Jodie Wickens is a parent advocate and the past Executive Director of the Autism Support Network. She was elected as the Member for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in February 2016.
Faced with her oldest child's diagnosis with autism, Jodie returned to post-secondary education to learn everything she could about autism and applied behavior analysis. She received honors at Douglas College in Behaviour Intervention and Classroom and Community Support and was the recipient of the Vickie Cammack Leadership Award.
She has worked alongside parents in advocating to ensure that every child gets the education they deserve and that staff in local schools have the resources they need.
Jodie is a mom of two young children, and has lived in Coquitlam for over 11 years.