Our Team

The AWCC is excited to announce that effective January 22, 2018, Andrew LeBlanc will be joining us as our new Executive Director!

We would like to thank our outgoing Executive Director, Peter Schlichter, for his diligent leadership while navigating through a transitional period with the AWCC. During Peter’s tenure, he secured a new home for the organization, implemented various policies/procedures, and supported human resources planning to lay a formidable foundation to build upon the charity’s mission statement. Peter will be returning to the Board of Directors.


ANDREW LEBLANC: Executive Director 

Andrew has worked with children and youth for the past 15 years in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he served as the Program Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Riverview overseeing all program operations. Andrew has experience working on regional and national projects as well as building community partnerships. He serves on the Board for the Riverview Arts Centre and Neighbourhood Watch. He has also facilitated youth councils with the both the Town of Riverview and United Way and has sat on the Riverview Crime Prevention Committee.


DANIELLE WHALEN: Clinical Therapist

Danielle graduated from the Counselling Psychology Graduate program through City University in 2005. She is a Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).  She has 15 years of professional experience working with children, youth, and families in various capacities within their homes, schools, and community settings. Danielle has been working as a Clinical Therapist with AWCC from inception in April 2013.

 


MEREDITH MARTELL: Services Navigator

Meredith has been working with youth with various diagnoses and difficulties for the last 11 years. During this time, she specialized in developing behavior plans for families, guardians, schools, and other community stakeholders. She also specialized in academic learning plans, social skills, communication skills, as well as developing collaboration between parents and other team members.

 


JULIE ASIRON: Funds Developer

Julie graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. She was a board member of the Unicorn Children’s Center for 3 years and volunteered for the Curryville Community Center for 2 years. Julie has been a part of the AWCC from the beginning, first as a board member and volunteer grant writer, and now as an employee.

 


 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 


STEVE MITTON: Vice-Chair

 


TERRY WARREN: Treasurer

 


MICHELINA MANCUSO: Secretary

 


LESLEY SMYTH: Founder 

Lesley completed her Masters of Education in Counselling at the University of New Brunswick in 2011 and is a Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Prior to opening the AWCC, Lesley was employed as a teacher with the Anglophone East School Board. During her tenure, she held teaching positions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.