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Dr. Shane Lynch (6th Year) - President - Shane has served on the Board of Directors for six years and on the Executive for three years. Shane currently holds the position of ASEA Board President. He is the Director of the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Program at the Centre for Autism Services Alberta. He is also a Behavior Analyst with Positive Behavior Support, Inc., an organization that helps to support individuals with challenging behaviors, and is one of the course developers and lead facilitators of the Joint Action for Children Committee's Positive Behavior Support Training Initiative.
Susan Angus (2nd Year) - Vice-President - Susan is a parent of a 32-year old son who lives with autism. Currently, Vice President of the ASEA Board, ASEA Committee Chair, Alberta Strategy for Adults with Autism and ASEA Committee Chair, Provincial Housing Initiative, Susan has gained experience and knowledge from many volunteer Boards and Associations on which she has served striving to improve the lives of those with developmental disabilities. Susan's background is in business and at present, she manages a charitable Foundation.
Omair Peracha (3rd Year) - Treasurer - Omair joined the ASEA Board in 2010. For the past two years Omair has served in the role of ASEA Treasurer. He is a CA (Chartered Accountant) with several years of public practice experience. In his time at ASEA he has guided the organization through CRA compliance audits and overseen the overhaul of the financial reporting.
Jenni Shwetz (2nd Year) - Secretary - Jenni is a fifth year teacher who has spent several years teaching students with Autism. Jennie currently holds the position of ASEA Board Secretary. She is the Department Head of Student Life and Social Responsibility at Lillian Osborne High School. Her passions include promoting and encouraging student led self-reflection and developing communities that foster mindful inclusion.
Laura Dumas (3rd Year) - Laura Dumas is an occupational therapist who works in the field of pediatrics, predominantly with children with autism. For over 12 years Laura has worked, volunteered and collaborated with community programs for children with special needs. She is the creator and coordinator for the SwimAbilities program for children with special needs.
Yvette (Ludwig) Gable (1st Year) - Yvette is a parent of an 18 year old son with autism. Yvette has been involved with the ASEA Board in the past and has held a variety of leadership roles in autism organizations at the local, provincial and national levels. Yvette enjoys working in a collaborative environment, and has been very involved in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Yun-Csang Ghimn (1st Year) - Yun has been a member of the Autism Society of Edmonton Area for two years and has done extensive work with other non-profit groups especially in the area of research (ethics) and policy development. Having a visible-minority background, he teaches indigenous students and believes in cultural diversity.
Dr. David Nicholas (4th Year) - David joined the ASEA Board in 2009. He is a parent member, and is a researcher and educator in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary (Edmonton Region).
Bonnie Stonehouse (3rd Year) - Bonnie joined the ASEA Board in 2010. Upon retiring from a disability related administrative career in the not for profit and public service, Bonnie remained concerned about the unmet needs of people with autism and their families.