Jessica Kumordzie
Youth Connections Support Worker

Jessica Kumordzie

Jessica Kumordzie joined the StepStones family in early 2020. She received her Honours B.A. with a double degree in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies, with a double minor in Speech Communications and International Studies at the University of Waterloo. She has several years of experience with youth and mentorship programs, summer camps, event...
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...
Amanda Creo
Program Manager

Amanda Creo

Amanda joined the StepStones for Youth team in May 2019. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Science in Psychology and Criminology, and also received a Diploma in Project Management and Social Service Work. She has experience working in health-care settings, for profit, and non-profit organizations across several cities. Throughout her career, Amanda learned how to...
Jordan McDaniel
Administrative Assistant

Jordan McDaniel

Jordan completed a double bachelors in International Development and Communication Studies at the University of Canberra in Australia before moving to Canada in 2019. She is best described by her favourite film quote: “Likes Thai food, feminist prose and angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion.” – 10 Things I Hate About You.
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.
Maggie Hui
Program Support and Development

Maggie Hui

Maggie Hui joined the StepStones team in 2016.  Maggie has completed her Honours Bachelor of Science where she studied Neuroscience,  Biology and Psychology at University of Toronto.  When she is not studying physics… for fun… you can find her spiking volleyballs on Woodbine beach, glamping in Haliburton Highlands and has started to learn tennis for the...
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...