Julie Smith, Executive Director
Julie carries out the Supporting Families Program for PEI ACL, as the Family Inclusion Facilitator. She lives in Victoria West with her family, including her two sons, Joshua and Noah. Julie’s family lives navigating the system for those with intellectual disabilities. Her vision is to ensure all individuals with intellectual disabilities will feel included, valued, and contributing members to the diverse communities in which we live in.
Grace Kimpinski, Communications & Fund Development Manager
902-394-7555 | email@example.com
Grace loves helping individuals and organizations set and achieve their goals, which is why she is so passionate about the work she does at PEIACL. In her free time, Grace does some behind-the-scenes work in theatre, volunteers on a couple of boards for non-profit organizations here on PEI, spends time with her family.
Adam Spence, Labour Market Facilitator, National Ready Willing and Able Program
902-394-0350 | firstname.lastname@example.org
In his role as Labout Market Facilitator, Adam enjoys promoting understanding and awareness among employers while encouraging inclusive hiring and explaining the benefits of having a diverse workforce. Adam has over 15 years’ experience working as a small business owner, and has additional work experience in both the corporate and government worlds. With his experience with the PEI’s Department of Education, he had the opportunity to form relationships and make connections with great families, organizations, and community associations on the Island.
While living in Japan, Adam met his wife, Kyoko before moving to Australia for a couple of years where he worked/played in the sporting industry. His son, Jordan, is currently in his first-year university (Business Program) while also pursuing his dream of playing pro hockey. This past year he was drafted to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Adam’s daughter, Kairi, is in high school and wants to work in the medical industry. Kairi is very active in volleyball, CrossFit, and is a student counsellor for her school.
Joseph Déry, Support Match Coordinator
902-388-5432 | email@example.com
Joseph joins our organization to operate as the Match Support Coordinator. Having spent several years working in Community programming with people of all ages, abilities, barriers, and needs Joseph promises to ensure that all he works with are heard, cared for, and treated with empathy. As Support Match Coordinator Joseph will be assisting families and clients in connecting with the best, most passionate support workers, so positive growth can be fostered. Thereby giving individuals, families, and workers the opportunity to succeed and thrive wonderfully.
Born in Edmonton, Joseph spent time living in several different provinces before calling PEI home. He loves this Island, the friends and family he has made here, and intends to offer his deepest efforts for our community.
Nat MacLeod, Project Coordinator
Nat recently joined the team at PEIACL as the Project Coordinator for the Let’s Get to Work project. This project aims to give individuals who have an intellectual disability or autism a competitive edge for successful employment on PEI. This will be achieved by increasing the knowledge, training levels, and certifications for these individuals.
Nat is a student in the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering program at the University of Prince Edward Island. They have a strong passion for increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in everyday life. Their goal is for all people to feel like there is a place for them in this community