Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region Team
Inspired by the parents who founded Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we believe it is important to put the person first.
Our experienced team work in a thoughtful and professional way, to serve the people we support and our community. Our innovative perspective and commitment to the work we do is at the centre of our organization.
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As part of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s board, Liz feels such value and worth in the hard work and commitment EAFWR has to their staff, to the families that we serve, and to the community as a whole. Sharing similar philosophy and work ethic, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s commitment to advocacy, education and support in the community is of great importance.
Liz has worked in the Waterloo Region for over 25 years, both in the Development Sector, and currently at Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region. For over 26 years, Liz’s interest, passion and commitment continues to focus on supporting children, youth and families in our community.
Inspired at a young age by her Aunt Shirley, an advocate for disability rights and board member of KW AccessAbility in the 1970s, Kathy has been actively involved with community-oriented organizations for most of her life. She has served on the Ebytown Food Co-op board in Waterloo, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group board in Montreal, and the Toronto Bay Initiative board.
Kathy’s first interaction with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region started shortly after moving into the neighbourhood near the EAFWR office. Kathy was offering a LEGO program, and needed space – fortunately, an EAFWR Community Development Connector heard about it, the program was opened to WALES participants, and so it began! Such partnerships are one of the important ways EAFWR builds community and relationships, to the benefit of all partners.
Terry joined Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Board of Directors because he believes in giving back to the community that has supported his local family business.
Passionate and grateful for the support his family has received, Terry wanted to find a way that he could give back to EAFWR, which could be beneficial for his community, his clients, his vendors, his employees and his business. He set out with a vision, and in 2012, launched the now semi-annual “Chip-In Event” at All-Brite Glass & Tint, in support of EAFWR.
Terry Aivaliotis is the founder of All-Brite Glass & Tint, which is a local family business in Kitchener-Waterloo. All-Brite was founded in 1992 as a one-man mobile auto glass operation.
He is a regular contributor to our community, serving both past and current with the Lions Club, Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region (All-Brite Chip in for Kids), and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. His personal interest is family, business, hockey and racquet ball. He currently lives in West Montrose with his wife and their four children and two dogs.
Jamie joined Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Board of Directors in 2017. He brings with him a diverse background, including professional experience in Project Management, Recruitment and Finance/Accounting, as well as a background in the humanities, having received a BA in Religion & CUlture from Wilfrid Laurier University. While earning his MBA, Jamie provided consulting for local business owners while working for SIFE Laurier, and was a founding member of Net Impact at Laurier, a local graduate chapter of the global NFP based around sustainable practices and thinking from a humanitarian and economical perspective in business.
A designated CPA, Jamie currently manages accounting for a local general contractor. He hopes to contribute his financial and business acumen, in an effort to promote to the interests and well-being of EAFWR, and the families it serves. A resident of Waterloo Region, Jamie has embraced this community with his wife and three children, for nearly fifteen years.
Jeramie strongly believes in giving back to the community. Joining Extend-A-Family WAterloo Region in order to contribute to the local community, Jerarmie believes in EAFWR’s commitment to inclusion, community, dignity and belonging.
Born and raised in Waterloo Region, Jeramie is a lawyer and has a general litigation practice that includes commercial litigation and employment law. He attended the University of Waterloo and earned an Honours BA in Arts, Business & Political Science degree in 2008. He completed his law degree at the UNiversity of Waterloo and was a Writing Leaders Fellow and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. He also was a National Social Justice Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Executive Director, Ex-Officio Member
Director of Organizational Development and Training
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Director of Programs
Director of Programs
Reception and Administrative Assistant
Autism Spectrum Connection Community Coordinator
& Special Events Coordinator
Training and Organizational Development Coordinator
Human Resources Manager
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Special Events Coordinator
Recruitment and Volunteer Coordinator
Program Manager, Community Development
Opportunities Development Manager
Community Development Connector
Program Manager, Short Breaks & Summer Program
Program Manager, FamilyHome
Samara de Boer
Program Manager, Special Services at Home & Intake
Program Manager, Passport
Manager, Special Projects
Program Manager, Medically Fragile, Technologically Dependent & CCAC
Program Manager, Working Adults Learning Empowering Skills (WALES)