PATRICIA SPINDEL, PRESIDENT
Dr. Spindel has over forty years' experience in the childrens' mental health, community health, developmental services, and post-secondary education sectors. She has held positions in teaching, program coordination, management, and clinical areas, and has coordinated the Social Services Program at Humber College, taught as a full-time professor in the Honors degree program in Family & Community Social Services at the University of Guelph-Humber, and been an Associate Dean of Health Sciences at Humber College.She has also taught in the Gerontology Program at Ryerson University.
Her expertise in advocacy, working with high risk populations, social welfare, political process, urban sociology, and empowerment-oriented case management, as well as her long time volunteer contributions, resulted in her receipt of a Government of Canada medal for service to her community and other awards from community-based organizations. She has received local and international teaching awards, as well as a President's leadership award for innovation and community service at Humber College.
She has served on the Council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, as well as the Standards of Practice, Fitness to Practice, and Discipline Committees. Her Doctoral and Masters degrees in Education specializing in Applied Psychology and Sociology are from the University of Toronto. She has additional training in psychosocial rehabilitation from Boston University, in interpersonal psychotherapy from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and certification in Compassion Fatigue specialization and Field Traumatology from the Traumatology Institute in Toronto.
Dr. Spindel has also authored four textbooks on psychological harassment in the workplace, empowerment-oriented case management, community development and organization, and a text on working with families for Canadian Scholars' Press.
HARRY SPINDEL, VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Spindel has over forty years of successful managerial and clinical experience in the community health, childrens' mental health, and both hospital and community adult mental health sectors, and is the former Executive Director of Bayview Community Services.
He provides expertise in organizational re-design and implementation, IT infrastructure for non-profits, Board development and training, staff supervision and human resources.
He is a Past-President of the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs (now called Addictions and Mental Health Ontario), and the Guildwood Village Community Association.
His educational background is in Psychology, Organizational Design, Public Administration, Information Technology, and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in both the U.S. and Canada, having studied at City College of New York and the University of Toronto. He has studied and taught Yoga and Eastern Philosophies and has incorporated this spirituality into his clinical work with great success. He is also an oenophile who collects and reviews vintage wines and conducts tutored wine tastings as fundraisers for non-profit organizations and the occasional political campaign.
Our associates are specialists in a variety of areas including long term care, adult and childrens' mental health, developmental services, trauma support, post-secondary education, and human resources.