Team Profile

Dr. Chris Steingart

Dr. Chris Steingart

Founder and Executive Director
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Chris Steingart is the Founder and Executive Director of Sanguen Health Centre.

Dr. Chris Steingart trained at the University of Calgary where he received certification in Internal Medicine in 1995. After moving back to Ontario in 2002, Dr. Steingart accepted the position of Head of Infection Prevention and Control at Grand River and St. Mary’s Hospitals. During this time, Dr. Steingart began seeing more HIV and Hepatitis C patients. Seeing the need for more specialized care for the complex medical and psycho-social needs of his patients, Dr. Steingart decided to leave the hospital setting and in 2007, Dr. Steingart created the province’s first charitable Hepatitis C service organization, Sanguen Health Centre. With a dedicated team of nurses, social support workers, outreach workers, and peer support workers, Dr. Steingart sees the region’s most marginalized patients offering expert medical, social, and psychological support.

Phone: 519-603-0223

Dr. Andrea Chittle

Dr. Andrea Chittle

Sanguen PrEP Clinic Physician
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Andrea Chittle is a family physician who joined Sanguen as the Sanguen PrEP Clinic doctor in 2018. Andrea completed her family medicine training at McMaster in 2011.

Sexual and reproductive health has been a major focus of Andrea’s clinical work. Among other roles, she has worked in the Sexual Health Programs of Hamilton Public Health, Waterloo Public Health, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, at Student Health Services at the University of Guelph, and as a consultant with the the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre at Guelph General Hospital.

Andrea is passionate about expanding access to HIV prevention (PrEP) in the Waterloo region. In alignment with the vision and values of Sanguen Health Centre, Andrea believes in a non-judgemental and inclusive approach to care.

Phone: (519) 603-0223

Michelle Steingart

Michelle Steingart

Administrator and Clinical Program Coordinator
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Michelle Steingart is Sanguen’s Administrator and Clinical Program Coordinator. She is the first person you are likely to meet when you come into the office.

It is no coincidence that she shares the same last name as the doctor — they are married and the two of them created Sanguen Health Centre in 2007.

Michelle’s role at Sanguen is to ensure the smooth operation of the clinic, everything from booking patient appointments and referrals for testing, to communicating with other specialists and organizations in the community.

Michelle’s most important role, however, is to make sure that you feel welcomed and comfortable when you come to your appointments.

Phone: 519-603-0223
Email: info@sanguen.com

Violet Umanetz

Violet Umanetz

Director of Harm Reduction & Overdose Prevention
Site Supervisor, Consumption & Treatment Services (Kitchener)
Waterloo Region

Violet has been with Sanguen since April 2011. She has held a variety of roles, including outreach, managing our peer program, providing substance and harm reduction-focused education, and overseeing The Van program.

In October of 2019, she shifted her focus and joyfully took on the task of managing the day-to-day operations of Kitchener’s Consumption & Treatment Services. A dream come true!

Violet believes that everyone in our community deserves to be safe, healthy, and happy - including people who take drugs. She also believes that people are the experts in themselves, and she strives to be nonjudgmental, honest and open, and to learn from the people around her.

When she’s not at work, Violet can be found hanging out with friends and family, wandering around in nature, eating snacks, washing her car, or reading a good book.

Email: vumanetz@sanguen.com
Phone: (519) 574-7222

Lindsay Sprague

Lindsay Sprague

Director of Program Development

Lindsay was thrilled to join the team at Sanguen in November 2020. Lindsay works out of the Kitchener and Guelph offices and supports program development within the agency.

Prior to working at Sanguen, Lindsay spent a number of years in the community development field focusing on harm reduction and addiction. She also worked as a systems coordinator for older adults at risk of abuse, and facilitated peer-based support groups for older adults experiencing mental health issues.

Lindsay has an academic background in Medical Anthropology, with a focus on HIV/AIDS and stigma. She is passionate about community work, and supporting vulnerable populations, and believes that all people deserve to be safe, healthy, treated with dignity, and welcomed in our community.

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys chasing her kids around, horse-back riding, traveling, and a good campfire.

Phone: 519-778-9580

Email: lsprague@sanguen.com

Kathy McKenna

Kathy McKenna

Registered Nurse
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Kathy is a Registered Nurse who joined the Sanguen Health Team in March 2020.

