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.
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.
Education & Community Connections Coordinator
Cecilia Watkins is our Education and Community Connections Coordinator; 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 Ergon, outside of creating and researching new educational programs. 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....man she loves her coffee!
If you get a chance, stop by and say hi to Cecilia....Bring Coffee!
Therapeutic Activities Coordinator
Amanda graduated from Eastern College in 2008 from the Child and Youth Care Worker program, where she was awarded Excellence in her field of study.
She is a driven advocate for individuals living with Mental Illnesses and will go above and beyond to support and advocate for their needs.
Having been in the mental health field for over a decade, she began working in the treatment centre for youth where she stayed for several years before moving on to working with adults living in a level 4 residential facility.
Amanda love spending time with her family and friends. She really enjoys getting cuddles from her rottweiler puppy, Lucifurr (AKA Baby Lou and her grand puppy Odin.
Even at -40 you can be sure to find Amanda with an Ice Capp in hand.
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.
Community Support Worker
Val joined the Ergon Inc. team in 2007 as a Community Support Worker. Val provides support to adults living with mental illness in our community. Val loves working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
She also enjoys family time with her three children and three grandchildren.
Often when Val is not working, she can be found doing crafts, crocheting, knitting or puppy sitting Lulu, her grandchildren's Maltese. Another activity she really enjoys is doing jigsaw puzzles.
Support Work Trainer
Heather joined the Ergon Inc. team in September 2019 as a Support Work Trainer. She works with adult trainees in our thrift store. She plans on pursuing the Peer Support Certification, so she can help others live successfully with mental illness.
Heather loves working with people with diverse backgrounds. She believes that acceptance of all people makes us a strong community. She acquired a love for other cultures while living in Toronto and enjoys trying their food. She will try almost anything.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to read and spend time outdoors in the summer.