Cory Thibodeau

Executive Director 

Cory graduated from Crandall University in the spring of 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He has superlatively worked as a mental health counsellor for WELL-OVER a decade.

Cory has always had a passion for mental health advocacy which has taken him in many different directions in his career, finally leading him into his current position as Executive Director of Ergon Inc and the Ergon Life Centre.

Since 2004, Cory has been a Naval Reserve Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. Even with his love for all things nautical he always maintained his passion for his main profession in mental health.

Aside from being the ED of Ergon Inc, Cory is also the Chairperson for the Horizon Health Community Advisory Committee on Mental Health.

When he isn't being all professional in the mental health field or sailing the high seas, he likes to kick back with his 2 children and watch a movie with his fluffy puppy Cooper.

 
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Operations Manager

Cecilia Watkins is our Operations Manager; she has been in the Human Service field for over a decade. She discovered her passion for the mental health field while working with at risk youth, and she has never looked back.

 

Cecilia wears a few different sombreros around the centre, outside of overseeing the programming at Ergon Life Centre. She also lends a hand to social media and digital marketing of Ergon. As much as Cecilia loves her job in the mental health field, she shares that love with her husband, three children and coffee.

If you get a chance, stop by and say hi to Cecilia....Bring Coffee!

 
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Program Manager

Bonnie joined the Ergon Inc. team in January 2015. She started as a Support Work Trainer moving into the role of Program Manager.

Bonnie has been in the Human Services field for over 10 years now. She graduated from Eastern College, Moncton Campus in 2009, studying Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Work. Bonnie really enjoys continuous learning in the field of Mental Health, as she feels it keeps her at the top of her game and provides the best quality of support for our participants.

Bonnie loves working with people from all walks of life. Prior to her work at Ergon, Bonnie worked as a Family Support Worker for four years and was a foster parent for Young Offenders and at risk teens, for a period of seven years.

One of Bonnie's favorite roles at work is teaching cross stitch to participants in the Ergon Life Centre.

Summer is Bonnie's favorite time of year. When she's not at work, she enjoys camping in Fundy Park, T-Bones on the barbecue, campfires, painting crafts and spending time with her partner, four children and two grandchildren.

Bonnie also has an 80lb. Doberman mix named Moka and an orange kitty named Sam.

 
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Works Program Coordinator

Monique Plourde is our Works Program Coordinator. Monique graduated from St. Thomas University in 2008 with her Bachelor of Arts. She majored in Sociology and has focused on growing her career in positions where she can help others. She has worked with adult learners and adults with intellectual and mental health challenges for almost ten years. 

 

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, and the simple things in life like taking a hike on a nature trail or listening to family members tell stories of times past. She is a self proclaimed "old soul" and is an introvert who loves connecting with others - on occasion. 

 

She loves hearing stories about people's lives and is always open to learning about others. If you see her around, say "hi". 

 
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Human Service Counsellor

Tony is a graduate from the Human Services Counsellor program at Oulton College. He has great passion for working in the mental health field, his caring and energetic personality is a driving force behind his ability to engage and connect with our members.

 

Tony later joined the Ergon team after his placement for college was finished and was hired in late 2020. Tony loves facilitating and creating activities for our members and enjoys teaching and connecting through modules and discussions.

 

When Tony is not picking on Amanda at Ergon, he is often hanging out with his friends on Playstation or creating designs on Photoshop. He is currently trying to start his own clothing business which he hopes to promote at Ergon Thrift. Tony also streams on twitch as a hobby or his “2nd Job” as he calls it.

 
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Assistant Works Coordinator

Mantas is studying at UNB Fredericton for his bachelor’s in science majoring in Biology. He has a passion for learning in mental health, physical health, and immunology. He loves interacting with new people and always has the time to talk about anything you are curious and passionate about.

Mantas has been enrolled in a Co-Op program with UNB to obtain valuable knowledge at Ergon where he hopes to one day use these skills for his future career as an occupational therapist. While at Ergon, he loves coming up with brand new ideas to expand the ever-growing WORKS program which he hopes will help many others after his Co-Op terms. If Amanda is not around, Mantas will always help you with anything that you may need help with.

When not at work, Mantas loves to play a variety of video games, watch TV shows, many movies and anime. When he’s bored, he’ll go out for walks, bike rides, swim and hike to stay active and recently has picked up photography to document beautiful moments in his life. He loves amusement parks and hunting down Café’s to find the perfect one for each season of the year.

He also has two doggies at home named Bella and Tango who are both mini bull terriers and love to jump on people.

 
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Human Service Counsellor

Carly is a Human Services Counsellor at Ergon Inc. Life Centre. She graduated from Eastern College in 2014 where she studied Child and Youth Care with Addiction Support. Carly is passionate about the mental health field and has been working with adults who have mental health and intellectual challenges for over 5 years. 

 

Outside of work, Carly enjoys spending time with family. She enjoys going for drives, spending time outdoors and camping. She loves animals and has a tendency to bring home ones with their own set of challenges. She currently has one small dog and four cats.