Kathy worked for 33 years in Public Health, most recently in the Harm Reduction Program. It was during this time that Kathy discovered her absolute passion was working with individuals who were experiencing negative health effects related to the social determinants of health. Initially she partnered as a Public Health Nurse with the Sanguen Van Team for several years, so the move to work as an Outreach Nurse with Sanguen was the next logical step in her nursing career.

Kathy works very much through a harm reduction lens and treats clients with the care, compassion and respect they deserve. She works hard to break down barriers that individuals experience in order to improve access to health care.

Kathy has been working to support the Mobile Health Bus and is expanding opportunities to connect with folks around testing and treatment for Hepatitis C.

When Kathy is not at work you will likely find her on the golf course or spending time with her family.

Phone: 519-603-0223
Email: kmckenna@sanguen.com

Emma Horner

Emma Horner

Harm Reduction Outreach Nurse
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Emma is a Registered Nurse who has been with Sanguen since February 2020. First at the Consumption and Treatment Services site, and now as a Harm Reduction Outreach Nurse.

Emma works at different locations in the K-W area providing place based primary care through a harm reduction lens. Emma believes in meeting people where they are at and that people are experts in their own health. Respecting people’s autonomy over their own health and supporting them with kindness and compassion is the base for creating a positive healthcare relationship.

Prior to working with Sanguen, Emma spent a number of years in the Emergency Room. It was working there and seeing the stigma and barriers in place to marginalized populations where she realized there should be a better way of providing care.

When she is not at work, Emma enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

Phone: 519-465-4264
Email: emma@sanguen.com

Barbara May Petznick

Barbara May Petznick

CTS Nurse
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Barbara May Petznick has enjoyed working as a RN at the Consumption and Treatment Site in Kitchener since December 2020.

Her past work experience includes a variety of work, from teaching prenatal classes to primary care for rural folks to meeting people where they are at experiencing HIV or Hepatitis C. She has had had the opportunity to work many different places: briefly in hospital; forever in public health; at a community health centre; at the HIV care program; and at a northern ‘fly-in’ community called Summer Beaver.

Barbara May loves the outdoors and enjoys biking anywhere. She sees the benefits of harm reduction and believes when people are accepted where they are at, the world is a better place.

Erika Liban

Erika Liban

Nurse Practitioner

Erika is our Nurse Practitioner who started at Sanguen Health Centre/CHC IPC in November 2020. Erika was excited and intrigued to join the newly launched Sanguen Mobile Health Clinic/bus and brought with her a plethora of experience working with marginalized individuals.

Erika started her nursing career in 2007 working with individuals experiencing varied degrees of mental health and addictions. While she attained a high degree of nursing knowledge within the field of mental health, she also gained additional nursing experience working within the emergency department which served to broaden her critical care expertise without loosing the opportunity to incorporate care for stigmatized groups.

Erika graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2018 and began working within remote fly in Indigenous Communities within Northern Ontario. The opportunity to gain rich experiences working with First Nations peoples served to ignite a passion for providing healthcare targeting marginalized and vulnerable groups.

Erika has a passion for delivering healthcare to priority populations and those experiencing difficulty navigating healthcare and works to improve access by fostering a trauma-informed approach that encompasses a harm reduction lens.

Phone: 519-500-8052
Email: eliban@sanguen.com

Lili Berescu (she/they)

Lili Berescu (she/they)

CTS Nurse/Safer Supply Nurse
Waterloo Region

Lili is a registered nurse who has been working at the Kitchener CTS since it opened in October 2019. They have also had the privilege of working with the SOS team, the Kitchener LHIN clinic, and multiple programs with Region of Waterloo Public Health. They have various experiences volunteering in the KW community and is currently completing education in wound, ostomy, and continence care. Lili currently still works as a CTS nurse and now also as a Safer Supply nurse.

Waterloo region is Lili’s home and they are incredibly honoured to be able serve the people in our community. Their personal and work experiences grew their passion as a mental health and harm reduction advocate. Working with Sanguen has provided Lili with unique opportunities, insight, and experiences that have helped them grow as both a nurse and a person.

Wherever Lili goes, their goal is to contribute to and promote spaces where people feel safe and heard.

In their spare time, Lili greatly enjoys the Harry Potter books/movies and eating way too many sour cream and onion chips.

Phone: 519-496-7712
Email: lili@sanguen.com

Ray Bryan

Ray Bryan

Safer Supply Navigator/Hep C Outreach
Waterloo Region

Introduced to helping professions through work as a volunteer firefighter/first responder, Ray discovered a passion for work in service of community.

