Dr. Carlos Lalonde
MD, FRCPC

Chief of Psychiatry,
The Residence and Corporate Services

As Chief of Psychiatry for The Residence and Corporate Services at Homewood Health, Dr. Carlos Lalonde is The Residence’s in-house psychiatrist and leads the interdisciplinary Residence team. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and an expert in treating severe mood and anxiety disorders, addictions and concurrent disorders, particularly in clients who are executives, medical professionals, legal professionals or athletes. Dr. Lalonde is also a leader in clinical program development and medical supervision for the national network of Homewood Clinics including Homewood Ravensview in British Columbia.
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Deanna Brady
RPN

Director of Operations,
The Residence

Deanna Brady began her career as a Registered Practical Nurse more than two decades ago. Working at the Homewood Health Centre and specializing in mental health, she provided years of direct patient care before taking on combined clinical and administrative responsibilities in Homewood’s Intake Services Department. 
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Paul Obermeyer
RN, CPMHN

Treatment Consultant,
The Residence

As the Treatment Consultant for The Residence at Homewood, Paul brings over 25 years of mental health and addictions experience and is the client’s initial contact to explore the benefits the program can offer. With extensive experience in emergency psychiatry, Paul will help assess individual treatment needs and goals to facilitate a seamless admission into the program. As the former director, Paul is well suited to answer any questions clients have about the program and what to expect during their stay.
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Kaela Klym

Service Liaison, The Residence

Kaela is The Residence team member that brings it all together. She comes to us via The Homewood Health Centre, where she spent three years mastering healthcare based customer service. Kaela also brings to The Residence an extensive background in various service industries as well as the ability to establish strong working relationships with co-workers and clients. Kaela thrives in an ever changing environment and is able to juggle multiple priorities and tight deadlines with efficiency and a great sense of humour.
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Dr. Rachel Lyon
C.Pysch

Psychologist, The Residence

Dr. Rachel Lyon is a Clinical Psychologist and a Registered Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University and completed her residency training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and Psychological Trauma Program. Before joining The Residence as a staff psychologist, Dr. Lyon worked within the Eating Disorders Program and was the Psychology Discipline Lead at Homewood Health Centre.
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Dr. Kerris DelRosario
PhD, CPsych

Psychologist, The Residence

Dr. DelRosario is a clinical psychologist specializing in both long- and short-term therapy using a variety of modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy and emotionally focused therapy. Dr. DelRosario is The Residence’s in-house Psychologist and will be working with all Clients from assessment to aftercare. Her empathic, supportive approach is combined with both symptom-focused and deeper interventions (including those of a psychodynamic and attachment-based nature).
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Edith Townsend
MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Social Worker, The Residence

Edith has over 17 years of clinical experience and training in the fields of addiction, mental health and trauma. She received bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Criminology at the University of Ottawa in 1999 and a Master of Social Work in Individuals, Families and Groups at Wilfrid Laurier in 2003. Edith’s specialties include compulsive behaviours such as sexual addiction and hyper sexuality, gambling, video gaming and internet use, shopping and shoplifting, and eating behaviours.
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Sonia Waters
RP, ICADC, BA

Addictions Counsellor, The Residence

Sonia brings 17 years of experience to her role as Addictions Counsellor at The Residence. She supports clients’ personal recovery by creating and guiding them through a continuum of care that combines program services to meet their specific needs. Sonia uses a variety of approaches and techniques to help people achieve and maintain sobriety while focusing on living their lives today. Sonia is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICADC).
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Monika Grau
RP, R/TRO, DTATI (cand)

Recreation Therapist, The Residence

Monika Grau is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Member of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario who worked as a recreation therapist at the Homewood Health Centre for more than 24 years. Monika brings her passion for supporting people in their recovery journey to the team at The Residence at Homewood where she uses a client-centered, collaborative approach to treatment that can involve mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and/or motivational interviewing.
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Kyla Denomme
MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Social Worker, The Residence

Kyla Denomme is a Registered Social Worker whose work at The Residence at Homewood includes delivering a range of modalities of treatment including cognitive behavioural therapy, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing. As a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Kyla’s Master of Social Work studies focused on the care and support of individuals, families, and groups with a special interest in working with the young adult population.

