Our Team

carol chayer

Carol Chayer

Program Director

As a graduate of the DSW program, Carol has attained skills in many areas over the last 30 years.  She has worked in many different settings/ workshops, private homes, both elementary and high schools, group homes, camps and institutions.

She has developed skills in feeding, catheterization, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech, assistive devices, ABA, etc.  She has an updated CPR certificate, first aid, behaviour modification courses and CPI.  Her home has been CAS approved and she has the necessary documentation for liability insurance.  She has recently taken a leave of absence from the school board to explore new possibilities and expand her knowledge and experiences.

Marie Abou-Malhab

Program Assistant

Marie began as a student volunteer with Share in April 2018, and was hired as an employee in September 2018. She is currently studying Psychology B.A. Honours, Concentration in Health Psychology, Minor: Neuroscience and Mental Health at Carleton University in Ottawa. She has many years experience as a volunteer, mentor, and advocate at various organizations for persons with disabilities as well as growing up with an older sibling who has Spina Bifida. She is certified in First Aid & CPR, and CPI (NVCI). She is an asset to the Share Community Program team.  

Nicole Thompson

Program Assistant / Office Adminstrator

Nicole is a graduate of CW and Office Administration programs. She has a background in the field with more than 20 years experience and has previous work experience as a Child and Youth Worker and an Adult Support Worker with a young adult female who is currently a client at Share. She started with Share in September 2018. She is trained in CPS, First Aid & CPR, B-Mod, CPI(NVCI), and Nurtured Heart Approach as well as taken courses in ODD, and mental health. Great to have her as part of the Share Community Program!

Sofia Serpellini

-Graduate of the Algonquin College Social Service Worker program in 2019.

-Currently obtaining my bachelor's degree of Social Work with a minor in Disability studies at Carleton University.

-Has a passion and love for working together with persons with disabilities.

-Has 8 years experience working in the field as a program assistant, job / life skills coach, placement student, community advocate, volunteer, and sibling to an individual with Cerebral Palsy. 

-Certified in First Aid & CPR, CPI (NVCI). 

-Started working with the Share Community Program since we first opened many years ago and before the Share Community Program opened I volunteered with Carol Chayer, organizing an after school social club for persons with disabilities.