CASS Directors

Brad Schiele, President

Brad Schiele, President

Bradley Schiele

WHAT ARE YOUR TIES TO THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

My daughter Ali was diagnosed at 18 months with Angelman Syndrome (Deletion).

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH CASS?

My wife Tracy and I attended our first CASS conference in Ottawa of 2014.  In 2015, I became a Community Relations member for CASS and in 2017, the Vice President/Director   

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?

Saskatoon, SK

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE CANADIAN ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

My hope is to create opportunity for the Canadian Angelman community.  Opportunity for individuals with AS to reach their full potential in life. Opportunity for families with AS children to have access to education, support and friendship. 

 
Terry Singleton

Terry Singleton

Terry Singleton

WHAT ARE YOUR TIES TO THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

Our son Daniel was the first person in Alberta to be  diagnosed with Angelman syndrome.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH CASS?

I have been involved with CASS since 1996 after my wife Linda attended her first conference in Calgary. Before joining the CASS board, I had been involved in Kiwanis for 15 years previously, and my club had sponsored and worked with Developmental Disability causes.  

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?

Edmonton, Alberta

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

My dreams for the Angelman community are an extension of those that we had for our son Daniel - A Good Life including Valued Social Roles, surrounded by friends and others that cared for him, good medical care and always opportunities for a better, more meaningful life. 

 
Kent Fleming

Kent Fleming

Kent Fleming

WHAT ARE YOUR TIES TO THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

I have a son who was diagnosed at 2 years old with Angelman syndrome.  UPD is his diagnosis.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH CASS?

We started attending conferences about 10 years ago after the diagnosis of our son

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?

Lloydminster, AB

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE CANADIAN ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

My dream has been to have our Canadian Community grow so that we can support each other better.  I would also like to see more opportunities to get together, and also would like to one day have a financial support system in place to allow for accessibility, communication, and education concerns for AS families.

 
Kara Hanchar

Kara Hanchar

Kara Hanchar

WHAT ARE YOUR TIES TO THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

We have a daughter who was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome (UPD) at 23 months.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH CASS?

We went to our first CASS conference in Ottawa of 2014. I knew from that conference that I wanted to be a part of CASS and support CASS with fundraising and to help raise awareness to Angelman syndrome. I organized the first Walk for Angels in Edmonton in May of 2016. I then became a Community Relations Director for CASS in July 2016. 

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?

We live in Edmonton Alberta.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

My dream is to create a stronger Angelman Community through gatherings and events for families  and persons with Angelman syndrome. My focus is to create long lasting relationships and friendships which are key  for support when you have a rare disorder such as Angelman syndrome. I would love to see the Walk for Angels go national in every province, so we can all walk for Angelman syndrome on the same day at the same time.  My dream for Angelman syndrome is for everyone to talk about it!

 
 
Marie du Plessis

Marie du Plessis

Marie du Plessis

WHAT ARE YOUR TIES TO THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

My 8 year old daughter, Rylee, was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, deletion+ , at the age of 16 months. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH CASS?

I attended my first CASS conference in Kananaskis in 2012. Since then I joined the Community Relations Committee in 2017 and have joined as a Board Member in 2018. 

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?

Edmonton, AB

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE CANADIAN ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?  

My hopes for the Canadian Angelman Community is to create a place of acceptance and sharing. That it be sharing of knowledge about AS or communication or tricks with our kids to make our lives easier  or sharing of equipment etc. 



Christa Graham

Christa Graham

Christa Graham

WHAT ARE YOUR TIES TO THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?


I have an 11 year old son with Angelman Syndrome and received tremendous support through the various facebook groups, conferences and social events after our diagnosis and always wanted get involved with an organization that would allow me to give back to others.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH CASS?

I've lead the Ontario Walk for Angels location for the second year.

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?

Sharon, ON

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE ANGELMAN COMMUNITY?

I hope we are able to build a community that is able to support each other through each new challenge we encounter and a community that celebrates every new challenge we overcome.