Our Staff

Sheila woodhouse

Executive Director

Diandra Serrano

Case Worker

Jennifer Willard

Coordinator of Client Services

Alicia Morales ramos

Intervention Worker

Dennys melendez

On Call

Emmanuelle glidden

Intervention Worker

marguerite potocki

Book Keeper

Daniella pizzi

On Call

Shelly dion


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Jennifer Willard

Jennifer is the  Coordinator of client services of Anne’s House, and has been working for Nazareth Community since April 2015. Her goal is to develop a family like atmosphere and provide a stable environment to support women with mental health issues and who are homeless. Jennifer believes that all women should have the right to a community that supports and empowers one another.

Sheila Woodhouse

Executive Director  since 2011;  Sheila believes in a community based, team approach with our residents at the center. “My objective is to  continue to raise awareness and understanding of our homeless neighbours”

Diandra Serrano

Combining approaches from my first BA in Recreational Therapy and my current educational pursuit in a bachelor’s degree of Social Work, I am devoted to collaborating with the residents in exploring their unique means for self empowerment. My interest is primarily in understanding the involvement of family support in the recovery process for persons living with mental illness.  

Marguerite Potocki 

I am the accountant at the Communauté Nazareth since August 2014. I have acquired a lot of experience by working at several non-profit organizations during the last 14 years. It is gratifying to work in a place where the mission is to come to the aid of the less fortunate. The relationship you foster with the residents at the Nazareth House is enriching and delightful.

Emmanuelle Glidden

A member of the Anne’s House team since May 2017, Emmanuelle joined Nazareth Community with previous experience in the areas of mental health and transitional housing for women in difficulty. She graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2018, and is currently working on her Master’s degree. She is proud to work in service of the incredibly resilient residents of Nazareth Community, and to contribute to their housing stability and personal fulfillment. 

Shelly Dion

Daniella Pizzi

Dennys Melendez

Our Board

Fr. John Walsh – CEO

Roman Catholic Priest (retired) social activist, author, broadcaster, presently volunteers on 3 boards

John Corker President

President and founder JCOR construction, volunteer project manager for Anne’s House.

Jack Emrich Treasurer

Partner – Berger, Emrich, Valencak Inc.

David Crandall

Dr. Mickey Moroz

Serge Duval

Alfredo Consentino- Vice President

Account manager at Aerotek – He is an active member of the community, volunteering as a minor hockey coach as well as a board member and club captain for the Montreal Irish Rugby Football club.

“After being introduced to Nazareth Community by my father it was an organization I was drawn to and couldn’t help but get involved with. What drew me in the most was seeing how well run the organization was under the supervision of John Corker, Robin Burns, Jack Emrich and Father John and how much they all cared. It only takes a few minutes of actually being in Nazareth or Anne’s House to realize the impact this organization is able to have on the lives of our residents.

My hopes as a board member are to continue to help grow the communities awareness about our organization and help us expand our reach and continue to open more homes under the same model!” 

Katie Corker- BOD member

I have been exposed to the fantastic work that Nazareth Com-munity does through my father’s direct involvement in the char-ity as a member, and now President of the Board of Directors. I recently joined the board myself for several reasons. First and foremost I believe that mental health and housing are two systemic problems in Canada that are not receiving the fund-ing they require to tackle them. Second, I though it would be fun to get involved in charity work alongside my father, as well as one of our old family friends (Mr. Robin Burns). Finally, I thought that my experience working in internation-al development and managing institutional funding could pro-vide an added value to the Nazareth Board.

Robin Burns – BOD Member

Former NHL hockey player and founder of ITECH Sport Products.  Still active with many business ventures, Robin is also on a few distinguished boards that support great causes.  He has been married over 50 years .

Tracey Burns – Anne’s House Tenant Committee and Fundraising

Works in the student services department at John Abbott College. Proud married mother of two boys, one girl and two dogs.

“started coming down to visit Nazareth House years ago with my father Robin. “Anne’s House” is named after my aunt and godmother, Anne Burns so it is near and dear to my heart. With the help of all the amazing women in my life, in-cluding my mom, aunts, sister-in-laws, cousins and friends, I have been able to fundraise every Christmas for the last 4 years and put together gift baskets for the wonderful ladies who live in “Anne’s House”. I decided to get more involved this summer and join the Board of Directors because I want to more involved in the Nazareth Community”

Sheila Woodhouse