Autism Canada announces New Executive Director
Autism Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Colero as the Executive Director of the organization as of March 11, 2019. This appointment follows the retirement of Laurie Mawlam, who has provided leadership, direction and inspiration to Autism Canada for over 20 years.
Michelle has over 20 years of experience in delivering mold-breaking campaigns and strategies for local, national and international conservation, education, health and social service charities. She brings a diverse background that includes experience infundraising, program and project management, strategic planning, non-profit volunteering as well as financial administration.
For the last 10 years, Michelle has volunteered her time to the Friends of Wellers Bay as a member of the Executive Committee for this wildlife conservation organization. Michelle is multilingual, with languages including American Sign Language (ASL), English and Spanish. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys yoga and frequent travels to often remote locations in Latin America where she works with conservation groups in the protection of endangered species.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, and is currently pursuing her MBA.
Please join us in welcoming Michelle into this role.
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