He has been working with people who use drugs since 2003, beginning with roles in withdrawal management and residential treatment. Later, Ray found new passion in harm reduction as Outreach Worker for the Hamilton Hep C Team and has been working at the Hamilton CTS since it opened in 2018. He is currently working toward a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree through online studies at Queen’s University.

His hobbies include golf and music and loves spending down-time with his partner Tammy and his cat Charlie.

Ray is thrilled to part of the Sanguen team, and excited to be working with Safer Supply.

Email: ray@sanguen.com

Lauren Johannesen

Lauren Johannesen

Community Support Navigator
Waterloo Region

Lauren joined the Sanguen team in May 2021 after completing her Master of Social Work placement with Pete earlier in the year.

Lauren’s role is to work alongside community members and offer support in navigating health/wellness, housing, income, legal stuff, etc. Sometimes this means making phone calls or meeting with other service providers together - and it can also look like locating tents and other items for folks, or finding a quiet moment to chat.

Lauren was raised by a harm reduction rock star in Vancouver and is guided by values of compassion, health equity, anti-oppression, and acknowledging that every person matters and has a story. She has a background working in health care and is passionate about work/research that employs and is co-led by people with living/lived experience to create meaningful change.

When not at work, Lauren can often be found walking her dog alongside water, getting coffee with friends, and eating tasty food with her partner.

Phone: 519-498-1684
Email: lauren@sanguen.com

Pete McKechnie

Pete McKechnie

Social Support Coordinator
Waterloo Region

Pete is Sanguen’s Social Support Coordinator in Kitchener/Waterloo and Cambridge. Pete joined the Sanguen team in June of 2015.

Pete sees harm reduction as part of daily life for all individuals and that all people have a right to choose what harm reduction means to them. As a Registered Social Worker he learns more from the strength displayed in the persons surrounding him than any academic classroom.

Pete approaches his work through the concept that every person struggles with life at times, and all of us are more similar than different. Through this we all have a valued place in our community. We all have something to teach.

Pete’s role is to be whatever Sanguen’s patrons need him to be. Counsellor, advocate, social worker, systems navigator – but first and foremost a human being like the individuals he serves.

Phone: (519) 497-0247
Email: pete@sanguen.com

 Alice Maguire

Alice Maguire

Social Support Coordinator
Guelph/Wellington

Alice works for Sanguen’s Consumption & Treatment Services as a Clinical Supervisor, providing support, debriefing and education for folks. She has been a registered social worker since 2010. Alice joined the Sanguen team in June 2017 as a Support Coordinator and started her role doing Clinical Supervision in 2019.

Alice has spent the last number of years supporting and working with a variety of folks including people who are homeless and street involved, people who use substances and people who are part of the LGBTQ community.

Alice is passionate about harm reduction, feminism, resiliency and anti-oppressive practice and believes that at the core of harm reduction is radical acceptance, love and connection.

Phone: 519-498-2646
Email: amaguire@sanguen.com

Jamie MacBeth

Jamie MacBeth

Social Support Coordinator
Guelph/Wellington

Jamie joined Sanguen in late November 2019 as the Guelph Social Support Coordinator.

Jamie has a long history in HIV/HCV, harm reduction and activism work. Jamie got into HIV work in the late 90’s by working in rural Kenya with women and AIDS orphans, which began the start of over 15 years of HIV/HCV, harm reduction and addictions work in both East Africa and the BC Interior. Jamie returned to Guelph in the summer of 2018.

Jamie is passionate about harm reduction; LGBTQ2I; anti-oppression & anti-racism work; class analysis; feminism; narrative therapy; trauma based work and somatic body based healing.

Jamie sees harm reduction as a paradigm for operating in the world, and a practice to be mindful of inner bias and old, outdated conditioning. Meeting people where they are at is a value for every moment in life.

Jamie devoutly believes in the power of relationship based work; where relationship is the bridge to better health, access to services and a stronger, more cohesive community.

Phone: 519 835 6339
Email: jamie@sanguen.com

Alaina Klassen

Alaina Klassen

Harm Reduction, Outreach, and Hep C Nurse Extended Hours Team Clinical Coordinator
Guelph/Wellington & Waterloo Region

Alaina is a Registered Nurse who has been working at Sanguen since January 2020. Alaina has prior experience working in harm reduction, public health, and acute medicine.

Alaina works at the Guelph and Waterloo offices, on the community health van, and in other outreach locations. The Sanguen nurses practice through a harm reduction lens to provide hepatitis C testing, treatment, and follow up.

