielle was previously the Clinical Director at GreeneStone Muskoka. She has worked alongside many treatment center teams with her private practice and has a strong understanding of how effective treatment programs run. Danielle is a therapist and Holistic Recovery Coach, has her Masters of Science in Health Coaching, studied Psychotherapy at the Transformational Arts College of Holistic training and is a trained interventionist with Earl Hightower.
She is presently a PhD student in Mind-Body Medicine with a specialization in Mindful Leadership in Healthcare. She has worked with many clients and their families who are struggling with alcohol and substance use, both one-on-one and in group settings. Her own journey in recovery sparked her passion for helping others find the freedom that she has experienced.
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.
ROGER TREMBLAY, C.C.C.
DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES & CLIENT EXPERIENCE
Roger studied culinary arts in Quebec and obtained his Certification as Chef de Cuisine (C.C.C.) at Humber College. He also studied at St. Helena in California at the Culinary Institute of America, one of the world’s most unique and enriching schools for food education.
At the beginning of his career Roger worked as a chef at the Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise. He was also the Executive Chef at Deerhurst Resort and the Skydome hotel. He later transitioned into hotel management as the Manager at the Sherwood Inn in Muskoka.
As the Director of Facilities & Client Experience Roger is responsible for all facets of the GreeneStone property which include our kitchen, reception, housekeeping, maintenance and security. Although he is responsible for our facilities, he never misses an opportunity to engage with our clients. You’ll often find him giving cooking demonstrations or making omelettes every Friday at our breakfast bar. Roger refers to our clients as his ‘guests’ and takes great pride in ensuring their well-being and comfort.
JUDITH RUDOLER, BFA
Judith brings to GreeneStone Muskoka a rich skill set in communications, community partnership, client services, and over 15 years’ experience in project management and business leadership. As a recognized and accomplished recovery advocate and mentor, she has served on boards and as consultant to several prominent addictions and mental health organizations.
Judith holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, from OCADU in Toronto, that has proven to enrich her business and health services career with creative solutions and an eclectic approach.
As Manager of Intake, Judith’s warm and heart led approach ensures GreeneStone Muskoka clients and potential clients receive compassionate service from the first phone call.
ALIDA FLANNERY, BA
MANAGER OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Alida is a communications and marketing professional who is passionate about fostering relationships and creating extraordinary experiences for clients, colleagues’ and communities. Throughout her career although her roles have varied, her innate ability to connect with others has consistently set her apart.
In her role as Manager of Community Outreach she has the unique privilege of meeting with physicians, clinicians, therapists and case workers to identify learning opportunities, develop relationships and grow awareness of GreeneStone’s treatment program.
As a recovery advocate and a person in long-term recovery herself, Alida has an appreciation of the complex nature of alcohol and substance use disorders. She understands that making the commitment to seek treatment is a decision that requires great courage. She believes that GreeneStone truly offers something special for people who are looking to begin their journey of recovery and feels honoured to be a part of the team.
The GreeneStone Clinical Team
RACHAEL GRIER, RSSW, CACC
Rachael is an RSW, CACC with 20 years of experience with concurrent disorders. Her mission is to offer a welcoming space that invites clients to feel safe, giving them the ability to focus on their needs.
Rachael’s approach encompasses multiple therapeutic styles including CBT, Solution focused, DBT and Motivational Interviewing. She is an enthusiastic and energetic clinician with a lifelong passion for supporting people on their road to recovery.
GRANT NOWAK, BA
Grant is a Primary Therapist at GreeneStone Muskoka. He has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in philosophy and psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. His education allowed him to study the mechanisms, functions and workings of the brain as well as frameworks to promote growth, learning and healing.
As a therapist Grant applies treatment modalities of CBT, mindfulness and DBT on a regular basis to support a holistic approach to recovery based upon the five intelligences taught at GreeneStone.
