Cambria Walsh


Organizational Health Specialist, TEND

Cambria Walsh has been working in the field of child abuse and trauma for the past 20 years. She worked for the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital and was the Project Co-Director of the Child Welfare Trauma-Informed Practices, Program and Policy Center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Cambria is a founding member of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium and has been active with the group since its inception in 2015.

She is an Organizational Health Specialist for the TEND Roadmap to Organizational Health program and provides training to a wide range of audiences on the topics of secondary traumatic stress and compassionate leadership.

Diana Tikasz


Organizational Health Specialist, TEND

Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW has worked in the teaching and health care sector for the past 30 years including working as a Resilience Specialist in a large Ontario-based hospital. Her extensive career has involved supporting many organizations, groups, and individuals to foster optimal well-being while doing trauma-exposed work.

For the last 15 years, Diana has worked with TEND providing training and consultation to helping professionals from across North America. She is an Organizational Health Specialist for the TEND Roadmap to Organizational Health.

Françoise Mathieu


M. Ed, RP
Executive Director, TEND

Françoise Mathieu, M. Ed, RP, is a trauma-trained therapist, speaker, educator, and author. Before becoming a specialist in organizational stress and trauma-exposed work, Françoise worked as a front-line mental health professional in a variety of complex settings including providing employee assistance to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Over the last 25 years, she has worked with law enforcement, military personnel, health care, child welfare, social services, addiction support, education, and other professionals in need of psychological support.

Françoise is the Executive Director of TEND, a company that provides consulting and training to professionals on topics related to secondary trauma, empathic strain, and burnout. She is a TEDx speaker, a founding member of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium, and author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook as well as numerous articles and publications.

JD Gilmour


Manager of Employee Abilities and Return to Work for Health PEI

JD Gilmour is the Manager of Employee Abilities and Return to Work for Health PEI, where he focuses on Employee Wellness, Return to Work, Retention and Disability Prevention for over 6,500 employees. His interest in compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, burnout, and moral distress began while working as a case coordinator in the workers compensation system. He experienced his own fatigue and burnout while supporting healthcare workers and emergency first responders with PTSD and other life-changing physical and psychological injuries. His experiences led to training opportunities with TEND, whom he credits for the wakeup call that set him on a path of wellness and organizational change.

When asked what he enjoys most about delivering his education sessions, JD replies that it’s seeing participants realize that they don’t have to choose between the career they love and their own wellness. He lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with his partner, Cody and their dog, Piper. When he isn’t working, JD coaches figure skating and wanders the trails and beaches of PEI with his horse, Sarge.

Kathleen Gorman


Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS) & Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Practitioner

Kathleen has worked in the fields of trauma, mental health/addictions, and domestic/sexual violence for 40+ years with Indigenous families and communities, government services and non- profit agencies.

She is an MSW in clinical practice, a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, and SE Training Assistant.

Kathleen practices within a holistic framework, incorporating healing arts and somatic therapy approaches with contemporary modalities and traditional Indigenous ways of healing. Kathleen is a sessional instructor for the University of Calgary SW Faculty (BSW and MSW levels), and provides individual and group counselling at Aboriginal Counseling Services, in addition to her private practice in consulting, training and counselling.

Marlene O’Neill-Laberge


Organizational Health Specialist, TEND

Marlene is an accomplished Child and Family Therapist and Organizational Health Specialist. Marlene has worked in a variety of settings, including health care, child welfare, child advocacy and community mental health. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked in front-line, consultant and leadership roles across sectors, as well as within multi-disciplinary teams.

Marlene holds her Masters of Social work, is a Certified Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, a Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and is trained in DBT Skills for Adolescents. She is an Organizational Health Specialist and manager of the TEND Roadmap to Organizational Health program.