Our Team The Marguerite Centre

a place of healing for women recovering from addiction

Located near Halifax, The Marguerite Centre is the only facility of its kind for women in Nova Scotia.

Lisa's rose

Lisa M

Executive Director 
Kitchener, ON 

My career path has been in sectors of Not-For-Profit Development and Governance & Policy with multiple leadership or management positions. My favourite thing about the Marguerite is that it feels like home. Ellen DeGeneres is someone that inspires me; I love her philosophy "be kind to one another". A fun fact about me is that I am a Mini-motorist! I have driven a Mini for many years and love them! We participate in Mini Rally's across Eastern Canada and enjoy meeting up with other Mini-Motor people from North America.


Jen's Orchid

Jen D

Program Director
Cape Breton, NS
With many years of experience working in the non-profit sector, I’ve used my Psychology background and diverse work experiences to support families, immigrants, women and the marginalized in our community. The thing that I love most about working at The Marguerite Centre is being reminded everyday that we each have our own unique story and it shapes how we are in this  world. Someone that inspires me is the actor and podcaster Dax Shepard because he speaks very candidly about his life and his addiction, he knows it doesn’t define who he is and he welcomes every person with humor, love and without judgement. A fun fact about me is that I was a doula and childbirth educator for several years in Cape Breton and was lucky enough to witness many babies take their first breath.
Maddi's lilac

Maddi M

Operations Manager
Halifax, NS
I attended Dalhousie University for a BA Psychology and Sociology and am continuing to further my education in the field of Addictions. To me, The Marguerite Centre represents a safe place for healing and growth, and I love being able to create a warm, welcoming environment for each individual to do so. I am consistently inspired by the kindness of our fellow community members and strive to pass along that kindness every day. A fun fact about me is that I love hiking and camping!
Lars Tiger Lilly

Lars F

Program Facilitator 
Truro, U.K. 

I am a mature student currently undertaking a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Prior to this I spent 20 years in the health and wellness industry teaching yoga, meditation, and Eastern spiritual philosophy. A highlight from that period was devising a yoga teacher training program and teaching many individuals to become yoga teachers themselves. I find the holistic focus of treatment the Marguerite Centre to be particularly motivational as I believe it supports a redefinition of recovery, inspires hope, and empowers the residents to heal themselves within in a supportive environment.I am inspired two Indigenous people whose work aims to convey the numerous oppressions which Indigenous people have and continue to face through colonial practices. The first is the investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Connie Walker (Okanese First Nation), whose podcasts are informative and so necessary in the current climate. The second is the Cree artist Kent Monkman (Fisher River Nation), whose work I find to be visually stunning whilst being intentionally subversive and provocative. A fun fact about me is that I owned a restaurant for five years and I am very passionate about cooking and good food! 


Morgan's lilly of the valley

Morgan M

Recovery Facilitator 
Antigonish, NS

I have a BA in Psychology (Dalhousie University) and an Advanced Diploma Addictions Community Outreach (NSCC). My favourite thing about the Marguerite Centre is that we value people over profits! We'll never let your financial status get in the way of your fresh start. I am inspired by Gabor Maté, because he is exceptionally compassionate and non-judgemental in his approach to addiction and mental health. A fun fact about me is that I'm writing a book - but at this rate, expect it to hit the shelves in early 2077!


Jocelyn's Lavender

Jocelyn P

Health Promotion Navigator 
Kelowna, BC
I graduated from Dalhousie University with a BA of Science in Health Promotion and continue to further my education in mental health and addictions.  The Marguerite Centre offers a safe, inclusive, and a supportive space for women to heal and grow.  My favorite thing about the Centre is the holistic and trauma-informed focus; the positive impact of mindfulness and healing the whole person is incredible to see.  I feel lucky every day to work with such inspiring, resilient women!  After work, I love spending my time outdoors with my big pup Jeriko, camping, backpacking, gardening, reading and crafting.
Lora's lavender

Lora C

Special Projects Coordinator 
Victoria, BC
I have a BA in Biology/English from the University of Victoria and I have spent the last 16 years working and volunteering in non-profit social service organizations with people who have intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and who have complex intersectional support needs. I believe that a community is only as safe, strong, and resilient as its most vulnerable members are, and we all have a role to play for true inclusion to be achieved. I am proud to work for an organization that is trauma-informed and provides flexible, client centered supports. A fun fact about me is that I struggle to remember people's names, but I can remember the lyrics to almost any song I hear more than once!
Robyn's Dahlia

Robyn M

Grant Writer
Small town Newfoundland
I attended Dalhousie University in Halifax. My Social Work education has led me to spend much of my career in the field of homelessness and vulnerable people. Connecting my background and work, what I like best about The Marguerite Centre is the empowerment of female support & encouragement. Based on this perspective, Brene Brown is an inspiration in my life as a female-driven researcher, author, and educator. A fun fact about myself would be that I am a huge fan of stock car & Formula 1 racing!
Paulina's water-liily

Paulina B

Residential Support
Moscow, Russia/Haifa, Israel
I have a Bachelor of Physical Education from Moscow, Russia. What I like most about The Marguerite Centre is that we care about people's quality of life, we have a great mission and warm family atmosphere in the Centre. I am inspired by people who achieve their goals. When I see a person set a goal and work towards it, it makes me want to succeed. I believe that anyone can achieve success if they believe in themselves and work hard. A fun fact about me is that even in summer I sleep under a warm down blanket!
Nicole's sunflower

Megan H

Residential Support

Board Of Directors

  • Tracy McNamara - Board Chair
  • Abha Romkey - Vice-Chair
  • Nicole Collier - Secretary
  • Mallory Adams - Director
  • Marybeth Gromack - Director

Email: board@themargueritecentre.com