AnneMarie Sorsa is the Executive Director for SABIC, with 20 years experience in developing therapeutic programs for individuals. She has a passion for helping people and developed this through her many years of experience in case management. She brings to SABIC that passion as she leads the team with a creative and professional approach in facilitating quality programs and services. She offers an environment of continuous learning and believes in staying current on the latest research and developments in the areas of brain injury and epilepsy. AnneMarie encourages post-secondary and secondary school students to complete placements at SABIC as a stepping stone along their academic journey. AnneMarie believes mindfulness and balance in the workplace is key to success – a tenet she lives out through her interests in yoga, meditation, skiing, and the outdoors. She loves living in Timmins and is raising 3 strong daughters with her husband Dan. 

You can connect with AnneMarie at annemarie@sabic.ca

Ashleigh Martel

Ashleigh Martel is the Program Coordinator for SABIC. Her shared passion for community service has led her to SABIC. She works closely with the clients by coordinating, planning and facilitating the virtual and in-person programs. Throughout the years that she has worked at SABIC, Ashleigh has built a relationship with each of her clients and makes them feel welcomed every time they arrive to the centre. Ashleigh is very passionate about her field of work. Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology)  from Laurentian University. She also has been advancing her education by taking many different courses in her field of work.  Her skills acquired during her education advancement are to benefit the clients by staying updated on the latest developments in the Brain Injury world. Ashleigh lives in Timmins with her boyfriend and two dogs: Dexter and Finley. On her free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with her family and hanging out with her dogs. 

Don’t be shy, reach out to Ashleigh at ashleigh@sabic.ca

She’s looking forward to hearing from you!

Dawn Pittens

Dawn Pittens is the Virtual Outreach Support Worker and resides in the Greater Toronto Area full time but has found her “home” here with SABIC.  For the past 20 years, she has been building upon her Kinesiology, Public Education as well as her Yoga & Mindfulness background to support women’s health and wellbeing.  Dawn’s empathetic nature and warm heart allows her to connect effortlessly to the SABIC community, creating opportunities for people to thrive in a more supportive, diverse and inclusive environment. As a virtual outreach support worker, Dawn provides weekly wellness check ins, offering a safe and supportive space to explore life stressors, potential resources, skill building exercises, or mindfulness tools that will help support optimal brain health and a pathway to better living. Dawn is a highly creative being who loves writing, reading, and using her hands to build and create art.

You can connect with Dawn at dawn@sabic.ca

Meaghan Resetar

Meaghan Resetar is the Community Engagement Coordinator and assumes the Intake & Client Services coordinator responsibilities. This is a brand new position funded through the NOHFC. Meaghan works closely with the team to use her communication and marketing skills to provide public education and in-services to various stakeholders to increase awareness of SABIC services and foster referrals to our programs. Meaghan comes by this naturally as she is passionate about acquired brain injuries and seizure disorders having worked in the New Beginnings day program at SABIC. Meaghan is instrumental in helping the new clients transition into services at SABIC. Meaghan has a great sense of humour, is a team player, and takes pride in the work she commits to. She is compassionate and easy to talk to. She completed the Social Service Worker program in 2022 and is eager to start her career while balancing her continuing education as she completes her Bachelor’s of Social Work at Algoma University!

You can connect with Meaghan at meaghan@sabic.ca

Monica Yates

Monica Yates is our Program Assistant! She brings her positive energy, sense of humour and ambitious spirit to all our in-person and virtual programs. Monica’s role resembles that of a peer support to our new and regular clients and is instrumental in meeting the diverse needs of our clients in groups. Monica is a valuable team member and is always first to volunteer to assist.

Kulwinder Kaur

Kulwinder Kaur is our Program Worker and provides support to the New Beginnings Day Program and to our Community Activation program! Kulwinder is creative, hard-working, and eager to assure our social & recreation programs are top quality. She is a recent graduate of the Northern College Social Service Worker Program and lives here in Timmins with her husband. Kulwinder is learning to embrace our long, beautiful winters!


Tracy is our Office Manager and is an adminstrative expert who knows and understands what our non-profit organization needs in order to thrive in its day-to-day operations. Tracy is highly organized, self-motivated, and has strong administrative skills and experience. While working closely with the executive director and team Tracy uses her excellent attention to detail, strong word processing skills, and proficiency to support SABIC! Tracy has twin daughters with her husband Dan and is involved in community projects dear to her heart.

Jo-Anne Welton

Working in partnership with Epilepsy Ontario and SABIC, Jo-Anne Welton has assumed the role as Seize the North’s Epilepsy Educator. Jo-Anne is an experienced clinician with a demonstrated history of working closely with individuals and families as they navigate their Epilepsy diagnosis and adapt to the ways it impacts their lives. She is a Registered Nurse and is skilled in Epilepsy Services, Nonprofit Organizations, and community care. She resides in North Bay with her husband Tom.

A Word from our President 2022-23

Returning to normal after life altering events brought to us by the pandemic, we’ve all lived through these past years, has not been easy. With the help of our great Executive Director, AnneMarie, and the amazing Team, this transition has been made much easier for our Clients. Our Client’s success’ are what we thrive for, and what we are here for.

These trying times called for great measures, and we have been exceeding goals, and raising the expectations of our Agency, to provide more for the Community and our Clients. Times are changing, and so is SABIC. We are growing, and will continue to expand our programming, services, and servicing areas.

Here’s to another great year, on the tail end of the Pandemic, where we will thrive for the success of your Community.


Thierry Croussette

SABIC Board President

2022 Board of Directors

*We are governed by this board

Thierry Croussette, President



Jessica West, Vice President

Odyle Russell, Treasurer

Penny Paquette, Director

Lisa Levesque, Director/Secretary

Anthony Gilin, Director

Jennifer Kelly, Director