Our Team

The Leadership Team for the Northwest Central FASD Network strives for balanced representation on a number of different criterion. Recruitment of Leadership Team members solicits participation from government, not-for-profit and business sectors. The Leadership Team also seeks inclusiveness on many aspects of diversity, including but not limited to, geography, age, gender, race/culture, service sectors and skill sets.

Leadership Team members serve a two (2) year term, meeting on average 5 – 6 times annually, with committee meetings scheduled in-between. Commitment to the Leadership Team’s vision, mission and objectives is expected.

Board of Directors

Vernice Aitken
Board Chair

Roderick Freeman
Co-Chair / Indigenous Liaison

Sheila Osborn

Tracy Mastrangelo

Candace Pambrun

Anna Skinner
West Zone Director

Gloria Hamelin
Central Zone Director

Zany Aitken
Youth Director

Bev Cotton


Taryn Montague


Heather Gulka


Network Staff

Angela Kemble

Executive Director

Jennifer Pasic

Adult Clinic Lead

Donna Kristiansen

Program Manager


Michelle Lakeman

West Zone Keyworker

Angel Petawaysin

First Nations Parent & Child Assistance Mentor for Alexiz Nakota Sioux Nation

Sharon Pearcey

Pediatric Clinic Lead

Vvette Kraychy

Reach Coordinator & FASD/DCAP Mentor


Clinic Team

Dr. Rajani
Pediatric Physician

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Dr. Uys Winterbach
Adult Physician

Brent Symes
Pediatric Pyschologist

April Steele
Pediatric and Adult Nurse Practitioner

Sharon Brintnell
Adult Occupational Therapist

Suchi Jobanputra
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Dr. Monty Nelson
Adult Psychologist

Our Partners

Justice & Solicitor General of Alberta

WJS Slave Lake

Central FASD Network

                                                Lakeland FASD Network

Alberta Health Services

Health Families Healthy Futures, Westlock

Town of Slave Lake Family and FCss

Town of Westlock and FCSS

Lac St. Anne County

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

Blue Heron Support Services Association

Pembina Pipeline Construction

Alberta Health

Boston Pizza Edson

Status of Women Canada

Edmonton Community Foundation