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Board of Directors

Niagara Support Services is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which sets
the agency’s goals and long-term plans. Through their Oath of Office, each member of the Board of Directors
acknowledges a duty of honesty, loyalty, care and due diligence.

Daniell  Bartley

Daniell Bartley


Daniell was appointed to the Board on March 19, 2021 and elected as President on September 27, 2022. He had also served on the Board from 2007-2017 and we were quite pleased when he returned to provide his legal expertise. Daniell is in-house solicitor for the City of Hamilton.

Maureen  Connolly

Maureen Connolly , PhD

1st Vice President

Maureen joined the Board on September 19, 2017 and has been serving as 1st Vice President since September 27, 2022. She is a Professor of Physical Education and Kinesiology at Brock University and is well known in her field.

Maria  Imbriano

Maria Imbriano

2nd Vice President

Maria joined the Board on September 21, 2021 and was elected as 2nd Vice President on September 27, 2022. She has experience as a Registered Early Childhood Educator and supervised an extended day learning program for 10 years. Maria is the mother of a child with autism and continues to educate herself and others on their incredible abilities.

Michael  Sproule

Michael Sproule


Michael joined the Board on September 20, 2016 and has been serving as Secretary-Treasurer since October 27, 2020. Michael retired from a 38-year career as Treasurer of Washington Mills Electro Minerals.

Barbara  Allman

Barbara Allman


Barbara joined the Board on September 21, 2021. She retired from a 35-year career as an educator and supported a family member with Down syndrome from preschool to adulthood.

Todd  Crawford

Todd Crawford


Todd joined the Board on September 18, 2012 and is currently in his fourth and final term. He is Vice President, Broker and Senior Appraiser at Colliers International, with a specialized knowledge of commercial and industrial real estate sales, leasing and valuation.

Chris  Russell

Chris Russell


Chris joined the Board on November 24, 2015. He is a Transit Supervisor at Niagara Falls Transit and is the “Face of Transit”, helping the community and various organizations throughout the years.

Christopher Zanuttini

Christopher Zanuttini


Chris joined the Board on January 25, 2022. He has been a Principal with the Niagara Catholic District School Board since 1997. Chris is also a former NSS board member and we are pleased that he has returned.


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