Staff & Associates

Joelle Blais

Joelle Blais

Family Support Facilitator
506-658-5363

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As Family Support Facilitator, Joelle is responsible for providing support to families of children and adults with an intellectual disability, based on their individual needs. Joelle helps to ensure families voices are heard and assists families to navigate through complex social systems. She also provides opportunities for families to connect as a group for information and laughter and […]

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Jon Lister

Director of Labour Market Facilitation
506-453-4475

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Through his role, Jon works to build employer support for hiring and supporting people with an intellectual disability. He joined the NBACL team in May 2010.

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Jonathan Gallagher

Training & Events Assistant
506-453-6674

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Jordan Hovey

Transition Facilitator
506-466-7325

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As Transition Facilitator, Jordan assists high school students with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum condition make successful transitions from high school to adult life, primarily focusing on meaningful employment. He works with students, schools, and families to build a network of support to help ensure the successful transition of the students from school to work and/or […]

Justine Keenan

Justine Keenan

Community Animator
506-643-2012

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As Community animator with the NBACL, Justine’s role includes working with adults with disabilities to identify their life goals, facilitating connections for community opportunities, planning and implementing personal support networks, as well as community outreach and partnership development. Justine is currently pursuing a leadership degree through the faculty of Renaissance College at UNB Fredericton.  

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Kaitlin Gamble

Family Support Facilitator, Fredericton
506-453-4416

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As a Family Support Facilitator, Kaitlin Gamble assists families and individuals in navigating complex social systems by providing support and advocacy on an individualized basis. Additionally, Kaitlin organizes events for both the Families United Network (FUN) and the Seniors United Network (SUN), providing families with supportive environments to connect, have fun, and provide mutual support […]

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Ken Pike

Director of Social Policy
506-848-5434

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In his work with NBACL, Ken has made significant contributions through his work at NBACL on public policy issues affecting people who have a disability and their families.

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Kristi Ewart

Manager of Early Learning & Family Support
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As Manager of Early Learning & Family Support, Kristi supports a team of six Early Learning Inclusion Facilitators to develop and facilitate on-site support and professional learning for staff in provincial inclusive early learning and child care programs; and two Family Support Facilitators who work with families and individuals to access appropriate supports and services. […]

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Laura Moore-Simpson

Transition Facilitator
506-658-5322

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As Transition Facilitator, Laura assists high school youth with an intellectual disability make successful transitions from high school to adult life, primarily focusing on employment. He works with students, the school, and parents to build a network of support to help ensure the successful transition of students from school to work and/or post-secondary education.

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Lindsey Gillies

Executive Assistant
506-444-2482

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Lindsey is responsible for providing support to the Executive Director as well as to NBACL’s volunteer Board and committee members.

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Lisa Robichaud Flann

Transition Facilitator
506-547-2448

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As Transition Facilitator, Lisa assists high school youth with an intellectual disability to make successful transitions from high school to adult life, and from school to work transitions. She helps to bridge the gap and help to build a network of support for the students.

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Lynn Akmens

Manager of Employment and Training Initiatives
506-453-2186

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As Manager of Employment and Training Initiatives, Lynn is responsible for all Employment Programs within the association that support individuals with an intellectual disability in securing and maintaining meaningful employment.


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