P.O. Box 1056

Beamsville., Ontario L0R 1B0

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Tel: 289-214-4467

The Innovative Advantage 

Meet The Innovative Team

The Innovative Advantage is that every member of our team is highly experienced. Innovative provides a unique service to clients, in that any of our clinicians have the expertise to produce the highest quality interventions and assessment reports. Our team collaborates on all clinical files to provide our clients and referral sources with the greatest outcomes.

Sheila Don

Sheila is the owner, operator and a practicing Occupational Therapist on the Innovative team. She obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College.  Prior to which, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Brock University.

 

Sheila has continued to develop her clinical skills through extensive continuing education and direct clinical practice. She formerly practiced Occupational Therapy services in the United States. She is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy. Sheila has over 12 years of clinical experience working in a variety of clinical settings. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, treatment of individuals who have sustained catastrophic neurological (including Acquired Brain Injury/Stroke), orthopaedic (including amputations, spinal cord injuries) and psychological/behavioural impairments.

 

Sheila is a seasoned assessor of function in a wide spectrum of environments and has testified at legal proceedings and has been deemed a qualified expert witness in the area of Occupational Therapy by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Financial Services Commission Ontario.

 

Sheila collaborates with the small and highly experienced team of Occupational Therapist's at Innovative. 

Kristy Rottier

Kristy obtained an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University and Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College. She has been working closely with people of all ages with disabilities for 15 years and has further developed her clinical skills as an Occupational Therapist through extensive continuing education and direct practice.

 

Kristy has participated in ongoing education courses with regard to seating and mobility, treatment of clients with ABI, sensory processing and modulation, to name just a few. She  is currently a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is both Canadian and American board certified. Kristy spent some time as a traveling Occupational Therapist in the USA, gaining exceptional experience working in a variety of unique clinical settings.

 

Her experience encompasses the treatment through all life stages (infant to adult). While her expertise is in ABI (adult, adolescents and paediatric), her experience has included, but is not limited to, assessment and treatment associated with sub-acute ABI, SCI and ventilator weaning, orthopaedic injury (including amputations), and psychological impairment. She also has experience in evaluation and treatment of individuals with varying diagnoses demonstrating delayed cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills. Kristy is a qualified assessor of function in a broad spectrum of environments. She is currently a board member for Brain Injury Association Niagara.

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Ola Phillips

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Ola is a duly qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated with a B.HSc (OT) from McMaster University in 2000 and a B.Sc. Kin in 1997 from The University of Waterloo. She is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT).

 

Ola is an ADP authorizer for Seating and Mobility Aids and Ambulation devices, certified in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a PGAP Provider (Progressive Goal Attainment Program). She has sixteen years of experience practicing as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings within the hospital and community. This includes providing assessment, treatment and discharge planning to clients in areas of Acute Medicine, Acute Stroke, Rehabilitation, Reactivation, Orthopedics, Surgery, Emergency Department and ICU. Ola has extensive neuro rehabilitation experience with ongoing continuing education and is NDT trained. Community practice has focused on assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic injuries (physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psycho-emotional) to improve productivity at home, work, or school.

 

Ola also has experience in Functional Abilities Evaluations and treating MVA clients as a Kinesiologist.  She has a vast working knowledge of neurological, cardiac, respiratory, complex medical and orthopedic conditions.  Her specific areas of interest include acquired brain injury, stroke, providing neuro rehabilitation, cognitive remediation and accommodation, equipment provision, seating and mobility. 

Michelle Hayes

Michelle obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario.

 

Michelle has exceptional experience working in a variety of clinical settings. She is certified in the completion of vocational assessments and return to work planning (Functional Capacity Evaluation Certified) and the implementation of Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP).  

 

Michelle has been working in the medical legal sector for over 10 years providing assessment and treatment services for individuals with extensive injuries.  She has extensive continuing education in rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained acquired brain injuries, as well as catastrophic impairments. 

PattiJill Roberts

PattiJill Roberts is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT). 

 

Her educational background consists of a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy 

completed at McMaster University and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

She has clinical experience with in-home, community, employment, and school based assessment and intervention for pediatric and adult clients who have sustained both non-catastrophic and catastrophic injuries including acquired brain injury, poly-trauma and mental health impairments.

Erin Mathison

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Erin is a qualified Occupational Therapist, registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT). She graduated from McMaster University in 2004 with an Honours degree in Kinesiology (minor in Psychology) and graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

Erin has over 12 years’ experience working in the medical legal sector, providing assessment and treatment to individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents, including acquired brain injury, complex orthopedic injuries, chronic pain and psychological/behavioural impairments. She is certified in administering the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach, and performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (ARCON certified). 

