The Ausome Team
Jamie is a 20+-year nonprofit leader and advocate specializing in bringing people together from across generations and across the country to drive transformative change for equity, justice and inclusion.
He now brings his professional experience and fierce personal passion for breaking down barriers that kids and families living with autism face to fuel his work at Ausome.
When not with Ausome, you’ll find Jamie lighting up his adult rec hockey league, experimenting in the kitchen, or digging through bins of used records.
Anna is a caring, energetic, skilled, autism behaviour therapist with years of clinical intervention experience.
Alix has been apart of our Ausome Ottawa Team from the beginning. She started out as an Ausome Volunteer, supporting the children and the volunteers during every event.
Along with her radiant personality, Anya brings a wealth of experience — including 8 years of dance studio administration in addition to several more as a dance instructor and dancer.
Selena, commonly known as C.C., is a University of Ottawa graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Rebecca is a passionate and caring educator who has been lucky enough to work in the fields of education and volunteer management over the past 10 years.
Matthew is currently studying Sport Management at Brock University with the intention of attending Law School following the completion of his undergrad.
Rachelle first got involved with Ausome as a volunteer in 2016 while completing the post-graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences at Algonquin College.
She has always worked with children in various settings and truly believes that every child can accomplish their full potential given the proper support and resources. Originally from Saskatchewan, Rachelle transferred to the University of Ottawa in 2011 to complete her B.A with specialization in psychology and linguistics. Rachelle currently works as an Instructor Therapist in a center that provides ABA/IBI services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and tutors students with various learning difficulties during her evenings. When she is not working Rachelle loves staying active by playing various sports and discovering new hiking trails in the surrounding areas or she’s planning her next travelling adventure.
Jen Stewart has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum for fifteen years. After graduating from the University of Ottawa in 2008, she continued to work in ABA in a variety of capacities.
Alannah was first connected with Ausome Ottawa though her placement as an Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant student in March, 2018.
Kayla is studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa and is on a journey to becoming a pediatric surgeon.
Alyssa, a Biochemistry student at the University of Ottawa, started volunteering with Ausome in May 2017. She enjoys sports and plays ultimate frisbee
Elena is a Carleton University student studying Health Science with hopes to one day have a career that incorporates her love for childcare into her field of study.
George joined Ausome as a volunteer when he heard a presentation at the University of Ottawa. He jumped on the opportunity to connect with children and youth with autism through sports.
Vanessa is a Biology and Psychology student at the University of Ottawa.
Trina is currently a student at the University of Ottawa studying Translational and Molecular Medicine.
In her free time, she also enjoys binge-watching the newest Netflix series, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family.
Sally is currently studying Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology at the University of Ottawa and is working towards becoming a speech-language pathologist.
Chanel has an early childhood education and social service degree and is currently studying Autism and Behavioural Science at Algonquin College.
working with children in various settings and believes that they can do anything
they put their minds to. Chanel currently works with the Catholic School Board as an educational assistant providing support and assistance with children with developmental/behavioural difficulties. In her spare time when she isn’t working, she loves to travel, hike, read and stay active as much as possible. Chanel is looking forward to working with the athletes
Ofosu is a Translational and Molecular Medicine student at the University of Ottawa.
In his free time away from work and school, he loves spending time with family and friends. He makes sure to watch the Toronto Raptors basketball games on TV, and also really likes playing basketball and ultimate frisbee for fun! During covid, he decided to rewatch all of the movies in the MCU, and eagerly looks forward to watching all the future MCU movies and shows.