Administrative & Professional Staff

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Amanda Buda

Client Services Coordinator, Maplewoods Centre
Maplewoods Centre for Family Therapy and Child Psychology
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x56335
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April Nejedly

BASc Program Counsellor
  • BASc Program Counsellor
  • Refers students when accommodations for semester work based on medical, psychological &/or compassionate reasons are required.
Macdonald Institute, Room 253B
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x53280
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Shauna Porter

Graduate Program Assistant
  • First point of contact for all graduate matters/students
  • Booking of classrooms for graduate related activities
  • Collects graduate course outlines
Macdonald Institute, Room 137
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x53968
Alexia Prescod

Alexia Prescod

MAN Coordinator
  • MAN Program coordinator and seminar facilitator 
  • Field experience course coordinator and instructor  
  • AHN Academic advisor

Alexia is passionate about dietetic education and training and is the coordinator of the Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) program. Accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice, the MAN program is a unique one-year professional masters program for students who want to become registered dietitians.Prior to working in FRAN, Alexia was as the information officer at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and an lecturer at St. Francis Xavier University for four years. She is a registered dietitian and member of Dietitians of Canada. Alexia's interest in simulation to support student competency development has resulted in the integration of simulated clients into the MAN curriculum and in a research collaboration with university colleagues. In addition to her role as MAN coordinator, Alexia is also the academic advisor for students in the Applied Human Nutrition major, the coordinator and instructor for the 4th year field experience course (NUTR*4850) and the facilitator for the MAN practicum seminars         

Macdonald Institute, Room 247
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x52611
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Jane Robson

Practicum Coordinator
  • Coordinator for all undergraduate practicums in Child Studies and Family Studies and Human Development majors
  • Instructor for 3rd and 4th year practicum and practicum related courses
Macdonald Institute, Room 249
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x53970
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Amy Skeoch

MAN Practicum Coordinator

Amy is the practicum coordinator for the Master of Applied Nutrition (MAN) program, a unique one year accredited dietetic graduate program for aspiring registered dietitians. Amy brings many years of group facilitation, nutrition education/communication, and program development with her to this role, from former work experience with Dairy Farmers of Canada, VON homecare, and ARAMARK food services. She enjoys building mutually beneficial relationships with community partners to provide MAN students with the best possible applied learning experience.

Phone number:
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Brittney Smith

BASc Program Assistant
  • First point of contact for undergraduate matters/students
  • Student Feedback Questionnaires
Macdonald Institute, Room 253A
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x58964
Kevin Stafford

Kevin VanDerZwet Stafford

Director of Clinical Training

Director of Clinical Training, RPTP and Co-Director of Maplewoods Centre

  • Overall responsibility for the day to day operation of the Maplewoods Centre and clinical training components of the RPTP Suite of Programs
  • Provides on going supervision to Therapist Interns

Kevin has been a practicing clinician for over 20 years. Prior to becoming the Director of Clinical Training , he operated a fulltime private practice (1997-2015) served as external consultant to the Homewood Health Centre (2006-2013); and was the Executive Director of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2007-2009). He has taught over 30 graduate and undergraduate courses as a sessional instructor or contract faculty at the University of Guelph, as well as having conducted numerous personal growth and training workshops. He is a clinical supervisor and has provided supervision through various Practicums as well as privately.  Kevin has taken an active role in the development of the profession having served as advocacy chair and steering committee member of the Ontario Coalition of Mental Health Professionals. In 2009, Kevin was appointed by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to the transitional Council for the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  As a transitional Council member he was five times elected to the Executive Committee from 2009-2017, chaired the Quality Assurance, ICRC and the Professional Practice Committees, where he oversaw the development of the Professional Misconduct Regulation; Quality Assurance Regulation; Professional Practice Standards and the Code of Ethics. In 2015 Kevin was elected to the first Council for the new College where he serves as Chair of the ICRC and as a subject matter expert on Psychotherapy to the multi college committee established by the MOHLTC to define the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy.

Maplewoods Centre
Phone number:
519 824 4120 x53423
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Cathy Walsh

Administrative Assistant
  • Hiring and payroll
  • Department and PDR expense reimbursements
  • Office, mailbox, and key assignments (faculty, staff, and sessionals)
  • Administrative assistance to the Chair
Macdonald Institute, Room 245
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x56321
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Lorraine Weir

Undergraduate Program Assistant
  • Enrollment management & course scheduling
  • FRHD & NUTR course waivers (undergraduate)
  • Distribution of deferred and SAS exams
  • Duplication of course outlines, midterms, and final exams
  • Textbook orders, supplies, physical resources, equipment booking
  • Office, mailbox, and key assignments (graduate students)
Macdonald Institute, Room 251
Phone number:
519-824-4120 x53582