Dr. Joan Durrant | Founder and Executive Director
Gia Ly Jackson | Training and Logistics Coordinator
I hold a Master’s degree in Family Social Sciences and I have a background in early childhood education. I coordinate the roll-out of PDEL’s large training projects and oversee the collection and analysis of evaluation data. I am also the mother of a resourceful preschooler and I find it a wonderful and exciting privilege to watch her grow into her own person.
Janice MacAualay | Director of Operations
I bring many years of experience working in the voluntary sector to this position – first as Parent Education Coordinator at a community-based family resource program, followed by a long association with the Canadian Association for Family Resource Programs (now Families Canada), where I began as Project and Research Director before becoming the Executive Director for over a decade. I now oversee PDEL’s daily operations to ensure efficiency and integrity in all of its work.
Jean Tinling | Director of Program Implementation and Training
I was an early years teacher for 30 years, followed by 12 years as Director of Family Programs at Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network. As a PDEP Master Trainer since 2011, I have trained Country Trainers and Program Facilitators in Canada, Indonesia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania. I guide the implementation of PDEP across Canada, overseeing the training and mentorship of new Facilitators and supporting those who have been trained previously.
Cyma Tolaj | Project and Finance Officer
I hold a Master’s degree in Sociology. I provide operational support to PDEL, coordinating and monitoring project plans, partnership agreements, and budgets for international and domestic projects.