We are dedicated to improving the lives of the women in our community.

Sophia, as mentor for the Centre, offers hope, healing and freedom for all women in recovery.

Sophia, the Greek word for “wisdom”, is regarded in Biblical tradition as the feminine presence of God’s wisdom. Her wisdom is rooted in experience and compassion and she values the power of presence. Sophia speaks to wholeness, to integration and to the harmony of body, mind and spirit.

We are governed by an independent volunteer Board of Directors. The members include representation from medical, legal, counselling, financial and community service professions.

Our Team

Stacey Doyle

Stacey Doyle

Executive Director

Stacey joined the team at Sophia Recovery Centre in 2014. With a background in adult education in the community non-profit sector, Stacey brings her experience in helping individuals become empowered to transform their lives. She is passionate about Recovery, and inspired by the courage and strength of the women at Sophia Recovery Centre.

Arleen Brawley

Arleen Brawley

Consulting Addictions Counselor

Arleen Brawley, SCIC, opened Sophia Recovery Centre along with Mary Beth McCurdy, SCIC.  As a Certified Addiction Counselor, she brought a passion for recovery from addiction for women. She has witnessed miracles of women helping women to recover at Sophia Recovery Centre.  She is presently on the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, however she continues to provide support at Sophia as Consulting Addictions Counsellor, and she counsels privately at her home. She continues to pray for all the women who have the courage to ring the door bell, cross the threshold and begin the work of recovery.

Lorraine Marshall

Lorraine Marshall

Administrative Assistant

After retiring from a career of 30 years and trying to find something meaningful in life, Lorraine joined the team at Sophia Recovery Centre in 2014. Being an adult child of addiction and in recovery herself, Sophia Recovery Centre was the major influence in Lorraine’s personal recovery. Lorraine feels honoured to be able to give back and share her experience with the team and women of Sophia Recovery Centre.


Erin Cortes

Erin Cortes

Program Coordinator

Erin first came to Sophia Recovery Centre for help with her own journey to recovery in 2008. She immediately felt safe and welcome, as if at home. She was honored to join the team in September of 2015 and is grateful to have been given the opportunity to share her experience and offer her support to the women. Erin feels she is fulfilling her passion by helping others find their own path to sustained recovery.


Our Board of Directors

Mary Beth McCurdy

Mary Beth McCurdy

Director, Founder

Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith

Director

Mary Reeves

Mary Reeves

Director

Sarah Crevatin

Sarah Crevatin

Vice Chair

Maynard Robart

Maynard Robart

Treasurer

Sue Ness

Sue Ness

Chair

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid

Director

Kelli Lester

Kelli Lester

Director

Bonnie McGraw

Bonnie McGraw

Past Chair

Sharon Amirault

Sharon Amirault

Director