VICKY SPADONI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Vicky has devoted her career to advocating and helping charitable organizations thrive! She has held both long term fundraising and executive leadership positions with charities such as; The Ontario Lung Association, MitoCanada Foundation, The Children's Safety Village of Brant, Operation Lift and now Autism Dog Services.
Vicky resides with her husband Rick and son Adam in Brantford, ON and her step daughter Meagan lives in Hamilton, ON. Vicky and her husband rescue dogs and give them a life of love and respect.
Contact Vicky with your fundraising ideas, she would love to hear from you!
ALLISON SAVARD, DIRECTOR, CLIENT SERVICES
Allison is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University. Allison volunteered and worked for the first program in the world to train and place service dogs for children with autism. She joined the ADS team in 2009 to continue her work with children, families and service dogs. Since 2009, Allison has collaborated with other staff to achieve charity status for ADS, accreditation with Assistance Dogs International and has led several special projects for ADS; including the development of manuals and videos for families and educators working with service dogs. Allison currently works part-time for ADS and is responsible for the effective coordination of all things related to families; including those interested in obtaining more information about acquiring a service dog, families on our wait list and families who currently have service dogs. Allison also spends part of her time training future service dogs, researching and writing grants for ADS.
HELEN PRINOLD, PUPPY RAISER COORDINATOR
B. Comm., M.Sc. Animal Behaviour, CPDT-KA
We welcome Helen to the ADS team! Stay tuned for more info on Helen.
Janine is currently off on maternity leave. We wish Janine all the best as she welcomes a new baby to her family.
Autism Dog Services is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of voluntary community members.
Board Members - 2017
Mike Craig, Chair
Nikki Dobben, Vice-Chair
Husain Gilani - Treasurer
Jordan Pelkmans - Secretary