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BMG Welcomes Kathy and Monica to the BMG Team


Barnes Management Group (BMG) is pleased to welcome Kathy Mangunatmodjo and Monica Logtenberg to the BMG Team. Both Kathy and Monica are in the Master of Social Work program at Windsor University and are completing their student placement at BMG. Among other areas that they will be involved in, Kathy will focus on the BMG ReThink initiative on Long Term Care while Monica will focus on BMG ReThink initiative on the development of a Community of Care for Newcomers.


Kathy Mangunatmodjo  

Kathy brings to her placement strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, strong organizational skills as well as valuable experience as a strengths focused multidisciplinary team player. She is committed to inclusive and diverse service development with a community development focus.

Kathy is currently the Clinical Manager at Community Living Oshawa/Clarington. She has previously completed social work practicums at Salvation Army Community and Family Services in Oshawa, and at Alzheimer Society Durham Region.

In her own words, Kathy describes her placement with BMG/ReThink in the following comment: “I am excited about the placement at BMG and Re:Think Policy Change for many reasons. BMG has a wonderful reputation for generating change and community development. The new initiatives at Re:Think provide the opportunity for being a part of community engagement that amplifies the voices of individuals with lived experience. These projects align with my experience in multi-sectoral facilitation, service resolution, as well as my work with re-imaging day services.”

Kathy continues with, “I look forward to working with talented individuals with expertise, to increase my facilitation and communication skills, as well as learn from a community of leaders and initiatives that share my values and goal of social justice that increases individual and community wellbeing.”

In addition to her professional involvement, Kathy maintains many volunteer activities including being a softball coach and member of several community organizations.


Monica Logtenberg 

Monica is a qualified social worker with more than 20 years of experience providing person centred case management and advocacy to individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings.  Currently, she is a case manager on an Assertive Community Treatment Team working with individuals who have complex mental health concerns.  Monica is a strong communicator, with knowledge of a variety of computer case note programs.  She possesses an in-depth understanding of and experience using the psychosocial rehabilitation model and risk monitor tool for individuals in crisis.  Easy going by nature, Monica collaborates with colleagues and management to support individual needs and abilities.

In addition to her current role as Case Manager with Reconnect Community Health Services, Monica has also been an Independent Contractor with YMCA Edmonton, and has also had the role of Social Worker / Discharge Planner with Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

When asked to comment on her placement role at BMG ReThink, Monica commented, “ I have been working in social services and social work all of my career.  I started out 35 years ago working in developmental services in Collingwood.  I moved to Toronto and worked for Community Living.  I went back to school for Human Services and began working in mental health with a variety of agencies like LOFT, Regeneration House, and Broadview Villages.  I decided to go back to school again and completed my undergraduate degree in Social Work at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.  I concentrated my degree in Indigenous Learning and did all my placements with DILICO (Indigenous family services agency).  Having worked in a treatment centre, I then went too work in a child and family support centre run by DILICO’s child welfare program.  I was hired from university to work as a social worker at Soldiers Memorial in Orillia.  I have been working for Reconnect Community Health Services on an Assertive Community Multi-Disciplinary team ever since, coming onto 7 years.

Monica adds, “I love my work and hope to do more in the future.  Social Work is my passion and find my strength from the powerful interactions and growth in the evolving relationships of the people I serve”.

Monica will be an important part of the BMG Team supporting the development of a Community of Care for Newcomers working with recent arrivals from Afghanistan.


In welcoming both Kathy and Monica, BMG Founder and Principal, David Barnes, recently commented on the valuable work that both Kathy and Monika will be undertaking during their placements at BMG, “We welcome both Kathy and Monica and we are pleased to have them bring all of their experience, expertise and enthusiasm to their roles with BMG.  Monica will focus on building a community of care for refugees under the umbrella of Re:Think.  The objective for Monica is to raise awareness of Canada’s private sponsorship program, to raise awareness of the Hazara being held in camps in Indonesia and to build the capacity to develop private sponsorship teams within the community.  Kathy will, also under Re:Think, support the development of a vision for aging well in community through working with the Haliburton County Coalition to raise awareness of how communities can get involved to make a difference, research best practice and support the development of a framework to engagement stakeholders with lived experience.”

David added, “We are very pleased that both students are involved in researching and learning the ABCD approach to community development (Asset Based Community Development ).  We are very pleased to welcome both Kathy and Monica to the BMG Team and wish them a successful student placement with us.”



Contributed by: Fernando Saldanha, BMG Managing Director 


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