Our Team

The Stella’s Team is growing as we develop programs and engage young adults as facilitators and Peer Ambassadors. We are committed to hiring staff with a diversity of experiences, and assertively hire young adults with lived experience of mental health issues.

We have an energetic, compassionate team. Each team member is committed to values-based practice, working collaboratively, with flexibility. We strive to create bold and responsive approaches to change the landscape of young adult mental health.


The board of directors of Stella’s Place is excited to announce Nzinga Walker as the organization’s new Executive Director. Having previously served as Director of Programs and interim Executive Director, Nzinga is well known to the Stella’s Place community. We could not be more excited to have her assume the ED role permanently!

Nzinga’s knowledge of Stella’s Place programs, partners and our young adult community, will prove invaluable. Her leadership will be instrumental to the next phase of our organization’s development, which includes moving into our new permanent home in downtown Toronto, opening our doors to in-person programming and helping our community navigate post-pandemic day-to-day living.

Congratulations Nzinga!

Our Team Members

A portrait of Alex, smiling looking into the camera. The image is taken outdoors and Alex is wearing a plain white shirt and has short dark hair.

“What is really lovely about Stella’s Place is that when clinical counselling ends, it doesn’t have to mean the end of mental health support. Endings can be really difficult for folks in recovery. But here, I can introduce participants who have finished clinical counselling to a Peer Support Worker, or they can come to one of our art events or other drop-in programs. They can speak with our Navigator and connect with career counselling or with other relevant community services. They can just come and hang out in the café. So there is a really important sense of community that is built here that is unique.” 

-Alex Gosselin,
Manager, Clinical and Recovery Services