Our Staff

Our Team is your Team

Our team of professional staff consist of experienced counsellors, nurses, physicians, and more. Entrust your recovery to the best. We provide top quality clinical and support programs that are specialized per addiction and tailored to you.


John M

Lead Counselor - CCAC

John graduated from McMaster University where he specialized in Addictions and is a member of CACCF. He worked in the Youth Justice sector as well as the Developmental Sector dealing with high risk clients with substance abuse issues in a supervisory role and as a counselor. He also counseled youth and parents regarding substance abuse when he was working in the vulnerable sector.

John brings an understanding that addiction is real, and that recovery is very much related to supports and the environments that present themselves. He intertwines an empathy and passionate interest in concurrent disorders and how they have come to exist in people’s lives.

Paul entered the addictions field with a strong desire to help those in need of recovery. Paul’s own journey of recovery spans 14 years and he is very familiar with what drives the addictive mind.
Obtaining his ACSW Diploma from CDI College has provided Paul with the tools necessary to run clinical and holistic based programs at 1000 Islands Addiction Rehab. In addition to his addictions work with 1000 Islands, Paul has years of experience within Alcoholics Anonymous and AA sponsorship. Paul believes in a Humanistic approach to counselling and utilizes CBT, DBT and the biopsychosocial modality.


Addictions Counselor

Mariah L


Mariah graduated from St. Lawrence College with an Honours Bachelor in Behavioural Psychology. Throughout her education and work experience, she has worked with various populations including individuals in long-term addictions treatment, youth, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, and developmental disabilities.

Mariah has a passion for helping those affected by addiction and specializes in working with anxiety and low self-esteem issues and recognizes that humans are complex beings and believes in taking a whole person approach when treating addiction. She draws from a variety of treatment modalities to create individualized programs in collaboration with clients. Mariah does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. To promote recovery, she assists clients to build a program around their specific needs, not fit the individual to the program.

Kimberly graduated from Yorkville University with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Throughout her education and work experience, Kimberly has worked in both community and hospital settings providing group and individual therapy for a variety of populations including individuals with acquired brain injuries, addictions, developmental disabilities, mental health, and cognitive impairments. Kimberly’s therapeutic approach is highly influenced by both dialectical behaviour therapy and emotion focused therapy.


Joe is the former Mayor of the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and a Media and Marketing Professional with experience across multiple industries and companies. 
Joe is responsible for our Media, Community Relations, Advocacy and Marketing. His portfolio includes co-ordination of our websites, video production and marketing. 

Joseph B

Director - Community Relations

Melissa graduated the Registered Practical Nurse program at St. Lawrence College. She originally focused on pre and post operative care but always knew that mental health and addictions is where her main focus needed to be.

She makes sure to listen to her clients while treating them medically; it allows to understand the patient as a whole. She works to manage withdrawal symptoms and communicates closely with the doctor to ensure you’re getting all the treatment you need.


Melissa G

Phil graduated from St. Lawrence College (Nursing) and brings 22 years’ experience working in the Mental Health Care field. Areas such as Forensics, Dual Diagnosis, Psycho-Geriatrics, Community Mental Health and Corrections and all within acute and long-term care settings.
Phil’s experience and on-going education focuses on health teaching and advocating for the clients while maintaining a holistic approach and to assist clients reach their optimum level of functioning while on their path to recovery and well-being.

Phil G

Nancy has over 20 years of experience in fitness education and instruction, wellness coaching and behaviour modification. She holds a professional certification through canfitpro in personal training and fitness instruction. In 2015, she received a secondary certification in nutritional and wellness.
She attended and completed programs and courses in behavioral science and psychology at St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. My goal is to facilitate a healthy productive lifestyle, as well as providing motivation and education one needs to achieve personal wellness goals. She takes an integrative approach which focuses on functional fitness training, stress resiliency and nutritional information necessary for your health and well-being.

Nancy B

Fitness - Yoga - Meditation - Mindfulness

Our Kitchen Staff (Chef Jan and Lauren) work tirelessly to provide fresh delicious and nutritious meals to all of the clients at 1000 Islands Wellness & Treatment Centre. 

Chef Jan brings his extensive experience and background as a head Chef in world class dining establishments to our facility. Together the team will ensure that your specific dietary needs can be met. 

Chef Jan

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