Mr. Tim Moorhouse – Board Chair
Tim Moorhouse is currently President and Principal of Moorhouse & Associates Consulting Inc. The firm provides consulting services to public and private sector organizations in the areas of strategic priority development, project management, needs assessment, community engagement and government relations.
Tim left the provincial government in Alberta in 2013 where he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Recreation and Sport Development with the Alberta Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. He began his work with the Alberta provincial government in 1999 as the Director of the Family and Community Support Services Program. Over the next eleven years Tim also had responsibilities including; the Office for the Prevention of Family Violence, the Public Guardian’s Office, Daycare Staff Qualifications, First Nations Liaison Units, the Provincial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Strategic Plan and the development and implementation of a provincial system of parenting resources called the Parent Link Centers. Tim was also an Acting Assistant Deputy Minister from April to November 1999 as the Ministry of Children’s Services was formed.
It was during this time with the provincial government that Tim became engaged with FASD in the province and with the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership. The initial engagement has evolved into an area of passion and commitment and he joined the CanFASD Board of Directors in 2012.
Prior to his work with provincial government Tim spent 22 years with the City of Edmonton in the Parks and Recreation and Community Services Departments. During his time with the City he worked in community and facility recreation, was Director of City Wide Services, A Branch Manager and Director of Innovative Services.
Tim has an undergrad Degree in Education, a Diploma in public Administration and a Master of Arts Degree focusing on Community and Organizational Development. He has also been a sessional instructor with the University of Alberta.
Tim has been active with a variety of volunteer organizations throughout his career and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2003 in recognition of his work in the voluntary sector
Ms. Wenda Bradley
Wenda Bradley is a registered nurse who has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a BA in Sociology. Wenda worked as a Community Health nurse in rural communities of the Yukon for 25 years where she developed a passion for helping people who have FASD, their families and communities. Wenda has done direct support of adults who have FASD, education about FASD as well as community development to help support people living with FASD.
She is currently employed as the executive director of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of the Yukon (FASSY) – a nonprofit agency that provides direct support for adults who have or may think they have FASD as well as education about FASD. Wenda sits as a co-chair on the Yukon FASD advisory committee that is developing an action plan around FASD for the Yukon Territory.
Hon. Claudette Bradshaw, PC, ONB
Ms. Lisa Brownstone, MSc, BSc, OT
Lisa Brownstone is a retired Occupational Therapist living in Regina Saskatchewan. She has Master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology. Her particular areas of focus include social policy and community development, program evaluation and research, as well as Occupational Therapy. Brownstone has received a number awards for her work over the years, including the YWCA’s 2008 Woman of Distinction Award in the area of Wellness, Recreation and Healthy Living. She has a long history of working with people who have a FASD. This includes assessments and interventions for people with concurrent disorders such as a FASD, intellectual disability, childhood trauma and mental health illnesses. She has authored studies exploring homelessness and adults with FASD, developed an FASD mentoring program, conducted evaluations of FASD support programs and provided occupational therapy services for people with FASD.
Ms. Carol Anne Cheechoo, B.A., B.Ed., M.A. (Humanities)
Ms. Michelle Dubik, BA(Hon), BSW
Michelle Dubik is the Executive Director of Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs for the Government of Manitoba. She has a BA(Hon) in Psychology and BSW. Dubik has worked in government developing programs and policies designed primarily to support women in decreasing their alcohol use during pregnancy and to create support services for individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder. She has designed and implemented multiple program evaluations and in her work with Healthy Child Manitoba, she led an inter-departmental committee in the development of a multi-faceted, multi-year provincial FASD strategy.
Ms. Olecia Walker, MScN, MBA
Olecia Walker is an experienced health care administrator. She has a Bachelor and Master’s degrees of science in Nursing as well as a Master degree in Business Administration in Executive Management. Olecia’s main areas of interest are mental health and addictions care delivery and program development as well as health care policy and regulation. Olecia has over ten years of experience in program development, implementation, fund allocation, and service delivery redesign. During her career in the health care industry, Olecia has worked as a front line nurse, a bachelor level faculty member, a researcher, a clinical and operational lead and an advisor. Olecia has also worked as a nurse at Insite, the first supervised Injection site in Canada. This inspired her to continue to be involved in developing and implementing harm reduction strategies across all areas of health care delivery in Canada and abroad.