Our Team

We are a small team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping others. From clinical staff to board members – we love what we do, and we look forward to sharing our journey with you.

Edwin Schild (BA, MSc)

Executive Director

Ed has extensive experience in designing, consulting and running various treatment modalities, including residential treatment group and foster homes. He has trained many interns over the years and has taught multiple courses at conferences across North America. Ed has devoted a lot of his work toward various committee and board engagements over the years. He continues his administrative duties while also seeing clients at Regesh.

Mykaela Miersch (Social Service Worker Graduate)

Program Facilitator & Teacher

Mykaela teaches and facilitates our Youth Employment Program, EYER, proudly funded by the Government of Canada. For her, the best part of working at Regesh is that she sees her students authentically engage and come out of their shells. Mykaela feels inspired to make a difference in their lives by helping them grow as individuals. An alumni from the Social Service Worker Program at Niagara College, Mykaela has passionately worked with youth in foster homes and group homes for the past 4 years.

Heather Haines (Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying))


Heather is completing her student placement at Regesh Family and Child Services for her MA program requirements. She is passionate about working with clients for anxiety and anger management and clients within the LGBTQ+ community. Her therapy approach, and education to this point, is centred on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). However, she is also schooled in, and has experience with using, techniques from different modalities including mindfulness, client-centered, and solution-focus therapies. She believes that the client is the expert of their own lives and therapy is a collaborative process. Before beginning her MA in Counselling Psychology, Heather volunteered as a peer counsellor supporting sexual assault survivors and those within their support network both on a crisis phone-line and in one-on-one peer counselling.

Making changes in life can be exciting, scary, difficult, and rewarding. Heather is eager to work with you to realize your goals.

To book an appointment please email heather@regesh.com or call and/or leave a message at 416-495-8832 ext.225.

Tyler Yanch (Child & Youth Worker)

Assistant Facilitator

Tyler has worked with Regesh’s Reconnecting Youth Program and is back to assist the facilitation of our Empowering Youth Employment Readiness Program. Tyler is an alumnus from the Child and Youth Care Program at Seneca College and has been passionately working with Regesh for over 5 years.

Shelley Lutov (BComm)

Social Media Marketer

Shelley joined our team in March 2022 and handles all things related to digital marketing. She helps to promote Regesh’s various programs, such as EYER, and is responsible for administrative tasks at the office. Shelley has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University.

We offer college and university students the opportunity for on-site learning through student placements within our programs.

Board Members:

Darren Chilewitz, Jonathan Orlando, Ilan Mann, Shauna Merkur, Rob Schaumer, Brenda Schild, Ben Price.

If you are interested in being considered as a future board member with Regesh Family and Child Services, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest. The Board of Directors meets approximately 5 times per year, with various committee work throughout. Please email your letter of interest to Edwin Schild, eschild@regesh.com.

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