The Board of Directors for FRS has a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.
Chair: Danielle Poirier
Danielle is a lawyer in a Windsor law firm. Danielle is also French speaking.
Vice President: Shawn Gaudette
Shawn has experience as a parent of a son with special needs. He also brings experience as a teacher, working with children with differing abilities. Shawn has also been actively involved in the I Can Bike program and the Pin Pals bowling program.
Treasurer: Tamara Tedeeva
Tamara has experience as an accountant in our community.
Reem has experience in the field of Architectural Design.
Justine Danford has an MSW and is a social worker at the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society
Luann is the parent of a son with disabilities. Luann has expertise as a communications specialist.
Anna is a person with lived experience as a parent who previously received support from FRS. She is retired from Windsor Regional Hospital where she worked for many years as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, helping patients with rehabilitation, recovery, and developing ways to lead active lives.
Janet is a Registered Nurse for 25 years and a parent of two children with special needs.
Barbara is the parent of a son with autism and has experience as a mentor with other families.
Pam has many years of experience in Special Education and as a principal. She also was involved in the Student Support initiative in our community to provide education and information for parents, educators, and the community about children’s mental health. Pam is active on several community boards of directors.
Laurie is a certified Human Resources Leader and has experience as a dedicated respite provider.
Catharine Shanahan (Executive Director)
Catharine has been with Family Respite Services since 1990. Catharine is a Registered Social Worker.