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Samia joined The Lighthouse in 1988 as a volunteer and started full-time in 1989 as Hispanic Ministry Coordinator and Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator. Samia has a Bachelor of Religious Education, a Master of Divinity in Counselling from Tyndale University, College and Seminary and a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from York University. She has specialized training in trauma therapy, as well as training in popular education and participatory leadership. Samia is practicing individual, couple and family therapy under the supervision of an AMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a pre-clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Ontario Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (OAMFT), and she is working toward becoming a clinical member. Samia is fluent in Spanish and English.
Thuy joined The Lighthouse as a volunteer in 1992 and was hired full-time in 1998 as Vietnamese Counsellor and Program Coordinator. Thuy has a Bachelor of Education and Pedagogy from the University of Saigon, a Master of Divinity in Counselling from Tyndale University, College and Seminary, and two college diplomas in Community Development, and Human Services Counselling. She is also trained in Life Skills Coaching and is a certified Marriage Preparation and Enrichment Counsellor. Thuy is practicing individual, couple and family therapy under the supervision of an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Ontario Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (OAMFT). Thuy is fluent in Vietnamese and English.
Tabitha first started working at The Lighthouse as a Summer Student from 2012-2014. Tabitha stayed connected with The Lighthouse by sitting on the fundraising committee and engaging in numerous fundraising events. Tabitha has an Honours Bachelor in Sociology from York University and joined The Lighthouse team in June 2018.
Rob joined The Lighthouse in 2006 after devoting twenty years to youth ministry in various North American cities and towns. Rob has a Bachelor of Theology from Ontario Bible College and a Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary.
Tania joined The Lighthouse in 2007 and provides custodial services.
Madeley joined The Lighthouse in 2012 and comes twice a week to provide administrative assistance with the Hispanic Program. She has an Administrative Certificate from St. Stephen Employment and Training Centre. Madeley is fluent in Spanish and English.