Milestone Foster Homes

Our Management Team

Brian Nero B.A. M. Ed. C. Psych Cand.

Brian Nero B.A. M. Ed. C. Psych Cand.

Director of Operations, Co-founder - Owner/Operator

Brian began his career in children’s services in 1978 as a front line worker in a maximum secure treatment facility for emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children. As his career progressed, he has held many middle and senior management positions in a variety of behavioural and mental health settings.

Brian has an undergraduate degree from Ryerson University in Public Administration and is a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, studying in the Master's program at both the Adler School of Professional Psychology and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Brian is also a trained Family and Corporate Mediator and holds basic and advanced certificates in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Mediation & Arbitration Institute of Ontario and the University of Windsor Law School. He also holds a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Leanne Harvey, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Leanne Harvey, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Director of Placement Services/Clinical Coordinator - Owner/Operator

Leanne holds a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto and is an Honours graduate from the B.A.Sc. – Family and Social Relations Program at the University of Guelph. She also holds a certificate from the Intensive Sex Therapy Training Institute.

Leanne has more than 18 years of experience in the field of Social Work, including Education and Child Welfare. She has a wide range of experience having worked front line in a number of residential settings for children; She has been a Family Service Worker for a Children’s Aid Society as well as a School-Based Social Worker for the Public School Board.

Since the inception of Milestone in 2001, Leanne has been primarily responsible for the co-ordination of clinical services and for advising on placement issues. She became a Managing Partner of Milestone in 2003.

Ashley McCurley C.Y.W.

Ashley McCurley C.Y.W.

Manager of Foster Care

Ashley began her career in social services in 1998 and currently has more than 18 years of experience working in the Child Welfare sector. Prior to joining Milestone, Ashley had experience working in hospital-based child and family mental health, child welfare, education and maximum security youth custody/detention. The primary focus of Ashley's career however, has centered around the fostering sector. In her career, she has provided assessment/receiving and treatment foster parent services in both the public and private sectors. 

Today, Ashley is Milestone's senior manager responsible for overseeing all aspects of the agency including recruiting/retention, records management, placement and resource support.