Our Professionals

With a primary focus on the meaningful inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ adults and youth, Aroha Pride’s mental health professionals are committed to providing knowledgeable and inclusive services to people of all backgrounds and histories.  Our individual, family, and relationship counselling services are framed within an empowerment, strength-based, and anti-oppressive perspective that considers how intersecting identities impact experiences and perceptions.

Emily Ritenburg, RSW, MSW Candidate

Emily Ritenburg (she/they) was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. As a registered social worker, Emily holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina and is currently a Master of Social Work candidate…

Jamie Maher MSW, RSW

Jamie Maher (she/they) is a Mi’kmaw, queer woman who was born and raised in Nova Scotia.  Jamie earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University and a Master of Social Work from Memorial University.

Nina Nyalowo, MSW, RSW

Nina Nyalowo (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker who practices from person-centred, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, strength-based, harm reduction, and trauma informed perspectives…

Phoenix Hourie, BSW, RSW

Phoenix Hourie (they/them) is a two spirit, non binary, Red River Métis counsellor and Registered Social Worker. They are from Winnipeg, Manitoba and earned their Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba…

Tye Strachan, MSW, RSW

Tye Strachan (they/them) is a non-binary, trans masculine queer white settler born and raised in Saskatchewan. They earned a Masters of Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary…

Peer Support

Grayson Lamping

Grayson Lamping is a queer, transgender and neurodivergent man born and raised in Saskatchewan. He is currently a student at the University of Regina studying for a Bachelors of Social Work…

Administrative Staff

Paula Bogdan

Paula Bogdan is a white trans woman living on Treaty 4 territory in Regina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English from the University of Regina in 2020 and began her administrative career the same year…