We are a team of dedicated, experienced, and highly educated experts that strives to consistently deliver a high level of support to our foster children and foster parents.
Jennifer Mittelman
Executive Director
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in social work from York University. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency, supervises the staff and provides clinical guidance and judgement. She also builds relationships with the collaborating CAS’s (Children’s Aid Societies). "In 2004, my dream to run a treatment based foster care agency became a reality. It was my hope to keep kids out of institutionalized care and provide them with skilled and committed families to care for them. It is unbelievably rewarding to see kids flourish with the stability of a nurturing family, enabling them to build new skills and to reach their full potential."
Maple Star social workers are graduates of accredited university social work programs. They have expertise in case management, counseling, understanding the effects of abuse, neglect, trauma and attachment. Day-to-day, social workers support and guide foster families through challenges that may arise. Social workers advocate for the needs of the foster families and the best interests of the children placed in their care.
Antonella Tersigni
Social Worker
Nidhi Joshi
Social Worker
Paris Manavipour
Social Worker
Maple Star has given me the opportunity to be introduced to an amazing community of foster families and incredible children. I continue to learn so much from our compassionate foster parents, our resilient and remarkable children, and our fantastically supportive team. I have seen firsthand how beautifully children develop with the support, nurturance and care of their foster families. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a dedicated team on a daily basis!
CYWs are all graduates of the child and youth work program at various colleges and universities. They have expertise in working with children and youth with behavioural, emotional and mental health issues. They have a strong skill set in behavior management and are a great resource to the children and youth in care. CYWs see the children on a weekly basis and work one-on-one with them. As well, during the summer they organize and run various weekly programs for the children in Maple Star’s care.
Isaurah Joson
Child & Youth Worker
Yvonne Eastwood
Child & Youth Worker