Meet Our Team
In addition to our wonderful permanent staff team, Romero House is held up by a team of generous workers who commit one or two years of their lives to living and serving in community. This year Romero House has welcomed six workers, half of whom have stuck around from last year. The workers, together with our staff of Mary Jo, Jenn, Tembie, John, Ann, and a dedicated group of volunteers, continue to support and build the ever-growing community of Romero House
A lover of cooking and eating delicious food from all over the world, listening to the CBC and exploring Toronto on her bicycle. Jenn has been involved at Romero House for many years in a variety of roles and now supports the community through both administration and community building.
Mary Jo Leddy
Renowned for her creative use of leftovers in making delicious meals, and her dedication to our neighborhood. She is a social activist, teacher, and writer, whose long term commitment to Romero House has formed the foundation of this community.
Our Assistant Director brings a bright sense of humour to the office and is appreciated by all in her support of the team and community.
Our wonderful bookkeeper, is a bright light in our office, bringing with her a very welcome love of organizing our cluttered spaces.
Returning to Romero after spending a summer here in 2018, Amelia is from Guelph, ON. She loves spending her free-time outside, especially anywhere near the Lakeshore. Her responsibilities this year include our Newsletter Team & assisting with Furniture Donations.
Anika is from Winnipeg and is returning for a second year. Anika can often be found biking around the city exploring the many trails and ravines of Toronto. Her responsibilities this year include Bicycles Coordinator, Dorval Garden Coordinator, & Newsletter Team.
First-timer at Romero from the U.S., Hayley is excited to explore the many running trails Toronto has to offer. Her responsibilities this year include: Co-managing Clothing Donations & Newsletter Team.
First-timer at Romero from Grimsby, ON. Laura is an avid dancer and music lover. Her responsibilities this year include managing our Social Media, Volunteer Coordinator & Co-managing Clothing Donations.
Robbie is from Georgia and is returning for his third year at Romero. He is excited to continue to share his Georgian food recipes with the Romero community. His responsibilities this year include working with John to fix anything around Romero House that needs fixing and Furniture Coordinator.
Sayan is from India and is returning to Romero for a second year. He is our resident jokester and lover of all things Canada (except maybe the winter weather). His responsibilities this year include Intake & Second Harvest Coordinator.
Our Buildings and Maintenance Manager, is an energetic soul with the voice of an angel. He keeps our houses in great shape and welcomes many new refugee families to Canada with the help of his fun family.