Executive Director, Thrive Counselling
Chondrena Vieira-Martin was appointed Executive Director of Thrive Counselling in 2016. Thrive Counselling welcomed Chondrena as the first Executive Director of the newly merged organization. Chondrena earned a Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology at the University of Toronto, B.A. in Sociology and Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a registered social worker. She has been dedicated to the social service and mental health sectors throughout her career.
Chondrena has over 25 years experience in managing and implementing programs for addictions, mental health, partnerships, merger and integration. She is passionate about helping people and elevating the community by continuously striving to support individuals and families. Moreover, she is diversely skilled in being able to conceptualize and activate programs all the way from initial vision through to program development, delivery and evaluation.
Chondrena is committed to continuing the success of community-based organizations that meet the needs of all the individuals that comprise the full community. She is currently the Board Chair of Family Service Ontario and is proud to support the association of family service organizations across the province of Ontario.