Michelle Amerie, an artist and teacher, has been dubbed Ontario’s Champion of Spirit by Berlex Canada and is an advocate of equity and disability pride. She has been featured as a Soul Model in Chatelain Magazine’s Women of Inspiration series and chosen as Volunteer of the Year by Flare magazine. In addition to her tireless work in the community and many accolades and awards, Michelle has been a Tetra Ontario Board member since 2003. She promotes inclusion and active living lifestyles for Canadians with disabilities by facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations, agencies and individuals.
Ho Ting Ip
Ho Ting Ip first learned about Tetra during a residency for his leadership graduate program at Royal Roads University. He and others in his cohort developed organizational development strategies. It was through this experience that he learned about the importance of giving back o the community. Ho Ting comes from the banking world with compliance, business control, process management and strategic leadership expertise, as well as, a can-do attitude to the Tetra Ontario Board.
Ean Price is the founder of ICAN Resource Group Inc., a multifaceted business located in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is a strong advocate for independence through technology. This passion has led to Ean’s volunteer contributions including Technology for Living, AbleSail Okanagan, Tetra Society, Neil Squire Society, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. In his free time Ean enjoys traveling overseas.
Dr. Leonard Lye
Dr. Leonard Lye is a Professor Emeritus at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Before retirement, he was a Professor of Civil Engineering and former Associate Dean. Also an inventor, entrepreneur, and mentor.
Leonard established the Newfoundland Chapter of the Tetra Society in 1996 and as a coordinator, he raised funds, promoted the Society, encouraged students to volunteer and visited each client to define their needs. Over last 25 years, he personally managed each project. For his lifetime work and dedication with the Tetra Society, Leonard was awarded the
Tetra Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award,
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Citation Award,
MUN’s Glenn Roy Blundon Award, and
Recreation Newfoundland “Bridging the Gap” Award.
Leonard personally contributed a scholarship to encourage and reward community service among undergraduate students. Now happily retired, he volunteers and supervises students, who are working on Tetra projects and enjoys playing and teaching pickleball and the ukulele. Ryan Clarkson is always looking for opportunities to give back to the community, as well as finding ways to better himself. From volunteering with children’s causes to organizing events and his role at SCIBC as a peer support program coordinator, and even in his own free time Ryan is energetic about making a positive impact. Aside from giving back, he loves to travel and explore and has taken up road trips and camping as his passion. He has driven roughly 150,000 km all over the place while camping along the way! Ryan brings to Tetra a diverse perspective on improving quality of life, confidence and well-being for people with physical disabilities.
Keith MacDonald retired from the federal public service as IT project manager and previously worked as an engineering technologist. He joined Tetra in 1995 and has supported general administration, financial administration and project coordination within the Halifax Chapter.
Keith has also assisted with technical volunteer and client recruitment as well as helping increase Tetra awareness within medical professional groups across Nova Scotia.
Bryce was a police offer with the Edmonton Police Service since 1998 and is one of only two quadriplegic police officers working in Canada today. He was an Acting Detective in the Downtown Division where he oversees the Offender Management Program. He has been connected with Tetra Alberta since 2016 when looking for help to modify a snowplow that allows him to clear his own driveway. His aim as a Board member for Tetra Alberta was to help others overcome obstacles and make their daily lives a little easier. Bryce was also Vice-Chair for SCI Alberta and served as a Council member on Alberta’s Premiers’ Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.