Meet the Team
Dedicated & Certified
Jodi Mosley is a Child and Youth Worker, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, has her Behavioural Management Intervention Certification, Financial Management Certification & Advanced Anti-Human Trafficking Certification.
Earlier in her career, Jodi worked as the Program Coordinator and Acting Manager of Isumaqsunngittukkuvik, a secure young offenders facility in Iqaluit, Nunavut for 6 years. During this time, she also held the position of Sexual Harassment Officer for the Baffin Region.
In 2002, Jodi co-founded and co-directs Stepping Stones Foster Care Inc. (SSFC). Most recently, in response to the prevalence of human trafficking affecting those serviced by SSFC, Jodi co-founded A New Day Youth and Adult Services. This is a charitable organization that offers a residential treatment program for trafficked women; the first of its kind in the region.
Jodi also sits on the Algonquin College Advisory Committee for the Child and Youth Care Program and is an active member of the Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking. She heads its training program, which provides training to service providers on human trafficking indicators and appropriate responses.
Jodi is the Chair of the Board for A New Day and provides training to community organizations through Lunch & Learns and Training Workshops. She also provides interactive prevention programs to youth 12-18 years of age.
David Corkery is a graduate of the Therapeutic Recreation Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough Ontario.
Earlier in his career, David worked as a residential counsellor/program coordinator and program supervisor with the Robert Smarts Centre for over 22 years.
As a former foster parent, David brings empirical experience in fostering children. In 2002, he co-founded and continues to co-direct Stepping Stones Foster Care Inc. (SSFC).
David has extensive knowledge working with children and youth in a treatment environment and has developed many innovative programs that meet the unique and individual needs of children and youth in this program.
David is responsible for the day to day operations, policy and procedures, intake and monthly training for the foster families.
David is a co-founder and Vice Chair of the Board for A New Day and also sits on the board for Ontario Association for Residence Treating Youth (OARTY)
Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist & Certified Play Therapist
Krysteli Needham received her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, her Bachelor of Social Work degree through Carleton University, and is further more a graduate of the Child and Youth Worker program at Algonquin College. She has additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP-Level 1), Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), Theraplay, Attachment-Focused Trauma Treatment, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS-Tier 1), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Suicide Intervention (ASIST), and MindMasters.
Krysteli has been working with Stepping Stones for over 10 years, is a clinician at A New Day Youth & Adult Services and works in private practice. She facilitates various groups including DBT informed groups, provides clinical consultation, is a presenter on trauma and trauma informed practice, as well as supervises students from local Colleges and Universities.
Krysteli is passionate about client empowerment while integrating and working from a trauma-informed and attachment-based framework. She embraces a client centred and strengths based approach to her work. She believes in the power of the individual and utilizes evidence-based interventions in conjunction to her easy-going, compassionate and supportive approach. She is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the needs of her clients and watching them grow, develop and flourish. She has been prided on her work through seeing the challenges through clients' eyes and helping them develop their inner strengths to move through their journey.
Foster Family Supervisor
Lauren Davis is a Graduate of the Child & Youth Care Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. After completing her 3rd year placement in 2012 with Stepping Stones Foster Care, Lauren was given full time employment as a Child and Youth Care worker in foster homes and she provides support to foster families.
Presently, she is a foster family supervisor to therapeutic foster homes as well as staff supported specialized homes. She is responsible for providing guidance, support and supervision to foster families as well as ensuring the overall needs of the children in our care are being met. She continues to work closely with children and youth with complex needs as well as the families that take care of them.
Lauren also supervises 3 transitional homes for high risk youth aging out of foster care. She is trained in recognizing the identifiers of human trafficking to youth in care. She supervises the staff in the program ensuring that each youth gets the best support possible. Lauren has developed and implemented many life skills programs for youth in these homes.
Lauren is a firm believer that strength-based, attachment, and trauma informed care are the foundation of providing good mentorship for the work she does with high risk youth. When possible, you can find Lauren cheering on her youth who are participating in community events.
Foster Family Supervisor
Sara Seidl is a graduate of the Child and Youth Care program at Algonquin College.
Upon graduation, Sara was hired on a part-time basis by Stepping Stones as front line Child and Youth Counsellor and after a year was hired on as a full-time basis. Three years later, she took on the role of Foster Family Supervisor. She is well loved by her families and the children and youth that she works with.
Sara is currently in the process of obtaining her Bachelor of Social Work at Carleton University part-time while continuing to work full-time. Sara has successfully taken and completed courses in Trauma informed care, Human Trafficking and is a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC). She uses a strength-based approach and focuses on attachment theory when working with children and youth.
Sara enjoys supervising and mentoring placement students and getting the team involved in community activities whenever possible.
Foster Family Supervisor
Meaghan MacCalman is a Registered Clinical Social Worker. She has over fifteen years experience working with children, adolescents, parents, adults, and families. She specializes in working with teenagers who have experienced various forms of neglect, abuse, and trauma.
Meaghan brings her years of experience caring for children and youth to the Stepping Stones Foster Care team as a Foster Family Supervisor. She maintains a systemic perspective in her work with her clients; incorporating cognitive behavioural strategies, as well as mindfulness, collaborative problem solving, and solution focused techniques into her programs. She works with clients ranging from newborns to teenagers who are all in need of a safe and stable environment appropriate for children and youth in crisis.
Meaghan also works with foster parents in establishing an environment that meets the needs of the children and youth in their care who require connections, structure, and safety with an emphasis on effective communication, attachment and appropriate use of authority.