Sue Larke has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She provided positive behavioral and transition supports to children, youth and families impacted by autism spectrum for more than 20 years, and has delivered service in schools, clinics and in private family homes.  Sue has taught Positive Behavior Supports to family, schools, and administrators in Alberta and BC, and provides supervision to aspiring Behavior Analysts. Sue was a foster parent for adolescent girls with complex behaviors for more than 10 years, and regards the learning and growth achieved during that time as one of the most impactful in her career.

Dr. Shane L. Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at the Sinneave Family Foundation. In this role, he leads a skilled inter-disciplinary team in delivering service excellence, oversees client service focused measurement and evaluation, and builds out pathways into the community. Specifically, Shane oversees the Launch + Skills Program as well as the Resource Centre and its knowledgeable Ambassadors. Dr. Lynch is a behavioral psychologist specializing in autism, positive behavior supports and self-determination. He has been serving clients with autism, as well as other developmental and behavioural disorders for over 20 years. In 2005, Shane was named a Strategic Training Fellow in Autism Research by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. He has acted as a consultant for those with severe and complex needs to school districts and agencies across Alberta, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories.

After graduating from University of Toronto, John was drawn to the lure of the Canadian Rockies where he owned and operated a business in Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore for thirty years.  In 2005 the Seigner family moved to Calgary in search of support for their severally autistic son Andrew.  John has been working at the Sinneave Family Foundation for the past six years providing navigation support and expertise in the area of supported independent living for families and individuals on the autism spectrum through the Resource Centre, the Aspires Housing Group of Calgary, and the Provincial Housing Advisory Group.  John was the Chairman of Tourism Banff, the Canadian Chairman of the Photo Marketing Association and has been a Rotarian for over 25 years.

Dr. Shane L. Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at the Sinneave Family Foundation. In this role, he leads a skilled inter-disciplinary team in delivering service excellence, oversees client service focused measurement and evaluation, and builds out pathways into the community. Specifically, Shane oversees the Launch + Skills Program as well as the Resource Centre and its knowledgeable Ambassadors. Dr. Lynch is a behavioral psychologist specializing in autism, positive behavior supports and self-determination. He has been serving clients with autism, as well as other developmental and behavioural disorders for over 20 years. In 2005, Shane was named a Strategic Training Fellow in Autism Research by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. He has acted as a consultant for those with severe and complex needs to school districts and agencies across Alberta, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories.

Mr. Lambert has over 30 years of successful Executive and Board Leadership including Strategic Planning, Executive and Board Governance, Enterprise Risk Management and Stakeholder Engagement. His experience includes Executive or Board level experience in public and private companies in various industries.  Companies that Mr. Lambert has impacted include: The Calgary Co-op, Canadian Tire, the George Weston Loblaw group (Real Canadian Superstores), Mark’s Work Wearhouse, The Forzani Group (Sport Chek), Parkland Fuel Corporation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Yellow Pages Group, and Premium Brands Inc.

Mr. Lambert currently serves on not for profits boards, including Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) and the City of Calgary’s Audit Committee. He also volunteers with a variety of community organizations.

Teunisje is a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor.  She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with autism and their families.  When meeting with clients, she utilizes a strengths-based approach to help them create realistic goals and action plans towards better functioning in their daily life. Teunisje also has an understanding of developmental disorders, sensory processing disorders, mental health issues, motor skill problems, and cognitive and visual-perceptual difficulties, and she works with her clients to improve their ability to face these challenges.

Michael Barrett is a Registered Psychologist and a Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the field of adolescent and adult mental health, and brings extensive knowledge in understanding stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, and transition planning to his role. As a member of the Sinneave Family Foundation since 2012, he has been instrumental in the delivery of a number of key initiatives including the Launch, PEERS®, Worktopia, and Beast Mode programs to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Using client-focused and strength-based approaches, Mike enjoys working to teach social, relationship, and life skills to support clients in becoming more independent, self-sufficient, physically active, and gainfully employed.

Dr. Katelyn Lowe is the Chief Strategy Officer at The Sinneave Family Foundation.  Since joining Sinneave in 2008, Katelyn has been involved in the delivery of a number of key initiatives including the Launch Program, PEERS® and Worktopia. Dr. Lowe is a Registered Psychologist specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  She has trained in a wide range of mental health interventions such as HeartMath®, MYmind, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Katelyn is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Calgary and is involved in a variety of research and evaluation projects focused on autism programming, clinical training and service delivery.

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