Nicole is the program director of the supervised access program, as well as Touchstone’s director of quality assurance. With a formal education from the University of British Columbia and Curtin University in Western Australia, Nicole brings a mix of practical knowledge and skill set to her positions, having worked front line for many years in the access program she now oversees. Nicole enjoys working in the collaborative Touchstone environment; so much so, she arrives at the office most days before sunrise.
Briana offers knowledge and skills gained from formal education and practical experience in the Child and Youth Care field. She has an excellent understanding of child and adolescent development, mental health, addiction, attachment theory, and family violence, abuse, and recovery. Briana joined Touchstone Family Association as a Child and Youth Care worker at Francis House. In April 2015, she became a member of the Family Preservation and Reunification team as a Supervised Access worker. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Michelle joined the Supervised Access Team in November 2019. She is currently in the process of completing her Master of Counselling Psychology at SimonFraser University. Michelle looks forward to working with diverse clients as a clinical counsellor in the future. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, exploring, kick boxing, and spending time with family and friends.
Leyla is a full-time elementary school teacher with the Richmond School District. She is excited to be a part of the Supervised Access Program! She brings a wealth of experience working with children, youth, and community members. Being of mixed ethnicity, Leyla can communicate in four different languages and looks forward to further helping the diverse community of Richmond.