About Us

Who We are...

The Team Shawnie Advocacy Group is a non-profit organization run by families with special needs children. We are parents, educators, organizers, and volunteers who share a common goal, the safety of our children at the hands of others.

Our Mission

“To serve as an overwatch advocate agency that protects incapacitated children & adolescents from individuals that harm, exploit, and endanger their overall well-being through negligence, while also denying their basic human rights for appropriate education and quality of life.”

What We Do

We advocate for change in order to close system loopholes that allow for negligence and abuse. We are also actively involved with legislators who are fighting for disability rights to ensure that the voices of the special needs community are heard in the policy debates that take place at our statehouses.

Our Team Members

We are always looking for volunteers to join us and help us fight for those that cannot. You can contact us here for more info.

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    Shawn Halajko

    Hero / Survivor

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    Shane Halajko Sr.

    President / Co-Founder / Advocate / Board Member

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    Shane Halajko Jr.

    Vice President / Advocate / Board Member

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    Cheryl Halajko

    Asst. Director of Operations / Co-Founder / Advocate / Board Member

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    Michael Novia

    Business Consultant

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    Frank Perez

    Director of Multimedia

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    Alec Silva

    Social Media / Volunteer

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    Dana DiMarco

    Philanthropy Consultant

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    Celeste Fournier

    Board Member

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    Ryan Lamoureux

    Social Media Consultant

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    Steven Howitt

    State Legislator

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    Dr. Nicole J. Navega PhD

    Board Member / LICSW - Consultant

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    Stephen HALAJKO

    Co-Executive Advisor

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    Jim Lamoureux

    Co-Honorary Advocate

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    Samantha Morin

    Psychologist / Advocate

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    MICHAEL C. LIMA, Esq

    Board Member

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    Tony Novia

    Executive Advisor

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    Maryellen Lane

    Special Events - Volunteer

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    Olivia Halajko

    Advocate / Volunteer

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    Dr. Shanna Bahry

    Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA/LBA

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    Tony Azulay

    Honorary Advocate

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    Jason O'Hara

    Co-Honorary Advocate

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    Kyle Seyboth

    Financial Business Influencer

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    Bernadette Loiselle

    Special Events / Volunteer

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    Brainsky Levinson, LLC

    Business Legal Counsel

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    Lisa Orzechowsky-Brien

    Advocate / Lead Investigator

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    Michelle Brouliard

    Consultant/SEPAC

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    Amanda Pelletier

    LICSW/Consultant

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    Lisa Halajko

    Special Events / Volunteer

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    L.M.H.C / C.A.G.S - Consultant

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    Kamran Khan CPA Inc

    Certified Public Accountant

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    Sean Miranda

    Advocate / Social Worker

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    Shannon Blackmon

    Advocate / Special Events

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    Laurie Soares

    Advocate / Nurse Practitioner / Special Events

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    Manny Soares

    Advocate / Special Events