Your Support Team

Welcome to the remainder of the Founding Team Members

As a team, we are all here to help you make a difference for your child and improving your family’s Quality of Life!

President & Founder

Francesca Dansereau, M.Ed, PhD (candidate)


Francesca Dansereau is a PhD candidate in Human Development at McGill University. She worked as an integration technology specialist, an adaptive technology trainer for Microcomputer Science and as an RDI certified consultant in private practice. The research she has conducted in the field focuses on neurodevelopmental disabilities (down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities), quality of life and education technology. Expanding her expertise, her dissertation focuses on career development and autism spectrum disorder for which she has recently founded The Social Tree Foundation to open a career center with a multidisciplinary team of professional in the Montreal area.

Vice-President

Patricia Lucarelli


I am a professional in management and people skills and owner of IT Talent Placement. I have over twenty years of working experience in large corporations. I am driven and gratified by helping individuals attain their potential. I ponder through success by applying three core values: Integrity, transparency and mutual respect. My leadership and organizational qualities will help guide The Social Tree Foundation toward their Vision and Mission objectives and goals. “Making a difference when it comes to quality of life for individuals with autism.”

RDI consultant in training

Claudia Ruiz Morante

Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering with a minor in human resources
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Diploma in Personnel Management


Claudia Ruiz Morante is an Industrial Engineer with Master’s Degree in human resources. She has worked in logistics and administration for the biggest Telecommunications Operator in South America (Telefonica). Her work experience also consisted of Human Resource Management, Labor Climate mitigations, and Costumer Care Management for high profile Telefonica subscribers. RDI Consultant in training - RDI is an educational program, that teaches parents to guide their children with the purpose to them to restore typical pathway development.
With RDI, children learn to solve problems, communicates and be flexible thinkers, because we work in 5 areas of impairment: experience share, appraisal, self-awareness, episodic memory and creative thinking.
Education Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
Universidad Privada del Norte

Technology Director

Sara Iatauro, M.Ed Tech, PhD (student)

Educational Technologist, STEAM and Robotics Consultant at EMSB; RoboCup Intl 2018 Montréal Canada General Chair


Experienced Educational Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in E-Learning, Event Planning, Coaching, Educational Technology, and Robotics education. Strong education professional with a Graduate degree focused in Educational/Instructional Technology and STEAM+robotics.

Legal Advisor

Me Nicholas DiTomasso


Nicholas Di Tomaso is the founder of Di Tomaso Avocats. He holds a bachelor of Arts from Mc Gill University and a LL.L. from the university of Ottawa. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 2009 and was formerly employed at Kaperonis & Colarusso before beginning his own practice. Experience in pleading before the Court of Quebec, Superior Court and Quebec Court of Appeal as well as before many Quebec administrative tribunals including the Tribuanal Administratif du Quebec and the Commission des Lesions Professionnelles. He is also well versed in all aspects of corporate and commercial law related to small and medium businesses in Quebec.

Editor

Brent Stumph


You’ve heard it said that one word is worth a thousand pictures. Actually, that is something you probably haven’t heard. And yet it is so true. Take the word “family” for example. That one word conjures up a thousand images - some good, some not. As Publications Editor, I search for the right words to tell our story. To communicate our message effectively and passionately. To help you understand what the Social Tree Foundation is all about and what is truly important in the lives of our clients and their families. Good communication leads to a strong, knowledgeable community. One that can make a difference.

Neuropsychologist / Psychologist

Dr. Caroline Zanni, PhD


Dr. Caroline Zanni (neuropsychologist/psychologist) received her Doctorate degree from McGill University department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, June 2004. She received additional training in Clinical Neuropsychology, included in this program was a review of different pathologies including Dementia, Alzheimer, cerebrovasculare problems, psychiatric disorders, as well as major dysfunctions and Neurodevelopmental Disorder. She is an accredited Neuropsychologist. She worked for over 12 years at Summit School where she was involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young adults with cognitive disabilities and psychiatric disorders. She is currently working with Giant Steps and the Cree Health Board where she is involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young adults with various Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at McGill University department of Educational and Counseling Psychology. Dr. Zanni has taught numerous courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Since 1998 she has maintained a private practice.

Financial Consultant

Chrisptopher Harmat Knull

For Special Needs Program


Are you worried about your child’s financial future? I am a Sun Life Financial advisor who is devoted to helping people! Choosing the right financial tools that are available is not always as easy as it sounds.... My goal is to help you attain future financial security as efficiently as possible for both you and your children. I have been an advisor for seven years and am passionate about making sure that everyone gets the professional advice they deserve!

Webmaster

Dr. Sylvain Desforges, B.Sc., D.C., D.O., N.D.

Doctor of chiropractic, Doctor of Osteopathy, Naturopath, and businessman


I have been building websites for the past 15 years for my own businesses as well as for others. I have also been a professional health practitioner for the past 27 years. I am a passionate clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in helping to improve the lives of those affected by musculoskeletal pain. As an international back pain expert, I teach health care professionals about the latest trends in spinal decompression therapy. With the help of a team of experts, I have founded two osteopathic associations that certifies osteopaths in the care of patients. I own and manage a number of multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinics and I am on the board of governors for a US based osteopathic university.

PAST PRESIDENTS / PAST DIRECTORS

Charles Arciresi

Past Vice-President


Brian Olton

Past 2nd Director and VP Marketing