Chris Quach
Executive Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator

Chris Quach

Chris joined StepStones a few years ago as a Camp Counselor and Camp Coordinator. She completed her degree in Political Studies and is currently in the works of completing a degree in Social Work. Chris has participated in various youth advocacy and social justice initiatives. She has since developed a passion for incorporating sustainable (social...
Alexi Manis
Program Development

Alexi Manis

Alexi is a filmmaker, educator, and writer who spends much of her time on her bike and also loves to sew. She assists StepStones with program development, fundraising events, and grant writing, all the while sporting her favourite StepStones’ t-shirts in several different colours. She is continually inspired by the incredible youth at StepStones!
Jackson Walker
Development and Marketing Officer

Jackson Walker

Jackson 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. He joined StepStones in early 2020 and is excited to be connecting with our donors and sharing all of the amazing updates on our youth and the great...
Tara Evans Boodram
Youth in Transition and Mentor Coordinator

Tara Evans Boodram

Tara is a passionate and dedicated advocate for youth and she joined the StepStones Team after working for nearly four years with youth at risk in conflict with the law in Toronto, Peel and Halton. She completed her Honours B.A. in Criminology and Women’s Studies and her Master’s Degree in Criminology at the University of...
Erica Francis
Youth Connections Support Worker

Erica Francis

Erica completed her Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree at Ryerson University. She has a five year background in working summer camps and after-school programs, so she’s always ready for a game of dodgeball. In her free time, Erica can be found at the gym, watching a movie or deep behind the pages of a book.
Rachel Costa
Youth Connections Support Worker

Rachel Costa

Rachel has several years of experience in school and camp settings working with children and youth with special needs. She is passionate about advocating for community support and enjoys facilitating therapeutic activities. She completed her B.A at Ryerson University in Child and Youth Care. In her spare time you can find her cuddling her dogs or...
Heather O’Keefe
Executive Director

Heather O’Keefe

Heather O’Keefe founded StepStones in 2004. She has been the residential summer camp director and the Executive Director since this time. Heather believes that charities have a responsibility to operate efficiently and most importantly effectively. She believes that donor dollars must go directly to programs that have proven ability to effect positive change. She also believes...
Cherie Naseiro
Youth in Transition and Mentor Coordinator

Cherie Naseiro

Cherie joined the StepStones team bringing 10 years of camp experience and 2 years of experience organizing a mentorship program for youth at risk at a Boys and Girls Club.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Studies and Criminology from Wilfred Laurier University.  Her energy and passion for working with...
Marsha Rampersaud
Part-Time Grant Wrtier

Marsha Rampersaud

Marsha, known to her friends, companion animals, and accomplices as “Doctor Rampersaud,” has joined us as a part-time grant writer helping us secure the funding we need to deliver incredible services to our youth! Before joining the Toronto team, Marsha was out resident gymnastics expert and vocalist at camp. Marsha completed a Master’s degree at...
Isabel Macquarrie
Lifeguard and Camp Program Staff

Isabel Macquarrie

Although Isabel usually lists her education as “lots,” when pressed she will reveal that after completing her B.A. at McGill University,  a Master’s degree at Queen’s University and is currently studying Law at Harvard. Isabel brings seven years of experience teaching swimming and working with youth to her position at StepStones. Although Isabel enjoys participating...