Board of Directors
Paula Riccio was born and raised in Sudbury. She graduated from Laurentian University in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Health and Education (Health Promotion) and received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa in 2008. Paula spent some time in Ottawa working at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the Schools Program before returning to Sudbury in 2010. She currently works in Disability Management with the Human Resources Division of the Provincial Government. Paula is married and has dedicated the past ten years to raising her three wonderful children. In her free time, Paula enjoys being outdoors with family, spending time at the lake and playing soccer. This will be Paula’s second term on the Board and she is excited to be continuing on with this important work.
Catherine Poulton is the Wellness Coordinator at Cambrian College where she has worked for the past 9 years. Prior to that Catherine taught in the elementary stream for ten years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and is a Certified Resilience Trainer, and certified in Applied Positive Psychology. Catherine also teaches Pilates and Positive Psychology.
Anne Gauthier joins us following her successful completion of the She’s on Board Program, which provides women with training related to governance and policy, and guidance into leadership roles. She is passionate about women’s rights and equality.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Linguistics. She is the Executive Assistant to the Vice-President of People Relations and Corporate Affairs at Health Sciences North and previously held a position with the Supportive Care Program at the Northeast Cancer Centre. In 2019, Anne was also invited to participate as an Emerging Leader in the first cohort of the Leadership Development Program at Health Sciences North. She owns a small translation and transcription business and was previously a teacher at the elementary level. With over ten years of experience in these various sectors, Anne is well versed in Human Resources, Indigenous services, and French Language Services. She hopes to apply her skills and knowledge to engage the community to further help women requiring support.
Carrissa Lecuyer is 26 years old. She is from the Greater Sudbury area and grew up in the Sudbury Housing community. She was raised by a hard-working single mother, who raised three daughters. Carrissa aspires to be like her mother: work hard and give back to our community. Carrissa is employed full time with the City of Sudbury’s Housing Operations Department as a Property Management Clerk. She strives to continuously push herself to be a voice for those who cannot be heard. Being raised by a single mother has made her compassion for those struggling to give their children the best they can. Growing up in Social Housing has taught her to appreciate her community and those who volunteer their time in our communities. Working for the Social Housing department has opened her eyes to how hard people in our community work to make these homes affordable, safe and community-based. Carrissa has made 2019 her year to push herself to be the best she can be. She has taken the time to study poverty in our community; through Bridges over Poverty, she has been blessed to be able to volunteer with the Elgin Street mission to give back to those in our community and now she is pushing herself to be a voice for young women. Carrissa feels she could offer a strong voice on the YWCA Board for all women in our community.
Kaitlyn Stahl is the Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario. She received her Honours B.A. with specialization in Psychology, minor in Law from the University of Ottawa in 2016. She holds certifications in Financial Literacy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Change Management through the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as well as Quality and Safety through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
In her spare time, Kaitlyn can be found with her passport in hand. She has visited over 30 countries and through her travels has developed a passion for experiencing new cultures, gaining different perspectives, and appreciating the little things in life.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Kaitlyn looks forward to serving on YWCA Sudbury’s Board of Directors and being involved in the growth of our community through advocacy and action.
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Juanita Skruibis is a proud Anishinaabe Kwe from Sagamok Anishnawbek. She has resided in The City of Greater Sudbury for the past 20 years. Juanita earned a Diploma at Cambrian College in the Native Child and Family Services Program and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Laurentian University. Her passion for promoting wellness and helping women and families is rooted in her care for the community and her formal education. Juanita considers herself fortunate to have worked with Indigenous children, youth, and families for the past 20 + years. Juanita lives the Seven Grandfather Teachings by incorporating them into her personal and professional life. As a mother of two young men, she has ensured that they understand equality and kindness. Juanita values inclusion, diversity, and strength-based approaches to leadership. Juanita is a strong advocate for women, particularly victims of gender-based violence. She has witnessed the impact this violence has on families and wishes to support this community through her role on the board. Juanita believes that unbiased community-based services that support women and those identifying as female are essential to the Greater Sudbury community. As a Board Member, she hopes to lead by example, build connections and relationships with community partners, and promote Kitchen Table conversations about intimate partner violence and violence against women.
Elizabeth has a bachelor of engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia and is currently a Senior Project Geoscientist at XPS Consulting and Testwork Services in Falconbridge, Ontario. This position has Elizabeth utilises skills in project management and performs mineralogical analysis on ore bodies local to the Sudbury Basin and globally. Looking for a change of scenery she moved with her husband to Sudbury from Brisbane, Australia in January 2009. Elizabeth has fully embraced the Northern Ontario spirit and enjoys canoeing, camping and snowshoeing as her favourite seasonal activities. Elizabeth first joined the YWCA Board of Directors through a volunteer placement as part of the Young Leaders On Board program run by the United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts. She found the YWCA to be a strong and professional organization, and accepted the nomination to join the Board in 2014. As the mother of two wonderful daughters, Elizabeth makes the time to actively participate on the YWCA Board of Directors, as she believes this work with have an impact on their future and provide an extra dimension to the role model she hopes to be to her children. She looks forward to continuing her work on the Board and to help make a difference in the lives of women and children in our community.