We are blessed to have a talented staff team with all the skills required to help children and youth to be safe and to thrive, to empower families, to strengthen communities, and to keep our organization running professionally.

The majority of our staff are social workers, who work directly with children, youth and families. Social workers turn issues into answers for people who need help resolving the issues in their lives. For more information about social work, check out the website of the Ontario Association of Social Workers at www.oasw.org.

Child welfare is a specialty area of social work with its own unique professional requirements. We are a member of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, which provides a range of services for the sector including standardized training for child and youth protection workers in Ontario. Check out this brochure and accompanying video to learn more about child welfare in Ontario.

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team leads the operations of CCAS of Hamilton and works toward the realization of our vision.

Donna Zan, Executive Director

Donna has been an employee of CCASH for the past 30 years and has held positions of Child Protection Worker, Service Supervisor, Manager of Quality Assurance and since 2015 as Director of Child Welfare Services. Donna has been a strong and compassionate leader throughout her time with CCASH. She was instrumental in the implementation of CCASH’s community-based model of service delivery, the development of the agency’s first Balanced Scorecard and the quality assurance program and is the lead for the community youth housing project. She values collaboration with community partners in the delivery of services.

Scott MacPhee, Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Renu Manocha, Director, Human Resources

Trevor Allen, Director of Service, Protection

Krystal Dorion-Buxo, Director of Service, Permanency  

Marlene Dei-Amoah, Director of Service & Equity

Andrey Tsirulnikov, Manager, Information Systems

Roger Ali, Director, Fund Development and Communications 



INSIGHT: Fund Development and Communications

Our Fund Development and Communication Team facilitates a variety of awareness, recognition and fund development activities year-round to support the agency in its vision for safe and thriving children and youth, empowered families and stronger communities.

Roger Ali, Director, Fund Development and Communications 

For media inquires, and to learn more about fundraising activities and how you can make a difference, please contact Sarah Movrin at 905-525-2012 ext. 3378