Meet the Program Team

 

  Peter Hudson, Melissa O'Meara, Megan Taylor, Samantha Veley, Maria Cordeiro, Ian Cholmondeley

Peter Hudson, Melissa O'Meara, Megan Taylor, Samantha Veley, Maria Cordeiro, Ian Cholmondeley

Extend-A-Family Kingston has an amazing team working to provide support and services to individuals with a disability and their families. Our staff is experienced and invested in the success of program participants.

Scott Taylor
Director of Data, Systems, Intake and Day Programs
(613) 354-7977 Ex 107 staylor@dsoser.com 

Scott Taylor joined the Extend-A-Family Team in May 2018 as the Director of Data , Systems, Intake and Day Programs.  Scott’s focus in this role is on the improvement of Extend-A-Family Kingston’s client service experience. Scott’s career path has been diverse and dynamic and has been embedded in leadership positions for over two decades. Scott started his career in IT in 1994 as a Police Constable in London England whereby he was responsible to compile information from the crime intelligence system and submit to superior officers for police operations. From there, Scott enjoyed a successful career in the United Kingdom as the IT Manager in a large organization in the hospitality industry. Scott also brings a strong project management background, having also worked for one of the largest logistics companies in the UK to introduce a new warehouse management system. As project manager, he was responsible for completing data migration, training and orientation to the new system. Most recently, Scott comes to us from Nucleus Labs where he worked along side Extend-a-Family Kingston and a number of Developmental Service agencies across the South East region.

 

Maria Cordeiro
Manager of Community Services
(613) 544-8939 Ex 227 maria@eafkingston.com  

Maria has been employed at Extend-A-Family Kingston since 2004; she started as Family Support Coordinator and was promoted to the Manager of Community Services.

Maria’s first involvement with the agency was when her daughter Amy began attending the summer camp in 1996.  Amy enjoyed attending the programs for many years and they were instrumental to her social and life skill development. Therefore, Maria has a parent’s understanding of the relevance and meaning of our programs and services to the families we support. 

Maria is a life long learner. She is an alumnus of both St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University with a diploma in Laboratory Science Technology, an Honours BA in Sociology, as well as a Masters of Public Administration. She enjoys attending various workshops and conferences to continue to foster her learning and skill development. 

 

Megan Taylor
Coordinator of Day Services
(613) 544-8939 Ex 229 megan@eafkingston.com  

Megan began working at Extend-A-Family Kingston as the Coordinator of Day Service in November of 2017.

Megan has degrees in both Psychology and Education and has been working with children for 18 years. She transferred from teaching to project management in the not-for-profit sector 7 years ago and has enjoyed every second of it. Megan believes it is rewarding and humbling to be a part of caring for and providing support to people’s children.

 

Ian Cholmondeley                                                                                                                       
Community Coach and Liaison
(613) 544-8939 Ex 232 ian@eafkingston.com  

While Ian was attending Western University for his Bachelor of Medical Sciences, he worked at Extend-A-Family as a camp counsellor. Ian has now been with us for 6 years and is a Community Coach and Liaison. Ian loves the energetic and fun filled atmosphere at EAF and believes that it is the most rewarding job he has ever had. Ian has a passion for science and music, and shares this passion and knowledge with our clients.

 

Peter Hudson
Community Coach and Liaison                                                                                  
(613) 544-8939 Ex 232 peter@eafkingston.com  

Peter graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he then attended Lakehead University where he obtained his Bachelor of Education. Peter started at Extend-A-Family as a student, working during the summers as a camp counselor; he was drawn back every year because of the rewarding and meaningful work. Peter is now a Community Coach and Liaison, and has been part of the Extend-A-Family team for 9 years.  

 

Melissa O’Meara                                                                                                                                     
Community Coach and Liaison
(613) 544-8939 Ex 232 melissa@eafkingston.com    

During Melissa's third year of studies in the Honour Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College, she did her practicum at Extend-A-Family. Melissa was hired and joined the EAF team as a camp counsellor in the Adult Summer Camp Program. Throughout her time at Extend-A-Family, Melissa has worked with Many participants to increase their physical activity, life skills, social skills and community integration. In addition Melissa always enjoys coaching and mentoring the many staff, both old and new on the EAF team.

 

Samantha Veley
Community Coach and Liaison
(613) 544-8939 Ex 232 sam@eafkingston.com  

Samantha started her post-secondary education in the Early Childhood Education Program, then made the switch to the Social Service Worker Program. As part of her course at Lawrence College, Samantha started a placement at Extend-A-Family Kingston. What started out as a placement soon turned in to something more, something that Samantha loves and looks forward to, something that challenges her, and is so rewarding that she couldn’t imagine not being part of the organization and daily excitement. And that’s why after almost 10 years, you’ll still find Samantha supporting families and participants here at Extend-A-Family.