Leadership Team

Meet our leaders and mentors!

613-723-1623 x 228

Michael Hone, M. Ed, RP, Executive Director

Michael has been working in child and adolescent services since 1988 in a variety of settings including child welfare, youth justice, education and child and youth mental health.  He has been with Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre (CCMHC)  since 1996, and has been the Executive Director since January 2015.

613-723-1623 x 222

Natasha McBrearty, MA, RP, CCC, Associate Executive Director

Natasha has worked in mental health care with children, youth, and families since 1999. She is a healthcare leader, Certified Canadian Counselor, and Registered Psychotherapist. Natasha joined the CCMHC team in 2018.

613-723-1623 x 225

Lynn Laham, CPA, CGA, Director of Finance

Lynn has  over 30 years of experience in financial management, mostly in technology and the for-profit sector.  For the past 10 years she has given back to the community by working in children’s mental health.  Lynn has been with CCMHC  since 2006.

613-723-1623 x 231

Julie Giachino, M.Ed., R.P, Manager

Julie is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Practitioner in Collaborative Problem Solving. She has 10 years of experience in educational settings and has been with CCMHC since 2012.

613-723-1623 x 302

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan, MSW, RSW, Supervisor

Rajesh is a registered Social Worker with 20 years of experience working across the child welfare, mental health, and other community services. He joined the CCMHC team in October 2021.


613-723-1623 x 223

Cara Kaiserman, MSW, RSW, Supervisor

Cara has worked in child and adolescent mental health since 2006. She is a Registered Social Worker and Certified Practitioner in Collaborative Problem Solving.  Cara joined the CCMHC team in 2011.

613-723-1623 x 242

Isabelle MacNider, MSW, RSW, M.Ed., Supervisor

Isabelle is a Registered Social Worker and has been working with children and families in Ottawa for over 15 years. She has specialized in supporting families with exceptional children and helping parents with their diverse parenting challenges. She joined the CCMHC team in 2019.


Child & Family Clinic Hours

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WEDNESDAY 9am – noon  and

THURSDAY  Noon-8pm 

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