Program Facilitation Team | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Program Facilitators and Panelists:


Frank Cappadocia 

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Frank Cappadocia is the Associate Vice-President of Lakehead University’s Orillia campus and he holds a Masters degree in Community Leadership from Regis University. The former Director of York University’s Centre for Student Community and Leadership Development, Frank has worked within the non-profit sector for over twenty-five years. His community work has been recognized nationally by Canadian Blood Services, the YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada. Frank is widely known for pioneering student and community leadership programs, impacting several thousand students, staff and faculty throughout his career.


Linda Rodenburg

Linda Rodenburg is the Coordinator of Community Programs at Lakehead University in Orillia, and a lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies and English.  She completed her PhD, which focuses on the evolving relationships between indigenous cultures and the nation through stories, at the University of Otago, New Zealand.  Involved in leadership initiatives on and off-campus, Linda has served on boards for the Leacock Associates and the Friends of the OPP Museum.  She spearheads Humanities 101, a door-opening program for those who, for financial or other reasons, have not been able to access university experiences in the past.


Valerie Dickson 

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Valerie Dickson Is the General Manager of Leadership Development for the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka. Valerie is responsible for growing and developing the YMCA Geneva Park’s Not-For-Profit Professional Development Certificate Program, in partnership with Lakehead University. Valerie’s focus on community collaboration has led to her involvement as Chair of the Board for Breaking Down Barriers and as a board member for the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre. Valerie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) from the University of Toronto, and is currently undergoing becoming certified as a Gallup Coach in Strengths Development & Leadership.


Tana Turner

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Tana Turner of Turner Consulting Group Inc. has worked in the field of equity, diversity and inclusion since 1987. As a consultant, she works primarily in the non-profit and public sectors to support their workplace equity, diversity and inclusion efforts as well as their efforts to provide appropriate and effective services to an increasingly diverse client population.


Stephanie Moeser 

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Stephanie Moeser, a Registered Social Worker, has been providing clinical services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families since 1999.  She spent 14 years working at Geneva Centre for Autism, in both clinical and supervisory capacities and managed a dual-diagnosis program at COTA Health in Toronto. She moved to Peterborough in 2013 with her family, and has opened a private practice focusing on supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. She teaches Counselling Methods part time at Felming College.


Melissa Gallo

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Melissa Gallo is the Associate Director for Advising and Career Services at Humber College in Toronto.   She has worked in higher education for over 10 years in several capacities including advising for international student services and managing the peer tutoring and peer mentoring programs. Melissa was introduced to StrengthsQuest in 2008 and has since facilitated many training sessions for students, staff and faculty.


Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra assists organizations and churches in moving from conflict situations to creative solutions.  He specializes in relational and communication issues and uses his experience to mediation, group facilitation, training, and consulting to assist organizations in developing leaders, leading through change, and dealing with conflict.  Jason has a Masters in Leadership and is currently a Director on the Board for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.


Ken Fasciano

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Ken Fasciano is the manager of the Public Education & Partnerships unit of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. In that role, he leads a team dedicated to breaking down barriers and building an accessible Ontario by 2025. He has more than a decade of experience in the Ontario Public Service, from writing speeches for the premier and ministers to managing issues, correspondence and media relations for the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. He has also worked in communications in the president’s office at York University and in the National Radio Newsroom at CBC Radio.


Brian Shelley

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Brian has an over 20 year history with the Y, starting as a camp counsellor at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana at the age of seventeen.  Since that time Brian has worked at both the YMCA of Western Ontario and the Kingston YMCA before returning to the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka in 2006.  Brian has a long history of fund development, having provided staff support to internal staff fundraising campaigns and successful capital campaigns for Camp Kitchikewa and Geneva Park.  As a community-minded individual Brian has held executive positions on Ontario Camps Association and Sharing Place Board of Directors, and is currently Vice Chair of the Board for North Simcoe Victims Crisis Services and Treasurer of the Barrie East End Social.  Brian is a graduate of Queen’s University, an avid baseball fan, and the proud father of two boys (Jack and Henry).


Fiona Cascagnette

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Fiona is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, and is responsible for the operation of over 90 licensed child care centres and the Association’s Child Protection Policy implementation. Fiona has an over 25 year history of leadership development at the YMCA, and is a sought after trainer in the YMCA community, having delivered training to YMCA professionals locally, provincially and nationally. Fiona is a member at large with the Huronia Community Foundation. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Sports Administration from Laurentian University.