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Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
Allison Prieur

PAST PRESIDENT
Ali Coppola

VICE PRESIDENT
Alexis Baksi

PRESIDENT ELECT
Christina Stramacchia

TREASURER
Danielle Gignac

DIRECTORS
Naomi Levitz
Shauna Carter
Cheryl Porter
Shauna Carter
Domenic Acchione
John Stroyan
 

SECRETARY/EX OFFICIO

 

 

BOARD COMMITTTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Allison Prieur - President
Alexis Baksi - Vice President
Danielle Gignac - Treasurer
Christina Stramacchia - President Elect
Ali Coppola - Past President

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Danielle Gignac - Chairperson
Ali Coppola  
Christina Stramacchia
Alexis Baksi  
Allison Prieur
Cheryl Porter
John Stroyan

FRENCH LANGUAGE SERVICE
Naomi Levitz
Alexis Baksi
 
 

SUB COMMITTEES

HUMAN RESOURCES
RECRUITMENT AND RECOGNITION

Leigh Vachon
Domenic Acchione
Danielle Gignac
Sonia Dauncey
John Stroyan

SOCIAL RECREATION COMMITTEE

Sonia Dauncey
Ali Coppola
Cheryl Porter

EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Ali Coppola
Leigh Vachon
Cheryl Porter
Allison Prieur

     

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Allison Prier=ur

 

PRESIDENT
Allison Prieur

Allison Prieur is the founder of DARE Impact Consulting.  Allison has also recently worked at the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and at United Way/ Centraide Windsor-Essex County and at the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care during the redesign of the Health System Research Fund. She holds a BA in Developmental Psychology with Thesis and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

With over 15 years of experience in the non-profit and public sectors Allison has been able to assist our Board of Directors with Quality Improvement and Policies and Procedures. She is a proud Rotarian, a member of Rotary Club of Windsor (1918).

In Allison’s spare time you will find her spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Detroit Tigers and finding new and interesting local businesses to support.

Ali Coppola

 

PAST PRESIDENT
Ali Coppola

Ali Coppola is a Chrysler Canada employee with an educational background in Business Management Studies, Medical Records Clerk, Nursing Unit Clerk and Gerontology Studies.  Ali is also a Laubach Literacy qualified tutor and level II Labour Community Advocate. She is currently working on a Labour Studies Certificate through McMaster University.  

Ali began volunteering at ALSO in 1989 for the Social Recreation program, and sat on the Board of Directors from 2003 – 2005 prior to moving to Brampton.  Upon her return to Windsor, Ali rejoined the Board in 2010.

Ali has coached and or managed numerous competitive soccer teams when her children were younger.  She has been a long term volunteer and supporter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor and Essex County, and is active with Unifor Local 444 and their community events. 

 

 

Christina Stramacchia​​

PRESIDENT ELECT
Christina Stramacchia

Christina Stramacchia has worked as a social worker within the criminal justice system for 15 years.  Her experience spans 20 years working with mental health, addiction and at risk youths.  Christina is a graduate of the University of Windsor, and obtained her Masters Degree at Wayne State University in 2003.  

More recently Christina has been able to check off a bucket list goal and has published her Memoir about growing up with a craniofacial difference. She decided to join the Board at A.L.S.O to assist in advocating for those with physical limitations in September 2017.

   
 

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DIRECTOR 
Leigh Vachon

Leigh Vachon is the Executive Director of Victoria Manor Housing with Supports, and has worked in the field of addictions and mental health for over 10 years.  Born in Windsor, Leigh has been a Board member since September 2014 and is a University of Windsor Alumni.

Leigh has previously volunteered for the Distress Centre, and now sits on the Fundraising Committee for the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women.  Leigh is a certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer and Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  Leigh is an influential advocate for marginalized persons in Windsor/ Essex.

In her spare time you will find Leigh participating in social justice initiatives in Windsor and Essex County.

 

Shauna Carter

 

DIRECTOR
Shauna Carter

Shauna Carter is Nurse practitioner for Complex Continuing Care at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare in addition to her role as a Nurse practitioner for Schlegel Villages. She is an alumni from the University of Windsor where she obtained her Nurse Practitioner certificate and her Registered Nurse certification.

Shauna is a member of the governance board Essex County nurse practitioner led clinic in addition to her role on the A.L.S.O. board. 

Cheryl Porter

DIRECTOR
Cheryl Porter

Cheryl Porter is an advocate for people with physical disabilities, she works for Glengarry Non-Profit Housing Corporation for the past 20 years.  She has been living independently since 1991 and understands the importance of having accessible housing in our community.  Cheryl is a graduate from the Child and Youth Worker program at St. Clair College and has maintain employment at various jobs with children and adults with intellectual and physical challenges before she found her work home at Glengarry Non-Profit.

In addition to volunteering on the A.L.S.O. Board of Directors Cheryl has volunteered for various children and adults programs and serves on many housing Boards and committees.

Cheryl enjoys spending time with her husband of 21 years, has three rescue cats, has dabbled in some interior decorating for friends, assists in finding homeless animals a loving home, photography and cuddling up for Criminal Minds and scary movies. 

Naomi Levitz

DIRECTOR
Naomi Levitz

Naomi Levitz is currently the Newcomer Health Initiative Coordinator for The Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women where spearheads mental health programming for immigrants and refugees as well as one of the nations only migrant worker mental wellness initiatives. She is also board chair for AIDS Committee of Windsor, board member of the Jewish Community Centre and is attempting a doctorate in social work. Naomi works for the School of Social Work supporting Masters students in the placement process. In her over fifteen years as a social work, Naomi has worked in a variety of countries and settings, with a focus on women, trauma and (re) creating personal narratives. 

Naomi can be found at any number of community initiatives around the region, overthinking, dancing and laughing (often at her own jokes).