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Kristal Jones

President and Co-Founder

I am proud to strengthen and support Toronto Police Families.

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Cyndi Pelech

Vice President

As Blue Families, we understand this life. I am proud to serve and your families.

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Kelly Eckersall

Communications & Social Media Coordinator

Building a community of TPS families bring me joy. It is a great way to ensure no one ever feels alone.

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Cheryl Lam

Education Coordinator

I love supporting TPS families by seeking programming that strengthens and supports their families.

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Ashley Bowe

Grants Coordinator

My role is crucual to providing sustainable for funding for program I believe in. 

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Peter Eckersall

Peer Case Manager

I am proud to support you and your family on your path to wellness. 

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Dave Stubbs

Brand Ambassador Coordinator

I am passionate about connecting with my colleagues who are struggling. You are not alone

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Dorann Hargraves

Events Coordinator

Police families experience a unique set of social struggles. It's an honour to plan safe spaces where they can connect with eachother.

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Melissa Elaschuk

Peer Support Coordinator

Peer Support provides a valuable mental health benefit in your personal toolbox. As the coordinator of peer support I am a part of your wellness strategy and deliver a resource I am proud of.

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Julie Brown

Peer Case Manager

I am here to support you on your wellness journey. With our team, you are never alone.

BOARD CHAIRPERSON

Dilnaz Garda, a high school teacher with the York Regional District School Board, is dedicated to sharing her personal experience with mental illness in the hopes of encouraging others to share their stories and join in the movement of normalizing discussion around mental health. In 2016, tragedy struck her family when Toronto Police Constable Darius Garda, brother of Dilnaz, died by suicide while dealing with PTSD and other mental health issues. As the current Chair of  the TBTB Board of Directors, Dilnaz works to make a sustainable cultural shift in the area of mental health and well-being for TPS officers/members and their families.

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CLINICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Vivien Lee, PhD, C.Psych. is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Centre for Trauma Recovery & Growth in Toronto, ON. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety and has extensive experience working with and training first responders (e.g., police, paramedics, firefighters, corrections, dispatchers) and military. Particular interests for Dr. Lee also include optimizing peer support and family support.

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DIRECTOR

Nilam Bhanji,

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