Our Team

StepStones Leadership

Heather O’Keefe

Executive Director

Heather O’Keefe founded StepStones for Youth and has successfully brought this registered charity from a small grassroots volunteer-run organization to a respected industry leader

Lucas Hunter

Program Supervisor

Lucas is a child and youth practitioner who has spent more than 14 years working with children, youth, and families with complex needs.

Brenna Lindsay

Director of Programs

With a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology and a certificate in Addictions in Mental Health, Brenna has worked with children and youth in various settings.

Jackson Walker

Director of Operations

Jackson (he/him) completed his degree in Media Studies at Queen’s University and has 10 years of experience working in youth programming in both a camp and education setting.


StepStones Team

Ebony Laing-Asare

Connections Coordinator

Brittany Bernard

Connections Coordinator

Frankie Corrado

Connections Coordinator

Samantha Julien

Connections Coordinator

Catherine Daniels

Connections Coordinator

Rahwa Esayu

Connections Coordinator

Denise Ballon

Connections Coordinator

Shalamar Brown-James

Connections Coordinator

Ciara Loughran

Senior Connections Coordinator

Ebere Nnorom

Connections Coordinator

Abhi Ruparelia

Development Coordinator

Mike Ryan

Development Coordinator

Pomaa Prempeh

Homelessness Prevention and Service Navigator

Richard Parker

Youth Amplifier

Alexis Ford

Connections Coordinator

Alexi Manis

Senior Development Coordinator

Kathi Nicoll

Community Engagement Volunteers and Event Coordinator

Gabriel Perez

Communications Coordinator

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