Our people


Meet some of the people working to create a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people living with dementia and see how you can join our team.

Mosaic of people

The staff, volunteers and board of the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma are strongly committed to supporting people living with dementia, their caregivers and their families.

First Link Coordinators (family support, counseling, and education)

  • Vicky Roy - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Lisa DeZordo - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Renee Pitre - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Wende Diemer - East Algoma
  • Chris Rask - North Algoma

Education Coordinators (public education, school presentations, provider training and workshops)

  • Sheila Campbell - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Wende Diemer - East Algoma
  • Chris Rask - North Algoma

Recreation Therapists

  • Kirby Beadle - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Heather Grant - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Lisa Ritchie - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Kate MacLeod - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Jamie Furkey - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Valerie Lepore, Sault Ste. Marie

Behaviour Support Facilitator

  • Kelly Spurr
  • Lisa Ritchie - Sault Ste Marie

Fund Development Coordinators

  • Bea Fioramanti - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Chris Rask - North Algoma

Minds in Motion

  • Debby Sorokopud – Sault Ste. Marie
  • Chris Rask - Wawa


  • Teresa Michel - Financial Clerk
  • Rebecca Perry - Administrative Assistant
  • Terry Caporossi - Executive Director
  • Susan McLean - Coordinator of Volunteer Services

Adult Day Program

  • Helga Moore - Blind River
  • JoAnn Cain – Adult Day Program Coordinator
  • Leslie Gowlett – Activity Aide
  • Jody Ryckman -  Activity Aide
  • Jennifer Rowntree, Activity Aide

Transitions team

  • Lynnette Wilen, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Jaime Furkey, Sault Ste. Marie

Intake Coordinator

  • Cathie Randel

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Since 1985, the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and advancing the search for the cause and cure.

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