Our Wonderful Staff

Tim Baxter

Tim has worked in the helping field for nearly 25 years now in various capacities ranging from an E.A.P. representative to a C.A.W. Substance Abuse Representative then onto his present role as a counselor upon completion of his program at McMaster University.
He has always believed in helping others achieve their very best while advocating for them with either employers, benefits providers and families. His present role has him facilitating in both the Road Ahead and the Men’s Alternative Conflict Resolution program as well as his individual counseling sessions at Crossroads.

Neil Van Velzen

Neil has worked in the child welfare field since graduation from the University of Windsor with a Masters degree in Social Work. Neil has more than 25 years experience as a social worker in the school system counseling students, parents and teachers.
He is officially retired but volunteers at Crossroads and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Dr. Jill Grant

Dr. Jill Grant is a faculty member in the School of Social Work, at the University of Windsor. Her practice background includes group work and individual work with both men and women who are affected by violence, mental illness, addictions and conflict with the law.

Mandy Vinuya


Shirley Kidd

Shirley has her degree in Family and Social Relations from the University of Windsor. To better serve those in the community she works with, she completed the Chemical Dependency Program through St. Clair College and is currently completing her Master in Counselling Psychology.  Shirley offers her clients a safe, confidential, supportive and judgement-free environment, making it possible to meet you where you are. If you are looking to improve your life and are willing to put the work in, then it would be her privilege to be your guide through this road to recovery.

And of course, all the wonderful volunteers that help make all of this happen. Thank you

Board of Directors

Mike Kemp – President
Tim Harrington – Secretary/Treasurer
Ed Cope – Director
Jim Voegeli – Director
Maureen Armstrong – Director
Kevin Beltrano – Director