Kitchener Staff

Rose – Program Staff

Rose came to AIM with 25+ years in the Health Care field, starting off as a Pharmacy Technician and then moving onto providing private care as a Personal Support Worker. Rose worked in Long Term Care facilities for many years where she thrived in Special Care units with Alzheimer’s patients.
Rose also worked at Independent Living of Waterloo Region where she specialized in Retirement and Outreach. Rose presently works weekends at a group home for individuals with special needs in the KW area and cares for a gentleman privately as well.
Rose’s main focus is AIM and the participants. She loves coming to work every day, and the participants are always happy to see her. Rose is looking forward to growing with AIM, and continuing to be a great support to all AIM Participants!

Stephanie  – Program Staff

Stephanie came to AIM with 15+ years of experience in the social services field and also has a brother with special needs. Stephanie has a Psychology/Sociology University degree and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. Even before her little brother was born Stephanie had an interest in working with individuals with special needs. Stephanie has supported individuals in group homes, day programs, camps, and 1:1 support in the community. She has even been friends with a couple AIM participants for over 13 years! Stephanie also volunteered at Grand River Hospital and acted as an evening supervisor for KW’s Out of The Cold program for over 6 years. In November 2013, Stephanie received Extend-A-Family’s “Individual Inclusion Award” for an ‘I Choose Dignity’ video she made, along with being an advocate for individuals with special needs in our community.  Stephanie is so happy to be a part of the AIM team and is committed to providing exceptional support to the participants.

Laura  – Program Staff

Laura is a graduate of the Recreation and Leisure Services Program as well as Recreation Therapy at Mohawk College. Laura comes to AIM with experience as a Program Planner for a Day Program in Burlington, and is also a Life Enrichment worker at St. Andrew’s Terrace in Cambridge. Laura has gained valuable experience volunteering in many different environments including day programs, senior centres and long term care facilities.  She has also gained additional insight into different cultures from a recent two month backpacking trip in Europe. Laura is extremely excited about joining the AIM team and looks forward to using her passion to make lasting connections with the AIMazing participants!