Elyse – Program Coordinator
Elyse comes to AIM with over ten years of experience in the social services field. She began as a volunteer for Kid’s Ability where she first discovered her passion for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Elyse went on to complete her diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies and her Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation. She has enjoyed gaining experience working with various community agencies in one on one and group settings. Elyse has lived in two l’Arche communities where she enjoyed fully immersing herself in the day-to-day of community inclusion. While working with the Canucks Autism Network she implemented recreation and skill building opportunities for individuals with Autism living in the lower-mainland of British Columbia. Elyse is very excited to be a part of the Adults in Motion team, sharing meaningful experiences with participants and community members.
Rachel – Health and Safety Rep
Rachel comes to AIM with over 13 years in the Social Service field. Rachel graduated from Conestoga College’s Human Services Program and continued on to graduate from Social Service Worker Diploma Program. From an early age Rachel knew she wanted to be involved in a helping profession and began Candy Striping for St Luke’s Retirement Home after school in grade 8. Rachel has gained valuable experience through many types of positions within the Waterloo Region, including the Life Skills program at Waterloo Collegiate High School, Haven House Women’s Shelter, St Elizabeth Day care, KidsLINK , group homes and day programs. Through these experiences, Rachel was able to discover that her passion was working with individuals with developmental disABILITIES. Rachel’s additional Community Connections role at AIM has allowed her to continue her passion of offering programming that promotes well being and community inclusion.
Heather – Volunteer Coordinator
Heather believes in the value of a positive attitude and the impact of empowerment. She has an incredible sense of community and a natural ability to make sincere personal connections with others. In additional to Heather’s outstanding personal attributes, she also has her degree in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo. Heather has worked with the Waterloo Regional District School Board assisting students in the St Mary’s life skills class and has spent many years as a school volunteer helping children with special needs polish their reading and math skills. Heather is also a gifted singer and musician who has used her talents as the Director of The St George Youth Choir. Heather loves being part of the Adults In Motion team and sharing her gifts with amazing program participants.