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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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Bobbie Jo Barker

Executive Director

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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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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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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Alyssa Kilby

Employment and Learning Services Manager

As the Employment and Learning Services Manager, I get to work with an amazing group of people who provide the best supports to our clients. Whether you are looking for work or volunteer opportunities, assessments or employees, I’m confident our team can support you in reaching your goals! 

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Schae-Lynn Lucan

Employment and Learning Specialist

As a job developer, I strive to assist individuals in finding employment positions that they will enjoy and thrive in. I also work directly with the YESS programs and assist in finding placements. Not only do I find employment and placements, but I also advocate for and support clients in any way that I can. I truly enjoy working at ATN because I get to build empowering relationships with both clients and employers! 

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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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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.

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Frank Moore

Finance Specialist

I work behind the scenes with all things money to facilitate the continuous flow of energy between our clients, staff, and the London community. Impacting peoples lives in a positive way is a daily goal I strive for. It is truly wonderful then for this opportunity at ATN to work with so many caring people as we all strive to co-create a world that works for all.

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Megan Papadakos

Fund Development

Specialist

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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Dafiny Ribeiro

Digital Media Specialist

Hi Everyone! I love being part of the ATN team! As our Digital Media Specialist, I design our promotional materials and spread the word about our amazing services across social media! I am grateful to be part of this awesome organization and love finding new and exciting ways to connect us with our community!

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Avril Rinn

Counselling Services 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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Ahmad Reza Senejani

Employment and Learning Specialist

My master's degree is in psychology, and I have been working in the field of positive psychology for more than seven years. the goal of this field is to live meaningfully based on your abilities and strengths.

Discovering and focusing on your abilities and capabilities will lead you to the path of flourish, and I am glad to learn from you on this path and to be by your side.

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Allison Smith

Employment and Learning Specialist

I am thrilled to work with the dedicated and talented team here at ATN! My background is in disability support services and human resources, and I’m here to work with you to realize your strengths and develop goals to achieve an employment situation that works for you. I think everyone has something of value to contribute and I firmly believe in the strength of diversity! If you are looking for employment support, I look forward to meeting you!

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Barbara Williamson

Business Development Specialist

I am grateful for the opportunity to provide business support for our amazing organization. It’s inspiring to see the great work we do to ensure everyone has a place to grow, discover and belong. 

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Louie

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 !

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