My office runs on the behind-the-scenes effort of my staff. Scroll below to learn more about my team, some of whom you may have met at an event, in my Ward Office, or through email.
Julia Keast is the Legislative Assistant and Policy Advisor for Councillor Diane Deans. Julia works with the Councillor on legislative and policy items that rise to Committee and Council, including those related to the Councillor’s role as Chair of the Police Services Board. Julia can help residents navigate the City’s planning and development processes and provide information on active development applications in Gloucester-Southgate Ward. Julia is based at our City Hall location and is the main point of contact for media.
Murphy DaRocha | Caseworker and Community Outreach
Murphy is a Caseworker for Councillor Diane Deans. Murphy assists the Councillor and Ward residents with casework matters, such as parks, social services, bylaw, and winter operations among others. She is based at our Ward location in the Greenboro Community Centre.
Rachel Weese is the Office Manager for Councillor Diane Deans. Rachel assists the Councillor with scheduling, correspondence, office administration, and triages community inquiries. Rachel is based at our City Hall location.