Suzanne is the grandmother of two young boys, Alexander and Nathan, both of whom have been diagnosed with autism.
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.
Steve Doré has been supporting the Annual Camelot QuickStart Charity Golf for Autism golf tournament since its inception in 2014 and now serves as the Tournament Chair since 2017. Steve is a retired Royal Canadian Naval officer with 30 years of service and is also a former IBM Canada Business Development Executive on the Defence Account. Steve has been working as an independent Business Development consultant since 2016 supporting MDA and most recently Seaspan. Steve and his wife, Julie, have two children Liz and Andy and a grandson Teddy and a yellow Labrador named Wrigley.
Ken Charbonneau FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Ken brings extensive accounting, audit and finance knowledge and experience, and board experience with charities and not-for-profit organizations.
Nicole founded Self-care Coaching in 2019. Experience is my teacher as a self-care advocate, caregiver coach, author and speaker who chooses happiness despite my circumstances. My mission is to change the story around caregiving and celebrate the journey. I honour the role of the caregiver by helping them recognize their worth and their true gifts.
Complementing my passion for caregiver well-being is my 23 years of government communications experience—including being a spokesperson; planning community outreach initiatives; organizing ministerial events and coordinating and implementing the government-wide communications strategy to high-profile issues.
“Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Analytical Skills, Energy, Risk Management, Government, and Emergency Management.”
Anna is a Natural Health Practitioner (NHP), a Registered Nutrition Therapist (RNT), a GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology) Certified Practitioner, and the owner of Perfect Resonance Natural Health CounsellingFor over 15 years, Anna has helped individuals of all ages maintain and improve their health through in-person, phone, or video one-on-one consults, as well as group presentations/Lunch & Learn sessions. Holding both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Natural Health Practitioner diploma, Anna understands how the body works and the importance of a wholistic, customized approach to address the unique set of circumstances presented by each client. With knowledge and experience in several natural modalities, Anna is able to offer numerous avenues to maintain and promote health and well-being.
A huge thank you to our past directors that have been integral to the amazing accomplishments we have been able to achieve.
Raymond Bourret, Director
Yolanda Korneluk, PH.D., C.Psych, Director