Erin’s skills have been further developed through continuing education courses and direct clinical practice.  Her experience includes, but is not limited to, In-Home Assessments, Attendant Care Assessments, Ergonomic Assessments, Worksite Assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and Catastrophic Determination Assessments. She also has extensive experience providing treatment in a variety of settings, to assist individuals in addressing physical, cognitive and psycho-emotional impairments following motor vehicle accidents.

 Helen Leimonis

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Helen Leimonis is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She obtained her Honors Bachelor of Science degree (Neuroscience and Biological Sciences) from the University of Toronto. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.


Helen has over nine years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist including experience with adolescents, adults, and older adults with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal impairments, chronic pain, and acquired brain injury in community settings. She is knowledgeable in conducting comprehensive In-Home Assessments, Assessment of Attendant Care Needs, Functional Abilities Evaluations, Ergonomic/Work-Site Assessments, and Cognitive and Physical Demands Analyses. She has undergone extensive training in the field of Acquired Brain Injury through the Ontario Brain Injury Association and Brock University. Additionally, she is certified in Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), WorkWell Functional Abilities Evaluations, MyndMove, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), and in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is a Certified BrainFx Administrator, Cogmed Coach, and Irlen Screener. She has completed the AMA Guides to Impairment Rating, 4th Edition and all the courses offered through the Canadian Certified Life Care Planner Pre-Certification Program at the University of Florida.

Danica McTavish

Ms. Danica McTavish obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Western Ontario. Ms. McTavish has experience working in a variety of settings. She is certificated to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations, ergonomic assessments and to implement the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP).

 

Ms. McTavish has been working in the medical legal sector for over 12 years providing assessment and treatment services to individuals with extensive injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents.  Ms. McTavish has continuing education in rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained acquired brain injuries.  Her experience includes, but is not limited to, In-Home Assessments, Attendant Care Assessments, Catastrophic Assessments, Functional Abilities Assessments, Cognitive Functional Abilities Assessments, Ergonomic Assessments, Worksite Assessment and various types of treatment.

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Brenda Labron

Brenda is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner registered with the International Commission of Health Care Certifications. She obtained her pre-certification education through the University of Florida and the Institute of Rehabilitation Education and Training. Courses emphasized the medical and psychological aspects of Life Care Planning for clients with multiple disabilities, including, but not limited to, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and amputations. Training also provided a strong foundation in the ethical and legal components of Life Care Planning.

 

Additionally, Brenda has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. Brenda has 23 years of community experience, serving clients with neurological, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, and psychological diagnoses. She also has 9 years of experience managing the quality of care provided by over 60 occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and dietitians, having been a founding shareholder in a community therapy company.

Her current practice includes Future Cost of Care Assessments, Hospital Discharges, In-Home Assessments, Attendant Care Assessments, Situational Assessments, and In-Home OT Treatment.

Brenda has been qualified as an expert witness in Occupational Therapy by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. 

Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper obtained a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto.  She is a Registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario in good standing, and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. 

Laura has been in practice primarily in the field of children with special needs and pediatric development for over 11 years. She began her occupational therapy career in a predominantly school-based setting, and shortly after joined the Sunnybrook Neonatal Follow Up developmental assessment team. Her current practice includes offering occupational therapy services in the community, providing in-home and in-school assessment, support, and intervention for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. 

Laura also conducts assessments and determines needs for assistive devices and home modifications, Home-Based Functional Assessments and Attendant Care Assessments, implements Functional Restoration and Remediation Programs, and provides ongoing treatment and monitoring for clients who have sustained musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, psycho-emotional, neurological and/or cognitive injuries, as a result of a motor or other accident.  

In addition, Laura holds a status appointment as Lecturer with the University of Toronto’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. She is a registered Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer for seating and mobility devices, orthotic devices, and communication aids. She participates in workshops and conferences on a regular basis to ensure her knowledge base is continually upgraded.

Katelin Bogensberger

Katelin obtained a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (minor in Psychology) from University of Waterloo in 2010. She is a registered and in good standing with both the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.

Following graduation, Katelin practiced in the United States, gaining experience in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings, where she provided occupational therapy assessment and treatment to individuals ranging from youths through older adults. Upon returning to Ontario, Katelin began her career in the Auto Insurance Sector. Katelin has gained valuable experience in assessment and treatment of individuals with orthopaedic, neurological, and psychoemotional injuries. Katelin has experience conducting Hospital Discharge Assessments, In-home Assessments, Attendant Care Assessments, Worksite Assessments and providing tailored, goal-oriented treatment. Katelin prides herself in her team-oriented approach.

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Deena Rogozinsky

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Deena Rogozinsky is a duly qualified and Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She obtained a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from McGill University School of Physical & Occupational Therapy and holds a B.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science, from McGill University School of Physical & Occupational Therapy. 

