The Healing Tree Facilitatiors
“Support means we will walk with each other.
We will not try to change you or how you feel.
Anger, depression and other feelings are real.
We will simply be here beside you.”
Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi
Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario who currently works in private practice in Hamilton, Ontario. She has particular interest and expertise in the area of grief and trauma, providing treatment to individuals who have been impacted by a violent crime, a traumatic incident, and/or who have experienced a significant loss. She is a former Board Member of Niagara Victim Services. She is currently the Professional Consultant to Bereaved Families of Ontario, South Central Chapter, where she provides clinical direction and training of volunteers. Dr. Triano-Antidormi has given many invited presentations on the issues of grief, trauma and victim’s needs, and she has been called upon by the media to speak on these topics. She continues to be an outspoken advocate for the needs of victims.
Sharlene Bosma is the founder of Tim’s Tribute, director and one of the co-facilitators of The Healing Tree. Sharlene’s own personal experiences in and trauma due to a homicide, as well as participation in the former Lean-On-Me program, provide insight into the struggles faced by homicide victim’s family members.
Mother of 3 children and a husband she loves with all her heart. Julie is a teacher in the community, and has a passion for teaching and helping children. And now, have a passion for helping victims of homicide. Life as she knew it changed on March 10th, 2013 when her sister-in-law (Tania Cowell) became a victim of homicide. She tries to live in the present moment and seek fulfillment by helping others who have been through something as tragic and senseless as homicide. She became involved with Tim’s Tribute and The Healing Tree after participating in a twelve-week group therapy program where she met others who understood what she was going through. These people became her friends as they shared a connection through their tragic circumstances. These friendships turned into a similar drive to create something positive out of something so horrific. So they bonded together to continue their own healing journey and to help others with theirs through Tim’s Tribute and The Healing Tree.
Rosy Evered is a proud married mother of 3 children who has grown up and lived in Hamilton, Ontario all her life. She has worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 25 years.
Her brother, Ron Crawford, was murdered on August 4, 2002 during a robbery at a sub shop on the Hamilton Mountain. His case is still unsolved.
No arrest. No face, no name, no justice.
Ron was recognized as a HERO & Good Samaritan, who stepped forward to help his friend.
He died trying. He has received numerous awards for bravery including the Ontario Governor General & USA Carnegie Bravery Medal, posthumously. She is proud to call Ron her brother.
Rosy is able to bring the perspective of an unsolved case to The Healing Tree, along with being a special-needs family.
Rosy continues to be hopeful for justice for Ron and lives her life by the scripture reading, Romans 12:21
Donna Dixon is happily married for 20 years and is the proud mother of 3 children, one of whom was brutally murdered in February 2006 at the young age of 27. Her commitment to seeking justice for her son Billy, and to provide a sense of comfort to other families has led her to become involved in the Healing Tree. Donna has long been an active member of the Hamilton Community. She is dedicated to focusing her energies on making a positive change in how others cope with a homicide. In June of 2009 Donna took a DNA Petition to Ottawa and presented it to have a National DNA Data Bank in Canada. This was approved and the Government has agreed to set aside money for this to be in place and up and running with in 3 years. Donna has also been involved with trying to find ways to help families of missing loved ones, and stays in contact with Ontario Missing Adults. Donna’s Goal in life is to reach out and offer comfort and support to families in need.
Robyn comes to us from a small, northern rural community, where family and friends are paramount to striving in difficult environments. Her continued struggle with a loss of a family member has reminded her of those roots. She shares a passion for helping others, those that are struggling with loss at the hands of violent crime. Her understanding of family and friends, a community standing tall together gives her the strength to heal her wounds. Robyn is a wife and mother of three wonderful boys. She enjoys paper crafting such as cards. Time with her family keeps her strong.
She does this so all those whose time was ended too short are never forgotten. It continues to pain her, but at her own expense will give what she can to help others heal in their own way. When the system failed her, she found her own light.