LACEY BARRY, MSW, RSW
With a bachelor’s in social work from Laurentian University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Waterloo, Lacey had a passion for helping others from a very young age. She started her career at Community Living Huronia, Developmental Support Services where she worked with adults and youth with dual diagnoses. Most recently she worked with Crisis Services at Emergency in Midland where she supported patients who needed immediate mental health services.
In her role at GreeneStone, Lacey heads our aftercare programming. This includes, recovery planning, aftercare therapy and discharge resourcing. Lacey also runs our weekly art therapy programing to help our clients process using alternate therapeutic tools.
Lacey is often taken aback by her client’s commitment to becoming the best versions of themselves. She is proud to be a part of the GreeneStone team.
JIM HALL, BA
Throughout his 30-year career Jim has worked with youth at the Yorklea Detention Centre and young people on the street through Covenant House and Central Toronto Youth Services. For 20 years Jim was a child and youth therapist at a child, adolescent and family clinic where he ran the group program and developed a specialized group treatment model for working with anxious children and their parents.
During this time Jim was part of a collective that brought together agencies from across Toronto to run treatment groups for children, teens and adults who had experienced sexual abuse. This collective provided innovative monthly training for 20 years by assembling subject matter experts from across Canada and the United States. It was with this organization that Jim helped to develop, supervise and then lead an outpatient treatment group for men who had experienced childhood sexual abuse.
Jim is trained in CBT, CPT, Brief Solution Focus Therapy, Narrative Therapy, non-violent crisis intervention, suicide prevention and various types of psychotherapy. His trauma work now extends to include military, police and first responders.
Jim has developed and presented many different workshops across Canada including working with the Inuit in the high Arctic. He is the author of Creating Courage: Search & Rescue, a manual on anxiety and trauma.
SPIRITUAL THERAPIST / ALUMNI DIRECTOR
Louise is GreeneStone’s Spiritual Therapist. She is a retired palliative nurse and has worked with people from many different backgrounds and traditions. Upon her retirement she was invited into the North American and South America indigenous culture to learn and grow.
After traveling back and forth from Peru for eight years she felt the call to facilitate and utilize the wisdoms that have been passed down from generation to generation for self-exploration and well-being.
Louise has combined her passion for spiritual development with her passion for helping our GreeneStone graduates as our Alumni Director.
LEAD CLINICAL ASSOCIATE
Kyli has an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, majoring in Police Studies, as well as an Addiction Medicine diploma from the British Colombia Centre on Substance Use and has completed the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program through the University of British Columbia. Her strengths include crisis intervention/counselling as well as suicide intervention training.
Kyli places a focus on providing GreeneStone clients with an empathetic and compassionate experience through facilitated group therapy, education sessions regarding substance use disorders, and facilitating individualized personal recovery plans that best ensure client success upon discharge.
Kyli is involved with client care from the moment our clients arrive on site by assisting them during stabilization and community integration. She also assists with their discharge planning and helps our clients to establish a comprehensive aftercare program prior to leaving treatment.
As Clinical Associate, Naomi is a natural complement to the GreeneStone Muskoka team bringing the knowledge and expertise of her designation as a Registered Practical Nurse and extensive experience in residential treatment settings. In her career, Naomi has worked closely with indigenous youth, individuals with long-term physical disabilities, and the ageing population.
Naomi supports our clients at GreeneStone with a wide variety of sober fun, outings into the community, and exposure to 12 step meetings. Naomi shares her experience with addictions and mental health and sets a positive example of maintaining a healthy balance in recovery with self-care and fulfilling the many responsibilities of her own life.
When Naomi is not at GreeneStone, she spends time with family maintaining a homestead, caring for a variety of animals, and minimizing her impact on the earth through self-sustaining practices. Residents enjoy regular therapeutic visits from Rin Tin, Yareal and Moonbeam, Naomi’s gentle herd of goats.
As a clinical Associate Jeremy brings lived experience to his role. As a GreeneStone alumnus he has a unique perspective as to what clients are experiencing at our facility. Through his participation in many different roles at GreeneStone (intake, CA, hospitality, alumni services) Jeremy has been able to support our clients in a variety of areas.
