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Our Team

Our staff are here to assist you through all aspects of your journey at ATN.

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Andrea Topham

Executive Director

Each day is full of  new possibilities at ATN! I am so grateful that I get to lead, support,  and learn from our incredible clients, and extraordinary ATN team. You use your strengths and talents everyday to inspire, create, and engage opportunities for all.   

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Barb Williamson

Executive Assistant

I support our Director of Awesomeness, Andrea Topham and our fantastic board. I also have the privilege of managing projects and  helping our amazing ATN team with anything our folks need to do this great work!

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Bobbie Jo Barker

Employment and Learning Services Manager

I get to oversee an amazing team of people who are passionate, committed and unrelenting in their work.  What I love most is that each and every day, I get to meet the most amazing humans I have ever known!

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Alyssa Kilby

Employment and Learning Specialist

I love working at ATN because I get to work with amazing and inspiring people every day in many meaningful ways.  I work with our clients to explore their strengths and interests and make plans for employment and/or training. I look forward to working with you on your employment journey! 

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Brittany Moore

Employment and Learning Specialist

I am committed to creating a welcoming environment where you and I can work together. If you had difficulties  in school or think you might have a learning disability, I can help you understand your strengths and challenges and make a plan to achieve your goals.

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Cherie Gibson

Employment and Learning Specialist

I love being a part of our dedicated team at ATN!  Through my work as a learning and employment specialist, I support people to gain skills and resources to pursue their goals.  As an instructor, I create a  space that embraces difference, where students are seen and valued. 

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Jill Tozzo

Employment and Learning Specialist

I work in the Welcome Centre where along with a team of dedicated co-workers, assist people in reaching their employment and educational goals. At ATN we pride ourselves in not just helping our clients but celebrating them, individually.

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Joe Coreno

Employment and Learning Specialist

I can work with you before employment begins to ensure you are job ready. I’m fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), and work closely with our Deaf clients. I enjoy working at ATN because it allows me to invest in people and provide them with  tools and opportunities to find meaning and purpose in work. 

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Paula Leighton

Employment and Learning Specialist

Hi! A large part of what I do is create and facilitate workshops for our clients. I especially enjoy teaching life skills such as communication, understanding emotions, financial basics, and teamwork. When not teaching, I work with youth who have completed programs to achieve their employment or educational goals.

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Nancy Bohnert

Finance Manager

I have been with ATN for almost 30 years and have met a  lot of wonderful people. I'm proud of our welcoming atmosphere where people  gain new skills and begin new ventures. While I may not work one on one with our clients, I am here to assist in any way I can.  Our team has a common goal,  to support you along the way!

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Vicary Parkin

Employment and Learning Specialist

I can help you figure out  the education you need to reach your employment goals. If you struggled at school I can help you get a better understanding of your learning strengths and challenges. Together, we can develop strategies to make your future education a success.

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Jeanne McLaws

Employment and Learning Specialist

Hi Everyone! I teach our clients how to use assistive technology such as speech recognition, text to speech, and work with various software programs. I enjoy helping individuals to understand their potential and to work towards their goals. For me this = Satisfaction!

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Vito Mendonca

Community Development Manager

I  spread the word on our amazing work and our amazing clients! I love to meet new people, learn about their experiences, and be a part of the change they seek in their lives. Community is at the core of our services, and I help build partnerships  within our community  that create pathways to help with our clients’ success.


Melodie Hayes

Employment and Learning Specialist

Working alongside job seekers and our amazing staff is my favorite part of being with ATN team. Helping you explore your strengths and reach your individual goals is a passion of mine and my team. I strive to develop meaningful relationships, while advocating for clients in any way I can. I am happy to be a part of your employment and learning journey!

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Megan Papadakos

Fund Development


I enjoy building relationships with our clients, partners, funders, and community.  I am proud of the variety of  ways our clients experience growth and success. I help raise funds to build and deliver our exceptional programs and services and I'm proud to be part of the ATN team dedicated to empowering  our clients.

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Avril Rinn

Program Standards & Development Manager

I’ve worked at ATN for many years.  In fact, I was a client in one of our first programs! I am a Registered Therapist and along with developing programs I work with clients to overcome  mental health barriers.  I especially enjoy helping people improve the quality of their lives by learning skills to manage anxiety, and overcome procrastination.  

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As a co-instructor with the YESS Program I work side by side with individuals to help discover and build their skills, gather resources and create connections to support them towards their employment goals. I strive to always keep learning and provide a safe learning environment for everyone.

Jessie Wilson


I work as an instructor in the YESS ASD program supporting young people on the autism spectrum to reach their employment and educational goals! I am a registered occupational therapist (OT) who also collaboratively completes assessments of client's strengths and challenges, supporting them in moving forward, accessing the supports and services they need to reach their full pOTential.

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Tynysia Woodburn


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Guide Dog  Extraordinaire

I'm a Labrador Retriever and work as Avril’s guide dog. When I'm not helping her navigate the city, I hang out in her office and lounge. I love to  play and to eat -- pretty much everything !  I never say no to yummy treats or to a game of tug-of-war! I love everyone I meet and get really excited when we get visitors!  When I'm not working, I'm totally up for sharing some doggy love !