Meet the Towhee Directors

Nicola Bangham
Director

Nicola Bangham has worked at Towhee since 1999 (with a four-year hiatus working in other settings including West Africa as a therapist for United Nations Staff and as the Program Director of Pine River Institute, a Residential Addictions Treatment Centre for adolescents.) Nicola holds a Masters of Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University. Nicola has worked in various roles at Towhee, including 5 years as the Assistant Director, and at Integra, as a Child and Family Therapist. You can reach Nicola Bangham, Director of Towhee at: NBangham@childdevelop.ca.

Madison Turpin
Assistant Director, Programming

Maddy started her journey at Towhee in 2015 as an EXCEL programmer, which built a foundation of love for adventure and wilderness based therapy that only grew over the next three summers at camp, where she fulfilled the roles of EXCEL programmer, Taste of Towhee programmer and EXCEL supervisor. Maddy holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Public Policy along with a minor in Family and Child Studies from the University of Guelph. In her spare time, you can usually find Maddy rock climbing, watching the hockey game or reading a good book! Her hobbies and education have led to many extraordinary work and volunteer opportunities in athletic coaching, sexual health education, fostering literary skills and facilitating social groups for young people. Maddy has also recently joined the team at Pine River Institute in Shelburne Ontario. She is excited to continue to learn and grow this summer as Towhee’s Assistant Director of Programming!

Harry Wenban
Assistant Director, Counselling

Born and raised in Toronto, and summer’s on Georgian’s Bay, Harry grew up with an appreciation of nature that rivals his love of Star Wars. He first became involved with Integra CDI at the age of 12, as a client, in their Mindfulness Martial Arts and Towhee programs. After several years as a camper at Towhee, and earning his Junior Black Belt in MMA, Harry left for Mount Allison University to major in psychology and sociology, but he just could not stay away. Harry began working with the Towhee Program as a staff in 2012, and over the past five years has been a counselor, support counselor, and counselor supervisor. Harry has also returned as an instructor in the Integra MMA program and is passionate about providing the quality of service that helped him to be here today. Harry is excited to be continuing his work with the Towhee Program for his sixth consecutive summer and beyond excited to be the new Assistant Director of Counselling. He is also enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Toronto, pursuing his dream of being a social worker.