Our Staff

Directors


Pivot Point is guided by our two Directors; each contributing a different focus and area of expertise to the overall vision and performance of the agency. Our Directors have extensive histories in the social services, each spanning decades of service to children, youth, and adults with Alternate Abilities. The Directorship is united around our common vision of Pivot Point creating a meaningful and positive turning point for every person possible… for our clients and their families, for our staff and their families, and for our communities throughout British Columbia!

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Steve Cunningham, MA

Executive Director

Steve.Cunningham@PivotPoint.ca

Steve is the founder and Executive Director of Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc.  Click the link below to read more about WHY Steve started Pivot Point… and discover what’s behind the name. 

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Crystal Thompson

Assistant Director

Behaviour Consultant

NVCPI Instructor

Crystal.Thompson@PivotPoint.ca

Ms. Crystal Thompson began her career in behavior analysis with The Laurel House Society where she worked for a total of 23 years. She began as a therapist working 1: 1 providing intensive intervention (Lovaas style ABA) to young children in the clinic and residence.

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Admin Team

Pivot Point’s staff of over 150 people provides local services and supports to families in 10 regions around the Province. Our virtual organization model is made possible by our highly skilled administration team at Pivot Point Head Office. Each of the following managers is committed to excellence in their own departments, and they are each passionate about the positive impact that Pivot Point can have on the lives of our staff and our clients. Read their stories below and learn more about our incredible Admin Team. 

   
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Amanda Nickart

Human Resources Manager

HR@PivotPoint.ca

Working with children and families is, and has always been, a passion and focus for Amanda.

She completed her certification in Early Childhood Education specializing in Infant and Toddler Development and Special Needs. She then went on to achieve her BA in Family and Social Relations from the University of Windsor.

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Brenda Gould

Resources Manager

Resources@PivotPoint.ca

Brenda, Pivot Point’s Resource Manager of five plus years, ensures that our 8 remote offices across the Province have the supplies they need to effectively support the children, families, and individuals in our care.

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Janu Jivananthan

Community Relations Coordinator

marketing@PivotPoint.ca

Having spent a lot of time abroad travelling, Janu returned home with a compelling urge to redirect her career path towards one that aids in the potential and well-being of individuals and communities.

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Cynthia Provo

Administration

Pivot Point is happy to welcome Cynthia Provo to Head Office admin team! Cynthia has worked in various capacities with organizations across Western Canada which deliver Adult Basic Education, Brain Injury Rehabilitation services, Literacy programs, Domestic Violence programs, and Seniors’ Housing.

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 Keith Fluet 

Accounting Manager

Accounting@PivotPoint.ca

Pivot Point is excited to welcome Keith Fluet as our newest member to the Head Office admin team! Keith has taken over the role of Accounting Manager at Pivot Point, holding responsibility for all aspects of the financial well being of the company. 

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Behaviour Consultants

Pivot Point hosts a large team of professional Behaviour Consultants, most having reached the internationally recognized credential of being Board Certified (See BACB.com for more). Each consultant manages a caseload of client families within their local region, and is committed to designing and implementing the best possible treatment plan that will create the most positive change possible for each client they serve.

 

Kelly Dancho, BCBA-D

Clinical Supervisor

Behaviour Consultant

BCBA

Region: Lower Mainland

Kelly.Dancho@PivotPoint.ca

Kelly Dancho is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a Clinical Supervisor at Pivot Point…. more information coming soon!  

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Tana Richards, M.Ed

Clinical Supervisor

Behaviour Consultant

BCBA

Region: Lower Mainland

Tana.Richards@PivotPoint.ca

Tana Richards is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a Clinical Supervisor at Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc. She has been working with individuals with Special Educational Needs since 2001 and has her Masters in Special Education.

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Alex Delange

Behaviour Consultant

BCaBA & A Level RASP

Region: North, South and East Fraser

Alex.Delange@PivotPoint.ca

Alexandra Delange, a Behaviour Consultant with Pivot Point, has been a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst since 2011. Graduating with her BA from Simon Fraser University she went on to complete her coursework in Applied behaviour Analysis (ABA) through the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Kenny Ho

Behaviour Consultant

BCaBA Practicum Student 

Region: Lower Mainland

Kenny.Ho@PivotPoint.ca

Kenny graduated from the Simon Fraser University with a B.A in Psychology in 2013 and joined Pivot Point shortly after, where he has worked for several years as a Child Care Worker, Behaviour Interventionist, and eventually as Program Assistant as well. Kenny has always wanted to work in a place where he can put a smile on the face of the people he serves, and to have a positive impact on their lives. For this reason, Kenny feels that Pivot Point is the right place for him!

