Our Invaluable Team
Theo J. Boere
Interim Executive Director
Theo J. Boere is one of the founding fathers of The Men’s Centre. Theo’s current role is one of guiding the Centre through a transition process of rebuilding the solid foundation of the Centre, both in programs and in human resources, and in that way, preparing for the transition to a new Executive Director. Theo is an experienced project manager, financial manager, business owner, and personal facilitator. Theo’s passion for creating resources for fathers and men; and specifically programs that serve to empower all people, both women and men, is why he continues to remain involved with The Men’s Centre, and why he will continue to be involved with the Men’s Centre for years to come.
Jonathon van der Goes is our Counselling Programs Coordinator and a long-term volunteer and has worked directly with men and women dealing with various issues ranging from divorce/separation, parental alienation, and domestic violence. Jonathon also provides mediation services and administers our DNA Testing Program.
Areas of focus: Addiction, Anxiety and Depression, Domestic Violence, Fathering Support, FMEP, MCFD, Trauma, Parental Alienation, Fathering Support, Supervised Access.
Jerry has over 20 years experience in the Information Technology Industry in a wide variety of capacities and organizations and works for us as our Webmaster and IT Administrator. He has a strong passion in supporting our community in the Non Profit Sector and in supporting the mission of the Centre.
Life is meant to be an expression of our greatest calling. I help men align with their gifts, their passions and their purpose. And then we work to create a strategy to take them where they are meant to be. In this way, success finds them, and they create meaning for themselves and those they care about.
Cresswell is a Master Coach dedicated to helping his clients. For the past 16 years, he has coached and consulted in SE Asia, China and North America. Cresswell’s work as a coach draws on his own unusually diverse background as an award winning Professional Planner, business owner, international inspirational speaker, pilot, sailor and author. Cresswell has just returned to Vancouver after a ten-year adventure working and sailing around the world.
Administration and Client Support
William Singh aims to use his life experiences to help give a guiding hand in the community. He is the product of divorced parents, he has seen addiction in the home, and has witnessed family violence. All while being a troubled youth coming up in the world he has had his own issues dealing with drugs and being on the wrong side of the law; these types of hardships have been channeled into a constructive drive in helping others understand what they may be going through at home or in life, and providing tools and counselling to move in a positive direction. Now married and a father of 2, he has seen the ups and downs of family life, from custody and parent alienation, to actual family-life satisfaction. He puts effort in everyday to maintain a healthy environment in the home for his family. Working towards his Master’s in counselling with a background in psychology, William is here, at the Men’s Centre, dedicating his career to helping others understand what they may be going through is discouraging and painful, at the moment, there is a way to a better life.
Areas of Focus: Addiction, Family Support, Emotional Support, Relationship Management Support, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Divorce and Separation, Parental Alienation.
Program Manager (Seniors Reach out Program) and Counsellor
Paola Flores has more than 20 years of experience as a Psychologist and Social Worker, and she has worked with communities, families, and individuals of all ages. Her expertise includes brief interventions and long-term counselling. She also has led therapy groups for depression, anxiety, brief, relationship and domestic violence. During her years in public health, Paola led a physical rehabilitation program, and coordinated a caregiver and senior support program. For the last couple
of years, she has been working to support immigrants and temporary foreign workers. Paola came to our organization in April 2020. Currently, she is the coordinator for our Senior Reach Out Program and works as a counsellor
Areas of Focus: Mood disorders, anxiety, loss and grief, relationship management support, trauma-
and immigration grief, family and couple support.