Simcoe Addiction and Mental Health

Simcoe Addiction & Mental Health

Meet the Team

At SAMH, it is our mission to ensure your success and well-being. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide cutting-edge care from industry expertsfrom our Admissions staff to our Counsellors and Clinical staff. Our team is committed to helping our clients achieve lasting and sustainable recovery. 

All members of our team are licensed in their field of expertise and have extensive experience treating addictions, mental health disorders and trauma.

Our counselling, clinical and medical team are registered with the following Colleges and  Associations:

Medical Team

Dr. Hadi Bahiraei


Clinical Advisor
Ph.D, Registered Psychologist, C.Psych

Dr. Ron Phillipson


Addictions Physician
BSc, MD, CCFP, FASM

Dr. Lori Weisberg


Psychiatrist


Farzan Muhammed


Registered Practical Nurse

Clinical Team

Adam Kostiw


Clinical Manager
Hons. B.A, Psych., M.Div., RP
EMDR Certified

Bibin K. Ittiavira


Clinical Therapist
MSW, RSW

Stacy Spencer


Clinical Therapist
MSW, RSW

Gurman Randhawa


Clinical Therapist
RP (Qualifying)

Jacob Alves


Counselling Supervisor
RSSW, Psychotherapist

Shannon Nunes


Addictions and Mental Health
Counsellor

CACCF, RSSW

Kavya Harish


Addictions & Mental Health Counsellor
MSc, ADTP

Angad Sachdev


Addictions & Mental Health Counsellor
AAC

Gemma Stamos


Addictions & Mental Health Counsellor
AAC

Nasir Shams


Addictions and Mental Health
Counsellor

RSSW

Operational Team

Carmen Lippa


Chef

Nicole Fortier


Chef

Ricardo Leon


Maintenance
BSc., Mech. Eng.

Olga Whitham


Creative Art Administrator


Laura Blake


Yoga Teacher
E-RYT200, YACEP, CCYT
Reiki First Degree

Administration Team

Angie Beninato


Chief Executive Officer
AAC

Victoria Lagendyk


Executive Director
BA, BEd, AAC

Raymond Moore


Clinical Director
ICADC, ICCS

Julieta Cervantes


Director of Operations


Chrissy Mavroutsikos


Director, HR & Administration
BA, RSSW

Francesco Pennacchio


Director of Marketing &
Strategic Initiatives

BA

Jason Hillier


Director of Community Partnerships
RSSW, Psychotherapist

Tony Burgaretta


Director of Community Relations
AAC

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