NW Core staff roles

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OFFICE PHONE for general inquiries please contact Kim Phone: 780-533-5461

Client supports please contact Jen R Phone: 780-533-5442

Executive Director: Gwen Vekved    

With direction and guidance from the Leadership Team, the FASD Network Coordinator assists with the development, enhancement, and coordination of the FASD Network. If you have any questions about services offered by the NW Peace FASD Network,  or how your agency can apply to receive funding from the Network contact the Network Coordinator.

Email: gwen@nwfasd.ca

FASD Diagnostic Clinic Coordinator:  Michelle Perron       

The Clinical Coordinator position leads the multi-disciplinary team in meeting the standards required in FASD Assessment and Diagnostic Services. The mobile clinic travels around the entire NW region with clinics being held in Peace River, Grande Prairie, Grande Cache, and High Prairie. If you have questions about the Diagnostic process or would like to make a referral to the clinic please contact the clinic coordinator.

Phone: 780-533-5444 or Email: michelle@nwfasd.ca

FASD Program Support: Kim Sillito

Kim is the general contact for the Network.  If you have questions about upcoming FASD trainings and workshops, please contact Kim to be invited to our FASD website/blog.  She assists with supporting the funded community agencies with contract reporting and with the  Provincial Government data collection tool.   You can contact her with any questions and she will guide you in the appropriate direction.

Phone: 780-533-5461 or Email:  kim@nwfasd.ca

FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator: Leanne Aspen        

This unique initiative is set up to increase awareness and prevention of FASD in NW Alberta. The Prevention Facilitator is available to educate front line workers about the various aspects of FASD, and to participate in the FASD Prevention Conversation; to appropriately engage women about the use of alcohol during pregnancy within a shame-free framework. Please contact  Leanne for small or large group learning sessions.

Phone: 780-533-5462 or Email: leanne@nwfasd.ca

FASD Community Resource Advocate: Jen Richards       

This position plays a crucial role in providing information, referrals, and access to services for clients who have been diagnosed or are suspected of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This role works closely with the Northwest FASD Diagnostic team and the clients and families involved in the diagnostic process, connecting families to support within their specific communities. If you have questions about community supports or services for individuals who are suspected or diagnosed please contact the Network.

Phone: 780-533-5442 or Email: JenR@nwfasd.ca

Operations and Administration Coordinator: Gail Andrews

 This role supports the agency teams with reporting and contract commitments and the Northwest Peace team with mentoring, Safety, and health and works within the many projects taken on annually through the Network

Phone: 780-533-5463     Email Gail@nwfasd.ca

FASD Diagnostic Administrative Support Roles– Part-time casual as needed

This position supports the FASD Diagnostic Clinic Coordinator role. They are integral in streamlining the waitlist process and supporting the clinicians through the diagnostic process. They also carry out various administrative tasks in relation to the clinic.

Instructional FASD Coach: Jen Duperron- Trydal  

The new WRaP 2.0 FASD Coaching Partnership Project is now available to all school authorities across Alberta provided by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Education.  This FASD coaching program was developed in a collaborative process between education stakeholders and FASD Service Networks. 

The FASD Instructional Coach will incorporate FASD best practices to facilitate ongoing professional development for teachers and education staff, meeting the diverse learning needs of students with FASD.

The newly appointed FASD Instructional Coach for the region, Jen Duperron-Trydal brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. She has been employed with Northwest Peace FASD Network since 2014.  

Phone: 780-518-7810 Email Jen@nwfasd.ca


Our office is located at:

#204, 9805 97St

Grande Prairie, AB

T8V 8B9

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