Faculty & Staff
Linda BakerLearning Director
Biography: Dr. Linda Baker leads the Learning Network and the Knowledge Hub. The Learning Network translates knowledge on the continuum of gender-based violence for service providers with a focus on Ontario-based resources. The Knowledge Hub facilitates a trauma and violence informed community of practice with 38 researchers and practitioners conducting innovative intervention research across Canada.
Peter JaffeAcademic Director
Biography: Dr. Peter Jaffe leads the The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). CDHIPIVP is a five-year SSHRC partnership grant (2015-2020) that explores the unique needs of Indigenous, immigrant and refugee, rural, remote, and northern communities, and children exposed to domestic violence. Peter is currently supervising 5 PhD students and 5 Masters students from the School and Applied Child Psychology at the Faculty of Education at Western University.
Barbara MacQuarrieCommunity Director
Biography: Barb MacQuarrie leads the Neighbours, Friends, and Family project and research and projects related to domestic violence in the workplace. Barb coordinated the first national Canadian study on the impacts of domestic violence on workers and the workplace. Barb is a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour, recognizing individual excellence and achievement.
Elsa BarretoDigital Media Specialist
Biography: As the Digital Media Specialist, Elsa supports all the Centre projects by providing website development; social media maintenance; webinar support; email communications; graphic design; audio & video editing; online training development & support and other special projects.
Biography: Maly is the Centre Manager. She oversees strategic planning, business development, communications & marketing strategies and human resources.
Cindy ChenResearch Assistant
Biography: Cindy is a Research Assistant focused on content creation and social media strategy for Make It Our Business (MIOB). Cindy has authored several blogs for MIOB, and currently focuses on growing MIOB's social media outreach and influence.
Dianne LalondeResearch Associate
Biography: Dianne engages in research and knowledge mobilization at the Learning Network. Her role involves the production and dissemination of special reports, newsletters, learning briefs, infographics, and related materials.
Sara MohamedResearch Coordinator
Biography: As Research Coordinator for the Knowledge Hub project, Sara contributes to and coordinates content for publications, social media platforms and the website. Additionally, Sara provides support for webinars, meetings, conferences and other project-related activities.
Julie PoonNational Coordinator for the Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative
Biography: Julie Poon is the National Coordinator for the Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative, working with Drs Myrna Dawson and Peter Jaffe. She received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Guelph working with Professor Myrna Dawson. Her dissertation research examined the experiences of women who have been court-mandated to attend Ontario’s Partner Assault Response intervention program to investigate how they interpret their use of force and whether such programs are able to address their lived realities with violence.
Barbara PotterAdministrative Coordinator
Biography: Barb is the Administrative Coordinator for CREVAWC. She provides office administration; financial & human resources support; event coordination and project administration to the Centre.
Megan PowellDigital Content Creator
Biography: Megan Powell is a Writer and Digital Cotent Creator, focusing on writing blog posts for both the Neighbours, Friends and Families and Make It Our Business blogs, coordinating guest content, and helping with social media strategy. She also helps coordinate the newest NFF initiative for youth, the Healthy Love series. She is passionate about helping to grow the online audience and reach as many people as possible with CREVAWC's mission to help educate others and assist those experience violence.
Aleksandra RakicDigital Communications Assistant
Biography: Aleksandra is the Digital Communications Assistant at the Centre. She supports all the Centre projects by providing graphic design, social media maintenance, audio/video editing, online training development and support on other special projects that arise.
Anna-Lee StraatmanProject Manager
Biography: Anna-Lee is Project Manager for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council under the Directorship of Peter Jaffe; and for the Knowledge Hub: Maximizing Impact by Connecting Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Health Promotion project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, under the directorship of Linda Baker. She is responsible for administrative, financial and human resource management of the projects. She is also a contributor to the knowledge mobilization efforts for both projects.
Sara StraatmanOffice Assistant
Biography: Sara is the office assistant. She provides the Centre with office administration and event support.
Robert NonomuraResearch Associate
Biography: Robert is a Research Associate of the Learning Network. He holds a PhD in Sociology and his research areas include sociological and critical theory, sociology of morality, social inequality, and public sociology.
Jassamine TabibiResearch Coordinator (On Leave)
Biography: Jassamine is the Research Coordinator for the Knowledge Hub and Learning Network projects at CREVAWC. She supports the Knowledge Hub’s Community of Practice, knowledge exchange and transfer activities for its members and the development of common process and outcome indicators for trauma-informed health promotion projects funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada. Jassamine also supports the Provincial Resource Group at the Learning Network with its knowledge exchange and transfer activities.