Sarah Garcia-Heller (She/Her)
Executive Director

Sarah first began as a volunteer facilitator in the bereaved parent and children’s groups at BFO-Toronto over 13 years ago after the loss of her infant daughter Khaliyah.

Sarah was then hired as the Program and Volunteer Coordinator at BFO-Toronto where she worked alongside staff, placement students, and volunteers to provide frontline intake, training, and day-to-day support of operations at BFO-Toronto for 3 years.

Most recently, Sarah has been working as part of the upper leadership team at a non-profit/social enterprise in Toronto and has held positions as Director of Case Management and Programs.

Sarah is thrilled to be back working at BFO-Toronto in the position of Executive Director and is looking forward to growing staff, volunteer and organizational capacity, visibility and impact.

Eve Kasakevich (She/Her)
Program and Volunteer Coordinator

Eve Kasakevich completed her undergraduate degree in disability studies and child studies and is now in her last year of Masters of Social Work Program (MSW) through the University of Windsor.

Eve first came to BFO-T as a social work student in September of 2022, eager to learn about the grief process and how to best support bereaved individuals. She is excited to take on the role of Volunteer and Program Coordinator and continue building relationships with our community and to help individuals through the journey of grief. When not at work you are likely to find Eve at a hot yoga class or sitting at a park, under the sun!

Ashley Mathew(She/Her)
Coordinator of Special Projects

Ashley first came to us as a peer-support group participant when her father died ten years ago. She is now at BFO-T as a Coordinator of Special Projects, providing support to staff and facilitators as a Registered Social Worker.

She has worked in the field of Social Work for over 15 years. Ashley has her private therapy practice and is engaged in helping BFO-Toronto grow and continue to be a safe, inclusive and welcoming place for those who grieve and need connection. 

Shweta Mishra(She/Her)
IT Administrator

Shweta, an accomplished IT Support specialist who recently joined BFO Toronto in February 2023. With a master’s degree in Information Technology and extensive experience in delivering IT trainings, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Shweta is a loving mother to two daughters, and her dedication to her family is evident in her daily life. She cherishes the time spent with her children and thoroughly enjoys engaging in playful activities with them.

Shweta’s combination of technical proficiency, educational background, and commitment to her family make her a well-rounded individual who is able to excel both in her professional endeavors and personal life. Her passion for IT, coupled with her nurturing nature, positions her as a valuable asset to the BFO Toronto team.

Cathy Landolt (She/Her)
Communications and Marketing Lead

Cathy Landolt is a marketing professional with 25+ years of experience. In 2016 after 18 years in the non-profit sector, she started offering her expertise as a consultant to help non-profits, small businesses and solopreneurs establish and build their digital brands.

Over the years she has worked on all forms of digital marketing strategy and execution (social media, email, content creation), writing and editing, graphic design, and website development. Cathy loves finding creative solutions by brainstorming with clients and delivering great working relationships.

Working with BFO Toronto provides a great opportunity to help a truly unique organization expand their awareness, enhance their brand, and connect with new audiences.