Marta Carlucci is the Inclusion Liaison, for the Gateways to Post-Secondary Education project.
Marta’s passion facilitating community inclusion is the constant thread woven into both her personal and professional life. Marta brings over 15 years of experience supporting families who have a family member with a disability, and their supporters, to further break down barriers to lifelong inclusion. Her lived experience as a parent and zeal for learning has led Marta to complete a degree in Community Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary. Her experience includes Program Advisor at BC’s Office of the Advocate for Service Quality, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator at The Family Support Institute, and Facilitator and Co-founder of Hive & House Consulting.
A vision of empowering both families and stakeholders to support equitable inclusive lives for people with disabilities is what drives her work.
Lauren Matthews is the Provincial Coordinator and Staff Liaison for STEPS Forward's provincial Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (BC-IPSE).
In her role as Staff Liaison she overseas coordination between campuses, staff learning, professional development, and the day-to-day safeguarding of best practices in supporting students to get the most out of the post-secondary education. Her work includes collaborations with family groups, local school districts, and applicants interested in pursuing their post-secondary education with support from STEPS Forward. Lauren collaborates and coordinates with provincial, federal, and international movements and professional associations in implementing and promoting a better understanding of inclusion on campuses.
Previous to her role as Provincial Coordinator, Lauren was the Senior Inclusion Facilitator at Simon Fraser University.
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