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Darlington Mabunda
BScN, BSc

Registered Nurse, The Residence

Darlington is a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario. He has BSc degrees in Psychology and in Nursing from York University. Darlington comes to The Residence having worked at Homewood Health Centre and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in a variety of clinical settings, including Emergency Psychiatry Services, Inpatient Acute Psychiatry Services, Inpatient Specialized Psychiatric Services and Concurrent Disorders, where he gained valuable experience and acquired notable strength in nursing knowledge and skills.
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Julie Lavender, R/TRO

Recreation Therapist, The Residence

As our in-house Recreation Therapist, Julie Lavender has extensive experience providing clients with a variety of recreation therapies and behavioral activation techniques in order to promote a healthy recovery. Julie is a Registered Professional with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario and prior to this position, Julie worked in the Addiction Medicine Services and Regional Services at Homewood Health.
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Michelle Munroe
MSc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Psychotherapist

Occupational Therapist, The Residence

Michelle is a Registered Occupational Therapist who joined The Residence from the Homewood Health Centre. She brings 13 years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction. 
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Funmilayo (Funmi) Oyediran
BSC, MSC, RN, BSCN

Registered Nurse, The Residence

Funmi Oyediran is a member of both the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. An academic background in chemistry gives Funmi a strong scientific foundation for her career in nursing which began when she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at McMaster University. An award-winning student, she began working in a variety of settings including medicine, surgery, geriatrics, intensive care, public health and mental health.
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Amanda Brunning
RN, CPMHN(c)

Registered Nurse, The Residence

Amanda Brunning is a Registered Nurse who earned her nursing degree from McMaster University and is certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing. An active member of the Canadian Nurses Association, Amanda has worked with Homewood Health for nearly a decade and a half in a variety of capacities. During that time, she has built a strong track record of exceptional care in the Eating Disorders Program, Substance Abuse and Trauma Safety Program, Assessment Stabilization Unit and Comprehensive Psychiatric Care.
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Jody Smith
RPN

Registered Practical Nurse,
The Residence

A graduate of Conestoga College Nursing Program, Jody joined the PTSR unit of the Homewood Health Centre in 2015. She has also worked in other units including Addiction Medicine and Comprehensive Psychiatric Care. Prior to coming to Homewood, Jody’s nursing experience included pediatrics and community nursing. She is passionate about providing personalized, quality care for patients during their recovery process.
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Meredith Ross
RPN

Registered Practical Nurse,
The Residence

Meredith Ross is a Registered Practical Nurse and a graduate of Mohawk College. With a diverse professional history that includes time working in acute mental health, medical/surgical units and palliative care, Meredith has dedicated herself more recently to working in mental health settings. She joined the Homewood Health Centre team in 2017 as a member of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Care staff and joined the staff at The Residence a year later.
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Loriann McAlpine
RPN

Registered Practical Nurse,
The Residence

Loriann has been a nurse for 33 years and has worked at Homewood for 20 years. She brings extensive experience to The Residence. She has worked in Homewood’s Eating Disorder Program, PTSR program, Crisis and Comprehensive Psychiatric Care. Her knowledge background encompasses CBT, DBT, and crisis intervention. Loriann’s focus is to support patients in optimizing their treatment experience at The Residence. She works collaboratively with the treatment team to help patients succeed with their goals.
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SARAH Bieman
RPN

Registered Practical Nurse,
The Residence

A graduate of Conestoga College, Sarah Bieman has been working as a Registered Practical Nurse since 2015. Her first clinical post with Homewood was at the Homewood Health Centre in the Program for Older Adults where Sarah solidified her interest and expertise in mental health. She brought those qualities to the team at The Residence in 2018.
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Chris Seftel
ISSA-CPT

Wellness Coordinator, The Residence

In a dual role, Chris Seftel is a personal trainer and aftercare coordinator. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Chris’ role includes providing one-on-one personal training and yoga session designed to meet the needs of each client, as well as providing individualized training programs.
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Catherine Bowmaster

House Matron, The Residence

Catherine brings 11 years of professional housekeeping experience from the Homewood Health Centre. She works closely with residents and management to ensure an orderly and peaceful home-like environment. Catherine’s attention to detail is evident and both clients and staff appreciate her “white glove service” attitude.

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GUY MONJO

Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager,
The Residence

Guy Monjo is the executive chef and kitchen manager for The Residence at Homewood after being part of the Homewood Health team for nearly a decade and working previously in the Homewood Health Centre.
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Kim ZADOW

Sous Chef, The Residence

Kim is the Sous Chef at The Residence. She is responsible for menu planning and preparing nutritious meals for clients. Prior to joining The Residence, Kim was a Nutrition Aide with Homewood Health. Working now with The Residence Executive Chef, Kim maintains a high level of service and commitment to creating healthy, flavourful dishes.
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