Alaina believes that each person is the expert of their own health and will work with people to achieve their goals in a non-judgemental and lower-barrier harm reduction approach.

Alaina is a self-professed Star Wars geek and spends her time off work thinking about ways to smash the patriarchy.

Call/Text: (519) 500-8092
Email: alaina@sanguen.com

Amanda Piskopos

Amanda Piskopos

Harm Reduction, Outreach, and Hep C Nurse Extended Hours Team Clinical Coordinator
Waterloo Region

Amanda has been a Registered Nurse since 2007, and has experience in both acute and community care. Prior to working at Sanguen she worked as an outreach nurse in the downtown east side of Vancouver. Amanda joined Sanguen in October 2018.

Amanda works in Kitchener/Waterloo and Cambridge at the main office, on the community health van, and in other outreach locations. The Sanguen nurses practice through a harm reduction lens to provide hepatitis C testing, treatment, and follow up.

Amanda is passionate about social justice, mental health, and harm reduction. Amanda believes in breaking down the stigma around mental health and substance use. Amanda’s approach to our work at Sanguen is based on the belief that the best way to support folks is by providing lower-barrier services that meet people where they are at.

When she’s not at Sanguen, you can probably find her snuggling her cat Suki.

Phone: (519) 498-8438
Email: apiskopos@sanguen.com

Megan Boyle

Megan Boyle

Safer Supply Navigator
Waterloo Region

Megan is a community navigator with the safer supply program. Her primary focus is to help promote and educate folxs on harm reduction, as well as helping those achieve their goals within the safer supply program.

Megan has been volunteering with Sanguen since 2018, and made the jump to join the Sanguen team full time in 2021. Along with Safer Supply, Megan is also part of the safe injection site family (CTS) as a peer support worker. She has always had a passion for harm reduction, and advocating for folxs who need it.

Aside from continuing her education in addiction and mental health, Megan also pushes for change through protests, rallies and educating as many people as possible about why harm reduction is important and necessary. She tries to always give folxs a non-judgmental space where they feel heard, included, and safe.

Phone: (519) 465-4229
Email: megan@sanguen.com

Sade Bezjak-Crossan

Sade Bezjak-Crossan

University Ave Harm Reduction Worker
Waterloo Region

Sade was brought on board with Sanguen in 2020. After spending time volunteering on The Van and completing a photo essay on Sanguen as part of a school project, she was struck by the beauty of the relationships between Sanguen and their clients they served through mobile outreach.

When presented with the chance to become an official part of the team, there wasn’t any hesitation. Now, as a harm reduction worker, she feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to provide meaningful service within the community and build her own relationships with our awesome clients.

Sade is also a professional wedding and family photographer. When she isn’t working, her happy place is snuggled up on the couch with her pup, Clementine, and a big bowl of Four-All ice cream (the best!).

Email: sade@sanguen.com

Elizabeth Pfisterer

Elizabeth Pfisterer

University Ave Harm Reduction Worker
Waterloo Region

Liz is a harm reduction workers based out of the University Ave housing program. She is passionate about harm reduction, healthy masculinity and equity and inclusion.

Liz works full time in street youth outreach in downtown Hamilton as well and loves meeting new people.

Email: elizabeth@sanguen.com

Daniel McLeish

Daniel McLeish

University Ave Harm Worker
Kitchener Waterloo Region

Daniel joined the Sanguen team in October 2020 as a Harm Reduction Worker at the University Ave location.

With a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology, building connections with people from all walks of life has always been a passion for Daniel. He is a strong supporter of Harm Reduction and is committed to the fair and respectful treatment of all people. He believes that all individuals should feel respected, accepted, and valued. Prior to his roles at Sanguen, Daniel gained valuable experience working at shelters in both Calgary and Guelph.

During his free time, Daniel enjoys playing and watching sports, going for runs, and hiking in his local community.

Phone: (519) 497-8768
Email: Dmcleish@sanguen.com

Simone Morrison

Simone Morrison

Manager of Outreach, Education, & Prevention
Waterloo Region

Simone is the Manager of Outreach (Education, & Prevention.) She earned her Social Service Worker diploma in 2014. She completed her student placement at Sanguen and continued to volunteer afterwards. She officially joined the team in October 2016.

Simone believes everyone has the right to receive health care and support; free of stigma and judgement. She recognizes the power of community and the importance of feeling respected, accepted, and valued.

