Meet the team

Rodd & Shelley


Shelley Murphy

Executive director/Co-founder

Profile coming soon

Rodd Murphy

Executive director/Co-founder

Profile coming soon


Stephanie F

Executive assistant

Stephanie joined Adults in Motion in 2015 in the Kitchener Day Program as the Program Coordinator and then later transitioned to the position of Program Manager. Prior to joining Adults in Motion, Stephanie enjoyed 15+ years of experience in the social services field and has been committed to this field her entire career. Stephanie has a Psychology/Sociology University degree and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. Even before her younger brother with autism was born, Stephanie had a strong interest in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Stephanie has supported individuals in various settings such as group homes, day programs, camps, and 1:1 support in the community. She has even been friends with a couple Adults in Motion participants for over 20 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. Stephanie is so happy to be a part of the Adults in Motion team and is committed to providing exceptional support to the programs and participants.

Linda B

Lubdub Virtual Programming

Profile coming soon

Cambridge team

Ashley R

Manager of Programs & Services Cambridge

Ashley joined Adults in Motion with over 8  experience working as a direct support professional and personal support worker. After obtaining her Counselling Diploma, she spent time working in group homes, respite services, camps and retreats as an events coordinator and providing in-home care with adults and individuals with disabilities.  Ashley received her Autism training through Kerry’s Place and is also a certified Reiki Healer.   Ashley enjoys spending her free time with her family, in nature, jewelry making, creating songs and dancing, and learning new hobbies. Ashley is very passionate about advocacy and empowering others.  Ashley is very proud to join the Adults in Motion team, and is very excited to bring her knowledge and experiences to the program while continuing to grow and learn both personally and professionally!

Nicole J

Direct Support Professional Cambridge

Nicole joined the Adults in Motion Team with over 17 years of experience in the Recreation and Leisure field. She graduated from the Recreation and Leisure program at Conestoga College in 2007. Nicole has many years experience in Long Term Care as a Program Aide but has also worked on a Cruise Ship on the program team! Nicole loves working with people and is a social butterfly! She loves music, the outdoors, and enjoys traveling with her husband. Nicole has always had a passion to work with seniors and adults and continues to expand her horizons and work within a community that is ever-growing and changing. Making community connections and building from those relationships is important to Nicole and helps her advocate for the community that she supports. Nicole is proud to be part of the Adults in Motion Team and can’t wait to see what the future holds for all participants and their families!

Brian D

Direct Support Professional Cambridge

Brian came to Adults in Motion with over 20 years of experience in the social work field. While attending University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a Sociology Major, Brian also experienced living with a nephew that was born with special needs who was cared for in his family home. This experience led him to seek a caregiver role as weekend counsellor and relief staff member at KW Habilitation. After graduating he pursued his career at Elmira District for Community Living (EDCL) as a job coach, then moved onto their supported employment coordinator. To further his experience, he became a manager of an independent living home, assisted living home and respite services for EDCL. For the last fourteen years Brian has worked as a rehabilitation support worker for Bartimaeus Rehab assisting individuals who have suffered an Acquired Brain Injury. In this role Brian supported his clients by providing opportunities to return to some pre-accident recreation, education and community reintegration. While growing up Brian spent many summers as a camper, leader-in-training and later as a counsellor at Camp Tawingo. This, along with his work history has enabled Brian to see the importance of providing meaningful programs offering a social and fun experience for all.

Hamilton Team

Natalie W

Manager of Programs & Services Hamilton

Natalie came to Adults in Motion with a lifetime career and multiple degrees in the support services.  Natalie brought with her extensive experience in community volunteerism in various roles, a career of working leadership with youth and seniors and has been working with individuals with special needs since her early teens. She is also a Nutritionist and owns a working farm that operates educational day camps for youth. Natalie continues to volunteer her animal therapy and homesteading programs as “Farmer Natalie” to not only Adults in Motion but also long term care & senior centres as well as schools throughout her community. She has three teenage children that have Learning Disabilities and held a position on the Board of Directors for the Learning Disabilities Association of Hamilton Halton. Natalie has a passion for helping others and a joy for living everyday to its fullest. In her spare time she loves to cook and hike the Bruce Trail behind her farm, she’s also a craft-a-holic and shows dogs and pigs with her children.

Ryenn J

Direct Support Professional Hamilton

Ryenn is a very energetic and passionate Recreation Therapist! She credits her love for this field to her absolutely amazing older brother who happens to have ATR-16, a very unique intellectual disability. Ryenn says ‘He is such an amazing guy, my best friend and has made me very eager to advocate for all people with special needs and increase quality of life for all.’ 

