Our Team

Nicole Bowman, Pickering Program Consultant
Respite Saturday Program: 9am-1pm and 1-5pm


Nicole joined FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism as a volunteer in 2010. She was hired on as an Alternate in 2014 and is now the Program Supervisor for Saturdays (9am-1pm & 1pm-5pm sessions) in Pickering.She is currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University for Psychology and Youth & Children’s Studies. Prior to FOOTPRINTS, Nicole completed multiple co-op placements in classrooms and daycares. She also worked as an Inclusion Counselor for the Town of Ajax, supporting children with different disabilities. In the future she hopes to get a Masters degree in Educational Psychology and ABA Therapy.
Nicole can be reached at 905-420-0388 ext. 1 or via email at nicole@footprints4autism.org.

Cheyenne Watkins, Whitby Program Consultant
Respite Saturday Program: 9am-1pm
Youth Program: Together We Hang Program Consultant, Monday 4pm-6pm (Whitby Central Library)

Cheyenne joined FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism as a volunteer in 2014. She was hired as an Alternate in 2016 and is currently one of the Program Consultants running Saturdays in Whitby. Prior to FOOTPRINTS, Cheyenne partnered with The Best Buddies high school program, Special Olympics at Durham College and after school programs affiliated with the Durham District school board. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Trent University. In the future, Cheyenne hopes to obtain a Master’s degree in Social Work with the intention of becoming a Clinical Social Worker.
Cheyenne can be reached at 905-420-0388 ext. 4 or via email at cheyenne@footprints4autism.org.

Lauren Irwin, Youth Program Assistant

Lauren  joined FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism as a volunteer in 2018 after researching the charity and its valuable role in the community for a school project. She has participated in and helped to organize various fundraisers for charities and hospitals, such as The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She volunteers at the Whitby location and is now the Together We Hang Program Assistant at the Whitby Public Library.
Lauren can be reached  at lauren@footprints4autism.org

Michele Finney, Volunteer Services Consultant

Michele joined FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism in 2012 as a volunteer. She was hired on as an alternate in 2012 and is the Program Supervisor for alternate Saturday afternoons in Pickering. Michele is currently attending York University for Sociology. She graduated from Seneca College from the Social Service Worker program in 2013.Michele participated in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in October 2013 – for the first time, as part of TEAM FOOTPRINTS raising money for FOOTPRINTS.Prior to FOOTPRINTS, Michele had an internship at the Ronald McDonald House for two years working with children who are receiving treatment at a nearby children’s hospital.
Michele can be reached at 905-420-0388 ext. 2 or via email at michele@footprints4autism.org.