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Allison Pooley

Executive Director

Allison has been with the Asante Centre since 2009, and Executive Director since 2017. Allison began working in the field of FASD in northern BC, now carrying almost 15 years of experience in supporting individuals and families with developmental diversities.

A certified teacher, Allison has benefited from working in public as well as early childhood and adult education. She has collaborated on initiatives addressing developmental diversities within family services, criminal justice, employment, and health systems.

Later completing her Master of Arts in business leadership, Allison also brings a passion for cross-sector collaboration, values-based leadership, and sustainable social programming to her role. She is committed to integrating trauma-informed best practices, cultural responsiveness, and expertise of individuals with developmental diversities more deeply throughout the Society’s activities.