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, and skilled autism behaviour therapist with years of clinical intervention experience.
Julia, a graphic designer and former teacher, joined Ausome in 2016 to develop and grow the Ausome brand.
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.
Selena, commonly known as Cece, 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.
Kit is a University of Victoria graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies.
Catherine is an Instructor Therapist and has been working with children and youth with autism for the past nine years.
Kayla is studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa and is on a journey to becoming a pediatric surgeon.
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.
Alyssa, a Biochemistry student at the University of Ottawa, started volunteering with Ausome in May 2017. She enjoys sports and plays ultimate frisbee and ringette.
Vanessa is a Biology and Psychology student at the University of Ottawa.
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.
Tamara is a Psychology student at the University of Ottawa. She first learned about Ausome by volunteering through uOttawa’s community service-learning program in 2021.
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.
James is currently at Carleton University, pursuing a Bachelors of music with a minor in Community Engagement with the goal of becoming a professional musician.
James loves all things outdoors and tries to go camping as much as possible (yes, even in the winter). He also likes to ski, bike and play hockey. In 2021, James earned his 1st degree blackbelt in Wado Kai Karate.
Arvin, a health science major at the University of Ottawa, began as a volunteer with Ausome Ottawa in 2019 through the Fitness with Friends program.
Arvin loves all sports but especially has a passion for soccer and basketball!
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.