Cynthia Carroll, CFRE | Executive Director
Cynthia manages the organization's administration, programs, community outreach, and advocacy. Cynthia's other key portfolios include: fund development, marketing, and events. If you would like to set-up an appointment with Cynthia, please connect with her Executive Assistant, Mariann Peters.
Mariann Peters | Executive Assistant
Mariann supports the Executive Director in her day-to-day administrative tasks related to programs, community outreach, advocacy, fund development, marketing, and events. All requests to connect with the Executive Director can be sent to Mariann.
Brian Foster | Operations Director
Brian oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization's front-line services, programs, projects, and supports. He also coordinates the organization's research and its growing training division, Exploring the Spectrum.
Patricia George-Zwicker | Editor
Patricia is the Editor in Chief of the decade-old grassroots newsletter turned magazine, Autistics Aloud. They/she is responsible for overseeing calls for submissions, as well as gathering, editing, and assembling qualifying submissions. She also manages the distribution of the magazine both online and offline.
Amanda Alexander | Director of Development
Robyn Bradshaw | Donor Relations Facilitator
As part of the fund development team, Robyn (she/her) shares the countless stories of Autism Nova Scotia with individuals and organizations alike, so they understand the difference their support makes. With a focus on donations, major gifts, and planned giving, she curates relationships with valued donors and seeks out new opportunities to ensure the sustainability of the organization.
Lynn Stewart-Yuill | Manager of Community Events and Giving
Lynn brings the mission and vision of Autism Nova Scotia to life by working with community partners, sponsors, volunteers, and donors on events including our annual Walk the Walk for Autism, Toonies for Autism and Best of Local Gala Dinner.
Reece Cheng | Branding & Communications Manager
Reece [they/them] is responsible for overseeing and leading Autism Nova Scotia's marketing and public relations campaigns from development to execution. Through digital, social, and conventional marketing, Reece ensures the organization's brand and key messages reaches as many supporters and partners as possible.
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Ashley Parker | Public Relations Assistant
Ashley [she/her] is responsible for supporting the Communications team in the promotion of Autism Nova Scotia's key messages and helping ensure the brand is consistent across all public channels. Ashley's work involves working with both digital and traditional media.
Jenna Conter | AIDE Atlantic Hub Connector & Communications Coordinator
Jenna is responsible for promoting Autism Nova Scotia's stories, programs, and resources to engage the autism community across the province. As the Atlantic HUB Connector, Jenna supports the AIDE Network by offering information and support to the autism and/or intellectual disability community.
Hannah Teeple | Employment Support Coordinator
Jessica McKee-Mitchell | Employment Support Coordinator
Jamie-Lynn Black | Clinical Supervisor
Ready, Willing and Able (RWA)
Chloe Allen | Autism Outreach Coordinator
Exploring the Spectrum
Billy Gillis | Online Education Training Coordinator
Pre-Employment: LaunchPad, Career Quest, Employment Support Group
Stacie Johnston | Employment Support Specialist
Christopher Margeson | Employment Support Specialist
Natasha Reid | Employment Support Specialist
Post-Secondary Autism Support Services (PASS)
Chrystal Tushaus | Post-Secondary Autism Supports Director
Chrystal supports post-secondary students and faculty through the Post-Secondary Support program, PASS. The PASS program provides individualized, one-to-one support to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in non-academic areas to help students successfully transition in and out of their post-secondary career.
Corey Levis | Post-Secondary Autism Supports Coordinator
Jamie-Lynn Black | Clinical Supervisor
Jamie-Lynn is the Clinical Supervisor of the QuickStart program at Autism Nova Scotia, which is a parent coaching program for toddlers who are suspected of having or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families. She oversees the program and provides support to the Parent Coaches, Speech Language Pathologist, and Occupational Therapist.
Connor Bray-Stone | QuickStart Supervisor
Connor is the QuickStart supervisor of the QuickStart Nova Scotia program at Autism Nova Scotia, which is a parent coaching program for toddlers who are suspected of having or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families. He oversees the program, completes registration and intakes, and provides clinical support to the Parent Coaches, Speech Language Pathologist, and Occupational Therapist.
Megan MacDougall | Parent Coach
Megan is a Parent Coach in the QuickStart program. She provides coaching to parents to help support them in developing their child's skills. She is responsible for working with the Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist to assess each child's skills, write programs to support skill development, and coach parents on how to teach their children those new skills.
Haley Lundy | Parent Coach
Haley is a Parent Coach in the QuickStart program. She provides coaching to parents to help support them in developing their child's skills. She is responsible for working with the Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist to assess each child's skills, write programs to support skill development, and coach parents on how to teach their children those new skills.
Jess McKee-Mitchell | Parent Coach
Jess is a Parent Coach in the QuickStart program. She provides coaching to parents to help support them in developing their child's skills. She is responsible for working with the Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist to assess each child's skills, write programs to support skill development, and coach parents on how to teach their children those new skills.
Yevonne Le Lacheur | Director of Programs
Yevonne leads Autism Nova Scotia’s programs team, overseeing all social, education, and recreation programs. She is responsible for conducting gap analysis, curriculum/program development, and evaluation using best practices and evidence-based strategies for our current programs and those under development.
Thomas Reynolds | Program Supervisor
Thomas oversees the daily running of Halifax’s Social and Community Inclusion Programs. He is responsible for developing systems, processes and yearly plans, that allow for efficient delivery, and meet targets and goals set for each program. Thomas manages community partnerships connected to programs in Halifax’s Social and Community inclusion portfolio.
Caitlyn Temple | Program Coordinator & Programs Volunteer Coordinator
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Caitlyn is responsible for running and planning our social, education, and recreation programs. She also coordinates recruiting, training and managing our program volunteers.
Holly MacLellan | Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism Program Coordinator
Holly is responsible for the coordination of the Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA) program in Atlantic Canada. Holly is also the HRSA Educator for the Halifax area. She ensures program participants learn concepts of human sexuality through a sex-positive evidence-based approach creating an inclusive and interactive learning environment.
Patricia George-Zwicker | Video Project Facilitator
Patricia is the Video Project's Program Facilitator; they are responsible for facilitating the weekly video project sessions along with supporting participants in content creation, planning, social setting dynamics and social skill development and developing the Red Carpet event.
Cody Roy | Autism Arts Coordinator
Cody is the the Autism Arts Coordinator, who is responsible for running and facilitating the Autism Arts program by ensuring each participant has a positive recreational experience exploring different art mediums.
Anna Brewer | Inclusion & Respite Coordinator
Anna provides support for families, individuals and professionals who seek navigation to services within the community, support in advocacy needs and support in general. She also supports families seeking respite solutions by connecting them to screened and trained respite workers from our Respite Support Database. The database supports individuals of diverse abilities.
Andrew Pelrine | Social Enterprise & Cause Marketing Director
Andrew is the main point of contact for Autism Nova Scotia's social enterprise, The Pearl. He handles all questions about The Pearl's products, coordinates pop-up events, and facilitates inquiries regarding wholesale and retail purchases and the website: www.supportautism.ca
Jacqueline van der Burg | Social Enterprise & Cause Marketing Director (on mat leave)
Holly Nauss | Program Assistant
Holly designs and produces jewelry for The Pearl, an Autism Nova Scotia social enterprise. She takes pictures of The Pearl’s jewelry and uploads photographs on Instagram to promote products to customers. She also supports customers and participants of Autism Nova Scotia employment programs.
Adelle Marshall | Digital Media & Design Specialist
Adelle develops and creates all digital and print collateral for The Pearl, some of which includes signage, packaging, promotional materials, website design/maintenance, and managing social media platforms.