Meet our team!

Get to know some of the friendly faces you see around the NISA office.

Marty Boucher

Executive Director

Come talk to me about your big ideas for NISA or if you have concerns about members or staff. I supervise and work with staff, manage operations, have administrative duties, organize events, and advocate in the wider community to ensure peer voices are heard.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 307)

Annette Babcock

Programs and Operations Manager

I am responsible for the general operations of NISA. I oversee the care of the building and monitor programs to ensure we are offering quality services. If you have ideas you feel would enhance our services and help serve you better, come see me. I also hire, train and supervise our employees.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 305)

Darick Hongell

IT Coordinator

I am in charge of the Northern Computer Recycling Depot (NCRD) as well as technical support for NISA as a whole. Talk to me to learn how to use the computers, how to strip them of old parts and add new ones, and if you want a computer for yourself.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 302)

Tammy Armstrong

Programs Coordinator

As Program Coordinator I organize and schedule programs, make connections with the community, and keep an ear out to member needs to reflect programming that facilitates recovery. I organize the on-site peer support team, as well as Outreach Peer Support and Older Adult Peer Support. Come and see me if you have questions or ideas about the programs we offer.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 304)

Hannah Roslyakova-Azzeh

Peer Specialist Coordinator

As the Peer Specialist Coordinator, I oversee the team of Peer Specialists at Health Sciences North in the Addictions Medicine Unit (AMU) as well as the Emergency Department (ED). I also am responsible for our Peer Support – Justice Focus team and our Mental Health and Addictions Program (MAPS).

(705)222-6472 (ext. 335)

Shanleigh Brosseau

Communications and Strategy Coordinator

I oversee NISA’s internal and external communications and strategic planning efforts, and, support staff in the various communication needs of NISA programs, projects and public events.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 314)

Ashley Tremblay

Administrative Assistant

I provide information on NISA’s programs and services and am your go-to for any general questions or if you need to find your way. I also do a lot of small to large tasks, including taking minutes, supporting staff, and fixing the printer from time-to-time.

Kaitlyn Matson

Peer Support Worker

As a Peer Support Worker at NISA, I am here to provide support, resources, advocacy, and assistance to members, as well as facilitate peer conversation in groups or provide support in a one-to-one setting. I offer this support in both English and French.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 316)

Andree Eve Poulin

Peer Support Worker

At NISA, I offer Peer Support. I am here to provide support, resources, advocacy, and assistance to members, as well as facilitate peer conversation in groups or provide support in a one-to-one setting. I offer this support in both English and French.

Laura-Leigh Gillard

Regional Warm Line Coordinator

NISA runs a pre-crisis telephone Warm Line that is open 365 days of the year from 6pm to 12am. I oversee daily operations, including the staff training, statistical information, new initiatives, and program maintenance and development.

(705)222-6472 (ext. 320)

Sabine Gorecki

Editor of Open Minds Quarterly

Reach out to me if you have questions about NISA’s magazine, Open Minds Quarterly, the Writers’ Circle, special writing groups or speakers you’d like to see, or about your personal writing goals. I spend most of my time processing OMQ submissions and working with our writers. 

(705)222-6472 (ext. 303)

Alexander Radway

Member Support Worker

My title says it all! As Member Support Worker I am here to support you if you have any questions or concerns, want a tour or info about our programs, would like to become a member, or just want to talk to me about any and everything. I am here for you!

(705)222-6472 (ext. 308)

Brett Kraft

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Natasha Charlebois

Peer Support - Justice Focus Team

The Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support (MAPS) Program is a peer support service specifically for persons navigating the criminal justice system. The Peer Support – Justice Focus team provides peer support for persons released from jail, or with any probation and/or parole conditions. We can offer you support and connect you to any resources you may need.

Shirley Rajotte

(705)222-6472 (ext. 514)

Marek Krasuski

(705)222-6472 (ext. 832)

Older Adult Peer Support Team

The Older Adult Peer Support Team offers support to anyone,  ages 55+ who may be struggling to reach out as we offer free, confidential, peer support here in Sudbury. 

Meagan Mullally

(705)222-6472 (ext. 333)

Hughie Jeanveau

(705)222-6472 (ext. 815)

Dana Love

(705)222-6472 (ext. 838)

Outreach Peer Support Team

The Outreach Peer Support Team at NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action offers a supportive relationship for individuals who are receiving services from Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury/Manitoulin’s housing programs. Support may be provided in the form of: one-to-one interactions; group activities that promote creative expression, physical wellness and/or cultural connections; assisting individuals with activities of daily living such as grocery shopping, meal planning or organizing; supporting individuals during medical and community appointments; and connecting individuals to other community services and resources.

Peer Navigators

Claudie Dorion

Helene Mersereau

Peer Support Teams at HSN (Health Sciences North)

A Peer Support Specialist has lived experiences of mental health
and/or addiction services. Peer Support Specialists provide information
as well as peer-based, recovery-oriented support to individuals as they
enter and leave the AMU. They are here to share in your experience
with you and to listen to your concerns with empathy and


A Peer Navigator provides information and support as people enter and leave the hospital setting. They work as part of a multidisciplinary team and complement the services offered at the Emergency Department for individuals needing mental health support.