Team

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

From Psychiatrists to Case Managers, from Occupational Therapists to Income Assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our interdisciplinary team is the key to the Inner City Youth Program’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

Primary & Psychiatric Care Team

Our medical doctors, psychologist and nurse practitioners provide health care services for a wide range of issues- mental health, substance use, sexual health and all your general concerns.

Our psychiatrists meet with youth to hear their mental health or substance use concerns, and work together to plan a course of action, often with the help from a counselor, medical doctor, or nurse practitioner.

Dr. Steve Mathias

Psychiatrist

Dr. Dan Lin

Psychiatrist

Dr. Jen Wide

Psychiatrist

Dr. Pouya Azar

Psychiatrist

Dr. Alex Gubanov

Psychiatrist

Dr. Valentina Mendoza

Psychiatrist

Dr. Julius Elefante

Psychiatrist

Dr. Carolyn Hall

Family Physician

Dr. Karen Giang

Family Physician

Dr. Jennifer Clark

Psychologist

Keren Mitchell

Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Cochrane

Nurse Practitioner

Farzana Rayani

Nurse Practitioner

Ezra Paul

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Intensive Case Management Team

Our case managers are a team of social workers and nurses who support youth with housing, mental health and substance use services and will often provide therapy themselves. The case managers support a small number of youth at a time to allow for focused attention. All youth receiving ICM services are connected with an ICY program psychiatrist and work closely with case managers to help youth meet their recovery goals.

Elise Durante

Clinical Supervisor

Amie Anderson

Case Manager

Mich Low

Case Manager

Melissa Bergen

Case Manager

Alex Leslie

Case Manager

Alex Palacol

Case Manager

Anna Waters

Case Manager

Carol Kellman

Case Manager

Sarah Siddiqui

Case Manager

Emily Wilson

Intake Coordinator

Renfrew House

Kristen Reeve

Case Manager

Stephen Remedios

Case Manager

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Support Team

Our team of occupational therapists, rehabilitation and recreation workers provide life skills training, and lead various group activities such as food preparation and recreational outings. Some of these activities may be limited to our youth working with a case manager.

Our peer support workers are great listeners who can help youth navigate community resources, program activities and wellness needs.

James Bradley

Occupational Therapist

Grace Liu

Occupational Therapist

Sam Gallant

Rehabilitation Assistant

Fernando Magleo

Rehabilitation Assistant

Katie Field

Rehabilitation Assistant

Leah Abramson

Housing Coordinator

Matt Piercy

Peer Support

Kat Pellatt

Peer Support

Paige Blanchard

Peer Support

Administrative Team

Our administrative support team offers a welcoming experience for youth and young adults the moment they walk through our doors. Please let us know how we are doing.

Amy Schactman

Operations Leader

Research Team

The Inner City Youth Program is dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience for youth. ICY is committed to ongoing evaluation of our services so that we can cater to your health care needs.

Chris Richardson

Skye Barbic

Javiera Pumarino

Claire Frances

Carmelina Barone

Sarah Boorman