Staff

Fresh Start offers an integrated approach of in-house and in-community support to individuals and their families.
– Jennifer Kent-Charpentier • Program Manager, FSRC

The Fresh Start Staff

Fresh Start employs a staff of dedicated and compassionate professionals.

Our commitment to the success of our program is reflected in the high standard of our work and our adherence to our core values. We place a premium on the ethics, personal development, education and training that will serve to provide our clients with the best path to recovery. Our professional experience is augmented by the fact that a significant number of us are in recovery ourselves and are proud to serve as examples that change is possible.

Stacey Petersen

Stacey Petersen

Executive Director

Kate King

Kate King

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Kent-Charpentier

Jennifer Kent-Charpentier

Program Director

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

Addiction Counsellor

Robby Sidhu

Robby Sidhu

Recovery Advocacy Manager

Rene Desjardins

Rene Desjardins

Associate Outreach Counsellor

Josh Cumberland

Josh Cumberland

Intake Coordinator

Brian Roy

Brian Roy

Head Chef

Bruce Holstead

Bruce Holstead

Director of Operations

Pat Cole

Pat Cole

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Tony Kokol

Tony Kokol

Operations Manager Fresh Start South

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Addiction Counsellor

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins

Lead Outreach Coordinator

Chris Guerin

Chris Guerin

Associate Outreach Counsellor

Grant Clowes

Grant Clowes

Facilities Manager

Aseem Nensi

Aseem Nensi

Sous Chef

Rod Garossino

Rod Garossino

Director of Fund Development

Lisa Simone

Lisa Simone

National Communications Director

Ian McGregor

Ian McGregor

Addiction Counsellor

JR Hourie

JR Hourie

Addiction Counsellor

Tong Leech

Tong Leech

Outreach Counsellor

Desiree Bragg

Desiree Bragg

Administrative Assistant

Dave Mowat

Dave Mowat

Facilities Manager

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website https://www.alberta.ca/addiction-mental-health.aspx

Mission Fit

Ron Jarrett, owner of Mission Fitness is what a committed and helpful community partner is all about. He trains the clients in the house weekly and believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation.  That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection.  Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. www.missionfit.ca

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