our Team

Pam Fanjoy, MSW, RSW

Pam Fanjoy, MSW, RSW

Founder and CEO

Building on a highly successful career as a clinical social worker, Chef Pam Fanjoy continues to help people & communities by integrating her culinary passion with her 25+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Pam has a personal lifetime mission to foster joyful, healthy relationships by using delicious, healthy food to facilitate meaningful connection between others to nourish their, bodies, minds and souls. Her destination restaurant in Hillsburgh, ON is really a continuance of what Pam has always done — bringing people together for meaningful connection to improve their mental health. Pam helps them heal and celebrate life through developing a deeper understanding of their own needs.   Pam’s greatest passion is work with youth and families and now she is mixing up her second passion of cooking delicious, seasonal, local food to enhance well-being with her innovative therapeutic Junior Chef Life Skills Programs.

 

Linda Ivan, MSW, RSW

Linda Ivan, MSW, RSW

Individual Therapist, Junior Chef & Mindfulness instructor

 

Linda has been a Social Worker for more than 26 years and worked at Trillium Health Partners since 1999 working with adults, running a variety of therapeutic and mindfulness groups and as a core partner in the development of transitional youth programs.

Linda specializes in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, other mental health issues using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group therapy, mindfulness and most importantly bringing herself to the work.  Her engaging, humorous and caring approach is a joy to be around whether you find her in the kitchen at Fan/Joy running Junior Chef programs with Chef Pam or offering counselling to parents, individuals or teens.   

Degrees:

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK • DEC 1998 • CARLETON UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF WOMEN SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Michelle Clarke

Michelle Clarke

Community Impact & Business Development

Michelle understands the value of driving the organization in the same direction and the challenge of crucial conversations to create shared ownership especially during times of disruption and change. Michelle delivers a practical approach to help you as a leader prepare for the future, transform your organization, build leadership capacity and align your team to achieve growth and performance. 

Michelle brings in-depth experience in leadership development, organizational effectiveness reviews and design solutions, team alignment and development and change management from multiple industries including financial services, technology, media and real estate. She earned a BA at York University in Cultural Anthropology which provides a deeper perspective on the dynamics of how people work together and how different cultures can create opportunities to adapt as the world of work changes.

Degrees:
BACHELOR OF ARTS – CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY • SEPT 2001 • YORK UNIVERSITY

Terri Dennis-Hobson

Terri Dennis-Hobson

Creative Director

As an experienced Principal Designer, Terri has a demonstrated history in branding, graphic design and the food packaging industry with a background in print production, and more than 20 years experience in the creative field. She is a highly capable design professional skilled in Branding & Identity, Brand Implementation, Consumer Packaging, Print and Website Execution.

Much of Terri’s early learning in design and branding comes from working in large creative studios as part of a greater team. Terri applies this team approach to her own client relationships and in supporting the Fanjoy enterprise as a consultant for the past 3 years. Prior to joining the Fanjoy team, Terri had worked for a variety of independent design agencies, as well as, in-house for large Canadian retailers and has since spent the last 12 years managing her own design studio – Hobson Strategy | Design in Centre Wellington, Ontario.