About Us

Who We are...

The Team Shawnie Advocacy Group is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (as of January 2022) 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

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    SHANE HALAJKO JR.

    Vice President/Paralegal/Advocate

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    Dana DiMarco

    VP of Communications & Philanthropy

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    Cheryl Halajko

    Treasurer/Co-Founder/Advocate

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    Ryan Lamoureux

    Business Development/Project Management

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    Frank Perez

    Director of Multimedia

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    Michael Novia

    Media Relations

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    Nicole Navega

    Board Member / LICSW - Consultant

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    Stephen HALAJKO

    Co-Executive Advisor/Board Member

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    Jim Lamoureux

    Board Member

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    Steven Howitt

    State Representative

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    Samantha Morin

    Psychologist / Advocate

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    Celeste Fournier

    Secretary/Financial Business Development

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    LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL C. LIMA

    Legal Counsel

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    Tony Novia

    Executive Advisor

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    Maryellen Lane

    Advocate / Financial Business Development

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    Olivia Halajko

    Advocate / Volunteer

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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 Development

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    BERNADETTE LOISELLE

    Financial Business Development

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    Brainsky Levinson, LLC

    Business Legal Counsel

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    LISA ORZECHOWSKI-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

    Financial Business Development

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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

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    Kevin Harker

    Grant Writer/Special Educaction Advocate

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    Chris Dunn

    Special Events