Kim Rodrigues, MEd
Kim Rodrigues is an accomplished and dedicated leader working extensively in the developmental services sector. Kim has devoted her career to working with the most vulnerable in our community. Early in her career, she worked as a case resource worker and advocate for families, as well as oversaw community outreach programs. Most recently, Kim has held the role of Executive Director with Hopewell Children’s Homes. Kim has extensive experience developing and supervising programs including leading multi-agency collaborations. One of her greatest strengths is the ability to partner with others and build strong and collaborative relationships. Kim recently completed her Master of Education specializing in distance learning in the workplace and has a postgraduate certificate from the Rotman School of Business in Public Sector Leadership.
519-744-0904 ext. 212
Meagan Copland, MSW, RSW
Child and Youth Advocate Program Manager
Meagan is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work degree. She joined the Child Witness Centre as a Caseworker in the Child Witness Program having worked with vulnerable children and youth in various communities for more than 15 years. She has been managing the Child and Youth Advocate Program in the Waterloo Region Child and Youth Advocacy Centre since it opened in May 2016. In this role, Meagan works with the Advocates and collaboratively with community partners to support the individual needs of children and youth who experience abuse and their families, beginning with a criminal investigation and continuing until their needs are met.
519-744-0904 ext. 230
Tenley Soares, Honours BA, CFRE
Director of Development
Tenley joined the leadership team at the Child Witness Centre in August 2019 bringing over a decade of fundraising experience in the healthcare sector to the position, as well as a strong financial services industry background. Tenley will oversee the fundraising for the agency and is excited to implement a robust fundraising program including a fulsome leadership gifts program. Tenley has substantial relationship building expertise and will serve as a sincere and compelling ambassador to existing and future donors and funders.
519-744-0904 ext. 218
Lusine Unanyan, MSW, RSW
Child Witness Program Manager
Lusine joined the Child Witness Centre team as a Child Witness Program Manager in August 2020. Her background includes child welfare and anti-human trafficking fields, investigating crimes against children and working with and supporting victims of crime. In her role, Lusine oversees the Child Witness Program, works collaboratively with community partners, and supports the work of the Caseworkers as they engage with children, youth, and families involved with the Program.
519-744-0904 ext. 224