Type: Staff

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      • Katie Monette

      • Director of Strategy
      • Katie was our Chair for several years and has recently become an employee. She is a single full-time mum of two girls. Her eldest has verbal dyspraxia, autism and ADHD and is in mainstream school. Her youngest has no special educational needs, but does have various health issues. She has had major open heart surgery and suffers from extreme migraines, Raynauds syndrome and hyper mobility.

        Katie attends many strategic meetings as a parent carer representative. She is also trying to strengthen our links with local parent support groups by setting up an Affiliate Membership scheme.

      • Eva Juusola

      • Director of Operations
      • Eva first became involved with the Forum as a parent volunteer back in 2009 – and liked it so much she left her job as a translator to join our small staff team.

        Eva has a particular interest in marketing and communications, and writes most of the articles for our newsletter and this website.

        In her spare time, Eva enjoys painting, printmaking and photography.

      • Tracey Wild

      • Project Worker, Autism in Schools
      • Tracey works on the Autism in Schools project. She has a background in teaching and training and is currently studying for an MA in Autism Studies.

        Tracey has two children: one is autistic with a PDA profile and also has ADHD, FASD and sensory processing differences, the other has suspected autism. Tracey loves spending time with her dogs, in the garden and decorating cakes.

      • Anna Marie Emmett

      • Project Worker, Autism in Schools
      • Anna works on the Autism in Schools project. She has a background in Training and Development. Her son has a diagnosis of autism, he has an EHCP and attends a mainstream school. Her brother also has a diagnosis of autism.
        In her spare time, Anna attends Martial Arts classes and she also enjoys crafting.

      • Cathy Wilson

      • Website Content Manager
      • Cathy works on a commission to update, improve and develop Sheffield’s Local Offer website. Having enjoyed years of support through the events and coffee mornings put on by the forum, she left her part-time teaching job to join the team in 2018.

        Cathy’s two children both have a rare chromosome disorder and have an assortment of diagnoses between them, including severe learning disability, ADHD and communication difficulties. They both attend mainstream school, although the younger child has one day a week home-schooling.