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​​Cara Cressman, MSc., Executive Director

Cara is a Speech-Language Pathologist working with the preschool and school aged populations. She completed her Master's degree at University of Western Ontario. She is a registered member with College of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of Ontario (CASLPO) and the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). Currently, Cara works for a school board based in the Waterloo region and runs a small private practice. She has a passion for providing training to those working with children and has worked with variety of audiences and groups in providing high quality professional development opportunities.

Dianne Foster-Comeau, RECE, Director

Dianne is a registered Early Childhood Educator and a Speech-Language Assistant. She is a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (CECE) and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Dianne is a graduate of Algonquin College who has been working in early years education for over 25 years. Dianne's experience in a variety of settings and roles throughout her career allows her to provide valued consultation in preschool and early years settings. In her current role as a Speech Language Assistant in a School Board, she provides direct programming with school aged children. 


Claire Mollison, M.Cl.Sc., Director

Claire has been working as a speech-language pathologist with the Toronto District School Board for the past 6 years.   Claire received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario and is a registered member of the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). Claire has a special interest in oral language and literacy and values the opportunity to work closely with school staff and students, providing reading co-instruction in grade 1 and 2 classes.  Developing and delivering parent and teacher workshops is another area of interest that Claire has pursued in her role as a school board Speech-Language Pathologist. 
​John Klein, M.Ed., Board Member
John Klein currently works as an Academic Superintendent for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Originally from North Bay, John holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, a B. Ed. from McGill University and an M. Ed. in International Educational Leadership from Charles Sturt University (Australia). He has been a respected teacher and administrator in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools since 1990.  John’s previous roles include serving as Principal of St. Vincent de Paul CES and St. Matthew CES. Most recently, he was Principal of WCDSB’s Section 23 schools which serve many of the most vulnerable students from several school boards across Waterloo and Wellington regions.  John is active in his parish, serves on the Board of Directors of the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation, and volunteers with charities. He is father to three children and is kept (happily) busy raising – and learning from -- them.