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Donna Bulger was born with a disability and uses a wheelchair for mobility. She earned her Bachelor of Education and taught elementary school in her hometown of Morinville for eight years. Seeking an outlet for her creative side, she shifted her career to computer graphics and has worked in this field for twenty years full time in the marketing department of a travel agency. She now balances freelance graphic projects with her disabled advocacy work and spends the remainder of her free time crafting, singing, spending time with family and reading.
Roxanne Ulanicki is a woman with a disability who represented Canada in the 1988 Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea playing wheelchair basketball. Since accepting an early medical retirement in 2005, Roxanne has spent her time advocating and volunteering on behalf of people with disabilities. Currently, she gives awareness presentations for Voice of Albertans with Disabilities, is co-facilitating Radical Inclusion with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human rights and serves as a fellow with the Affordable Housing Solutions Lab at the University of Alberta.
Tara Mitrovic was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. She is a passionate advocate for the persons with disabilities. Tara volunteers with Voice of Albertans with Disabilities by giving disability awareness presentations. She has taken Radical Inclusion 2020 though the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human rights and is involved in writing a shadow report for the U.N. In Tara’s spare time, she makes films, script writing, casting and directing.
Tara enjoys spending time with her dog Fanky who she trained to be her service dog. Tara has taken entrepreneurship courses, such marketing, other business and indigenous courses.
Lisa was raised in Hinton, AB. She worked in a couple administrative positions after high school and then moved to Edmonton for the first time to go to college and live in residence for another two years. She moved around Alberta a couple more times after that before finally returning and settling back in Edmonton five years later.
She has now been living here for the past eight years doing volunteer work for both Voice of Albertans with Disabilities and the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta. She has been the coordinator for the NoLimits Peer Support Group for adults with spina bifida since 2014. She has taken Radical Inclusion 2020 though the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human rights and is involved in writing a shadow report for the U.N. She lives in an apartment in the downtown area with her two cats.
Michelle Bissell came onto the Board of Directors of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in October 2014 and now is the Education Coordinator on VAD Staff. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Certificate in Career Development from Concordia University Collage of Alberta. She participates with an occupational therapy class at the University of Alberta, she is a Student Educator for the Occupational Therapy Department at the U of A. She has taken Radical Inclusion 2020 though the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human rights and is involved in writing a shadow report for the U.N.