Our Alberta Hands & Voices Board of Directors is a dynamic group of individuals who are passionate about supporting families of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Our directors include parents, professionals, and members of the Deaf/HoH community who are all focused on enabling DHH children to reach their highest potential!
Jennifer has been involved in Alberta Hands and Voices since moving to Alberta in 2014 from BC, where she worked with BC Hands and Voices. She and her husband, Chris, have one son, David, who is 10 years old and hard of hearing. Jennifer is working hard to build an active family network in the Edmonton area so kids who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing have a community of friends, mentors, and role models. As a teacher, Jennifer is also interested in educational advocacy and would love to see all Deaf/HoH children get all the support they need to be successful in school.
Julie has been involved as a founding member of Alberta Hands & Voices since 2012. After serving as the President for several years, she took a break to spend more time with her family. She lives in Calgary with her husband Michael and 20 year old daughter Samantha, who is Deaf Plus. Julie and Michael also have two other children Jackie and Patrick. Julie is excited to return to the board and support families in Alberta, particularly in the Calgary area. Her focus will be working on implementing a Guide By Your Side program, a parent lead support system for families in Alberta. For more information on the Guide By Your Side program, please visit handsandvoices.org.
Mary Lou Gallivan