Shauna has been with ADWA from the start and is our current President. She’s dedicated tremendous time & energy in the workings of the board and its committees, in addition to teaching at MacEwan University. She’s committed to professionalizing the workforce and raising all voices within the disability community.
Alexander is a longstanding member of ADWA and is serving his second term as an ADWA Board member. He has worked in the sector since 2008, currently as the HR and Operations Officer at MirkaCare Services. He has been a strong voice for the recognition of competencies and fair compensation of the workforce.
JANET ROYSecretary / Treasurer
Janet has worked in this field since 1993, starting as a frontline worker, becoming a supervisor, and moving on to her current position as Project Manager for the Camrose Association for Community Living in Central Alberta.
ALYSSA DEUTSCHERBoard Member
Alyssa has been a long-standing member of ADWA and has been a board member since 2017. Alyssa has been employed in the Disability Workforce since 2011 in various positions (i.e., Frontline, Team Leader, Complex Needs, Case Management), and currently works at MirkaCare Services in Edmonton.
MICHELLE COLEBoard Member
Michelle has been an ADWA board member since 2020. She has worked in the sector since 2001 and is an Associate Dean, School of Community Studies at Bow Valley College. Michelle is passionate about developing a professional workforce and drives this agenda through her partnerships across the province.
PAIGE MCCANN SAUTERBoard Member
Paige has worked in the sector since the early 1990s. She is currently the Executive Director at Ability Resource Association in Lethbridge. She has been a member of ADWA since it was formed, and is a passionate supporter of the valuable and important work being done by Disability Support Workers.
DALE CENABoard Member
Dale has worked in community disability services since 2007 and is currently a Program Coordinator with Calgary SCOPE Society. He joined the ADWA Board in 2021 and is motivated to promote the association, increase membership and support training opportunities.
BOHDANA TATARINBoard Member
Bohdana has been working in the field since 2020 as direct care, team lead, and is currently a Residential Manager with the Bea Fisher Centre in Lloydminster. After graduating from the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program at the U of C, she was ready to enter the workforce. “ADWA allows me a unique opportunity to serve the dedicated employees of this field!”
SUE MANERYExecutive Director
Sue has been a member of ADWA for 10 years and began her new role as ED in March 2021. Since age 15, she worked for people with disabilities in a variety of roles, until her retirement as CEO with Southern Alberta Community Living Association in 2020. Sue remains passionate about the work done by disability service workers.