 

Deena has experience providing hospital, clinic, worksite, and community-based occupational therapy assessment and treatment to adults and children with neurological, psychological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal diagnoses including acquired brain injury. Deena has significant experience with In-Home assessments, Attendant Care Needs assessments, Future Care Costs Analyses, hospital discharge planning, Catastrophic situational assessments, worksite assessments, functional work capacity assessments, physical demands analyses, and paper reviews.   She has been trained and qualified to provide occupational therapy in-home functional assessment to determine the client’s level of independence and safety in performing activities of daily living, housekeeping and home maintenance tasks and make recommendations to maintain and/or improve same. Deena has experience with both Catastrophic and non-Catastrophic clients. 

 

Deena is a certified functional capacity evaluator to provide assessments in the area of Functional Capacity Evaluation and Job Demand Analysis as well as make recommendations for safe return-to-work or return-to-pre-injury function. She has received advanced training with the Institute of Rehabilitation Education and Training, Life Care Planning Certification Program (formerly University of Florida) and has successfully completed five modules of the program.

Ashley Carnegie

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Ashley Carnegie is a registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists (COTO) and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT). She graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in Sociology and Gerontology and with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy.

 

Ashley is additionally a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) Seniors Mental Health Team. Ashley has experience working in hospital and community settings, providing assessment and intervention for a variety of injuries including but not limited to neurological, psychological, and orthopaedic. 

Ashley engages in an evidence based practice, interpreting and applying evidence/best practice in all aspects of client care. She has further enhanced her skills through a variety of educational workshops. She is certified in Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT Level 1).

Ashley Best

Ashley Best is an Occupational Therapist who obtained her degree from McMaster University. She is registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT). Ashley completed a degree in Psychology from Brock University as well as a diploma in Social Service Work from Sheridan College.

Ashley has experience with assessment and intervention for individuals with various cognitive and mental health injuries. She has worked in settings such as Acute Inpatient, Neuro Outpatient, Addictions and Mental Health, and within the Auto Insurance Sector. Ashley has completed many professional courses including, but not limited to, Neurorehabilitation and Interventions with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (Levels I and II), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and training to be a Certified Brain Fx Administrator. 

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Chelsea Breckels

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Chelsea Breckels obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from

McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science. Prior to which, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Queen’s University School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Chelsea is a duly qualified and Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.

 

Chelsea is fluent in both French and English, and has further developed her clinical skills through continuing education workshops, and direct clinical practice. She is a certified Brain Fx Administrator and has been trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Chelsea has experience working in the auto insurance sector providing assessment and intervention for individuals with neurological, psychological and orthopaedic impairments. She has additional experience working in settings such as acute inpatient, community mental health and paediatrics.

Jenna Copeland

Jenna Copeland is an Occupational Therapist who is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT).

 

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University.

 

Jenna has over seven years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in the medical legal sector. She has experience with community-based occupational therapy assessment and treatment for neurological, orthopedic and psychological injuries. She has completed advanced education in the areas of acquired brain injury, return to work, mindfulness and concussion management. Recently she has completed the courses, “Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST),” “Assessment and Intervention of Self-awareness in those with Brain injury, stroke and neurological diseases” and “Optimizing Functional Cognition and Executive Function (Joan Toglia).”

 

Jenna also has several years’ experience as a Case Manager for Catastrophic Injury cases. She has also been involved with the University of Toronto as a student fieldwork supervisor and facilitator for learning labs for Occupational Therapy students. 

 

Her current practice includes hospital discharges, in-home assessments, attendant care assessments, worksite assessments, occupational therapy treatment and case management services.

Samantha Maas-Crowell

Samantha Maas-Crowell is a First Nations, Dene Cree Occupational Therapist who is registered in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists (COTO). Additionally, Samantha is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) and the Occupational Therapists Aboriginal Health Network. She obtained a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology and health studies from McMaster University.

 

Samantha has experience working in hospital and community settings in Ontario as well as British Columbia. During which, she has provided assessment and direct treatment for individuals with a variety of injuries/impairments including but not limited to neurological, musculoskeletal, psychological/behavioral, and orthopedic. 

 

Samantha is dedicated to evidence-based practice and ongoing professional education and holds a certificate in palliative care and Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA). Samantha is currently training towards gaining her certification in Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP or the CO-OP approach) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) level one. Samantha prides herself in providing culturally competent care and advocating for marginalized groups within Canada.

Erich Bogensberger

Erich obtained a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University. Prior to this, he obtained his Bachlor of Health Science degree, with a minor in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Erich is registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (G1508739) and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Erich has experience working in Texas in both inpatient and outpatient settings, where he was able to obtain a variety of experience working with individuals with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological impairments. Upon returning to Ontario, Erich began working the in the Auto Insurance sector, gaining experience completing hospital discharge, in-home, and work-site assessments and implementing individualized intervention plans for individuals following a motor-vehicle accident. I am a certified BrainFX assessor for assessing functional impairment following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, and have participated in various continuing education courses in cognitive assessment/intervention, and anxiety management.

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