Meet the Goldhar shed the debt® Professionals

Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LIT)

Richard Goldhar, B.Comm., CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Richard Goldhar, B.Comm., CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Your Goldhar shed the debt® Professional anywhere in Ontario.

After analyst roles with Toronto insolvency firms Soberman, and Meyers Norris Penny, Richard joined BDO Canada (Mississauga offices) to complete his professional accreditation. He commenced his professional practice as a licensed trustee in bankruptcy in June of 2013 with BDO, and then founded Goldhar & Associates Ltd. in November 2013…

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Kenneth Tessis, CA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Kenneth Tessis, CA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Your Goldhar shed the debt® professional in Mississauga, the GTA, Georgina, and anywhere in Ontario.

Ken founded the insolvency firm Tessis & Partners, with his late father, Joseph Tessis, in 1978. The firm provided insolvency and restructuring services to individuals and businesses across Ontario. In 1997, Tessis & Partners merged with Soberman LLP, where Ken continued as the partner leading this service niche….

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Barbara Visentin, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Barbara Visentin, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Your Goldhar shed the debt® professional in Mississauga and across the GTA.

Barbara began her career as an insolvency professional 20 years ago with KPMG in Kitchener. Thriving on the challenge of helping people address their personal debt issues, she enrolled in CAIRP programs and became a senior bankruptcy administrator. When BDO acquired the insolvency and restructuring division of…

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Karen Liberty, BA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Karen Liberty, BA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Your Goldhar shed the debt® professional in London, Chatham, and throughout southwestern Ontario.

Born and raised in the Chatham-Kent area, Karen Liberty has been helping people overcome the burden of unmanageable debt for 27 years. A graduate of Brescia College at UWO, Karen began her career as an insolvency professional in the Chatham office of Thorne, Ernst & Whinney in 1989…

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Administrators and Debt Counsellors

Catherine Stockton

Catherine Stockton

Your Goldhar shed the debt® professional in Mississauga and across the GTA.

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Catherine spent 7 years in South Africa before emigrating to Canada in 1977. She worked at Bell Canada processing the consumer insolvency desk until 1998, then studied to become a law clerk, joining Paralegal Services of Ontario in 2000 as an independent paralegal and senior administrator/ counsellor. In 2002 she graduated from Ryerson with her counselling certificate….

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Natalie Behar, BA, CAIRP

Natalie Behar, BA, CAIRP

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Coburg and surrounding areas.

A graduate of York University with a degree in sociology, Natalie has held a variety of positions with leading debt resolution and insolvency firms. In 2009 she joined the insolvency division of Deloitte Canada, completing the CAIRP Insolvency Administration course and assisting clients as an estate administrator and debt counsellor. She moved to Debt Care Canada in 2011 as Office Manager and Credit Counsellor….

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Roberta Robinson, CAIRP

Roberta Robinson, CAIRP

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Stratford, London and southwestern Ontario.

Born and raised in Lambton County, Roberta attended Mohawk College in Hamilton, receiving a diploma in Business Administration in 1993. She began working for a bankruptcy trustee in Burlington on a co-op program and stayed on after graduation. In 1997, she moved back to her roots in Lambton County and covered a maternity leave for Karen Liberty at KPMG. Roberta stayed on, enhancing her qualifications…

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Jeff Maracle, CFP, CAIRP

Jeff Maracle, CFP, CAIRP

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Belleville, Kingston, Trenton and surrounding areas.

Born and raised in the Quinte area, Jeff began his financial career in personal banking, becoming a credit specialist and a  Certified Financial Planner (CFP). After 20 years in  banking, Jeff chose a new path as a not-for-profit credit counsellor , which permitted him to better address the real financial needs and issues of people and small businesses. In 2014 Jeff joined Goldhar and is now your shed the debt® specialist in Kingston/Quinte…

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Serena Peksa, CAIRP

Serena Peksa, CAIRP

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in the Greater Toronto Area.

Born and raised in Scarborough, Serena began her career in insolvency in 2006, before graduating from college in 2007. She completed the CAIRP course in 2008, and worked as an estate administrator and debt counsellor with a GTA insolvency firm. She continued her studies at Seneca College with courses in Family Financial Planning and Accounting . Attracted to Goldhar by its fresh, friendly approach and energy, Serena moved to Goldhar in 2016 and is the on-site shed the debt…

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Jeannie Tran

Jeannie Tran

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Marham, Richmond Hill, and Mississauga.

Since graduating college in 1996, Jeannie has held a variety of roles in tax and finance. Her experience in tax and day-to-day cash management enables her to assist Goldhar clients in budgeting and personal financial management. Jeannie is able to work with Goldhar clients in Chinese and Vietnamese. Jeannie lives in Mississauga with her husband and son, who is a basketball enthusiast. Weekends are often spent at basketball tournaments….

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Karen Tompkins

Karen Tompkins

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Peterborough.

Originally from the UK, Karen emigrated to Canada in 1981 with her family. Karen began her career as an insolvency professional 26 years ago with KPMG in Kitchener. In 2007, after 17 years with KPMG, Karen went to work for 310 Debt in Kitchener. In 2008, Karen and her husband and twin girls, moved to Australia, living in Perth, Western Australia. Karen’s roles in Australia included working as a Financial Counsellor for a Not for Profit, and working for the State Government as a Resource Officer…

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Stephan Robichaud-Tobin, AFCC, CAIRP

Stephan Robichaud-Tobin, AFCC, CAIRP

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Ottawa, Cornwall, Brockville and surrounding areas.

Born and raised in Toronto, Stephan began his financial career as a bookkeeper for non-profit start-up organization dedicated to providing employment training and life-skills to Toronto’s at-risk youth. During his 5 year tenure, he witnessed the transformative effect of budgets, money management and clear financial information. Equipped with these skills, Stephan joined a non-profit credit counselling agency in 2005…

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Joan Fay Cabacungan

Joan Fay Cabacungan

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in Greater Toronto Area.

Since graduating college in 2010 with a major in marketing management, Joan has held a variety of roles in banking, small business administration, and personal care. Her experience in these roles enables her to assist Goldhar clients in monthly budgeting and to Shed the Debt. Joan’s caring and compassionate nature along with her many years at various jobs enables her to be excellent at assisting those in financial need and keeping their situation very confidential….

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Suleyma Barrera

Suleyma Barrera

Your Goldhar shed the debt® representative in London and South Western Ontario.

Suleyma was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. Came to Canada in 1989. Obtained Business Office Administration Certificate back home in 1987, subsequently worked for CONIMA Engineers shortly after graduating before coming to Canada. In Canada, completed grade 12 equivalence in order to enroll at Fanshawe College Office Administration -Executive Program. She began working at KPMG in 1997 on a co-op program and was hired on a full time basis as an Estate Administrator…

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