Her favourite part of this role is having the opportunity to meet people where they are at. With each person she meets she is reminded of the strength and resiliency we all posses, which drives and inspires her passion for what she does.

When not at work, Simone can be found dancing in her living room to her vinyl collection.

Phone: (226) 998-6331
Email: smorrison@sanguen.com

Jessie Tanguay

Jessie Tanguay

Social Support, Harm Reduction and Outreach
Waterloo Region

Jessie can be found in the community with our Extended Hours Team, in the harm reduction space at The House of Friendship Men’s Shelter and at our Kitchener CTS site.

Jessie fell in love with Sanguen when introduced to the Sanguen Van while working at a local shelter and seeing how uplifting the services provided were for "her dudes". Formally our KW Van Coordinator Jessie is excited to continue growing within Sanguen by stepping into new and varying roles.

She brings with her a wealth of experience, energy, and enthusiasm stemming not only from lived experience, but also years of working to assist folks living rough, who are precariously housed and experiencing challenges associated with substance use in Waterloo Region.

She is committed to helping people who are missing human connection in life. Jessie firmly
believes that everyone deserves to love and be loved; to be empowered to live their
best life whatever that looks like for the individual.

Phone: (519) 807-9985
Email: jtanguay@sanguen.com

Bree Woods

Bree Woods

Interim Manager of Outreach, Education and Prevention
Waterloo Region

Bree joined Sanguen in January 2019 and thoroughly enjoys and appreciates working within the Sanguen team and being in community.

Within Bree’s current role they support the management of the KW Community Health Van, WINS(Working In Neighbourhood Safety) Project, and Harm Reduction in community spaces.

It’s not incidental that Bree walks around with a hefty weight of keys around her neck; her vision for her role at Sanguen is all about opening doors. She sees her role as creating safe, accessible spaces where people can come together to create, to share, and to strengthen the communities that need support—and nourish themselves in the process.

Phone: (226) 332-3220
Email: bree@sanguen.com

Samantha Porte

Samantha Porte

Social Support Worker
Waterloo Region

Samantha is a Social Support Worker at the CTS site in Kitchener. She earned her Social Service Worker diploma in 2013. She was able to participate in her student placement at Indigenous organizations in Kitchener to connect with her community and culture. Samantha joined the Sanguen team in October 2019.

Samantha has family experience with substance use and mental health and has always been a person-first advocate. Samantha believes every person has the right to access, receive, and be offered judgement-free healthcare, compassion, and respect. Samantha is passionate about educating friends, family, and the community whenever and whenever she has the opportunity, about harm reduction and substance use. They might get sick of it, but she never does or will.

Email: samantha@sanguen.com

Jason Rego

Jason Rego

WINS Program Support Worker

Jason starting working with the WINS program in June 2018. He participates in a lot of community clean ups because public safety is very important to him. He is a dad of 2 boys and loves hockey. Go Avalanche go!

Barb Driscoll

Barb Driscoll

WINS Program Support Worker

Barb has been with the WINS program since October 2018. She likes to give back to her community in any way she can because there weren’t many programs or people around to help when she was struggling with addiction. She loves to do jigsaw and crossword puzzles and to go walking in her free time

Charlotte Wilton

Charlotte Wilton

WINS Program Support Worker

Charlotte started working with the WINS program in April 2018. She loves giving back to her community and keeping her neighbourhood safe. Helping others helps her in her own recovery.

Cathy Green

Cathy Green

Peer Mobile Outreach Worker

Cathy Green is a support worker with the mobile health team and at consumption and treatment services downtown kitchener.

Cathy provides support to the mobile health team, checking in with our amazing clients and providing resources for accessing community supports and medical care with our amazing nurses.

At the CTS, Cathy supports our clients and monitors them after they have used the consumption space.

Cathy has an undergraduate degree in public health and strives to provide compassionate care without judgement to our community.

She believes strongly in harm reduction and supporting people where they are at. Stop by the mobile health bus and say hi!

email: cgreen@sanguen.com

Steph Beaumont

Steph Beaumont

Peer Mobile Outreach Worker

Steph is a Peer Outreach Worker with Sanguen. She has been doing peer work since 2014 with people who use substances or are experiencing homelessness.

Steph’s role with Sanguen includes, hanging out on the van, training folks in Naloxone and working at the Stay Sharp site. She likes reading, questioning everything, philosophical discussions and enjoying nature.