Ryenn graduated from the Mohawk College Recreation Therapy program. She’s also worked in a group home for adults with disabilities and continues in a casual relief position.   
Ryenn says ‘I love to snuggle my dogs and spend time with my family and friends. I also love many sports but most specifically soccer and I have a love for fitness in general.’  

Chandler L

Direct Support Professional Hamilton

Chandler is an outgoing, enthusiastic, and caring person. She began pursuing her Recreation Therapy diploma at Mohawk college, and graduated in 2019. She was a developmental service worker for 3.5 years before joining our Adults in Motion team. In her spare time she loves hiking, walking her dog Lola, watching movies, and cooking! One of her favourite meals to cook is homemade chicken noodle soup.

Kitchener-Waterloo Team

Coming soon

Manager of Programs & Services Kitchener

Kelsey joined the Adults in Motion team with over 9 years of experience in the recreation field. She has spent time as a camp leader, STEM camp coordinator, and community centre program coordinator. She has a Bachelors of Education from University of Regina and went on to teach in Leeds, UK before making the move to Ontario. It was when she moved to Ontario where she made the switch from classroom teaching to recreation. During her time in the field she has worked with a wide range of ages from children, youth, and adults. She has a passion for creating engaging programming and experiences for individuals within their own community. Outside of work, Kelsey can be found reading, painting, going on hikes, and spending time with her partner and their two cats. 

Karli H

Direct Support Professional Kitchener

Karli joined Adults in Motion with over 15 years years of experience working as a direct support professional and personal support worker. After obtaining her Child and Youth Worker Diploma at Mohawk College. She spent time working in group homes, respite services, camps, sector 23 classrooms, and nurseries. Karli has worked with a wide range of ages during her time in the field, child, youth, adults, and seniors. She has been working mostly with individuals with special needs, ASD, mental health, and medically fragile since starting her career. Karli is passionate about the work she does and strives to bring equality and inclusion to the programs she is involved in. Nothing is more important than providing a safe and welcoming environment where individuals can make connections, grow, and learn new skills. In her spare time she loves to cook, go camping, swimming, and biking with her 2 year old daughter and partner. When not outside or playing at the park with her daughter, she likes to curl up on the couch with a Stephen King book.

Nicole K

Direct Support Professional Kitchener

Nicole is a compassionate, kind soul that enjoys working alongside people in the community. Nicole joined the Kitchener team with over 15 years experience working in Mental health.  She has worked in a number of group homes over the years and has experience working with many different personalities. With a strong focus to Mental health, developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis clients. Nicole helped run a youth program at a local community centre in the last two years, and has acquired many connections through volunteering. With her experience, Nicole has gained skills to create a fun safe environment in a recreational setting. Nicole has a drive for advocacy, she has a love for learning about others and their life stories. In her free time you can find Nicole chasing waterfalls, adventuring with her three beautiful children, sitting by a campfire, or watching a good Halloween movie. 

Oakville Team

Shayna J

Manager of Programs & Services Oakville

Shayna excitedly joined Adults in Motion with her degree in Child and Youth Care from Humber college and her post-graduate in Brain Disorders Management from Mohawk College. With experience in afterschool programs, camp counselling and years in the hospitality industry, she has a passion for research, advocacy and support for individuals within the field of mental health, addictions and brain disorders. Shayna strives to approach every experience with a strengths-based, anti-racist, anti-oppresive, feminist framework ensuring each individual she supoorts with can truly be themselves. With personal interests in health, wellness, self-awareness and meditation, Shayna appreciates and encourages a well-balanced and rewarding lifestyle.

Kaitlyn C

Direct Support Professional Oakville

Kaitlyn is a dedicated and energetic individual. You will always find her with a smile on her face, no matter the task at hand. She graduated from the Recreation Therapy intensive program at Mohawk College in 2016. Kaitlyn has continued a leadership role at Mohawk by helping to teach hands-on skills to students in Recreation Therapy as a technician, assisting professors. Kaitlyn has worked with seniors and persons with disabilities for more than ten years. She is extremely passionate about breaking down barriers people with disabilities face and finding ways to create possibilities. Kaitlyn is creative and enjoys using painting and other mediums as an act of self expression.

Danielle D

Direct Support Professional Oakville

Danielle is an enthusiastic, compassionate, and dedicated individual who is always happy to connect with and learn about others! Danielle began her studies in the social service field at Mohawk College, obtaining a Social Service Worker diploma in 2021 before continuing her studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Bachelor of Social Work program. In addition to working with individuals who have disabilities, Danielle has experience working with individuals experiencing addiction or mental health concerns and currently maintains a relief position at an emergency women’s shelter. Danielle believes in doing with, not for, and seeks to empower individuals by utilizing a strength-based approach in her practice. In her spare time, Danielle can be found listening to her favourite music or watching documentaries with her beloved cat, Stella.


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