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The best way to end FASD is information. We believe that when expectant mothers, caregivers, their support systems and people living with FASD are given enough information we will empower individuals from all walks of life to make positive change in our world.

Melanie Kwiatkowski – Mothers to be Mentor

Hi! My name is Melanie Kwiatkowski, I am the new Mother to be Mentor at the Lakeland Centre for FASD. I work in the Bonnyville and surrounding area. I have been a mentor for 2 months now. I love how Bonnyville organizations work together to provide such great programs and resources to the community. Prior…

Jenine Chemelli – Post Diagnostic Coordinator

Hello, my name is Jenine Chemelli. I was previously an Employment Coordinator but am excited to be joining the Post Diagnostic Supports team here at the Lakeland Centre for FASD. My passion lies in Human Services and Social Work, this has allowed me to wear a few different hats after graduating from Red Deer College.…

Darlene Desrochers – Employment Coordinator

Hi I’m Darlene Desrochers and I am the new Employment Coordinator for Cold Lake and Bonnyville area.  Some may recognize me, as I was working upstairs at the Second Floor for five years, before moving to British Columbia. I was in BC for approximately 3.5 years. While there, I worked at the local women’s shelter…

Let’s Continue the Conversation FASD and the Justice System; with keynote speakers!

Please click on link for keynote speaker bios and schedule Let’s Continue the Conversation, FASD & the Justice System Conference Schedule – Lakeland Centre for FASD (

Lisa Starosielski – Mothers to be Mentor

Hello! My name is Lisa Starosielski and I am new to the Mothers to be Mentor program with Lakeland Centre for FASD working out of the St Paul office. Six years ago, I started working as an educational assistant, working with adolescents providing them with support to make the educational experience easier for them. With…

Jamie Gehring – Post Diagnostic Outreach Worker

Jaimie Gehring has been working with the Lakeland Centre for FASD for six years and has recently joined the FASD Outreach Team. The area Jaimie serves is Two Hills, Lamont, and Minburn County’s. As an Outreach support Jaimie is there to assist schools, caregivers, and all other service providers in the client’s life to help…


The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.

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