Keely Wight, M.A. – Executive Director
Keely has been working in the autism field for over 20 years. She began her career at ARC as a Family Support Worker while attending university in Regina. After a year of work and travel in Japan, she attended the University of Toronto where she received a Master of Arts Degree. Following this, Keely worked directly with children and families at the Geneva Centre for Autism in Toronto, was an Autism Consultant with Kinark Child and Family Services in Toronto and a Senior Program Analyst on the autism portfolio with the Ontario government. In 2012 Keely was delighted to receive the Deputy Minister’s Award for outstanding achievements in partnership for work done on an ABA initiative. She returned to ARC in 2014 in her current role as Executive Director.
Jennifer Walter, B.A. – Business Manager
Jennifer moved here from Yorkton, SK in 2016 and has been part of the ARC team since that time. She completed her B.A. at the University of Saskatchewan and Office Education from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences. Along with her education she has many years of office and business management. Jennifer’s journey includes raising two children, one of whom has Autism. In addition to her operations role, she facilitates the Parent Support Group at ARC.
Chanda Winter, B.S.W. – Program Director
Chanda was first introduced to ARC as summer program staff member at ARC’s Therapeutic Summer Camp. After graduating from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Social Work, she began her career at Community Living Service Delivery. She returned to ARC in 2015 to take on the rewarding role of Program Director. Chanda loves working in this field as everyday there are new successes and she is able to meet and get to know many new individuals.
Breanna Hayes, B.A. Hons, RRP – Employment Coordinator
Breanna has worked part-time for many years at the Autism Resource Centre, and is so happy to have been able to transition to full-time work with the agency in a role where she can showcase the talents of those she works with. As ARC’s Employment Coorinator, Breanna supports individuals with autism as they look for, and secure competitive employment in the community. Breanna believes individuals on the spectrum offer unique and sought-after qualities to the workforce, and loves teaching employers about the benefits of hiring inclusively.
Stacey Herperger, B.A – Program Coordinator
Stacey began her career as a Special Needs Coordinator at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre in Ottawa. Upon returning to Regina she worked at the Ranch Ehrlo Society for six years as a Job Coach and Vocational Resource Trainer. She joined ARC in 2013 as a Program Coordinator and has also been our Summer Program Director. Stacey has a Bachelor of Sociology degree from the University of Regina as well as a Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma with honours from Algonquin College.
Brendan Wood, B.A., G Cert. ABS – Program Coordinator
Brendan started at ARC working in the Summer Program and Cooking Program in 2011 and joined the team full time as a Program Coordinator in 2015. Prior to joining ARC, he has also worked for Child and Youth’s Autism Centre, as well as Above and Beyond Autism Consulting Services doing ABA therapy with children. Brendan has his Bachelors of Psychology and a Master’s Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science.
Becky McLeod, B. Ed. – Program Coordinator
Becky began her employment with ARC in 2012 as a Summer Program Staff while she worked to complete her Bachelor of Education. After completing her degree, graduating with great distinction, she left to teach abroad in Thailand in for two years before returning to Regina, and ARC, in 2016. At ARC she successfully balances the roles of Employment Coordinator, Social Drop-In Coordinator and Summer Program Coordinator for youth ages 7-12. Becky is passionate about helping members increase their independence and reach self-identified career and social goals.
Deborah Banks, B.Admin. – Administrative Assistant
Deborah joined ARC in 2017 after a successful career in the insurance and investment world that focused on marketing and customer support. She has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and has always enjoyed taking courses to further her knowledge. She is enjoying her change to the world of office administration and loves working with the amazing staff and members at ARC.
Autism Resource Centre
3663 Sherwood Drive
Regina, SK S4R 4A7
We are located behind the Petro-Canada on the corner of Argyle Street North and Sherwood Drive.
Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. We are closed weekends and statutory holidays.