Staff & Board
Family Enrichment and Counselling Service Inc is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.
Leentje joined the Family Enrichment and Counselling Service Team in Fredericton in February 2019.
Leentje is a highly experienced, dedicated, multilingual leader with a huge experience in both private and non profit sector where she acquired valuable experience in human resources, labour relations, training and development and networking.
She is skilled at identifying, evaluating and responding to needs of an organization and strives to excel.
Paula has been working at Family Enrichment since September 2005. She is an Honours graduate of the Atlantic Business College.
Paula looks forward to coming to work every day and this is what she has to say, “I work with a wonderful group of caring people and I believe that Family Enrichment and Counselling Service can make a positive difference in people’s lives!”
L.Lb., M.Ed., CCC
Tracy provides counselling to individuals and couples. She has completed advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, as well as training in Gottman Couples Therapy, working with survivors of sexual violence, the treatment of depression and anxiety, stress management and cognitive behavioural interventions for emotional eating. She particularly enjoys helping people work through major life transitions by helping them access their own strengths and resources.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Noelle McHugh has been a social worker for the past 35 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Saint Thomas University in 1983 and a Master of Social Work degree from Carleton University in 1985. She started her career working at Centracare Psychiatric Hospital as a psychiatric social worker in Saint John, NB where she worked from 1985 to 1987 before moving to Ottawa, Ontario and starting employment with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa-Carleton. She worked for Ottawa CAS from 1987 to 1991 as a member of a specialized family therapy team called the Adolescent Crisis Team. Following this employment she moved back to Saint John where she was employed from 1992 to 2001 in child welfare with the Department of Health and Community Services. While with this department she worked with youth who were in the permanent care of the province and she also lead the regional Youth Treatment Team which was a multi agency advisory team for youth with Conduct Disorder.
In 2001 she moved to Woodstock Brunswick and became employed in the field of mental health and addiction services. While working for Horizon Health Network in community mental health and addictions she was also a private practitioner providing clinical intervention. From 2006 to 2017 she assumed the role of Manager of the Upper River Valley Mental Health and Addiction Services. In this role she managed two community mental health and addiction service centres and 34 staff.
In 2017 she retired from Horizon Health Network and started working for Family Enrichment Counselling Services in Fredericton, N.B.. Noelle has an interest and expertise in working with older teens and adults who have mental health and addiction issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, past childhood abuse, domestic violence, traumatic events, low self esteem, and stress due to a lack of work life balance. She does individual, couple and family counselling.
Nicoli Stiller (Dos Santos)
Nicoli is a registered social worker who provides counselling to children, youth and their families.
She uses talk therapy, parent-coaching, and play therapy approaches to support children and their families who seek out support for various challenges and concerns. Nicoli has a specific interest and experience in supporting children who have experienced trauma. She also works with children and their families whose concerns include anxiety, low self-esteem, learning challenges, social skills challenges, separation/divorce, grief, aggression, and family violence.
Nicoli received her Bachelor of Arts and Master in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and training in child therapy, family therapy, and group therapy at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario.
BA, M.Ed, CCC
Bobby Ross specializes in counselling adolescents and in issues related to trauma such as PTSD.
Bobby also provides counselling to individuals of all ages.
Bobby supervises clinical interns from the M.Ed. program at UNB
MSc (Psych), CCC, LCT
Sara started as a casual counsellor with Family Enrichment in 2012 and joined the staff full time in 2017. Sara works with youth, adults, and couples with a variety of concerns including but not limited to, depression; anxiety; relationships and family violence. She works from a strengths-based approach, utilizing mindfulness techniques and solution-focused therapy. Sara facilitates the Changing Tides program for women who live or have lived in aggressive relationships.
Anne Caverhill specializes in grief counselling to individuals of all ages. Anne also facilitates a grief support group. Anne has a great deal of experience dealing with terminally ill clients and their families and with families trying to determine arrangements for aging parents.
Alexander (Sandy) Gordon
Alexander (Sandy) Gordon has worked as a contractor at Family Enrichment since 2002. Sandy also provides individual, couples, and family counselling. He specializes in men’s anger management and domestic violence issues.
Before Family Enrichment, Sandy worked for 26 years with the provincial government in child welfare programs, primarily child protection.
Sandy is committed to helping clients make sense of their lives and find positive solutions to situations of personal conflict and discouragement.