Our Team

Community Development Officer

~Nicole Spring

My name is Nicole Spring. I moved to Fort McMurray in 2003 with my husband and son. My daughter was born here shortly after, and we are happy to call it home now. I have worked in the special education field for 22 years. I became involved with the Autism Society in 2016 after attending one of their information sessions. I was excited to see an organization in our region that was working to provide services to our community for not only those with ASD but to also be a voice for anyone with barriers. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for autism in our region and I am eager to continue the work and grow on the programs and services we have created.

Phone: office: 587-452-9334

Email: community@autismrmwb.org

Program Director~Paula Bowen

My name is Paula Bowen. I was born in Wales, UK. and lived in Fort McMurray with my husband and children since 2008. I have been supporting children and adults with autism for 20 years in various capacities. Most of my career I have worked in special education and early years education; I have been involved with the organization and running of Camp Kids First in our community since 2011. There are many exciting things happening as our board grows and flourishes and I’m proud to volunteer alongside like-minded people with a passion for autism awareness in our community.

E Mail: campkidsfirst@autismrmwb.org       Or


Financial Administrator ~Tina Delainey

My name is Tina Delainey. I was born and raised in Fort McMurray, I lived here my whole life. I have supportive husband; Clint, and have four amazing children Gabrielle, AJ, Hunter and Owen. Both my older children are on the Spectrum and my nephew was diagnosed with Autism. I and a few other members of the current board returned from the fire in 2016 and decided that the community needed more, so we formed the Autism Society of the RMWB. I have a background in business and knew the skills I have could benefit being on the Board.
Being a part of this Society has brought me great pride in our board members, volunteers and everyone involved with the accomplishments we have done in the last four years.

Email: autismsupport@autismrmwb.org

Office Support and Program Leader

~ Jenna Locke

My name is Jenna Locke and I was born and raised in Newfoundland. I moved to Fort McMurray 4 years ago and now I call it home! I have always been passionate about helping others ever since my brother was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. He has helped me become the person I am today, and I am very thankful for that!  I have worked with the Autism Society of the RMWB since May of 2019. I started as a support worker for our social respite program and am now in the position of Office Support and Program Leader. Being a part of this society has been the most amazing experience and I am excited for the accomplishments to come in the future, and to provide supports and awareness to our community! 

Email: jennaL@autismrmwb.org 

Our Respite Staff

Lastly, but definitely not least, our social respite staff. These ladies are earth angels. They keep your kiddos safe, AND having the best time. We couldn’t do it without them!

Top row left to right: Alexis, Glenda, Shannon

Second row left to right: Emily, Leslie, Jenna, Kat

Center: Candice, Nicole, Charlotte

Bottom left to right: Jenna, Daniella, Linda, Juliate