The Team

Get to know our Leadership Team!

Linda McLean – Executive Director

In my role I have the privilege of leading our global operations, defining our strategic vision, and supporting all facets of our organizational impact. I work closely with our Leadership Team to advance our Strategic Plan and foster effective relationships and partnerships within BSC and beyond to our community of allied service providers, donors, volunteers, and both corporate and government sectors.

Reg Chernoff –  Manager, Impact and Innovation

Impact and Innovation is responsible for ensuring long-term clinical programming alignment with strategic goals. Monitoring service quality through reporting of program specific outcomes and exploring and directing internal research and training initiatives. In my role, I provide reporting to agency leadership, the Board of Directors, and funders, to maintain the highest standards of organizational effectiveness and program impact. 

Jasmin Bentz – Manager, Operations and Client Support

I have been with The Brenda Strafford Centre since January 2018 and have taken on many roles during her employment. The energetic and enthusiastic Operations and Client Support team can be seen supporting front desk functions, assisting participants with various tasks, overall unit repairs and building cleanliness, as well as supporting move ins and move outs of our participants.

Christine Boyd – Manager, Child Development

The Child Development Centre team engages, supports, and provides a daily curriculum for children (0-13) and their parents that focuses on attainment of developmental as well as social-emotional milestones. We provide screening and referrals for children who’s physical, social-emotional development may have been impacted by trauma. We work collaboratively with both internal and external teams to provide a holistic support approach for families residing at Brenda Strafford Centre.

Jorge Torres – Manager, Resource Development

I’m a fundraising professional with 9 years of experience. I’m passionate about working for the BSC because I feel we have a profound impact on our clients’ lives. The Resource Development team coordinates all fundraising, communications and volunteer management efforts at the Centre.