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MEET THE STAFF

True Experience is proud to have this dedicated team of professionals that are client focused and committed to excellence at all times.  Each one brings their unique perspective and expertise to the organization. 

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Sandie Heirwegh Sandie Heirwegh, Executive Director

Sandie brings a broad spectrum of skills and expertise to her role as Executive Director.  Her background includes international entrepreneurial development where she worked on projects in South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, China, Bangladesh and Indonesia.  In May 2008, she was honoured to receive the “Woman of Distinction” award for the category of Business, Industry and Entrepreneurship in Hamilton. 

Sandie has an ambitious vision for True Experience and is excited to be working in her own community trying to make a positive difference.  She still applies her business savvy as a director for the Grand Erie Business Centre and a member of Dunnville Rotary and Dunnville Chamber of Commerce.
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Eve Roorda Eve Roorda, Residential Support Worker

Eve is a Social Services Worker who joined True Experience in 1984. As the longest standing employee, she has held many positions within the organization. Currently, she is a very dedicated Residential Support Worker at Opportunity House. Eve is very passionate about her clients and her work often going well beyond the call of duty.

Outside of True Experience, Eve sits on volunteer boards and is an advocate for people in the community that are in need. Presently, Eve is Vice Chair of the Youth Impact Centre Board of Directors in Dunnville. 
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Sonya Verlint Sonya Verlint, Work Program Supervisor

Sonya is a real favourite of our customers. She joined True Experience in 1999 on a seasonal basis and in 2014, became full-time. Sonya works closely with clients in the field supporting them in vocational training and employment. She takes safety and client well-being very seriously and does her best to ensure complete customer and client satisfaction.

Sonya is an avid fitness buff who also co-ordinates the walking club at True Experience that helps our clients adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Jillian Spencer Jillian Spencer, Residential Support Worker

After graduating from Brock University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Jill became a full-time Residential Support Worker at Opportunity House. She brings a compassionate, common sense approach to her client centred work. In addition to client interaction and support, Jill is the technical expert on the team. She tracks and reports all of the necessary statistical data. 

Born and raised in Dunnville, Jill loves her community but enjoys travelling to far away interesting places.
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Gord Crumb Gord Crumb, Work Program Supervisor

Gord joined True Experience in 2014. His primary role is training clients and supporting them in various positions in the lawn maintenance, snow removal and packaging businesses. In addition to that, Gord is an experienced millwright. When something needs to be fixed, everyone counts on Gord!

In Gord’s spare time, he is an avid hunter and angler.
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Phinn “Phinn”, Greeter and Mascot

Phinn takes his responsibilities at True Experience very seriously. He greets all visitors with open paws! Regardless of what kind of day one might be having, leave it to Phinn to put a smile on the faces of everyone that crosses his path.
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True Experience Logo Other Supporting Team Members

True Experience counts on key supporting people to keep things running smoothly. We have a roster of part-time relief staff at Opportunity House – Lindsay, Amanda, and Doug.

Audrey Kamel is a business systems analyst/consultant who administers the reporting that is required by the funders. She is also a valuable resource in every aspect of the operations at True Experience. We are very fortunate to have Audrey on our team!

Providing opportunities for students to gain career related experience in their chosen field is something that True Experience is committed to. Throughout the year, students come to the organization and work in various capacities including social work, event planning, residential support, and lawn maintenance. It’s all part of the goal to build a strong community.
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Phone    905-774-6165
Email    sandie@trueexperience.ca
201 Forest St. E. Dunnville
Ontario N1A 3G5
 
 
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