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Niagara Life Centre proudly employs a qualified and caring staff whose passion for helping people shines through in everything they do.

Deborah Arsenault

Counsellor MDiv, RP

Mike Piersanti

Counsellor MA, MTS, ICADC

Gina Gallo

Counsellor, BSc

Fabio Frigolè

SSW, RSSW, Pastoral Ministry

Lori Punton

Fund Development Coordinator

Joanne Vink

Office Administrator | Front Desk

Melissa Pelletier

Event planner

Myrica de Haan

Communications & Donor Relations Coordinator

Felicia Plouffe

Counsellor, BA, Psy

Naomi Reimer

Counsellor, OAMHP


Niagara Life Centre is supported by a volunteer Board of Directors. They are the ambassadors and overseers of the programs and services that we offer.

Ken Klassen, NLC Board Chair, Professor, Brock University
Professor of Operations Management, Goodman School of Business at Brock University, Ken has served on the NLC board for 3 years (2 as chairman). A keen detail person, he has been instrumental in fine tuning both our financials and reporting.

Jim Ruggi, Accountant
Jim has served on the NLC board for over 5 years and has been treasurer for most of that time. Jim loves to roll up his sleeves and participate in fundraising activities. He is amazing at encouraging community participation and was a diehard rider in Ride for Refuge, which raised a lot of support for the ministry.

Mitch Sylvia, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, St. Catharines
Mitch is a pastor within the community where NLC is housed. He is currently NLC Board Secretary. His church has actively supported NLC for many years through the Coin Campaign and otherwise. He is a practical board member who is always willing to help out with NLC events.

Rev. Aaron LeGrow
Rev. Aaron Legrow has been part of the NLC Board since Aug 2017. He joined as a new member of the Board shortly after the church he pastored sold their building to NLC. Aaron has a Diploma in Non-Profit Organization and brings to the table a knowledge of the Non-Profit law, and also good knowledge of the premises where the ministry is currently located.  He has been an amazing resource for NLC through the relocation process. Aaron has been very helpful in raising support for particularly our fall banquet event. He is always willing to roll up his sleeves as was evident at our spring BBQ events.  Aaron is still currently in transition seeking a new place of pastoral ministry.

Jacob Hoek
Jake has served on the NLC board for just over a year and acts as the vice-chairman. He was introduced to the NLC board while attending Brock University as a student of Ken Klassen (current chairman). While balancing his career and young family, Jake has arranged a benefit Easter concert at his church in Vineland in support of NLC. Also he has gathered support for and participated in the annual NLC Walkathon with his wife and 4 children.

Chris Dayaram
Chris has been serving on the board for the past year. He brings financial skills that are well appreciated on the NLC Board. He currently serves as co-treasurer. He is intent on getting support for the ministry by creating awareness as he invites new people to participate in NLC events.