Social Workers

Social workers are registered under Ontario’s Social Work and Social Service Work Act and are members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. The goal of social work at Brainworks is to work together with clients to find solutions together to the array of challenges described in detail under the Services section of this website.

Below you will find brief profiles of our social workers. For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Huntsville Office
387 Muskoka Road 3 North
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1C5 

Phone: (705) 787-7500 ext. 0
Toll Free: (877) 421-7575 ext. 0
Fax: (705) 787-0698

North Bay Office
432-101 Worthington Street East,
North Bay, ON
P1B 1G5 

Phone: (705) 492-1715
Fax: (705) 787-0698


Brainworks’ Social Workers

Ruth Christensen, MSW, RSW
Ruth Christensen, MSW, RSWSocial Worker
Location: North Bay and Near North Region

See Ruth’s full profile.

Jody Downie, MSW, RSW
Jody Downie, MSW, RSWSocial Worker / Case Manager / Professional Practice Leader, Social Work
Location: Parry Sound/Huntsville and Near North Region

See Jody’s full profile.

Andrea Groomes, HBSW, RSW
Andrea Groomes, HBSW, RSWSocial Worker
Location: Huntsville and Near North Region

See Andrea’s full profile.


Patricia Leonard, B.S.W., R.S.W.
Patricia Leonard, B.S.W., R.S.W.Social Worker
Location: Timmins and surrounding regions

See Patricia’s full profile.

Bryn Milner B.S.W., R.S.W.
Bryn Milner B.S.W., R.S.W.Social Worker
Location: Huntsville and Near North Region

See Bryn’s full profile.

Brenda Quenneville, MSW, RSW
Brenda Quenneville, MSW, RSWSocial Worker

Location: North Bay and Near North

See Brenda’s full profile.


Dawn Wallace, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Dawn Wallace, M.S.W., R.S.W.Social Worker
Location: North Bay and Near North

See Dawn’s full profile.

Nathan Woodruff, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Nathan Woodruff, M.S.W., R.S.W.Social Worker
Location: North Bay and area

See Nathan’s full profile.