The Gilbert Centre’s team is comprised of paid staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and countless community volunteers. The team shares a passion for strengthening the health and well-being of people living with HIV and preventing new HIV infections as well as our commitment to supporting LGBTQ individuals and families. Our collective skills set and experience is as rich as it is diverse.


The staff team is responsible for carrying out the day to day operations of the Gilbert Centre’s varied programs and services. You can reach us by phone at (705) 722-6778, toll free at 1-800-372-2272. Gilbert Centre’s staff team is comprised of the following professionals:

Gerry Croteau

Executive Director
705-722-6778 x 102

Colin Green

Research & Development
705-722-6778 x 104

Dale Boyle

Safer Spaces Consultant
705-722-6778 x 105

Ivy Beaton

Peer Support Worker, Gender Diverse & Trans Program
705-722-6778 x 803

Katie Traill

Social Worker,
Gender Diverse & Trans Program
705-722-6778 x 106

Kellie Leeder

Client Care – Orillia
705-722-6778 x 802

Ron Comber

Client Care – Barrie
705-722-6778 x 101

Matt Turner

Harm Reduction Coordinator
705-722-6778 x 103

Jake Feldman

Family & Youth Programs
705-722-6778 x 107

Ve Tao

Youth Support Worker
705-722-6778 x 109

Theo Pearson

Youth Connection Worker
705-722-6778 x 801

Lee Truong

Gay/MSM Sexual Health
705-722-6778 x 108



Board of Directors

The Gilbert Centre’s Board of Directors is comprised of the following dedicated volunteers:

  • Heather Croft – Chair
  • Himanshu Shah – Vice-Chair
  • Bronwyn Oatley – Secretary
  • Esen Mau – Treasurer
  • Rob Gearing
  • Guy Bethell