Our Staff

Meet some of our amazing team members.

Danielle Palmer

Program Manager
Pronouns: She/Her

Hi my name is Danielle Palmer and I have been recently added to the team at Skills for Life as the new program manager. I am a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa were I studied Health Sciences in the French immersion program. Some of my passions include giving back to the community and helping others, dance, as well as basketball. I am excited to work at Skills for Life because I believe in their mission. I believe that life skills allow young people to live good, happy, and meaningful lives as it aids in their personal growth and helps set them up for the future. A fun fact about myself is that I once ran marathon

Jana Ferma

Operations Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her

Hi everyone! My name is Jana and I am the Operations Coordinator at Skills for Life. I enjoy working at Skills For Life because it fosters an environment for things I am passionate about such as personal and professional development, continuous learning, and youth empowerment. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto. During my free time, I enjoy painting, swimming, and playing with my dog!

Nicole Forbes

Donor Engagement Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her

Hey! My name is Nicole and I am the Donor Engagement Coordinator at Skills for Life. A little bit about me is that I have written twenty books, I am super passionate about volunteering, and I am a Journalism student at St. Clair College. I am a huge advocate of Skills for Life because I am living proof that their program works! If it wasn't for those soft skills, I would have never published my first book and now I am looking forward to helping others.

Teianna Mollison

Youth Development Coordinator - Physical Fitness
Pronouns: She/Her

Hi everyone my name is Teianna! I am a Youth Development Coordinator at Skills for Life focusing on physical fitness! I am a student working on my Bachelors of Science majoring in Biology. Some of my hobbies include tennis, working out, and baking! I am an adventure enthusiast and a thrill seeker! A fun fact about me is that I used to work at a reptile zoo with snakes and lizards!