Board Members


Vice President Annette Borrows

Annette Borrows has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for the past 18 years. Her experience ranges from being an on-line worker in a residential home, a home share provider and an employment specialist for people that have persistent mental health issues, those with mobility issues and more recently has focused on transition of community inclusion to employment with agencies funded through Community Living BC.

Annette has a degree in Adult Education and has also written and facilitates the Supported Employment Specialist series at Douglas College and Okanagan University College. She has spearheaded and written content for Canada's National Supported Employment Best Practices found at www.employmentforall.ca. Annette currently serves on nine boards and committees nationally, provincially and locally. All of her efforts are focused towards employment equity for people with disabilities.

Annette works as an Employment Strategy Manager for Langley Association for Community Living, Delta Community Living Society and Community Futures of the South Fraser.

annette.borrows@southfraser.com southfraser.com

Director Scott Boone

Scott is a born and raised Yukoner and has been working with and supporting people with disabilities since 1998. Scott has worked in both Whitehorse Yukon and in Nova Scotia providing day program supports, residential supports, employment supports and athletics to youth and adults with a variety of development, cognitive and physical disabilities.

Scott.boone@ccva.ca ccva.ca

Director Debbie Vaughan

Debbie joined the board in 2012 as the representative for the New Brunswick Association for Supported Services and Employment Inc. Debbie is the manager of the Community Employment Agency for Moncton Employment and Training Services Inc. in Moncton, NB. She has over 30+ years of experience working with persons with disabilities, their families, professionals and community organizations throughout NB, NS and PEI. Debbie is responsible for the service development and delivery of supportive employment for the South East Region of New Brunswick, and is committed to CASE’s mission to promote employment for persons with disabilities.

cea1@nb.aibn.com metsinc.ca/

Director Jennifer Gardner

Jennifer Gardner is the Clinical Manager of Vocational Rehabilitation; Therapeutic Recreation and Centralized Patient Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). Jennifer’s experience includes over 25 years of disability related services and advocacy in non-profit community and publicly funded healthcare settings specifically in areas of Employment, Adult Education, Developmental Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Recreation. As a Clinical Manager, Jennifer leads several interdisciplinary teams within a mental health care setting, is responsible for program and staff development, patient and family relations, quality improvement, maintaining service agreements (ODSP) and working collaboratively with community partners.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor in Education in Adult Education (B.Ed) from Brock University and a diploma in Recreation Leadership from Sir Sandford Fleming College plus extensive industry training in Leadership. Locally, Jennifer sits on the Board of Directors for the Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) and is a member of VRA Canada. She has proudly served on the Board of Directors with the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) for the past 4 years and is committed to working collaboratively with the national network to further promote Supported Employment and inclusive communities across Canada.

gardnerj@ontarioshores.ca ontarioshores.ca

Director Sean McEwen

Sean McEwen is currently Director of Employment Services at Calgary Alternative Support Services. For the past eighteen years Sean has been working in Supported Employment and Supported Entrepreneurship service delivery and design. Sean also engages as a consultant with service providers and businesses to build their capacity in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.

An avid proponent of Social Innovation, Sean has helped developed social media networks and regional networks dedicated to the Employment Inclusion of people with disabilities. He has also co-developed, and currently facilitates, provincial curriculum in Supported Employment and Career Counsellor Training through the Alberta Council of Disability Services. Sean’s educational background is in Youth Services and Emotional Disturbance. He is also a Certified Employment Specialist and has chaired the board of directors for provincial and national Employment Inclusion associations.

Sean.mcewen@c-a-s-s.org calgary-employment.ca

Director Jane Orrell

Jane has more than 30 years professional experience working within the non-profit and business sectors and currently manages an Employment Resource Centre in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has a strong background in community collaboration and partnership and has been the Executive Director of the EmployAbility Partnership since 2001 where she manages a staff of 13.

Jane is a leading advisor to government on disability related employment programs, services and supports for employers, students and job seekers. Jane is currently working with government representatives and is developing and implementing a program to address universal design and assistive technology within all employment resource centres across Nova Scotia.

Jane is the founding Chair of the Collaborate Partnership Network of Nova Scotia and is the current Co Chair, she is Board member of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association, a founding member of the Equity Advisory Council of Cape Breton, and is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Supported Employment and the current Nova Scotia representative on the Board of Directors.

jorrell.employability@gmail.com employabilitypartnership.ca/

Director Sonia Deraîche

Sonia Deraîche is a Development Officer for SPHERE Québec and her major goal is to develop work integration projects for people with disabilities with different partners across the country. She has also worked as the Executive Director in a Specialized Employment Service Center and as an Employment Counsellor for various clienteles over the last 15 years. Ms. Deraîche has a Bachelor degree in Psychoeducation and a Business Administration Certificate from University of Sherbrooke.

s.deraiche@sphere-qc.ca sphere-qc.ca

Director Garth Johnson

A lifelong entrepreneur, Garth Johnson loves planning, developing, and growing businesses that create wealth and community impact for customers, suppliers and staff. Driven by this passion, Garth has had great success and failure along the way - engraining in him a love for the “risk / fail” culture than inspires creativity, innovation, and implementation. As VP with iStockphoto and as President of Fotolia North America, which became Adobe Stock Photo, Garth built ambitious teams that shared this passion for doing good business that did good - which led him to launch Meticulon after the sale of Fotolia. Meticulon was the first IT consulting business in Canada to leverage the unique skills of people with autism to become a market leader in the quality assurance and software testing industry. Meticulon gives away it’s unique skills assessment and training toolkit to any enterprise wanting to employ persons of disabilities and it is this mission to create opportunity for skilled people with disabilities in Canada that led Garth to join CASE.

garth@meticulon.com meticulon.com

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