Our Team

Staff and volunteer Board of Directors

Sheila woodhouse

Executive Director

Shelly dion

Cook and Kitchen Manager

Jennifer Willard

Coordinator of Client Services

Daniella pizzi

Intervention - On Call

Jan potocki

Accountant

Zoe Bogris

Support Worker

Steve Townsend

Cusinier et Aide de Cuisine

Dennys melendez

On Call

marguerite potocki

Book Keeper

Adamantios Spaiou

Support Worker

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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”

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.

Jennifer Willard
Jennifer is the Manager of client services 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.



Alicia Ramos, Senior Intervention Worker

Ross LeBlanc, Case worker

Zoe Bogris, Case Worker

Daniella Pizzi, Intervention – On Call

Adamantios Spaiou, Case Worker

Jan Potocki, Accountingassistant

Shelly Dion, Kitchen Coordinator

Steve Townsend, Cook and Kitchen Help

Our Board of Directors

John Corker, President
President and founder JCOR construction,

Jack Emrich, Treasurer
Partner – Berger, Emrich, Valencak Inc.

David Crandall, Secretary

Dr. Mickey Moroz, Administrator
General Physician at CLSC Metro

Serge Duval

Tarah Schwartz,
Speaker, Host, Director- Communications and Marketing MUHC Foundation

Sheila Woodhouse, BOD Member
Executive Director, Nazareth Community Inc.

John Tartaglia, Administrator
Managing Director – Diversified Industries / Corporate Finance Division BMO Bank of Montreal

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

“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 Community does through my father’s direct involvement in the charity 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 funding 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 international 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.

“I 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, including 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”