Autism Edmonton enhances the lives of people on the autism spectrum, through knowledge, services and inclusive opportunities.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Welcome to our Board of Directors for 2019-2020!


Mohammad Rauf (5th year - President) – Mohammad has a sibling on the spectrum. For an individual on the spectrum, he wants social inclusion and opportunities for holistic well-being. He also wants to see beneficial systems, processes, and policies in public & private organizations for the Autism community. Mohammad is a Managing Partner & Director of Product at CodeVille, an Edmonton-based software development firm. 

Gabrielle Battiste (2nd year - Vice President) – Gabrielle has an adult dependent son on the spectrum. She is a practicing lawyer with over 23 years’ experience in three provinces, currently specializing in governance, policy & compliance. She has been Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Ombudsman, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel & an Executive Director and Board Member in a number of different industries. She has worked with the Municipal, Provincial & Federal Governments, Oil & Gas Industries, Banking & Credit Unions; as well as various non-profit groups across the country. Gabrielle is passionate about diversity & inclusion and ensuring every individual, in his or her own unique way, has an opportunity to shine.

Luc Heath, CA, CPA (3rd year - Treasurer) – Luc is a father of three including a son on the spectrum; he is a senior manager at KBH Chartered Accountants where his passion is providing both assurance and advisory services for family-run enterprises and non-profit organizations.  Luc is enthusiastic to be a part of a cause that strives to create opportunities for families impacted by autism. 

Dr. Keith Goulden (7th year) – Keith is a Developmental Pediatrician with an interest in supporting children with autism and their families. He has worked at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Alberta for 22 years, and is currently the Lead Autism Specialist for the local Autism Treatment Network site. 

Kristi Rouse (2nd year) – Kristi Rouse is a mother of two school-aged children, one who is autistic. She is passionate about combining her personal and professional experience, along with her education, to advocate for and contribute to organizations, thereby improving the long-term quality of life for individuals and families. Her prior work and volunteer experience with Provincial Crown Corporations, a publicly traded enterprise, as well as non-profit and charitable organizations allows her to develop a comprehensive view of the challenges facing families. Kristi received her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In addition to her active involvement in raising her young family, Kristi also supports her husband in his residential real estate business in the areas of finance and promotion. She has recently been invited to sit on a Provincial Parent Advisory Committee for the FSCD program.  

Kyla S (2nd year) – Kyla’s travels along the border and into the country of autism and profound personal change more formally unfolded relatively recently. As an advocate and group facilitator, she works with inspirational autistic adults to foster and promote self-determination on the spectrum. Kyla is keen to continue exploring and working with the autism community.

Raymond Wong CPA, CMA (2nd year) – Ray has a son with autism.  As a designated accountant, he has extensive experience in integrated planning, budget development and analytics.  This includes senior leadership roles with the University of Alberta and provincial government ministries, including those responsible for children's services, healthcare and disability supports.  He looks forward to working with Autism Edmonton in making a positive and enduring impact to the community.

Join Our Board of Directors

Autism Edmonton is inviting caring individuals to serve on its volunteer Board of Directors, which represents Autism Edmonton and advocates for its mission and vision. Nominations are accepted year-round by submitting resume, letter of intent or equivalent to All nominees are considered.