Board of Directors

Quickstart early intervention for autism


Suzanne Jacobson/Founder

Suzanne is the grandmother of two young boys, Alexander and Nathan, both of whom have been diagnosed with autism.  Realizing that she needed to learn so much so quickly, Suzanne attended the International Symposium on Autism (Geneva Centre) three weeks after her first grandson was diagnosed with autism. 

In early 2008, Suzanne founded QuickStart-Early Intervention for Autism which incorporated and became a registered Canadian Charity in 2010.

Suzanne's Story

QuickStart Timeline

Yolanda Korneluk, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Korneluk received a doctorate from the University of Ottawa specializing in child, adolescent and family psychology.  She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and currently practices primarily in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders/developmental disability and adolescent mental health.

Jennifer Cruickshank

Jennifer Cruickshank has worked with QuickStart in many capacities since our inception. These roles included corporate secretary, volunteer coordinator and event planner.  Jennifer is an Executive in the public service in the field of human resources.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Honours, with course concentration in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.


Bertschi Orth Solicitors LLP

Legal advisor

adora Quah

Financial Officer

David (Jake) Jacobson

Vice President

Steve Dore

Golf Tournament Chair

terry jamieson and anna varriano

Co- Secretary


past Directors/Officers

A huge thank you to our past directors and officers that have been integral to the amazing accomplishments we have been able to achieve.

Raymond Bourret, Director

Nina Grimes, Officer

Margo Korneluk, Officer

Cindy Harrison, Officer




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