Ms. Deanna Galbraith graduated from the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University with her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Wilfrid Laurier University where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology & Physical Education in 2004. Ms. Galbraith continues to be involved with School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University as an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct). Since 2006, Ms. Galbraith has worked as an occupational therapist in the auto insurance industry providing assessment and treatment to clients with various injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents such as acquired brain injuries, mental health problems, orthopedic injuries, amputations, chronic pain, etc. Ms. Galbraith’s post-graduate continuing education and certification has been in the areas of acquired brain injury, cognitive assessment and intervention, life care planning and functional capacity evaluation. Ms. Galbraith is a Certified Life Care Planner, with experience preparing Medical-Legal Reports and Future Care Cost Assessments. She is a certified provider for the Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI) program, ADL Profile, Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), BrainFx 360 and Workwell Systems Functional Capacity Evaluation. Ms. Galbraith is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.
Ms. Celina Grande graduated from McMaster University with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2008. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Western Ontario where she earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honors Specialization in Health Sciences) in 2006. Since 2009, Ms. Grande has worked in the auto sector providing occupational therapy services to clients with various injuries, including fractures, amputations, chronic pain, mood disorders, and acquired brain injury. Prior to this, Ms. Grande worked on an assertive community treatment team providing occupational therapy services to adults with chronic and persistent mental health impairments. Ms. Grande has obtained her Certified Ergonomic Specialist Designation through E.K. Gillin & Associates. She is certified and experienced in delivering the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAPTM). She has also obtained additional training in the following areas: the ADL Profile; Workwell Systems Functional Capacity Evaluation; Vocational Aptitude Testing; cognitive assessment and rehabilitation; and wheelchair seating assessment and prescription. Ms. Grande is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She has been accepted as an expert witness by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the area of Occupational Therapy.
Ms. Allison Teal completed her Developmental Services Worker Diploma at Georgian College in 1996. She has also completed several OBIA training courses in Acquired Brain Injury from Brock University, as well as the Rehabilitation Therapist Certificate from McMaster University. Ms. Teal has extensive experience working with children and adults with acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, dual diagnosis, mental health, chronic pain, visual and hearing impairments and behavioral challenges. For the past 22 years Ms. Teal has worked with several different medical professionals and team members for the betterment of clients both in their home communities as well as in a group home setting. Ms. Teal is highly skilled in collaborating with clients and family members to achieve client goals. She is committed to collaborating with all rehabilitation team members, including client’s families, to achieve client goals and to maximum quality of life.
Ms. Tonya Lambert completed her Communicative Disorders Assistant Post Graduate certificate at Georgian College in 2008. Since her graduation she has had extensive experience working with children and adults with acquired brain injures, developmental disabilities, stroke, neurological diseases, language-based learning disabilities and speech disorders. In addition to her work in these areas Ms. Lambert has wide-spread training and knowledge in assistive technology to support a variety of disabilities. Ms. Lambert developed and instructed the curriculum that met course outline objectives for the Augmentative Communication Applications, High Tech Software course at Georgian College. In addition to Ms. Lambert’s experience with assessment, analysis and clinical support for customized therapy she has supported clients in a variety of project based learning to help rehabilitate them to their new normal. Ms. Lambert is highly skilled in collaborating with clients and family members to achieve client goals and is committed to achieving client goals to maximize quality of life.