Network Staff & Board
Andrea is the Executive Director an has been with the organization since 2014 formerly in the role of Support Program Manager.
"Taking on the role of Executive Director of the FASD Network is challenging and rewarding. Our goal is continued growth and reducing stigma and systemic barriers so FASD can be discussed without the shame and blame that often overshadows the need for education, understanding and support."
Using her personal experiences and education, Shana works on behalf of the Network to develop and deliver training, often travelling across the province.
"Raising my daughter has inspired me to create change. She motivates me to work exceptionally hard to make this a better world and bring hope to her and everyone else who is affected by FASD."
Marketing & Projects Manager
Nicole is responsible for all kinds of projects at the FASD Network from communications and marketing, to resource development, to event planning, and more.
“Working for the FASD Network has been a very rewarding experience. My ultimate goal is to help the Network expand its reach so people from all over the province can access the Network's valuable information and much-needed services”
Saskatoon Support Worker
As one of the Network's longest employees, Monique is an integral part of the Support Program team. Monique is currently away on leave.
Justice Support Worker
Janelle specializes in justice support services, using her wealth of experience to help client navigate the Saskatchewan justice system.
"Working at the FASD Network lets me truly help people. My belief is that individuals living with FASD need an advocate to get their voices heard."
Saskatoon Support Worker
Alexis started at the Network as a practicum student and now works to provide intensive support to clients who have involvement with CFP.
"I love coming to work everyday at the Network, because you can sense the sincerity and hear the laughter that fills our offices day-to-day. We always strive to make everyone feel welcome."
Regina Support Worker
Eryn works out of the Network's Regina office offering support to the surrounding community. She has been instrumental in expanding the Network's services.
"I enjoy working at the Network because I get to work in a diverse role with all the different people accessing services. My goal is to continue growing the Network's presence in Regina."
LAURA ANSPACHSaskatoon Saskatoon Support Worker
Laura joined the Network as one of our Direct Support Professionals. Her role at the organization has been to offer support primarily to caregivers accessing services.
"Watching my mother care for children affected by FASD has been my inspiration to continue doing her good work. I enjoy working with families to help them meet the diverse needs of their loved ones"
JESSICA BIG EAGLE
Provincial Support Worker
Jessica's role is to offer Outreach Support Services, providing one-on-one support to clients from any community across Saskatchewan.
"My passion is to advocate and support individuals and families. Working at the Network, I get to learn about FASD and create strategies for those in need, this has been a missing piece in my support career that I am grateful for."
Saskatoon Support Worker
Jessica joined the organization's Support Program after working as a practicum student. As one of our Direct Support Professionals she offers client services to individuals with FASD in Saskatoon.
"I love working in the diverse world of FASD. My personal philosophy is to meet the unique needs of each of my clients, which makes everyday different."
As the Network's Program Facilitator, Riki has created an educational program to help individuals with FASD learn about their disability and develop valuable life skills.
"I value the hard work being done to address all the misinformation and stigma out there about FASD and am honored to be a part of the good work that the Network is doing by developing programming that is reflective of the communities we serve."
Board of Directors
Cara Haaf - President
Nolan Berg - Vice president
Keith Da Silva - Treasurer
Bobbi Spicer - Secretary
Leslie Sichello - Former President
Become a Member
Thank you for considering membership with our organization. The Network offers membership to individuals for $20.00 and to organizations for $100.00. These fees help the Network to achieve its vision statement.
Membership is open to everyone. All members have the right to vote and become elected to our Board of Directors. Becoming a member is simple, just fill out the membership form below and send it along with payment.
We truly appreciate your support.
Become a Board Member
The FASD Network is looking for new Board members to volunteer for our team. Originally comprised solely of parents the Network’s board is now open to anyone with professional expertise or lived experiences with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Operating as a governance Board, members work together to oversee the direction of the Network and guide it towards strategically achieving its mission, “to enhance the lives of individuals and families living with FASD.” We are looking for someone whose background could be beneficial to our Board in the areas of FASD, strategic planning, non-profit management or past experience volunteering on a Board of Directors.
Your commitment to the Board:
All Board positions are volunteer
The Board meets in Saskatoon once every three months with travel and accommodations for out-of-town members being covered
Members serve on the board for two-year terms (for a maximum of three terms)
If you want to make a difference in the lives of those affected by FASD, we would like to hear from you.
An application can be downloaded and sent to email@example.com. Voting on Board Member positions occurs at the Network's Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 7th 2019.
If you are interested in working at the FASD Network of Saskatchewan check out our current job openings below. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which posting you are applying for.
Support Program Manager
To oversee the Support Program and to supervise Direct Support Professionals
Duties & Responsibilities
Human Resources Management
Recruits, interviews, trains, supervises and supports Direct Support Professionals with input from the Executive Director.
Has decision-making authority for the discipline of volunteers, students and/or staff with input from the Executive Director.
Has decision-making authority for the direction of work of volunteers, students and/or staff with input from the Executive Director.
Has decision-making authority for performance evaluation of volunteers, students and/or staff.
Provides input into decisions where appropriate regarding discharging a staff member, promotions of staff, or leave requests.
Provides input into payroll approval and budget preparation when appropriate.
Case Management Duties
Assists Direct Support Professionals in identifying areas of needs for clients and families
Conducts regular meetings to coordinate responsibility for all aspects of the case plan while avoiding duplication and fragmentation.
Review the waitlist on a regular basis and assign new clients to workers as their caseload permits
Coordinates and integrates the Support Program with other departments to ensure a unified approach to education and training.
Ensures record documentation and handling is consistent with program policies
Evaluates develops and revises written protocols and program guidelines.
Compiles and/or evaluates monthly statistical reports
Performs specialized evaluations when necessary; identifies complex problems and assists Direct Support Professionals in navigating these files. The Manager may need to become directly involved in complex cases but does not carry a caseload.
Develops and maintains knowledge of and relationship with community resources.
Ensures attendance at provincial and regional meetings such as Disability Income Service Committee (DISC), Safe Community Action Alliance (SCAA)
Performs administrative tasks and other duties related to services provided through the program.
Displays knowledge in specific areas of case management in order to maximize effective networking of services.
Demonstrates skills in the delivery of services by showing upholding professionalism and quality clinical skills.
Adheres to Network policies.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as the position requires.
Travel will be expected, including overnights.
Must have access to a vehicle and be willing to use the vehicle for job purposes, including client transportation where necessary.
Bachelor of Social Work degree or equivalent and 5 years of client Case Management.
2-3 years of supervisory experience
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Andrea at by March 22nd, 2020.