With a background in Software Development and a diploma in Computer Programming, Jeremy is a Certified Agile Project Manager, and Scrum Master Certified. His education has allowed him to bring multiple disciplines, perspectives and approaches into his own recovery. With a strong corporate background and experience in high stress business environments Jeremy is able to closely relate to clients who have been or are currently in similar situations.
The GreeneStone Medical Team
CONNIE FOSTER, PHC, MSC
PRIMARY CARE PRACTITIONER
As a Nurse Practitioner Connie provides intake physical exams and episodic care for GreeneStone’s clients. She brings over 30 years of healthcare experience in the North Simcoe Muskoka region. She has held the title of Red Cross Homemaker, HCA, PSW, RPN, RN- BScN, and Nurse Practitioner-PHC, MSc.
Connie has experience in almost every field of healthcare from providing home care for children with specials needs and seniors end-of-life and long-term care, to public health services, and serving as 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.
SHANNON PALUCH, RPN
After graduating from the University of Wilfred Laurier with a major in psychology and minor in anthropology Shannon attended Canadore College in Parry Sound for nursing.
As an RPN at GreeneStone, Shannon’s favourite part of her job is that she is able to witness the real-life transformation in our client’s.
“I like my role because I love helping people, and you really get to see the change in everyone from when they arrive, to when they leave.”
NATASHA R. WAKFER, RPN
Natasha has worked in various capacities throughout her career in nursing. She began as a general surgery nurse, then moved to community care nursing, and eventually transitioned into a role with Correctional Services Canada health care where she works at Beaver Creek Penitentiary.
She has furthered her nursing education and skills into the field of wound care and is currently the regional wound care consultant for Corrections.
Natasha was recently hired by the First Nation of Shibogama as a Community Care nurse in an isolated/ fly in only First Nation Treaty 9.
She enjoys working with the clients at GreeneStone and feels that the environment provides her with the opportunity to learn about different facets of patient care and further develop her nursing practice.
ASHLEY ROGALSKY, RPN
After graduating from Niagara College in 2009 Ashley worked in long-term care and then transferred to acute care where she worked for nine years in the Niagara/Hamilton region.
As a new resident to Muskoka, Ashley lives with her long-term boyfriend and black lab named Henry. She loves to be outside during the winter and the summer – fishing, hiking, boating and swimming.
Ashley enjoys working as an RPN at GreeneStone because it helps her grow both personally and professionally through the therapeutic relationships with the clients as well as the staff.
“It is incredibly rewarding to watch our clients grow and better themselves throughout their stay.”
The GreeneStone Admissions Team
ALAINA KUNDER-WOODS, M.Sc.
Alaina is the intake coordinator at GreeneStone Muskoka. Alaina is responsible during the intake process to ensure that prospective clients are provided with timely, appropriate information. Along with the admissions team, Alaina works together with various departments of the facility to ensure a smooth admission process.
Alaina completed her Master’s in Psychology from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Through her studies, she has travelled to Mooseonee, Moose Factory, Haliburton and Port Hope Ontario to hear first-hand the unique challenges and barriers rural communities face in regard to mental health and addictions.
CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR
“I work at GreeneStone Muskoka because of the people. I sincerely enjoy helping others and I know that even if it’s just in a small way, I can make a difference.”
Joanne is GreeneStone’s front office administrator and receptionist. She is a business administration and accounting graduate and brings with her many years of experience in the service industry.
Joanne is heavily involved in the day-to-day workings at GreeneStone. She is usually the voice that greets callers on the phone and the person who welcomes our clients when they arrive. Joanne is never too busy to help our clients with various tasks or to lend a listening ear.
The GreeneStone Operations Team
Ryan became interested in cooking at a very young age. After graduating top of his class from Liason College’s Chef de Cuisine program, he went on to complete his apprenticeship training.
Having worked in the culinary industry for over 10 years at award winning restaurants throughout the province he has found his home at Greenstone Muskoka.
Ryan is extremely passionate about his role as executive chef and loves creating highly nutritious and comforting yet delectable meals for GreeneStone’s clients.