Our Team

Leadership Team

Rosa Venturo |   Executive Director

Rosa is our Executive Director and brings a wealth of experience in leadership development, program management and in creating innovative responses to complex situations. Rosa utilizes her extensive skill set in building high performance teams to provide overall organization leadership to our Coordinators and Workers. Rosa thinks strategically within the context of our Social Enterprise model about the management of resources and is able to adopt flexible, innovative and effective solutions to meet the needs of our partners as they support the clients they serve. Rosa is driven by the belief that everyone with a disability deserves the opportunity to live with respect and dignity, in environments that are caring, challenging and promote life-long growth and development.


Carrie Lundstrom-Brown | Coordinator of Services

Carrie is our Coordinator of Services in the Greater Toronto Area. Carrie has accumulated over 24 years of experience in management roles as well as direct support as a practitioner in Acquired Brain Injury, Crisis Intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Disabilities. Carrie is an Honours graduate from both the Developmental Service Worker program and the Behaviour Science Certificate program. Her education and career have always focused on her passion for working with adults, children and families with complex needs. Her ability to meet the needs of the people she provides service to is reflected in her capacity to build strong team spirit and positive relations.


Rebecca Rodgers | Coordinator of Services

Rebecca is our Coordinator of Services for the Peel and Halton Regions. Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in the Acquired Brain Injury, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Education fields. Rebecca has provided both direct care for clients, as well as being a manager in the Rehabilitation Field. Her holistic approach to client support has proven successful in all facets of her career including Community Integration and Crisis Management. Rebecca gains immense personal reward from her work. She has often received commendations from clients (families), and colleagues, for her rapport building and innovative ways to provide support.


Izzy Chavez | Coordinator of Services

 

Izzy is the Coordinator of Services in the Hamilton-Niagara Region. Izzy has an extensive educational background and has accumulated over 15 years of direct service and management experience working in a variety of community, developmental and mental health sector organizations with children, youth and adults with complex special needs. For the last 11 years she has worked closely with colleagues, medical professionals and other specialists to coordinate and provide services to young people with medical complexity, behavioral, emotional and mental health issue within a secure facility. Izzy is devoted to working resourcefully with all team members in order to support clients so they can enjoy a full and satisfying life regardless of the challenges they face.

 


Kristin Lauzon | Coordinator of Services

Kristin is the Coordinator of Services in the Halton and Brant Regions. Since 2001, Kristin has supported individuals with complex psycho-social, behavioural impairments and acquired brain injuries. Kristin works closely with dynamic multidisciplinary teams to coordinate, support and provide services from the paediatric through geriatric populations. Kristin completed her Social Service education at Mohawk College then continued to achieve an honors BA from McMaster University. Through Solus Support Services, Kristin is committed to working creatively with all team members in order to support her client’s needs.  As the Coordinator of Service, Kristin is focused on providing her Associates with counsel and guide them with the utmost professionalism for each client.

 

Our Social Care Workers

Social Care Workers are skilled in providing life and social skills programming, interpersonal communication and the implementation of behaviour management strategies. Our Social Care Workers typically have a certificate, diploma or degree related to the field of social services along with additional training that equips them to optimize the personal and social development of those individuals they provide support.

A Social Care Worker uses shared life-space opportunities to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of clients. Social care work uses strengths-based, needs-led approaches to mediate clients’ presenting problems. A social care practitioner will typically work in a direct person-to-person capacity with clients. He or she will seek to provide a supportive, stable environment in which various social, educational and relationship interventions can take place in the day-to-day living space of the client.

Each of our Social Care Workers are committed professionals with considerable skill in working with individuals with complex special needs. Each individual comes to us with the following:

  • A related university degree or college certificate/diploma
  • Expertise in behavioural, life skills and social skills programming
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extensive related experience
  • A vulnerable sector screening