Our Team

Board of Directors

Linda Byers, Board Chair

Linda Byers, Board Chair

Linda is a local entrepreneur whose work includes business and relational coaching, writing and small group training to increase self-awareness with the end goal of increased individual and team productivity. Linda has enjoyed a career as a self-employed personal trainer for the past twenty-one years. She believes we all have a purpose and helping others discover and live into their life purpose is a driving force for her. Service is important and this belief is represented in many of Linda’s work and volunteer activities. People are her passion. Linda has been on the Board of Directors for the Alice Saddy Association for a little over four years, holding the position of Board Chair for the past year. She enjoys working with board members and staff, when the occasion arises, and the Executive Director, Bud Carter.


Omer Vandevyvere, Vice-Chair & Treasurer

Omer Vandevyvere, Vice-Chair & Treasurer

As a social worker with more than ten years’ experience providing support to the most marginalized members of our community, Omer’s role as the Regional Coordinator of Acquired Brain Injury Services at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, always helps him to identify and address gaps in service that may hinder appropriate and meaningful participation. The Alice Saddy Association embodies the values and philosophy around inclusion and respect that are foundational in his approach to his life and his work.


Les Griffiths, Past Chair

Les Griffiths, Past Chair

Les has been volunteering on Alice Saddy’s Board with great satisfaction since 2003, after his son Greg became involved with Alice Saddy the year prior. He worked for 40 years as an executive with Zellers/HBC at many locations nationally, and since retiring in Halifax and moving to Strathroy, has served on several boards and service clubs locally, including Strathroy’s Library, VON and Horticulture Society. However, the Alice Saddy Association has always had his greatest interest and personal involvement.


Wanda Litwiller, Secretary

Wanda Litwiller, Secretary

Wanda has been involved with Alice Saddy Association for many years. She likes to keep busy and enjoys volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society, Collective Kitchen as well as many different committees and events at Alice Saddy.


Bill Morley

Bill Morley

Bill has been involved with Alice Saddy Association for many years. He likes being on the Board so his opinions can be heard. He promotes Alice Saddy Association and is a valuable community member.


Mary Jeanne Edgar

Mary Jeanne Edgar

Mary Jeanne manages the Clinical Trial research group in the Division of Nephrology at University Hospital in London Ontario. She was born and raised in London and is an alumni of both Fanshawe College and Western University. She is a mom and a wife and she is honoured to support the Alice Saddy Association’s mission to bring the community and the individuals supported by the Association closer together.


Korean Whitney

Korean Whitney

Korean is a Financial Advisor and Educator. Her passion for the past 17 years has been Financial Literacy – bringing Canadians a financial education they never had, but always deserved! She prides herself on teaching financial concepts and strategies to serve and empower all walks of life to fully engage in and understand their personal financial future. She is the proud mother of 4 great kids, grandmother to one sweet granddaughter and wife to an exceptional man.


Colton Atkey

Colton Atkey

More information coming soon.


Executive Team

Bud Carter, Executive Director

Bud Carter

Executive Director


Deb Roukema, Director of Service

Deb Roukema

Director of Service


Kathie Kelly, Director of Human Resources

Kathie Kelly

Director of Human Resources


Gail LaFreniere, Director of Finance

Gail LaFreniere

Director of Finance