julieJulie Smith, Executive Director

(902) 439-4607 | executivedirector@peiacl.org or familysupport@peiacl.org

Julie carries out the Supporting Families Program for PEI ACL, as the Family Inclusion Facilitator. She lives in Victoria West with her family, and her two sons, Joshua & 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 KimpinskiGrace Kimpinski, Communications & Fund Development Manager

902-394-7555 | inclusionpei@gmail.com

Grace loves helping individuals and organizations set and achieve their goals, and is looking forward to assisting ACL in doing the same. She has many years of experience working as Producer behind the scenes with a variety of theatre productions. She volunteers as the Director of Theatre for ACT (a community theatre) for which she recruits and assists with the staging of new shows by the group; she also volunteers as Communications Coordinator for the Charlottetown Privateers Football Club where she helps with recruiting, helping parents understand the game, and building team spirit. Grace is also the Proofreader for “Salty: The Island’s Food Digest”, a monthly magazine that focuses on food and farming on PEI. Of all her projects, however, Grace is most proud of Ivan, her 15-year old, football-playing son.

Adam SpenceAdam Spence, Labour Market Facilitator, National Ready Willing and Able Program

902-394-0350 | rwa@peiacl.org

Adam is looking forward to promoting understanding and awareness among employers to encourage inclusive hiring and to explain the benefits of having a diverse workforce in his role as Labour Market Facilitator. Adam has over 15 years’ experience working as a small business owner, he was heavily involved in the education industry and 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 (Ice/Inline Hockey). His son, Jordan (18), 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).

His daughter, Kairi (15), has just started high school and is wanting to work towards the medical industry. Kairi is very active in volleyball, CrossFit, and is a student counsellor for her school.