For the past 14 years, I have been relentlessly dedicated to making a difference for individuals and families dealing with disabilities and serious health conditions.
Over my years of practice, I have faced the barriers of working within the constraints of the auto sector legislation. Seeing the impact on individuals and families, fueled my passion to find creative solutions. I have always worn two hats, 1) the empathetic, client-centered Occupational Therapist; and, 2) a skilled advocate. I soon realized that as a sole provider my reach in supporting clients would be limited to the number of individuals I could carry on my “caseload”.
In 2015, I founded Innovative Occupational Therapy Services. It was the beginning of a mentorship program and team that would change the lives of many more individuals. It provides occupational therapists a place to learn and grown.
Innovative Occupational Therapy Services now represents one of the largest Occupational Therapy only firms in the province with over 50 therapists. We now collectively as a team support our clients by going over and above, driven by our passion to make a profound difference in the individuals lives we service.
My education background includes a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, and an Honours Bachelor’s of Arts in Kinesiology. I have developed my clinical skills through extensive continuing education and direct clinical practice. I formerly practiced in the United States in both community care and complex medical subacute rehab facilities. My expertise is in teaching occupational therapists through a client-centred lens of practice and treating and assessing individuals who have sustained catastrophic neurological, orthopaedic, and/or psychological/behavioural injuries.
I have experience testifying at legal proceedings and have been deemed a Qualified Expert Witness in the area of Occupational Therapy by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Financial Services Commission Ontario.