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Sydney Wolstenholme

Behaviour Consultant

BCaBA Practicum Student 

Region: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley

Sydney.Wolstenholme@PivotPoint.ca

Sydney is a BCaBA who studied at Thompson Rivers University, where she completed a Bachelors of Arts (2011) and Bachelors of Education (2013), followed by an advanced certificate in Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis (2015) from Douglas College.

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Shannon Friedleifson

Behaviour Consultant

BCBA

Region: The Kootenays

Shannon.Friedleifson@PivotPoint.ca

After completing her Classroom and Community Support Worker Program at Selkirk College in 2002, Shannon Friedleifson realized her unique passion for working with individuals with varied challenges and abilities. She went on to achieve her Diploma in Human Services, and her B.A in Child and Youth Care.

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Tanisha Santino

Behaviour Consultant & Educational Consultant

BCBA Practicum Student

Region: Surrey

Tanisha.Santino@PivotPoint.ca

Tanisha has been working in Special Education since 2006. She began with assisting at an after-school program and then branched out by receiving her Education degree at SFU  in 2012.

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Whitney Larzelere

Behaviour Consultant

BCaBA & B Level RASP

Region: Victoria

Whitney.Larzelere@PivotPoint.ca

Whitney Larzelere is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBa) and Family Support Worker at Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc.

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Nicole Branton

Behaviour Consultant

BCaBA Practicum Student 

Region: Victoria

Nicole.Branton@PivotPoint.ca 

I am a teacher who has recently returned to Victoria after 17 years overseas, primarily in Cairns, Australia. I have a BA in linguistics and a Masters in Teaching which has led me to work in a variety of roles with children.

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David Hall

Behaviour Consultant

BCaBA Practicum Student 

Region: Nanaimo 

David.Hall@PivotPoint.ca 

David has a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a specialization in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Counsellors


Pivot Point’s team of Mental Health practitioners is growing! We are adding new Counsellors and NeuroFeedBack trainers region by region throughout the Province. Many of the professionals listed below are available for individual as well as couples Counselling, and most are ready and available for online sessions via video chat.

Please view the bios of our staff, and check their availability on our online Session Scheduler anytime.

Andria Weiser, MA

Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor

Region: South Fraser & Fraser Valley

Andria.Weiser@PivotPoint.ca

Andria Weiser is a clinical counsellor providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Andria is committed to providing compassionate and competent treatment to her clients. She believes that therapy should be a collaborative process and should be individualized based on the goals and needs of each of her clients. Andria has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has several years of experience working in private practice, as well as public mental health settings.  

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 Lindsay Monier-Williams, MA

Mental Health Program Manager & Counsellor

Region: Victoria

Lindsay.Monier-Williams@PivotPoint.ca

I provide family and individual counselling services to youth, adults, and couples. With my clients, I strive to help improve their emotional and mental well being, develop self-awareness and build better relationships.

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Mark Thomas, MA

Counsellor & NeuroFeedBack trainer

Region: South Fraser

Mark.Thomas@PivotPoint.ca

More information coming soon! 

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 Sanpreet Samra, MA

Counsellor

Region: Chilliwack 

Sanpreet.Samra@PivotPoint.ca

Sanpreet (Sunny) Samra is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. He is currently registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Most recently, he completed an internship through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he provided individual and group therapy to individuals with chronic mental illnesses.

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Jonas Breuhan, MA

Counsellor

Region: Duncan

Jonas.Breuhan@PivotPoint.ca

First, I recognize and acknowledge the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the Hul’qumi’num people, upon whose land I was born a visitor and currently live with my wife and children.

As a counsellor, I strive to understand clients within their active resiliency and strengths. I operate as a multi-platform counselling professional that works to integrate skills, approaches, and techniques that best suit the dynamic range of client needs. Each person is complex, unique, and contextually embedded, and it is with this in mind that I offer counselling services tailored to suit each individual where they are at, and in a way that is culturally and socially respectful.

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Gerardo Espinosa Ordaz, MA

Counsellor

Region: Victoria

Gerardo.Ordaz@PivotPoint.ca

Heya! I am a recent addition to the counselling field, having just completed my Master’s degree at UVic last April, 2017. I did two years worth of practicum work with Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health in the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) peninsula with the Tsawout, Tsartlip, and Pauquachin First Nations in Vancouver Island. I worked with children and youth on a variety of mental health problems stemming from trauma, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and suicidality.
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Educational Consultants