The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Society for British Columbia (BC) would like to sincerely thank all of our volunteers for committing their time and energy to supporting the work of the Asante Centre and Minga Marketplace!  Their contributions help us best serve individuals and families, and are much appreciated.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Centre, please visit the Employment and Volunteering section of our site or contact the Asante Centre.

Pat Andersen

Pat has worked with the Centre for many years, both as an employee and volunteer.  She currently manages Minga Marketplace, an online centre for resources relevant to FASD and other invisible disabilities benefitting the work of the Society.  Pat handles the day to day operations of Minga, filling orders and maintaining the website.  Her organization ensures that customers get the information they need, when they need it!

C.J. Lutke

C.J. is often at the Asante Centre on Fridays volunteering in various roles.  Her positive and cheerful nature, technical savvy, exceptional organization skills and her gentle caring nature with children make her an invaluable asset at the Centre.

Bethany Mitchell

Bethany is completing her final year of the Child and Youth Care degree at the University of the Fraser Valley. She will spend her practicum at the Asante Centre learning about FASD and ASD as well as developing skills for supporting families and individuals.


Mary Morellato

Mary, a retired Special Education Assistant, graciously donates her time to the Asante Centre on a regular basis, helping with any number of projects we ask of her.  The Centre is particularly grateful for her support with fundraising efforts, organizing the Asante Centre Amazing Car Rally and Burger and Beverage, and the Neufeld Farms Holiday Treat Sale!

Trisha Parsons

Trisha kindly comes in to the centre to volunteer her time two full days per week. Her bubbly personality and patience serve her well as she helps out staff with faxing, filing and various special projects. We look forward to using her computer skills as well. 

Usman Qazi

Usman graduated from UBC with a Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology. Throughout the past 7 years he has volunteered in leadership and leadership assistant positions for different organizations and worked with people from all age groups.

He has been involved at the Asante Centre since 2014. His job is to manage Minga Marketplace, and to look for new and practical resources on both FASD, Speech Fluency issues, and other Brain Based Conditions that the Asante Centre deals with. Usman developed a new website for Minga Marketplace last summer,  introducing a new category of resources on Communication Disorders. 
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