Board of Directors

Tammy Wilcox-Groulx

Tammy is a Special Education Coordinator for the Greater Essex County District School Board. She has received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bachelor of Education, Special Education Specialist, Math Specialist as well as obtaining her Principal Qualifications. As a parent of children with Learning Disabilities, Tammy became very invested into learning about and volunteering for the cause. She has worked with the Scottish Rite Learning Centre as both a Tutor and as the Centre Director in the past. She is also a trained and registered Parent Advocate. Tammy is on the SEA Coordinator Council for Southwestern Ontario as well as being a representative in Assistive Technology for the GECDSB. Tammy has been a member of the board for the LDAWE for ten years.

Lucy Coppola
Vice Chair

Lucy Coppola is a Registered Nurse and recently retired as the Director of Client Services at John McGivney Children’s Centre. She has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Health Studies. In addition, she has been certified to be a Capacity Assessor and works within the province of Ontario. Lucy has worked in many areas throughout her career including obstetrics, medical-surgical nursing, and home care. Lucy is a parent of an adult daughter who has a learning disability. She is passionate about advocating for those with learning disabilities for all stages of their lives to ensure their success academically, and in their careers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in Kingsville, Ontario and travelling.

Shannon Bacik

Mike Wilcox

Michael is the Principal/Secretary with the John McGivney School Authority (JMSA). Before moving to the JMCCSA, Mike was an educator for 26 years with the Greater Essex County District School Board. He began his career as an elementary teacher, vice-principal, principal, Supervising Principal of Special Education and then held the role of Superintendent of Special Education in his last four and a half years with the GECDSB. He has previously taught at the University of Windsor and contributed as a PAC member for St. Clair College. Michael has been previously involved with the Board of the LDAWE and is looking forward to renewing his involvement. He is a passionate advocate for students with a Learning Disability and looks forward to continuing his support through his work with the LDAWE.

Anthony Gomez

Anthony has worked as an Accessibility Advisor and Assistive Technologist with the University of Windsor for over two decades.

In this capacity, he primarily supports students with ADHD and learning disabilities diagnoses, ensuring that they have access to appropriate academic accommodations.

Through his involvement with the Inter-University Disability Issues Association and various provincial and local organizations, Anthony has built a career as an advocate for students with disabilities.

He believes in the potential of technology as an equalizer in the learning process.

Rubina Boucher

Rubina is a current LDAWE parent, her family regularly access a variety of services including tutoring and assistive technology training. Rubina is dedicated to ensuring her children have the tools required to self-advocate and be actively involved in their learning journey. Currently, Rubina is employed as an adjudicator and is engaged in promoting anti-racism, and inclusion initiatives throughout the Canadian Federal Government. Rubina has a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Arts in Community Studies, Certificate in Disability Management and is completing her Social Work degree. Rubina is committed to building empowering opportunities and fostering resilience for her family and community.

Amy Osman

Amy is a devoted lawyer in Windsor-Essex and is deeply committed to her community. Her academic journey led her to attain a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honors from the University of Leicester. Amy further enhanced her legal expertise by obtaining a Global Professional Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. With a wealth of experience, she has handled various legal matters.

Amy is an instructor at St. Clair College, where she imparts her knowledge to students in the Paralegal and Social Justice Legal Studies Degree Program. For the past twelve years, Amy has dedicated her time and expertise to the St. Clair College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee.

Amy's commitment transcends the boundaries of the classroom and courtroom. Her profound and heartfelt dedication is directed toward inclusivity and advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. She is driven to ensure they have equal opportunities and thrive in our world.

Jordynn Boutette

Jordynn works in long term care as a Therapeutic Recreational Aide . She has her Bachelors of Disability Studies from Ryerson University . She also has her Developmental Service Worker diploma from St. Clair college. Her passion for the Learning Disabilities organization began when she was an Assistive Technology trainer in 2016. She has worked in a various roles with the organization supporting children, youth and adults. She believes in being an advocate and resource for individuals with learning disabilities navigating through transitional periods of life . She hopes to bring her expertise in fundraising and event planning to the Learning Disabilities .