Farah Lahens

Farah Lahens

Peer Mobile Outreach Worker

I started working for Sanguen in December of 2020, as a Peer Outreach Support Worker at Consumption & Treatment Services in Kitchener. I am a Community Service Worker graduate from TriOS College. I previously worked at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank as Community Meal Coordinator for the Mike Lunch Basket meal program. I coordinated meal plans and prepared nutritious meals that accommodate dietary needs to increase inclusivity.

I am passionate about contributing to a healthy and inclusive community where dignity and respect are nourished. I also work at House of Friendship as Peer Support Worker at their Rapid Access Addiction Clinic program. As a peer outreach/support worker, I have the privilege to interact and build rapport with my peers experiencing life’s challenges with addictions, homelessness, and mental health.

This experience has strengthened my ability to establish a bridge with program participants while providing listening support to empower and give encouragement when needed. In my spare time, I participate in 5k run events to help raise funds for various causes; this also helps me contribute to my self-care to keep good mental health.”

Tristen Lippert

Tristen Lippert

SJK Harm Reduction Coordinator

Tristen has worked in various support roles such as a Streets to Housing Outreach Worker, Social Enterprise Coordinator, and Employment Counselor with various agencies in the downtown Kitchener core. Having interacted and collaborated with Sanguen services in these roles, Tristen is excited to join Sanguen as of October 2020 and hopes to continue growing and better understanding challenges being faced surrounding health, mental health, and harm reduction efforts.

Tristen is passionate about advocacy, a person centered approach to support as well as continuing the conversations regarding Harm Reduction throughout the community to lessen stigma and allow people accessing supports to do so in a way that provides non-judgemental respect.

email: tlippert@sanguen.com

Jane Dougan

Jane Dougan

Reception/Administrative Support
Guelph

Jane has been with Sanguen since 2019, providing administrative support at the Guelph office and at Community Treatment Services (CTS) in Kitchener.

She feels proud and very lucky to work with the Sanguen staff and client community, continuing a long family tradition of advocacy for people who use drugs and around mental health.

Before coming to Sanguen, Jane oversaw community gardens/kitchens and food banks in Halton.

Jane loves to write and share stories, and for the past four years has guided a weekly writing program for people with mental health concerns. She designed and taught environmental education/social justice courses for many years, in many places, including while staying in an abandoned boat in a state park near Miami. She loves walking with her best four-legged friend, Winifred the dachshund/terrier, and listening to podcasts & CBC radio.

email: jdougan@sanguen.com

Jenn Wyse

Jenn Wyse

Peer Outreach Worker
Waterloo Region

Jenn joined us in 2017 as a Peer Outreach Worker and can be found at the Office and CTS site.

Jenn spends her time at the Sanguen office running and organizing our weekly Bread Group, ensuring the Van goes out on time and fully stocked. She keeps all our community donations, stock and Van Staff sorted, organized and in tip top shape. At CTS she is an energetic presence welcoming everyone with a smile. Performing various tasks to make each visit as best as possible for each person.

Her attention to detail is a beautiful manifestation of her belief that we all deserve love and support in all aspects of our lives. She knows just what stock is needed for Van nights to ensure each unique group is cared for in a loving and personalized manner. Jenn believes we all deserve love and support. Access to services for health, well being and safety no matter our status. We should all be seen as a person with many attributes. She loves sharing her personal struggle, experiences and knowledge to help others, teach others and bring awareness to people and our community.

Devon Roussel

Devon Roussel

Peer Outreach Worker
Waterloo Region

Devon has worked as a Peer Support Worker with Sanguen at CTS since October 2019.

He has been deeply involved with our community on many levels. He has been an organizer with Tent City over the years, advocating for affordable housing. He also strongly advocated for a safe consumption site with the Region when our community was hit with the opioid epidemic.

He’s passionate about his work as helping others means so much to him! He believes everyone has a right to proper care and to be heard. "Each voice is unique and strong!"

Prior to working with Sanguen he still works with A.C.C.K.W.A as a Peer Outreach Worker. He assists with stocking and providing harm reduction supplies at different satellite sites, informal counseling, a wide variety of street outreach and so much more.

Bailey

Bailey

Chief Happiness Manager

Bailey is Sanguen’s “top dog”. If you are at the Waterloo Clinic on Wednesdays or Fridays, you may get to meet her. She enjoys long walks in the woods, quiet cuddles on the couch, and a good belly rub.

If you would like to say hello to Bailey when you come to your appointment, just ask Michelle. Bailey would be thrilled to meet you!