LDAA Announces a New Executive Director!
The LDAA is delighted to welcome our new Executive Director! Ellie Shuster stepped into departing Executive Director Kathryn Burke’s shoes in January 2014.
Ellie comes from the charitable sector, after more than 13 years as Director of Communications for CNIB, where she worked on such projects as the Right to Read campaign, which advocated for and secured federal and provincial funding for the CNIB Library in order to make the collection available to anyone with a reading disability. Ellie also has experience in communications and marketing leadership in the federal and provincial governments, including six years as political advisor to the premier and a cabinet minister in Saskatchewan. She has worked with many clients in the non-profit sector including Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton at the Maier Centre, Alberta College of Optometrists, The Lung Association Alberta/NWT and CNIB.
As the parent of a child with learning disability, Ellie has experienced the ups and downs of advocating for her child as she navigated the public school system. She is keen to work towards accomplishing the LDAA’s mission of supporting people with learning disabilities so they may achieve their full potential.
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